Apartment Checklist (Free Printable + Notion Template)

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With all the changes that's happening out there, if you're out in the market looking for a great new apartment to move into, you've come to the right place. Below are a couple of checklists that may help you stay focused on what's important to you on your hunt for your next oasis. Bonus Tip …

Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 2

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Part one of this series can be found here. It's important to note that the points below are a combination of what was viewed & the insights it stirred. Lesson 3: Raw Ideas Patterson doesn’t write realism, he writes whatever interests or excites him. His stories are usually the opposite of what you would expect. …

Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 1

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James Patterson is a bestselling author of more than 100 books. Though he follows a unique ‘business model’ where a lot of his books are co-authored (or ghostwritten), his original works seem to have been penned solely by him. His dual approach to authorship piqued my interest and so I thought I would take a …

The Most Important Personal Finance Habit Everyone Should Adopt (+ Free Printable to Help You Establish It)

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The most important step in managing your finances is actually the basic first step that many fail to do: track their finances. Without judgement, without repercussions, just simple recording. But it's that simple habit of documenting transactions that lead to huge insights which can create the biggest ripples of positive changes for you financially. All …

12 Tips for Finishing Your Novel

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In honor of Preptober, below is a list of solutions to the major problems writers face while drafting: Choose one story. Working on one story cuts down on the time needed to refocus and makes it easier to achieve depth. To choose the right story, freefall write (i.e., stream of conscious) your thoughts on all …

Do Anything

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Do anything to get you started. When you don't feel like working and all the planners, routines, timers and complicated productivity systems aren't helping, throw everything out and do anything. That could mean lying on the couch and doing nothing, but if you're out on the internet looking for ways to make yourself do something …

Michael Phelps: “Putting Money in the Bank”

A picture of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian swimmer of all time, wearing and holding all the medals he's won over the span of his career.

https://youtu.be/Y8ZZS0qrVNw?t=79 Stay Focused Through Wins "Yeah winning a gold medal is absolutely incredible. There's nothing better than standing on the podium, listening to your national anthem play...but for me I'm somebody who knew that I had 7 other events after the first day. So I had to throw that to the back of my head. …

Book Notes: “The Dip” by Seth Godin – Knowing When to Quit

Book cover of "The Dip" by Seth Godin. A stick figure man walking through a dip to get to the peak.

I was always under the impression that successful people finish what they started. In "The Dip", Seth Godin posits that successful people are really serial quitters. They’re just good at determining when to quit and when to stick with it to the end. Godin provides a criteria you can use to do the same: SUMMARY: …

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