Few Weeks of Reading
Adam Hawkins
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Deep Work won’t be earth shattering, since you’ve quit your job and started to do meaningful things that are important to you already, but it will affirm your experience that it’s important to disconnect from sources that leave you empty and have an authentic reaction to life. I’ve enjoyed it and I’ve used it to describe my planned future decades to my wife. It is important to experience a connection to ourselves through our work and let our work be authentically influenced by who we truly are. I highly recommend this book for you.

This reminds me of This is Water by David Foster Wallace. It’s a commencement speech, especially appropriate for someone that has left their job. Here is a bit to arouse your interest:

“Learning how to think” really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari bravely takes the long view, the ultimate context-setting or context-challenging perspective. With the long view in mind, I have the perspective on how I transform my projects into more engaging work.

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