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Daniel H. Pink

“Timing isn't everything but it's a big thing”

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

by Daniel H. Pink

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FIGURE OUT YOUR DAILY WHEN

3 step process -

  1. Determine your chronotype: Lark( morning type), Owl (night type), or Third bird (in between)
  2. Determine what you need to do. Does it involve head...

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DANIEL H. PINK

“The best endings don’t leave us happy. Instead, they produce something richer—a rush of unexpected insight, a fleeting moment of transcendence, the possibility that by discarding what we w...

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WHEN TO EXERCISE
  • Lose weight: Morning exercise (after waking up) may burn 20 percent more fat than later, post-food workouts.
  • Boost mood: Cardio workouts—swimming, run...

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IF YOU DON’T HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE
  1.  Be aware: Simply knowing that you’re operating at a suboptimal time can be helpful because you can correct for your chronotype in small but powerful ways.
  2. Wor...

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FOUR TIPS FOR A BETTER MORNING
  1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up.
  2. Don’t drink coffee immediately after you wake up.
  3. Soak up the morning sun.
  4. Schedule talk therapy, appointments for the morning....

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Each day, alongside your list of tasks to complete, meetings to attend, and deadlines to hit, make a list of the breaks you’re going to take.

Start by trying three br...

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TAKE A PERFECT NAP
  1. Find your afternoon through time: Around 2-3 pm (after ~7 hours of waking up).
  2. Create a peaceful environment: Turn off notifications, dim the lights, ...

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DANIEL H. PINK

“Breaks are not a sign of sloth but a sign of strength”

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PAUSE LIKE A PRO

A psychologist who studies extraordinary performers, Ericsson found that elite performers have something in common: They’re really good at taking breaks.

In Ericsson’s study,...

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  1. If you’re on a ballot (county commissioner, prom queen, the Oscars)
  2. If you’re not the default choice
  3. If there are relatively few competitors (say, five or fewer) - for the adva...

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  1. If you are the default choice, don’t go first.
  2. If there are many competitors (not necessarily strong ones, just a large number of them), going later c...

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ORSON WELLES

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. "

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