How to Make the Best Decisions for Yourself When Results are Not Guaranteed

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How do you know you’re making the right decision when the future is uncertain and success is not guaranteed? This question comes up most when it comes to something you would like to have happen, not something you have to do regardless. For things you know you have to do (like get that degree, find …

Book Notes: “Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals” by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. – Part 1 – Introduction: Willpower & Habits

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Note: Book Notes = summary of current book+ insights/personal interpretations + incorporation of prior knowledge Introduction: Willpower & Habits According to James Clear in Atomic Habits, goals aren't what separate successful people from unsuccessful—it's habits. But if you think about it, setting up a habit is a goal in itself. So we still need to …

Masterclass Notes: James Patterson – Part 3 – Plotting

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Lesson 4: Plot Story is about revealing character and causality (i.e., when one event leads to the next, which leads to the next and so on and so forth until the inevitable end).“Try to write every chapter as if it’s the first chapter of the book - try to write every chapter as if it’s …

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 – Ideation

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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 – Passion & Habit

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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”

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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. …

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