Hey [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]!
I still can't believe what is taking place on the planet.
On one hand, I am in awe and feel inspired by the sheer courage and will of the Ukrainian people. Yet I'm angry and disgusted as we watch this planetary crisis unfold—perpetrated by one of the biggest schoolyard bullies in modern times.
I sincerely hope all your family, friends, and neighbors are safe and well.
The Universe Spoke To Me
In my latest essay, I recount a weird synchronicity in which the Universe was trying to convey an important message to me.
You know what it said?
When I started unraveling this insight, it quickly started to make sense. You can read the rest of that story here.
But the big headline here is that it prompted me to take immediate action on this advice.
I've learned that you can get struck with all the lightning bolts of insight, but unless you do something about them, the experience becomes largely ephemeral.
That's why I decided to host weekly one-hour Mastermind calls to connect with other creators, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
Want to join?
Here's the lowdown:
- Anyone can join and pick my brain on anything they need help with.
- Literally, no strings attached. Zero sales pitch or marketing of services.
- The goal is to bring like-minded people together who have a genuine interest in helping one another further their goals.
- If you join, all I ask is that you are willing for me and everyone else on the call to pick your brain on anything you might be able to help with.
To start, we are limiting the call to a maximum of 4 people per week, so everyone has a chance to talk and discuss their challenges.
If you're interested, you can learn more and sign up here.
Hope to see you there!
How to Get Lucky: 20 ways to Create more luck
Some of the standouts:
- Be the dumbest in the room
- Hang out with optimists
- Write in public
- Talk to strangers
- Ruthlessly eliminate negativity
- Create value without expectations
Trees are Sanctuaries
Herman Hesse, German-Swiss poet
American Parents Are Way Too Focused on their Kids' Self-Esteem
Melinda Wenner Moyer | 5 minutes
The efforts to foster self-esteem in kids might have the opposite effect of undermining it.
According to exhaustive psychological reviews, many psychologists concluded:
Healthy self-esteem cannot be universally essential for another reason too: It is largely an American construct.
Many other countries do not give self-esteem much, if any, consideration and some languages don’t even have a word for it.
The Hardest Days Are A Reminder of Why I’m Here
Poem | 2 minutes
And finally, a piece of wisdom from Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid Part II.
Thanks for reading.
If you have any questions, feedback, or want to share some of your own insights, feel free to hit reply and let me know. I read and reply to every email.
As Always, Keep Consciously Creating.
Anthony V. Lombardo
P.S. If you have a few minutes, I would love for you to complete my short survey so I can learn more about you.
P.P.S. Gmail users, don't forget to move this email out of your "Promotions" and into "Primary"