How to Focus Like Warren Buffett

01. February 2017 Productivity 0
How to Focus Like Warren Buffett
There’s a new Warren Buffett documentary out on HBO. It’s called Becoming Warren Buffett, and it’s essentially a visual biography of the world’s richest man. I’m not sure whether history will remember him as a better investor or philanthropist. He’s an amazing individual. One of the keys to Buffett’s success is his all-out intense focus. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

A Little Stoicism Every Morning
This year I’m reading a book by Ryan Holiday, called The Daily Stoic. The way it works is every morning, you read one page and really digest its message. I liked the idea so I’ve been giving it a go this year.  It’s the second book I’ve read by Holiday. The Obstacle is the Way ...

Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed

21. January 2017 Productivity 0
Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed
January 17th. That’s annual “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.” It’s the day many people decide to stop bettering themselves and go back to the status quo. Not me. I’m reinvigorated. I wanted to run a mile every day, and I’m upping the ante. I’m going further and walking after. I’m meditating daily. I’m adding more time ...

Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking

Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking
I love goals. I try to keep them big and measurable. For my daily reminders and tracking, I’ve implemented a few systems that seem to work really well. Automation When it comes to automation, I use IFTTT, an app that automates actions between apps and other online services. For example, every morning I start my ...

How to Improve Your Working Memory

How to Improve Your Working Memory
I recently watched an awesome TED Talk on working memory, and how it helps us make sense of the world. Peter Doolittle talks for 10 minutes about his experience with working memory in this talk below. Here are the coles notes:   1. Process your life immediately and in the moment – do you agree ...

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016
This past year, I read 27 books. That’s quite a few more than I read in 2015, but honestly, I didn’t find as many that I loved in 2016. Last year, I wrote about 7 books that I loved, this year, I narrowed it down to 5. Historical non-fiction, self-help, science, biography, and business make ...

The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time

05. January 2017 Productivity 1
The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time
I came across an article this morning with this title but found the information to be pretty useless. So I figured I’d punch out my personal 4 biggest wastes of time, quickly (as not to waste any time). 1. Television Don’t get me wrong, I’m always going to watch Jeopardy and Survivor. But those two ...

Personal Goals for 2017

Personal Goals for 2017
This year, I decided to break up my goals. I’m focusing heavily on improving my health in 2017, as I’m getting closer to the age of 30 and would like to feel good about where I stand on that front. You can see my health goals for the year here.   I also thought it ...

Year of Action – Health Goals for 2017

Year of Action – Health Goals for 2017
Last year, I tested out a lot of things. I tried to implement new habits everywhere. Some were beneficial, some were useless. After one full year of trying to implement the following daily habits, I’ve learned how to be my most productive self. Meditate Exercise (run and lifting weights) Eat healthy Play (tennis, squash, golf) ...