Category: Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness

Chris Lovejoy

19. Fostering sustained focus may be the key to happiness I often find myself in one place when i would rather be in another. In this situations my instinct is to ‘escape’ psychologically – this may be through daydreaming, trying to think about other things or through connecting to my phone and browsing the internet….

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#18. Output > Input > Nothing 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 output….

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#17. Automate what you hate, but have to do anyway and the power of batching The below diagram is from Chris Suave’s TED talk. He suggests, for all tasks: If you hate it and don’t have to do it, eliminate it If you hate it but have to do it, automate it If you love it,…

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#16. What I learnt from a ‘Values-Based Self-Leadership Workshop’ 1. It’s not always obvious what your most important values are, but there are ways to find out We were presented with a list of many values and went through a few stages to discover which were most important to us. One of the stages was to…

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#15. Become a specialist, cater for a future need In Zero to One, Peter Thiel tells us that in response to the uncertain future of the world (it’s never been more uncertain than now, primarily due to the rate of technological advancement) there are two main ways to respond: 1. Develop general skills, so that you…

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#13. Stop putting off decisions, worry less The problem with our decision-making The default way that we make decisions is to half-decide something then continually assess whether it was the right decision to make, sometimes flitting between the two. This is true for trivial decisions as well as important ones. Standing in the supermarket, we…

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#12. These are often the most important times to take action How many times have you not done something that you know you should because you “don’t feel like it right now”? If you’re like me, then it’s too many times to count. You set aside some time to work on a project or a new idea,…

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Meeting people on the internet I recently read an article by Joshua Fields Milburn, one of “The Minimalists”: “The people who were closest to me were the people who were, well, closest to me… We didn’t share similar values or beliefs — the bedrocks of any worthwhile relationship. In many cases we didn’t even share any common interests……