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Monthly Review: April, 2019

Reading sessions 30 days out of 30 (30 points) Books read 4 books.  Monthly target = 5 (24 points) Daily writing ritual 29 days out of 30 (29 points) Green Shakes 20 days out of 30 (20 points) Deep Work Session 27 days out of 30 (27 points) Gym Sessions 9 sessions out of 12 (23 points) Meditation 350 minutes in 30 days (30 points) Cold Showers 30 in 30 days (30 points) Flossing 28 in ...

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Monthly Review: March, 2019

Reading sessions 31 days out of 31 (31 points) Books read 2 books.  Monthly target = 5 (12 points) Daily writing ritual 31 days out of 31 (31 points) Green Shakes 31 days out of 31 (31 points) Deep Work Session 31 days out of 31 (31 points) Gym Sessions 8 sessions out of 12 (21 points) Meditation 370 minutes in 31 days (31 points) Cold Showers 31 in 31 days (31 points) Flossing 28 in ...

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Monthly Review: February, 2019

Reading sessions 28 days out of 28 (28 points) Books read 7 books.  Monthly target = 5 (28 points) Daily writing ritual 28 days out of 28 (28 points) Green Shakes 28 days out of 28 (28 points) Deep Work Session 28 days out of 28 (28 points) Gym Sessions 8 sessions out of 12 (19 points) Meditation 187 minutes in 17 days (19 points) Cold Showers 16 in 16 days (16 points) Flossing 22 in ...

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Monthly Review: January, 2019

Reading sessions 30 days out of 31 (30 points) Books read 7 books.  Monthly target = 5 (31 points) Daily writing ritual 30 days out of 31 (30 points) Green Shakes 17 days out of 31 (17 points) Deep Work Session 29 days out of 31 (29 points) Gym Sessions 7 session out of 12 (18 points) 155 out of 186 (83.3%) Summary of My Performance this MonthIn terms of work productivity, this has been a ...

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2019 – The Year I Challenge Myself to be More Consistent

Monthly Reports and ScoresJanuary (155 out of 186 - 83.3%)February (224 out of 237 - 94.5%)March (270 out of 296 - 91.2%)April (259 out of 288 - 89.9%)While sometimes boring and mundane, showing up every single day has been the single most powerful factor for results making in my life so far...  The two relatively successful companies I've co-founded have been a result of dogged persistence rather than any kind of entrepreneurial brilliance.  In a somewhat different domain, ...

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What Marshmallows Can Teach Us About Success

Imagine you're 4 years old and I put in front of you a big, white, juicy marshmallow.I then tell you this:- "Here, in front of you is a marshmallow.  I'm going to go away but I'll be back in around 15 minutes.  If, when I come back, you haven't touched the marshmallow then I'll give you another marshmallow and you can eat them both.  However, if you eat the marshmallow before I get back then I ...

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Summary of Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

This book is all about how we can transform boring and meaningless lives into ones full of enjoyment through a concept called "Flow" and optimal experiences.Here's a breakdown of the key points that I took from this book:-​Why We're UnhappyWhen we Feel the Most HappyHow to Achieve Flow more often in our LivesWhy flow is so important to cultivateThe challenges of flowKey takeaways from this bookWhy We're UnhappyMost of us have no idea what things we should focus on ...

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Demonstrating the Importance of Practice: Popular YouTube Channels

Look at the videos below of famous YouTube channels.  On the top, you'll see their first video ever uploaded (or in some cases, the earliest that I can find), and on the right you'll see their latest one.Why have I done this?I want you to pay close attention to how bad their first video was relative to their latest one.​  Just look at how far all of these people have come over the past few years.They've ...

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Summary of Deep Work – Focused Success in a Distracted World

This book is all about how you can leverage the concept of deep work to become a more prolific creator, create value and be more successful.What is Deep Work?The Arguments for Deep Work​What it RequiresMethod / Approaches to Deep WorkChallengesMy Concluding ThoughtsWhat is Deep Work?Distraction free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to the limit.It's based on the following formula:-​ High quality work produced = time spent x intensity of focus To engage in deep work ...

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