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Gregory Russell Benedikt

I am on a mission to have 100 conversations with people about their biggest dreams. Book your free Dream Session at https://bit.ly/3zMgtyD. If that's too much right now, drop your email below to start loving your Monday mornings.

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Muddy Puddles and How to Shift From Linear Progress to Exponential Progress

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance! This newsletter is meant to: Teach you cool stuff Inspire you to take bold action Make you pause, smile, and maybe even laugh It's part of my mission to live a story worth telling while helping YOU do the same. If you're ready to create more meaning, fulfillment, and adventure in your life, click the button below: Book a Free Discovery call TODAY Why wait any longer? What I'm learning about 🧠 A better way to think about problems. James Clear is the...

6 days ago • 4 min read

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance! This newsletter is meant to: Teach you cool stuff Inspire you to take bold action Make you pause, smile, and maybe even laugh It's part of my mission to live a story worth telling while helping YOU do the same. If you're ready to create more meaning, fulfillment, and adventure in your life, click the button below: Book a Free Discovery call TODAY Why wait any longer? What I'm learning about 🧠 "Satisficing" and why men fear ordering cocktails at the bar....

13 days ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance! This newsletter is meant to: Teach you cool stuff Inspire you to take bold action Make you pause, smile, and maybe even laugh It's part of my mission to live a story worth telling while helping YOU do the same. If you're ready to create more meaning, fulfillment, and adventure in your life, click the button below: Book a Free Discovery call TODAY Why wait any longer? What I'm learning about 🧠 Betty Crocker's Brilliant Chess Move. Let's talk cake mix....

20 days ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance! This newsletter is meant to: Teach you cool stuff Inspire you to take bold action Make you pause, smile, and maybe even laugh It's part of my mission to live a story worth telling while helping YOU do the same. If you're ready to create more meaning, fulfillment, and adventure in your life, click the button below: Book a Free Discovery call TODAY Why wait any longer? What I'm learning about 🧠 Why you should wait 90-120 minutes after waking up to drink...

27 days ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance! I am so grateful you are here. What I'm learning about 🧠 How rules and personal discipline aren't the end goal. Last week, I stumbled across a fantastic email from Josh Terry. There was one sentence that stuck out to me in particular: "Many people work hard and are super responsible and get no happiness out of it." ***Gasp*** But aren't working hard and being responsible always good things? It turns out that it's not that black or white. Most people...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, Here at Renaissance, we are on a mission: To Make Monday's Great Again! So get comfy and settle in. According to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study (that I just made up), starting your Monday with Renaissance improves your week. Other significant findings were that reading this newsletter: Increases your IQ Makes you more interesting at parties Leads to outrageously better life outcomes #trustthescience What I'm learning about 🧠 Yukio Shige, the retired police officer who's...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, I have good news for you. The fact that you keep coming back here each week means two things: You're incredible and I love you TikTok hasn't reduced your attention span to that of a goldfish Their memory (supposedly) resets every 10 seconds. If yours did too, maybe then you'd laugh at my dad jokes? What I'm learning about 🧠 Why the afternoon nap might be the best thing for you. I'm talking about hitting the hay, grabbing some Z's, and hopping on the sleepy express; destination:...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, I was in Jackson Hole last week and it was EPIC! The mountain got nearly 4 feet of fresh snow in 4 days. My mustache has never seen so much powder nor been so frozen. Here's a picture of the two of us enjoying the deep pow pow: If you can't see the picture, click "Show photos" at the top of this email. What I'm (re)-learning about 🧠 The most valuable exercise Tim Ferriss does every month. Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, investor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and an absolute...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, It's great to see you again. This week's newsletter has more helpful information than a late-night infomercial. Call me Billy Mays and thank me later. What I'm learning about 🧠 The iPhone Effect. Growing up, my parents had a strict "no cell phones at the kitchen table" rule. As annoying as angsty teenage Greg found this, they were on to something. Studies show that the presence of smartphones decreases the quality of social interactions. That might seem obvious, as we've all had...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, You are looking marvelous on this Monday. Is it just me or is your brain looking bigger today? What I'm learning 🧠 Why you should make 50 pounds of art. I recently heard a great story about a brilliant pottery professor. This professor taught two classes and decided to run a clever experiment. For class #1, he told his students that they would be graded on a single clay pot that they would turn in at the end of the semester. If it was perfect, they'd get an A. If it was good but...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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