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. …

How to Use Your Emotions to Amp Your Productivity

First Things First...Figure Out Your Planning Method You're gonna need this before you can put your emotions to work for you. Check out the planning method in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYYxhJ1o7A It is essentially a simplified version of most productivity tips out there and I'm a sucker for simplicity. Her productivity toolkit basically contains a: …

Book Summary: “Lifelong Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day” by Chris Fox

Book cover for "Lifelong Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day" by Chris Fox

The secret to success is in the habits you possess. One vital thing that sets successful writers apart from the ones that never make it are their habits. Their ability to come back to their work day after day, regardless of zombie apocalypses and new episodes of Orange is the New Black. Chris Fox correctly identifies …

An Argument for Focused Work

Cal Newport recently released his new book, "Deep Work", which posits that our ability to engage in concentrated efforts on meaningful work will set us apart in today's marketplace. I decided to read it based on all the glowing reviews on Amazon at the time of its release. Unfortunately, I was more than a little disappointed. I felt …

A Schedule that Doesn’t Stifle

I know how you feel. Scheduling sucks. Planning your day, month, year is a form of torture, more painful than having someone slowly peel your nails off. Alright, maybe not that painful, but it's still high up there.  It's too restrictive and takes too much time to sit and decide when you could just be out …

The Importance of Preparing for Setbacks

Just rewatched the following video from Marie Forleo: https://youtu.be/CKLK04IU4Do Originally, I thought this video was just a rehash of the same old advice. On my second time watching it again after months, I've realized that's not the case. Something stood out for me this time that I thought might valueable enough to share. Don't Become an Ostrich Preparing for setbacks is …

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