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Ashton’s Weekend Read(s)

The art of letter writing is something I’ve noticed leaders do very well. I’ve read two letters to shareholders in the last couple of weeks….one short, one very long. Jeff Bezos ends his final letter as CEO at Amazon in the way only he can. And Jamie Dimon has the sharpest vision I’ve seen.

Godin on Investment and Expenses.

Love and Friendship from the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Red Bird Explains Himself by Mary Oliver.

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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

Episode 172: Morgan Harper Nichols – How Far You Have Come Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real life interactions and stories. Morgan spent the first couple of years of her professional life as a college admission counselor, and then, as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. It was on the road that she cultivated her curiosity and passion for writing, art, and design and slowly began to share her work online. Her next book, How Far You Have Come, is available on April 27, 2021.
  1. Episode 172: Morgan Harper Nichols – How Far You Have Come
  2. Episode 171: True Self Series #5: Mark Nepo
  3. Episode 170: True Self Series #4 with Michael Rudzena
  4. Episode 169: True Self Series #3 Parker J. Palmer
  5. Episode 168: The True Self Series #2 with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

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Willingness…

… is always the door that must be opened for one’s next step within their evolution of consciousness.

Ask any coach, guru, teacher, or leader.

Until one is willing to be moved, challenged, coached, or taught, there will be no leap in consciousness or added breadth and depth to one’s participation and experience of goodness, truth, and beauty.

We’re all able.

We’re not all willing.

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