#MyWeeklyGems 18 - Smart - Ego - Super Mario

Posted Dec 31, 2016 by Mathieu Chiasson

It's the last day of 2016. Do you have your plan ready for 2017? Last week I've shared books I find helpful and today I'm sharing one tool to help you get the most of your new year resolutions. Plus the Canvas Strategy to help you get the right mindset for years to come. Enjoy, and see you next year!

Quote of the week

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” - Lao Tzu

Article of the week


With the new year coming, here’s a small article on SMART goal setting. This goal setting technique is the best I’ve come across. It’s simple and smart. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound. The article uses Relevant for the forth step but I prefer Realistic.

Following these 5 simple steps will definitely help you reach those 2017 new year resolutions.

App of the week

Super Mario Run!

Nintendo just launched its first phone app and this Mario game feels just like a Mario game. Fun to play, definitely worth the try. Get Goomba stompin’ and Koopa kickin’!

Podcast of the week

The Canvas Strategy

I live the philosophy behind this concept. It is part of the book Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. You can listen to it in this short Tim Ferriss’ podcast. It’s also included in the book recommendation I made last week, Tools of the Titans. A good mindset to guide you through 2017.

“The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting.” – Ryan Holiday

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