The Weekly Spark

Nathan Vrabel
A positive message of reflection to start your week
Created 04 Sep 2020
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  • Weekly Spark #57: Resume vs. Eulogy Values
    04 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Recently, I’ve been thinking about the contrast between résumé values and eulogy values. I was first exposed to the concepts in The Road to Character, a book by David Brooks. Just yesterday, I took so...
  • Weekly Spark #56: The Road Not Taken
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    If you were on the lookout for The Weekly Spark on Monday at 6:55 AM like any other week, you likely noticed that one did not come through. Unfortunately, I was having a technical difficulty with my p...
  • Weekly Spark #55: Lessons from Pat Smith
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    With a lot of tennis action and the US Open the past few weeks, I have been thinking about my friend and tennis coach, Pat Smith. Pat dedicated a lot of his life to developing youth and youth tennis p...
  • Weekly Spark #54: Four Thousand Weeks
    13 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    If you have the great fortune of living to be 80, you will have roughly 4,000 weeks on this Earth. To be exact, on your 80th birthday, you’ll have lived through 4,108 weeks (79 whole years x 52 weeks ...
  • Special Edition Weekly Spark #53: Find Your Third Space by Brendan Wewer
    07 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    To explore public spaces is to understand that something unlikely will occur; to face uncertainty is to embrace the spontaneous moments in life. There is strength in that. Some of the more inspiring t...
  • Special Edition Weekly Spark #52: What I Learned From One Year of Writing The Weekly Spark
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hope you had a relaxing and restorative weekend! Time has flown; this week’s Weekly Spark marks an entire year of The Weekly Spark. This past week, I took time to read the previous 51 Weekly Sparks to...
  • Weekly Spark #51: Block Your Calendar
    23 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Hope you had a relaxing and restorative weekend! When you think about the structure of your days, how much time is dedicated solely to you? How much time do you have to do the things that you want (an...
  • Weekly Spark #50: Thermostat or Thermometer?
    16 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Hope you had a relaxing and restorative weekend! Are you a thermostat or a thermometer? When faced with tough situations, do you reflect the feelings in the room, or do you set a positive tone as an a...
  • Weekly Spark #49: Saying No is Your Superpower
    09 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Hope you had a relaxing and restorative weekend! What would happen if we were more comfortable saying no? Not using “no” as a means to be disagreeable, unpleasant, nasty, or shirking responsibilities,...
  • Weekly Spark #48: Are You Satisfied with Your Job?
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Hope you had a relaxing and restorative weekend! When you meet someone new, typically one of the first few questions is “so what do you do?” followed by “so do you like it?” If you’re anything like me...
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