Updated: Apr 19
It's funny what things resonate with us. Especially things we've heard before. I recently came across a podcast with good time management and delegating tips with New York Times bestseller James Clear. He first mentioned creating a community with like-minded creators and entrepreneurs. Meeting up every so often and spending time together is reenergizing and helpful.
The other thing he mentioned was how he likes to do interviews with podcasters and write books because they continue to work for him after the work is done.
Where have I heard this before? Well the idea of getting together was developed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He established the Kinus Hashluchim, the international conference of Chabad rabbis held annually in New York. In addition, he encouraged more regional gatherings to ensure that each individual would have the opportunity to share and be heard.
The second idea was noted by the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, known as the Tzemach Tzedakah (1789-1866). In his efforts to disseminate Torah, he noted that the published word is for generations and has an impact beyond what you can accomplish on your own.
So why do we pay attention to some people rather than others? Truthfully I don't know. It may be what we can access, the language it's spoken in, or we relate more to modern figures.
I learned that what King Solomon says in Ecclesiastes, "there's nothing new under the sun," is more true than ever. Perhaps we could be better served by paying attention to our rich Jewish canon. We can improve our business, relationships, and lives, while
enriching our souls.