5 Share Friday 21 June 2019

Quote I’m pondering “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

I’ve recently started to Bullet journal and I can’t believe I didn’t look into this before now. If you don’t know what it is then check this link for an overview

I’m using the Leuchtturm1917 notebook.

Looking for a summer read?  Bill Gates does it again with a fantastic selection. My wife bought me A Gentleman in Moscow, a gripping read that may actually take most of the summer for me to finish due to it’s size!

I finished the podcast To Live and Die in LA (mentioned in my 5 share last week). I have to say it’s one of my favourite non lifestyle design podcasts. It has all the ingredients needed: compelling, thrilling, reflective, action and adventurous. If you’re looking for a true life / crime listen then look no further.

Parenting and entrepreneurshipThis article by Mario Peshev has some great tips (even if you’re not a parent). I already practice the 1-3-5 list technique, which he lists as No. 3 Level up your time management and productivity, it has the benefit of helping me feel accomplished when I finish up work. His No. 5 Let working hours be all about work is also a crucial lesson I adopted years ago (from Tim Ferriss’ blog). Check out the other 6 and improve how you focus.

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I hope you have a fantastic weekend doing the things you enjoy with the people you love.

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5 Share Friday 7 June 2019

Quote I’ve been pondering “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson

Books in 8 minutes – I’ve been reminding myself of classic books and learning about new ones using these 8 minute videos. The author has a great style and flow, they really are good. He also shares the tools he uses in case you’re interested in producing vids yourself.

Staying with learning – HBR has a great read here, inspiring me to practice metacognition, that is stopping myself and asking if I really get something, which I realised I’ve not been doing. Learning is a learned behaviour and we can all get better at it.

I’m getting more productive & inspired – I’ve returned to ‘Epic music’ on YouTube and Apple Music for the last week. I’m finding that when practicing metacognition, as well as producing content for work or my blog, epic music is a fantastic driver for results. I recommend trying it yourself to see if you notice a difference too? YouTube has some cracking tunes here: YouTube 2 hours of Epic Music

Want to improve your life? Just learn to say no – I’m constantly trying to improve my ability to say no to the non essential. It’s not easy, especially at work. The Guardian published a terrific piece with insights and advice, ending with the great Warren Buffet quote “Successful people say no to almost everything”

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I hope you have a fantastic weekend doing the things you enjoy with the people you love.

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