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33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person

https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2015/02/33-ways-to-be-an-insanely-productive-happy-balanced-person/

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33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person
We all try to be productive. We all have lots of stuff that we need to get done, for work, for our art, for our families. This is all good. So maybe you're too busy to get it all in. To write the book you've been meaning to write.

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Reading is work, important work actually. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. - Ryan Holiday

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Pick a set of clothes you like and are comfortable in and buy a lot of them

This is a way to cut down on unnecessary decisions. It also means you’re focused on what is important (who you are vs how you look).

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Make short, regular deadlines that you have to meet

It will force you to ship and deliver results. This is how you will improve. It will also get you out of your own head.

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Choosing The Best Idea

Keep your day job, and start a side hustle while you’re there. To do it, you need to create an asset that earns money for you. 

Spend your first week being observant, focusing ...

Develop And Launch

You’ve settled on your idea and transformed it into an offer. To convince your ideal customers to consume it, know your promises, pitch and prices, and have a short explanation of why your offer matters.

Aim to understand each action, deliverable, resource, and tool you need to launch and then follow through with it. Creating a schedule and sticking to it will help here.

Regroup And Refine

Decide whether to keep investing time in this project or head back to week two and try a different one instead. Knowing when to quit and when to keep going is key to making any side hustle successful.

Even if you decide to abandon the project and choose something else, the experience you’ve gained will help you be more successful with the next one.

Stephen King
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Stephen King

Don't just wait around

You must challenge yourself to take action sooner rather than later.

Planning and strategizing are important parts of the beginning of a new project, but be careful not to lose yourself indefinitely in these steps.

Don't play the blame game

Blame is nothing but an easy way out of taking responsibility for your own outcomes. It’s a lot easier to point a finger at someone or something else instead of looking within yourself. 

Blame is not constructive; it does not help you or anyone else.