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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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Nappuccinos, Ryan Reynolds, and a Job That Doesn't Make You Hate Waking Up Every Day

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:...

2 days 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...

9 days 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...

16 days 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...

23 days ago • 3 min read

Hi Reader, Welcome back to Renaissance. I used to think that having a great mustache made me invincible. But after being sick for most of this year, I see I was wrong. My mustache didn't save me. It just made me look really, really, good while binge-watching movies. What I'm learning 🧠 The Midwit meme. This is a hilarious meme that demonstrates a painful truth: The idiot and the brilliant Jedi master often come to the same conclusion. The person who suffers is the "Midwit", because they...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, I'm going to keep this week's volume short. Why? Because I managed to get the flu right after recovering from COVID. I don't know about you, but this was NOT on my 2024 goals list. At least I still have my sparkling personality... What I'm learning about 🧠 Rejection + Learning = Unstoppable. Sean Kelly is an international TV star known for his show Storage Hunters. He is also a stand-up comedian and auctioneer who has raised over $500 MILLION for charities. But Sean's life...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I have a prediction for you. This year is going to be bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's right bicep during a spicy pump. Why? Because I've got some AMAZING content to share with you this year. You are a remarkable human being and I'm so grateful you are here. Cheers to another year of self-improvement, sassy humor, and learning cool stuff! 🎉 What I'm learning about 🧠 How to actually follow through on your New Year's resolutions. Let's start with the bad news: New Year's...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, Happy New Year!!! 🎊 🎉 I hope you had a blast celebrating last night. If you had a little too much fun, don't worry. This newsletter is guaranteed to make you feel better. Unless you were chugging vodka out of an old shoe. If that's the case, I cannot help you. And some might say you deserve to feel like a used napkin today. What I'm learning about 🧠 How to get 1% better every day. You've read Atomic Habits. You've heard James Clear talk about getting 1% better every day. It's...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, Aloha from Kauai 🌺 That's right, I'm back on the islands to ring in the New Year. I really didn't see this coming but... Great things happen to great mustaches. What I'm learning about 🧠 The power of self-image and how to upgrade yours. Maxwell Maltz was a renowned plastic surgeon who discovered something fascinating from his patients. Some of his patient's lives changed dramatically after he altered their appearance. They found love, made more money, got in better shape, etc....

2 months ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, In case you didn't know, Christmas is 7 days away. I imagine panic shopping used to be much more stressful. ThankyouAmazon What I'm learning about 🧠 Derek Siver's Happy, Smart, Useful Framework. If you've met me in real life, you know two things about me: I have a great mustache I love taking things to the extreme So when I heard about the Hell Yes/No framework, I was ALL-IN. Hah. Get it? Now if you're subscribed to this newsletter, here's what I know about you: You are one smart...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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