Friday, September 7, 2018. Issue #193
Harnessing Systems to Get More Done (How to Find Your Most Productive Hours)
“Everything is a system … It’s a repeatable process that allows you to scale and it outputs things with the same quality every time the system runs.” says Thanh Pham You can’t be productive unless you have a system, a method, a process, whatever you want to call it. Some people invent a system. Others learn a system. 
In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related to scientific questions about the origins of species. It was a different kind of decision...
There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda to last me a full three hours. Fifteen minutes into the movie, the hero and villain are facing off for the first time when a lady bursts into the theater. 
Research shows that the most successful and resilient people are driven by a sense of purpose. However, for many of us, everyday work can become routine and boring, or totally overwhelming and stressful. Reminding ourselves of our deeper aspirations...
Last time, we discussed the first of what Stephen Covey calls the “public habits” — Habit 4: Think Win/Win. The gist of that habit is to seek to allow everyone involved in a conflict or negotiation to feel as if they’ve “won.” This requires balancing consideration...
Do you always feel like you have more things on your plate than you could handle every day? It could be your cluttered life that’s the culprit. Physical things around you, recurring thoughts, or even unwanted emotions can seriously put a hamper on your ability to move forward...
It was the last of three two-mile intervals, and I had one lap left. It was the point in a hard workout when the pain stops burning the legs and lungs and becomes a thick cloud of smoke behind the eyes. I saw my high school track coach standing on the side.
To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests. It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off. Researchers used a survey...
In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping past you wearing a FitBit; when Jeremy Hunt was health secretary, he was often pictured with his poking out from his shirtsleeves.
What is happiness? It’s a very old question. And no one really knows the answer, although theories abound. Aristotle was one of the first to offer what you might call a philosophy of happiness. For him, happiness consisted of being a good person, of living virtuously and not being a slave...
A book I'm reading: Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter. In his latest book, Dan Ariely teams up with lawyer-turned-comedian Jeff Kreisler to explore all the traps we fall into when it comes to spending and saving — and how to outsmart them.
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
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