It's no secret that the entrepreneurial journey requires constant mental strength. Here are four subscriptions we enjoy for their insights on navigating the daily emotions that come with the role. They arrive once a week or once a month and they're short with four to five articles each. Their clean, simple layouts make them a pleasure to read.
Life coach Mel Robbins is a straight talker. She tells you exactly what you need to do, so you start achieving what you want. Every Thursday she shares five things: inspiring people to follow, TED talks she's watching, and people she's interviewing. Recent topics include why you might feel stuck in your life, why consistency is key, and how to outsmart your self-doubt. If you want to learn a specific skill, Robbins is great at identifying people who you can learn from. She recently shared a story from 91-year-old Noreen Riols called The Spy Who Loved Me as an example to become an "amazing public speaker."
Wharton professor and Author Adam Grant is widely followed for his insights that help us build mental strength. His perspectives will challenge you to re-think your beliefs about how you're supposed to act, manage, or lead in public and at work. In one of his recent newsletters, he shared articles on why you should give bad advice first, and why willpower is overrated. Sheryl Sandberg is a fan of Granted. She said, "It's like having an ongoing conversation with your professor."
Alain de Botton guides us through anything we want to work on in life: how to be confident, how to spend time in nature, how to develop strong relationships. De Botton and his team give practical advice, even if it's honest and hard to hear, about how to tackle and overcome difficult moments in our lives. If you've feeling down after a tough day at work, de Botton will show you how to be kinder to yourself. The latest weekly newsletter covers: how to lengthen your life, the problem of shame, and decoding what other people's relationships are like-De Botton asked, "are we in as much trouble as others?"
The TED Fellows are a global network of innovators and trailblazers - they're the kind of people who inspire us to think bigger and bolder. The latest newsletter invites us to learn how fellows are reimagining the future, what's missing in the global debate over refugees and how to design climate resilient cities. This weekly newsletter is a reminder to challenge yourself to learn about a new topic, a different place in the world, or a person who is doing something extraordinary.