Nicholas Bates shares 22 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand in the Large Organisation
Don’t try to make your job your whole life. Don’t try to make your art your sole income.
but it doesn’t mean you should not have a Study Plan.
honesty and clarity are not microwaveable. Defining meaningful productivity — having a plumb line for doing our best creative work — requires time. Time away from all the noise and time to think and to ask ourselves challenging questions about our roles in life, our values, our dreams, and more.
If you’re reading fast you’re not thinking and challenging what you’re reading. You’re not being critical. You’re not making connections with existing knowledge. You’re not arguing with the author. You’re not reading something at the edge of your cognitive ability
Reading fast gives you two things that should never mix: surface knowledge and overconfidence.
The secret to reading better is reading lots of good books slowly. This enables you to build knowledge. Knowledge, in turn, allows you to read faster with true comprehension and retention. It’s how you can dispose of most ‘new’ books as re-hashed old ideas that offer little value.
with Dakota Jones. A short movie from a trip to Patagonia.
start with the below tweet from Adam Robinson and read all the way to number 12.
PART 1: To change our results in world, we must change our behavior. To change our behavior, we must change how we see world, ourselves.
— Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) February 7, 2017
This takes us back to John Stuart Mill, the great nineteenth-century economist and philosopher, who believed that nobody can be a good economist if he or she is just an economist.
Most economics students are not required to study psychology, philosophy, history, or politics. They are spoon-fed models of the economy, based on unreal assumptions, and tested on their competence in solving mathematical equations. They are never given the mental tools to grasp the whole picture.
My current source of multi disciplinary thinking and a source of lessons from wide selection of topics and areas is the Farnam Street.
When something is essential, it is absolutely necessary. Essential is the very definition of what’s truly important.
Urgent is relative, but essential is absolute. While urgency is usually defined by external factors, essentialness is fundamentally important to a project or goal, regardless of external factors.
Two quotes I picked up from How to Stay Focused in an Age of Distraction
There are myriad of ways to slide and dice tasks, organise projects and align goals. But if the answer to a question “is this task/project/goal essential?”, is yes then this is an important thing. This is where your focus should be. This is the thing you should dedicate your time to.