Compelling Reads are a weekly collection of pieces from around the web that we found thought-provoking, inspiring, or otherwise interesting.
Have you been putting off a task for some time now? Most of us have a project or task on the backburner that we feel some resistance towards. This article from Harvard Business Review gives an excellent 6-step framework for tackling that thing, and breaks down why it works.
From author Michael Simmons, an article on the importance of attaining what he calls “breakthrough knowledge,” especially in current times. Simmons describes four components that make it difficult for us to separate the valuable information from all the content we’re exposed to today, and how to resolve each of them.
From Brain Pickings: a case for not going back to school, in favour of “defining your own success and finding your purpose outside the factory model of formal education.”
This incredible first-hand account of the author’s experience on an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica, and what it revealed to him about his life. Ayahuasca is a tea that induces psychedelic effects in its drinkers, traditionally used as medicine in ceremonies among indigenous peoples in South America. Also, a short documentary about ayahuasca and how it interacts with our nervous systems.