The 4-Hour Workweek
Most information is time-consuming and unnecessary. You should be critical with what you look at, read, or watch daily.
The low-information diet:
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Don’t check your email or anything else that is going to dictate your behavior.
If you start your day by checking and replying to emails, it means you'll just react as new things come ...
Most of us get 80% of results from 20% of the work we do. So focus on that 20%.
Don’t be vague. Specify what you need to get done - research shows that having concrete goals is correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control.
You have 2-2.5 hours of peak productivity every day. You may actually be 30% more effective at that time. For most of us, this happens in the morning.
Those are the hours when you should be working on your main goals. Why would you want to waste that on a conference call or a staff meeting?
While everyone would want to be the next Oprah, the place is already taken.
The right approach is being yourself, or a better, refined version of yourself, to the 'smallest viable audience', ...
Outliers are extreme examples of people who are on the outer edge of success or have a radically different life, glorified by the media.
Following Outliers leads normal people to make decisions based on false hope and highly unlikely possibilities.
We need safe, nurturing environments to be our best, to blossom into what we truly are destined for, no matter how big or small, in our unique way.
We are provided with unnecessary pain and suffering by the constant comparison with people who are born radically different from us and are having different circumstances.
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underest..."
“Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress — stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.”
“Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.”