Friday, April 27, 2018. Issue #175
Thinking in Levels (How to Dig Deeper And Think Better) | Medium
Einstein once said, “You can’t solve a problem from the level of thinking that created the problem in the first place“. The process of thinking involves several levels, but only a few people think beyond the first level. Multiple level thinking in common among poker players. It’s a concept that has been made popular by David Sklansky.

It’s me! That ideal Frank you wish you could more regularly be! I’ve taken a moment away from my self-actualized, perfect state to jot down some advice that you may find handy as you trudge through your inharmonious slog of a life!

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you might not be paranoid…Right now there are a record number of people on antidepressants. So many that even if you’re not taking...
Alex Honnold is an adventure climber. He specializes in free solo ascents, which means he climbs tall things with no ropes. If he falls, he dies. He’s perhaps most famous for being the first person to free solo Yosemite’s 3000-foot El Capitan wall (see above). Not long ago...
Think back to this morning. Did you check your smartphone within 15 minutes of waking up? Nir Eyal would bet you did — with 79% certainty. Why? Because Eyal knows habits. The author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and an investor and founder, he’s spent years studying...
As human beings, we’re hardwired to want to reach the finish line. We crave completion. Crossing items off a to-do list and saying we finished and can move onto the next thing.However, all this obsession with saying we’re “done” can lead to what’s called completion bias...
I’d like to meet the unicorn who has a firm grasp on what she can and cannot accomplish in a day. My friends and I run the gamut from stay-at-home parents to entrepreneurs, shift workers to office drones, and after comparing notes for years, I can say this: There are about a million...
I don’t want to talk about all my ups and downs. We’ve all had them. We’re often “stuck” and we want to be “unstuck”. We often end up in a job that society approved of, our parents approved of, our teachers and friends approved of. But after years, we are unhappy.
“Emergency funds are for unplanned-for expenses and unforeseen circumstances—in other words, life,” says Scott Cole, an Alabama-based Certified Financial Planner. “Life does not stop because one is financially secure.” But, ok, it’s easy to say that by invoking...
For leaders of teams large and small, those plans may include the latest developments in software and technology. But Ndukwu emphasizes that implementing tools without also adopting a productive mindset is a strategy for defeat. “Becoming more productive is a lifestyle change...
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
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