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The Ideal Ordinary Week

The Ideal Ordinary Week

How do you know if you’ll end up living the life of your dreams? Are you currently building the habits to help you get there?

Fast-forward your life a couple of years and outline your ideal ordinary week. Does it entice you or is it not something you see yourself doing?

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MORE IDEAS FROM How I'm Figuring Out What To Do With My Life

The Odyssey Plan

To realize if you’re on the right path, try to picture it in the future. Then think of changing it.

What would my life look in 5 years from now? What if you changed paths? What if money and social relationships didn’t matter?

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The Gravestone Technique

To get you on the right path, ask yourself a few questions.

What do you want to be written on your tombstone? What about what your friends will say about you at your funeral?

And going in more detail, what would you like to be written on your Wikipedia page? Thinking about these gets you thinking long-term.

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RELATED IDEA

Finding the Ikigai

The odyssey plan:

  • What would my life look like 5 years from now if I continued on the same path that I am on
  • What could be an alternate path that I could take if the upper plan fails
  • What would my life look like 5 years from now if money and society were not factors
  • Focusing on these questions and your answers if you will be able to introspect what are you doing with your life currently 
  • And how close are you from the third path because if you are doing something that people consider as work and you consider as play and get paid for it 
  • THAT's THE THING THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO

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How To Read 1000 Books A Year?

Reading thousands of books in a year isn't a tough job. To do this it's not necessary to be a smart or advanced reader. You just need to follow this four steps;

  1. Fill the funnel
  2. Make it effortless
  3. The blog post mindset
  4. Go deep

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Best Productivity Hacks

Below is a list of the major productivity hacks and their effectiveness as per the Productivity Youtuber Ali Abdaal.

Life Changing

  • Having Systems instead of Goals
  • Daily Highlight a Key Task  
  • Consuming Content at 2x/ 3x Speed
  • Enjoying the Journey

Essential

  • Delegating - When the per hour rate for a task is lower than yours
  • Timeblocking - Blocks in calendar 

Useful

  • 5 Minute Rule - do something for 5 minutes to create the inertia

Nice to have

  • Pomodoro Technique
  • Batching
  • To-do lists
  • Deadlines
  • Goals

Works for others, Not for me

  • Eisenhower Matrix
  • 2 min rule
  • 2 day rule
  • Colour Coding - Calendar

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