Writing about my latest thoughts and interests.
My 10 Guiding Principles (For Personal Decision Making)
A more personal post where I overview the 10 principles I’ve developed over time to help guide my decision making. I’d always had random ideas on principles to use to determine the actions I take but formalized a list in 2016. It’s evolved ever since then. I’d encourage you to write a preliminary list of your own principles before continuing to read this post. There are no guidelines or rules for developing your own. The only characteristic of your guiding principles that matters, in my view, is that they are true to you.
The 5 Best Ways To Be More Productive In 2021
Find out the 5 best ways to be productive that you can implement today. Productivity is something that can be improved and I’ve provided the formula to do that. Production happens when thoughts, ideas, information, and knowledge (inputs) leave the mind and turn into something else through actions (output). The output can be in the form of words on a page, an edited photo, a new home, or anything else being created. These creations provide value for yourself and others.
Building The Mind To Think, Do, And Be Better
Explaining the mission of my side project with some personal stories. Remember to think better, do better, and be better. The mind and thinking are complex topics. To me thinking feels like a blend between the physical world and something beyond ourselves. There is no escaping the fact that your thinking is influenced by your body and environment.
The 5 Hinderances – Get Out Of Your Own Way
In Buddhism, the 5 hinderances impede or get in the way of forward progress in meditation and life. They are obstacles that challenge you. It’s important to pay attention to what is happening when you feel their challenge. By identifying the hindrances, you can get a better sense of what caused them to arise. Then figure out how to overcome them.
8 Ways To Create Interesting Content
We want to spend our time on interesting content. Whether it is something we are consuming (what others create) or something you are producing (what you create). The mind naturally pays attention to what is most interesting. I’m going to provide you with eight ways to create interesting content by thinking different.
Improve Your Focus With 6 Actionable Ideas
Focus is a learnable skill. Channeling your thoughts and actions to one activity can dramatically improve your productivity. If you’ve watched the movie Limitless you’ll have seen this narrative dramatized. Focused work is attention to one activity for an extended period of time. There are three related terms tossed around for this topic.