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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Holding My Feet to the Fire – My Deliberate Practice Video Experiment

Watching this video above, 15 months after starting this whole experiment, is quite a cringeworthy experience.Is that really me?  Was I really that bad?  Why am I wearing a pink top with pink flowers in the background?So many questions...​15 months and around 60 videos after starting my deliberate practice experiment, I can say just that deliberate practice is working well for me, so far.  What is This Experiment?For a while I had the idea of creating ...

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How to Be Prolific: A Look into the Mindsets of Prolific Creators

The one thing that really impresses me about someone is if they are continually shipping stuff.  A writer that is continually pushing out novels, an artist that relentlessly produces music, a blogger that's been publishing videos for years... and so on. In a word, these people are prolific, and they generally have one thing in common.  Prolific people make results happen.​I'd hire someone prolific over someone who is smart and currently has a great skill set any ...

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