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One Question Websites That Are Crushing It and More

Published August 6th, 2021

Special Kindle Highlights Edition!

Published July 30th, 2021

This Week I Shared the top 10 Things I Highlighted from My Kindle Reading in 2021

7 Most Useful Marketing Skills + More

Published July 16th, 2021

Stop “Shoulding” Yourself + More

Published June 28th, 2021

Amazon's genius approach to meetings + commas gone wrong

Published June 21st, 2021

"Alcohol + 5 Tiny Thoughts"

Published June 14th, 2021

#1 Struggling To Make Changes in Life? 10 Reasons Why Alcohol Is the Real Issue Behind Your Lack of Motivation

Oooff! This one hurts a bit.

Due to really terrible restless leg syndrome that was brought on by mild alcohol + caffeine consumption, I had to cut out one of them and it was alcohol that got the boot.

Now, I will always be down for a drink with my friends on special occasions on meetups, but the regular 1-2 drinks per day is long gone and this article really made me feel better about that decision.

Definitely worth a read if you're someone who like me drank a little bit but very frequently.

Sorry if this one sounds preachy :) I wholeheartedly respect the decision to just keep the booze in your life if you are ok with the tradeoff of sleep and potential productivity. Life is about balance, after all.

Tiny Thought #1 Productivity Concept: Never Break The Streak Or "No Zero Days"

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Last week, I broke my 100 day streak of completing a lesson on a mobile app called MiMo that teaches me how to code.

Don't break the streak

Thankfully my Duolingo streak is still alive and well!

Losing the streak brought a deep sense of discomfort. It was like I killed a plant or forgot to feed a pet. It reminded me of the insane power of building up long periods of consistent work. We can leverage our natural urge to keep things alive.

Just like the principle that "an object in motion stays in motion," doing a "micro habit" every single day makes it easier to keep it going.

Try it with anything.

Practice an instrument for just 5 minutes a day (seriously, just 5 minutes and go longer when moved to go longer)
Do 3 minutes of planks each day (do more if you feel you want to)
Read a book for 15 minutes.
Learn a new language and complete a Duolingo lesson each day (this is a streak I still have alive at 114 days now)

Likewise, consider stacking micro habits. It's almost as easy to complete 3 micro habits in one sitting than it is to remember to complete just 1.

If you want a deeper explanation of this tip and more, check out Jame's Clear's The New York Times's bestseller "Atomic Habits." I know I recommend it like crazy, but there's a reason for that. It's just a game-changer for anyone who wants to live the best life possible.

Tiny Thought #2 Dig Your Well Before Your Thirsty

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"Dig the well before you are thirsty." - Chinese Proverb

The worst time to search for a source of water is when you're dying of thirst. This concept doesn't need to apply to things as dire as life and death. For business owners "digging your well," involves networking and creating goodwill by helping others while expecting nothing in return except casting a general net of goodwill as far as you can.

Most of the goodwill we send out to individuals will never come back from them and that's to be expected. That's perfectly fine because at scale, good things happen when we habitually help others.

Tiny Thought #3 The 4 Hours of Deep Work Challenge

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Pick a day this week and try to accomplish 4 hours of truly deep work. Most people will fail and that's ok. You'll see why deep work is so powerful.

Deep work refers to work that is completely focused on a singular task and free from all external distractions.

Writing a book? Go offline and set 8 x 30 minute timers throughout the day. See if you can do it.

If you can consistently get 4 every day, you will move mountains. I truly believe that.

Tiny Thought #4 Find One Thing That Should Be Removed

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“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You're still on this mailing segment so you're interested in habits and optimization. However, this desire to optimize everything can sometimes lead us to forget that some things don't deserve optimized. The most "optimal" thing to do with tasks or efforts that are not serving us at the highest level is to remove them entirely.

You surely have these in your life somewhere, regardless of how small they might be.

I did this exercise again and one new task for subtraction I found was that I was doing too much light cardio before my resistance workouts. I was wasting 30+ minutes of time that felt productive but would have been better spent elsewhere in the gym. My workouts seemed more effective than they really were.

Houseplants, Eisenhower Boxes and Blankets

Published June 7, 2021

[Video Edition] Willpower is For Losers and More

Published May 24, 2021

The Pokemon Crisis and More

Published May 6th, 2021

Liars, Tech Addiction and More

Published April 29th, 2021

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