Pain + Reflection = Progress

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The Mission Newsletter, 11/7/18

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” -Joseph Campbell

Midweek Motivation:

If You Can Master These Ancient Laws About Yourself, You’ll Become Unstoppable

“Contrary to popular belief, there are fundamental laws that determine much of your life: your performance, energy, relationships, health, and success.

If you follow these laws, odds are you’ll naturally achieve success, even attract it.

But if you break these laws, it’s very likely you’ll end up broken, empty, and unfulfilled — even if you do manage to achieve your goals.”

Do This Before You Make Your Next Big Decision –

“Self-reflectiveness is the quality that most differentiates those who evolve quickly from those who don’t. Remember: Pain + Reflection = Progress.” -Ray Dalio

The Woman Who Left the Harbor –

“This is the story of a woman who was faced with a terrifying choice. She left the safe confines of her family’s home to enter the unknown, and embarked on the greatest challenge of her life.”

What are you doing next Thursday?

Beyond Bros: What’s Next for Leadership in Tech

Next Thursday, join New York Times technology editor and renowned Silicon Valley journalist Pui-Wing Tam to discuss one of the thorniest issues in tech: how to build the next wave of industry leadership. Tam will be joined by:

  • Bridget Frey, chief technology officer at Redfin
  • Tina Sharkey, co-founder of Brandless
  • And Josh Reeves, chief executive officer and co-founder of Gusto

The event will be held November 15 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Fransisco. For ticket info, click here. Be sure to use promo code “GUSTO” at checkout for 10% off tickets!

Life Lessons Learned from The Iditarod

Episode 141 of The Mission Daily

Chad sits down with Debbie Clarke Moderow, author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail. In this exclusive interview, Debbie shares her story of resilience, the lessons she learned from running Iditarod and what her dogs taught her about trust and leadership.

Listen to Episode 141 on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!

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