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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. …


Are you reading enough?

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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.

It’s frustrating.

But here’s the good news: achieving the life of your dreams: health, love, career…


The secret strategy to achieving all of your goals.

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Every year, you set new goals for yourself.

You set a goal to lose 20 pounds. You set a goal to become a New York Times’ bestselling author. You set a goal to make $5,000 per month.

But time and time again, they never work out.

It feels like you’re Sisyphus trying to push the boulder up the hill, but never making any progress.

It‘s frustrating.

But here’s the thing about success: It’s not enough to just be focused on your goals. Instead, what you need to be focused on is your systems.

In the book “Atomic Habits” best-selling author…


Why ideas are the currency for living a good life.

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How do you radically transform your life in just a few months?

The answer is simple: Come up with 10 ideas a day. Every day.

In the book “Tools of Titans,” entrepreneur and bestselling author James Altucher tells Tim Ferriss that if you write down a list of 10 ideas a day, you’ll turn yourself into an idea machine.

As a result, you’ll magically start to see your life transform right in front of your eyes.

This is because no matter what situation you’re in, you’ll always have tons of ideas.

If you get stuck on a desert highway, for…


The scientific secrets of perfect timing.

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The famous jazz musician Miles Davis once said, “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.”

Although Davis was probably talking about timing in relation to music, timing also applies to everything we do on a daily basis.

From productivity to love, our lives are a constant stream of “when” decisions that relate to timing.

For instance:

  • When should you schedule your doctor’s appointment?
  • When should you deliver bad news to someone?
  • When should you do your most important task of the day?

Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about timing. …


A practical guide to mastering your sleep.

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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…


Never forget what’s on your shopping list ever again.

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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?

Wrong.

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.


Lessons from history’s greatest polymath

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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…


Use tip #3 and you’ll be stunned at how easy building habits become.

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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.

It’s tough.

You want to live…


They all take less than 2 minutes.

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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…

Vincent Carlos

2X LinkedIn ‘Top Voice’ Writer | Avid Reader | Interested In Spreading Good Ideas | Join My Book Club @ www.vincentcarlos.com

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