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How to Work Alone
The four skills needed when you work in solitude.

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Working alone

Working alone

Being in a space that's free from distractions while managing your time may sound perfect. But working alone is not a cure-all. Remote work can make you realize that the battle was neve...

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Going with the flow

Elements to help you reach a state of flow.

  1. There are specific goals every step of the way.
  2. There is immediate feedback to your actions.
  3. There is a balance betwee...

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The ability to face distractions

Solitude can initially make you squirm but later becomes a bedrock for intense concentration and creativity. Deflect distractions and use solitude to your advantage:

  • Listen t...

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Know when the day is done

A routine is vital to get you to reach a deeper state of mind.

Be very clear and deliberate about what you should do, what you can't do, or wouldn't do. Without boundaries, ...

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Find your natural habitat

We can learn through experimentation which environments are best suited for us at specific times of the day. Keep tabs on your mood and productivity when you're in different settings.

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Loneliness And Loss Of Connection

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Ambiguous Loss

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Solitude In The Time Of Crisis

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The Munger Technique

The Munger Technique

*Just like compound interest multiples one’s savings, improving one’s mind daily, during the best hour of the day, multiplies one’s mental compounding interest.

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Investing In the Best Hours Of Your Day

  • The morning hours are usually the best hours of your day, and what you do at that time has the power to change your life.
  • Keep yourself away from distractions and just focus on your morning goals, like meditating, reading, writing or exercising.
  • Checking e-mail, watching the news, or consuming useless (junk) content is the worst thing you can do in the morning.

The “Water Mindset”

Taking a cue from Bruce Lee’s famous quote ‘Be Water’, we must adopt a water mindset and adapt to our body and physiology: our best hour of the day could be any hour of the day, as long as it is according to you. Give yourself the best hour of the day.

All of us cannot wake up and join the 5 AM Club as our bodies are different and each morning isn’t the same.