Friday, December 20, 2013

digital digest: third edition

there have been some awesome things floating around the internet this week that i just have to share. so, without further a do.... 


1) "can i look like this person in a magazine?" by my trainers at applied fitness solutions
our society is flooded with images on magazines and tv and movie screens and every one of us at some point has thought to themselves, "man, i wish i could look like that." this post shares the truths about what you can't control (like limiting factors we're blessed with at birth) and discuses things we can control (like diet and exercise). this helped me realize that fitness models depend on being fit to make a living - its their job! and my job is not to be a fitness model, so really, is it fair to have them as my "ideal"? no way...

scott is the president of my alumni association and he is an incredible leader and motivator with great perspective. i love this post because it gives strategies to help feel positive and on top when you're going through moments of self-doubt and lack self-worth. a great pick me up and reminder that everything will be okay. 

from the amazing people who brought us the missrepresentation documentary comes a trailer for their upcoming documentary that looks at the social pressures put on boys/men and how it affects them. think of this as missrepresentation but a male focus. i can only imagine how eye opening this is going to be.

with the changes in my career this year, i've been thinking a lot about what is more important in a job: money or overall wellbeing. i finally came to the conclusion earlier in the year that my overall wellbeing was more important to me and it turns out, i'm not the only one who feels that way. this article talks about the power of promoting wellbeing of employees and how it drives better engagement and performance.

ashleigh's post got me in a lot of ways. how many times do we take photos of ourselves until we get one that looks just right; our faced angled in one way to hide a certain feature or accentuate another? ashleigh's reflections got me to think about my own habits with selfies and i think i am going to change my behavior with them going forward. one photo is enough to see who i am!


what digital reads or things were you digging this week? share the love in the comments!



8 comments:

  1. I like the theory behind #4. For years I always thought I would be involved with more at my school if I was compensated in other ways than money. Most teachers take on an after school club or sign up for detention duty because they want the extra $. I on the other hand have always been motivated by having time off (instead of paying me extra, give me an extra personal day). This in turn allows me to either spend more time with family or spend time on things I enjoy. (ok, I realize this makes me sound like a bad employee)!

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    1. I think days off are a GREAT incentive. It allows you to work on work/life balance. I know on teams that I have been on thats always the #1 voted "prize" people want when we do contests or what not... doesn't make you a bad employee -I think it makes you honest and real! :)

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  2. I'm honored that you included my post in here! And I'm so glad it spoke to you. :-) I think it'll be neat to see how it affects the selfies you post. Or...and this is possible too...it might happen that no one will notice a difference! We never view others as harshly as we view ourselves, you know?

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    1. You're totally right... I think I have heard more than a few times "um, the pictures look the same?" Haha

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  3. oh i haven't seen any of those thanks for sharing the links!! couldn't agree more that sometimes it's about more than a paycheck!

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    1. Sure takes a while to learn that, but I think we're better off when we do :)

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  4. All great links, but I especially liked the first one. My takeaway is that it's good to have goals and people should absolutely strive to achieve them but at the end of the day, exercise and workout because you love it :)

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    1. Yes, I love that spin on it. Don't keep doing something you hate just to try and get some goal. Its kinda of like chasing money, really. Chase something because you love it, not because of the value someone else has put on it!

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