VRB’s weekly list of things to read, watch, listen to, and try that have helped us live better and be better. Brought to you this week by Evan Seale.
Listen to How to Get What You Want by Zig Ziglar
If you don’t define your goals, set tactical steps to achieve those goals, and believe in yourself then life will just happen to you and you’ll never achieve anything you truly want. This motivational speech by Zig might just be the last nudge you need to change your life and start becoming the man or woman you dream of. We all have unlimited potential – we just have to put in the effort.
Watch The Art of Flight
This Red Bull sponsored documentary film follows Travis Rice and Curt Morgan through some of the most epic snowboarding on the planet. Tis the season for snow sports and if you’re not fired up yet then you need to watch this film - It’s less of a documentary and more of an art piece with killer visuals and sound that will have you snapping into your board in the living room. It has an 8.2 on IMDb and if you’re like me that means it’s 100% watchable.
Read Ready Player Two
Spoiler alert, Ready Player Two is Ernest Cline’s sequel to Ready Player One. Even if you’re not into science fiction this is an incredible series that feels like an ominous foreshadowing of our current society. Humans currently spend, on average, 3hrs a day on their phone. Throw in TV, computers, VR and the work Elon is doing with Neuralink and it’s not a stretch to see how Ernest envisions a future where we spend every waking hour plugged into a digital world with endless possibilities. It begs the question – do we even need our physical bodies? What if we could download our consciousness? If Skynet has taught us anything – AI always has a vote.
Try Chess app
If you’ve ever wanted to learn Chess but you’re too prideful to dive in and get embarrassed by that one friend or uncle, then this is the app for you. It’s not just online games. The app is packed with lessons, drills, strategy, and game feedback so that you can actually learn the game and level up. Chess is arguably one of the greatest strategy games of all time and knowing how to play should be mandatory. It’s ok to feel dumb when you first start - everyone does. Get over it and learn a new craft so you can dominate that annoying family member over Thanksgiving!