For the next 10 seconds, I want you to think about every big new idea that you’ve learned in just the last 5 years of your life.
Then I want you to ask yourself: “Did I really have to wait all that time to learn all of those insightful ideas and big breakthroughs?”
The answer is probably not.
This is something I think about all the time. I’ve constantly been introduced to new ideas that have significantly made my life better. …
You want to live an amazing life.
You want to have a happy and healthy romantic relationship. You want to have a fulfilling career that gives you meaning. You want to be financially independent so that you can do what you want, when you want, with who you want.
You’re crystal clear on what you want to achieve in life.
Unfortunately, you’re just not sure how to achieve it.
As a result, you’re constantly working towards your goals, but you never make any progress.
But here’s the good news: achieving the life of your dreams: health, love, career…
Be honest with me…
How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
I’d bet that it’s less than 7?
Unfortunately, 7 hours of sleep just isn’t enough. Yes, you may use stimulants throughout the day to compensate for not getting enough sleep, but in the long run, your health, happiness, and productivity will fall apart.
In the book “Why We Sleep,” author Matthew Walker says,
“Routinely sleeping less than 7 hours a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubling your risk of cancer.”
He goes on…
It can also disrupt your blood sugar levels, block arteries, and…
In 2004, Joshua Foer was commissioned by Slate Magazine to cover the US Memory Championship.
Here he observed participants memorize 35 decks of cards in 5 minutes, memorize 1,000 digits of a randomized number in 30 minutes, and memorize 100 faces and names in 3 minutes.
Joshua, who considers himself someone with a terrible memory, was stunned at what he was witnessing.
“Who are these people?” he thought.
Obviously, they had to be savants, right?
Apparently, they’re not savants at all. Instead, they’re just normal people who simply use old techniques that have been around for thousands of years.
Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci is history’s greatest Polymath.
He was an engineer, a chef, a writer, an artist, a musician, a painter, an architect, a political advisor, a designer, a botanist, and a civil planner.
He conceptually invented the parachute, the helicopter, the bicycle, and the tank hundreds of years before their invention.
He painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. And in late 2017, his painting Salvator Mundi sold for $450.3 million, which is the highest price for any work of art sold at auction.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius. There’s no doubt about that…
You’ve read everywhere that habits are unquestionably the holy grail of transforming your life.
But no matter how many times you try, you just can’t seem to successfully build new habits.
You try to read 30 pages a day, for example, but then you find yourself scrolling through social media instead.
You say you’re going to stop eating fast food, but then you’re unable to resist the drive-through on your way home from work.
You decide you’re going to start exercising, but then you can’t seem to will yourself to get out of bed.
You want to live…
Most people think that in order to live an awesome life they need to make big changes to their daily routine.
They think they need to meditate for 2 hours a day, read 2 books a week, and run 10 miles a day.
But this approach is completely wrong.
Unfortunately, most people who make such big changes in their life either get overwhelmed and don’t take any action or they burn themselves out and quit.
This is why the better approach is to focus on micro actions.
I love micro actions, because micro actions are so small that your brain…
“For all the productivity and success advice I’ve read, shaped and marketed for dozens of authors in the last decade, I’ve never really seen someone come out and say: find yourself a spouse who complements and supports you and makes you better.” — Ryan Holiday
When it comes to success, we live in a very individualized culture that likes to emphasize the importance of being independent and self-reliant.
These beliefs are especially very common within relationships. You grow up hearing all the time that you shouldn’t emotionally depend on other people and that you’re in charge of your own happiness.
I know, I know.
You love taking hot showers.
It feels good. It’s relaxing. It washes away the stress.
And, after a long day full of responsibilities, it can be just the right thing that turns your day around and makes it a whole lot better.
I get it.
I feel the same way.
But you want to know something interesting? The only benefit of taking a hot shower is that it feels good. Other than that, hot showers do nothing for you.
This is why I’ve completely stopped taking hot showers and I’ve started taking cold showers instead.
I have bad news for you:
No matter who you are, whether you’re Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, or the late Steve Jobs, you only have 24 hours in a day. And if you sleep for about 8 hours every night (which you should!), then you actually only have 16 hours in a day.
Converted into minutes, this mean you only have about 1,000 minutes a day to spend however you like. That’s it. Just 1,000 minutes.
Because of this, you need to learn how to properly manage your time in order to have enough time for what’s truly important to…