How to Skimm Your Life – theSkimm

How to Skimm Your Life breaks down some of the less glamorous parts of adulting. It covers everything from personal finance, to career, stress management, global politics, and more. It also teaches you how to manage everything you have to deal with as an adult.

Also, the first few pages are about wine, so of course, I would highly recommend reading this! Plus, it’s the perfect coffee table book. Below are some interesting, different, and pretty helpful tips that I found while skimming through this book. Haha, get it? Skimming. Sorry, I thought that was funny, anyway…

Highlights

  1. Your relationship with your bed is one of the most important ones in your life. It’s generous, silent, and doesn’t care if you kick it in the middle of the night.
  2. The “add to cart” addiction is real. Meet the 30-day list. For 30 days, do not buy anything except necessities. When you want to buy something, write it down in a Google Doc, the Notes app, or where you keep your to-do list. At the end of 30 days, if you still want the thing on the list, have at it.
  3. 12-12-12 challenge. Find 12 things to throw away, 12 to donate, and 12 to put back in their place.
  4. Exercise is proven to improve your mood because endorphins make you happy.
  5. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it… or get really stressed out.
  6. Stick a dryer sheet in your suitcase so your clothes come out smelling fresh on the other side.
  7. Put necklaces through paper straws to keep them from getting all knotted.
  8. Organic food is almost always more expensive and better for the environment, but it’s not always healthier. It’s pesticide and antibiotic free but that doesn’t always make it better nutritionally. Make sure to read the whole label and not just the organic badge.
  9. “Do what you love and never work a day in your life” is BS. There’s no way to succeed without working hard. But there are some tricks to help pave the way.
  10. Networking is similar to dating. Even if you don’t get it right the first time – don’t get discouraged.
  11. Don’t hijack the conversation. You want people to remember you but not as “that person who didn’t stop rambling.” The best networkers are good at making other people feel special.
  12. A lot of people let good connections fade away because they think they have nothing new to say. That’s probably not true. If you want a connection’s perspective on a problem, that’s something new. If you still don’t know what you want to do with your career, but you figured out what you don’t want to do, that’s something new. What’s the worst thing that can happen if you reach out again? They don’t respond. Then you’re back to where you were before. There’s nothing to lose and a lot to gain in sending that email.
  13. Talk can be cheap. Make sure you get everything in writing.
  14. You’re going to have a lot of chances to define who you wanna be professionally. It’s not a straight line. And that’s exciting. Once you realize that, the choice you make now is not the end of the story.
  15. You need to advocate for yourself. No one else is going to do it for you. Breathe, look in the mirror, and say, let’s do this.”
  16. My biggest mistake has been saying “yes” too much.
  17. Everyone has a voice if they choose to use it.
  18. My life isn’t less busy or less full of things. What has changed is my prioritization.
  19. I learned negotiation has nothing to do with price. It has everything to do with ego and timing.
  20. A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.
  21. I have this rule of thumb in life. If you hear about something three times, then you have to go and either do it, eat it, or read it.
  22. Time management makes productivity makes career success makes money.
I don't really feel that I've truly been 100% prepared for anything I've done. And I think that's a good thing.
*I take no credit for any of these points.

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