Month: May 2017

Chris Lovejoy

What makes this book stand out is a combination of the environment that lead to its creation (being based on experiences in Nazi Concentration Camps sets the precedent for a more than interesting story) as well as the unique and inspirational insights that the author, Viktor Frankl, is able to draw from it. After describing…

Chris Lovejoy

A system for regulating inputs and outputs Everything that we do (from a productive point of view) can be divided into input or output. Input is receiving the ideas of others. Studying is input. Reading is input. Listening to others is input. Output is creation. Writing a blog is output. Brainstorming solutions to a problem is…

Chris Lovejoy

Part 1 of a 2-part series We always want to feel like we are making progress. We strive to become ‘the strongest version of ourselves’. We want to feel that we are going in the right direction. As part of this, we often spend time comparing our present selves to our past selves: Do I procrastinate…

Chris Lovejoy

Lower your activation energy, so that periods of productivity and clarity can lead to even greater results Our levels of thinking fluctuate. Some days our brains will fire off great ideas in all direction, on others we want nothing more than to switch off and forget any of our grand ambitions. This is always going to…

Chris Lovejoy

How to stick to things without needing to try.   Sticking to commitments — my experience I have been gyming on and off for the last five years but never really maintained the consistency required to reach the goals that I want. I’ve tried many different approaches; buying myself rewards for going to the gym, only allowing myself…

Chris Lovejoy

We are holding each other back “wow, you’re working so hard. Don’t you think you should take a break?” Some variant on this is common advice today. If we see friends or colleagues working hard, it is often our instinctual response to utter this phrase. And while it’s certainly true the stress and overworking ourselves can…