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Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

We have been doing Fridays @ Five for a little over a year now. You know the format. The kinds of things we like to share. Have you ever wanted to share something on Fridays @ Five? Here’s your chance! 

Send us your favorite resources with a short blurb explaining why you like them. We will select the resources that seem most in line with our mission and message, and we will credit you if you want. Send your [email protected] ideas to [email protected] and put Fridays @ Five in the Subject Line. Include whatever personal information you want to share (name, type, country of residence). 


Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.

It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.



Shark Tank is a show on ABC and CNBC where entrepreneurs approach investors in an effort to get them to invest in their idea/business/invention. I have been a business owner for years, but I feel like I am only beginning to truly explore what it is to be an entrepreneur and investor. Investments and startups have become less of a mystery thanks to watching this show. And when the mystery is removed, the fear is reduced.


In a 1982 interview with Playboy, George Carlin admitted he owed part of his success as a counterculture comic to LSD and Peyote: “I did LSD and peyote in the late Sixties before I got into cocaine. That was concurrent with my change from a straight comic to the album and counterculture period, and those drugs served their purpose. They helped open me up. You know, if a drug has anything going for it at all, it should be self-limiting. It should tell you when you’ve had enough. Acid and peyote were that way for me. Cocaine was different. It kept saying, ‘You haven’t had enough.'”


Defy Ventures is an awesome organization that is making a difference in people’s lives. From the home page: “Defy recognizes that many former drug dealers and gang leaders can become successful, legal entrepreneurs.” This reminded me of the section in Freakonomics where Levitt and Dubner discussed the business acumen of the average drug dealer. It makes a lot of sense to me that these same people could be successful entrepreneurs.

From the founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, Catherine Hoke: “We’re all ex-somethings. I wish we’d ask ourselves, ‘What would it be like if I was only known for the worst thing I’ve done?’ Moved by empathy, we’d recognize people for who they are today and not for the mistakes they made yesterday. Millions with criminal histories would unlock their potential.”  


I came across this stunning time-lapse video of Burning Man. I’ve never been to Burning Man, but it is on the bucket list. What about you? Have you ever been to Burning Man? What is your favorite thing about it?


I came across an old article on The Art of Manliness regarding the importance of accepting compliments. I’ve always struggled with accepting compliments. Not so much because I didn’t think I deserved them, but because I wanted to come across as modest and humble. But this article had an awesome re-frame:

“You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked inside, their smile quickly fades. “You know, this watch really isn’t right for me. Here, you can have it back.” Ouch. Such behavior is so uncommon you may (thankfully) never have witnessed it or done it yourself. Yet the majority of us regularly do something very similar when it comes to accepting another kind of “gift”: compliments.”

So there you have it.

Do you have something you would like to add to the conversation? Please leave a comment or your thoughts below. We’d love to hear what you think.

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