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“Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport (Book Summary)

Deep Work by Cal Newport is a book about the science of productivity. Cal argues the best way to get more meaningful work done is by working deeply – working in a state of high concentration without distractions on a single task. The book is split into two parts. The first explains why deep work maximizes […]

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Why We’ve Seen a 5-Fold Increase in Procrastination since 1973, The Somewhat Sad Story of My Online Gaming Addiction, and 4 Ways to Curb Temptations and Eliminate Procrastination

During my high school years, I was massively addicted to an online game called Demigod. I freakin’ loved this game. And I literally played it all the time. There were many days when I played upwards of 14 hours, just taking enough time away from gaming to grab some food and take care of my bodily […]

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Here’s the Simplest Trick Ever to Become More Productive

“What gets measured gets improved.” This is a quote from Robin Sharma. Or Peter Drucker. Who knows? The internet doesn’t. Anyway, this quote lays out a simple truth we can use to easily boost our productivity. What we measure, we improve. I like to call it the what-gets-measured-gets-improved-effect. Best of all, this improvement happens automatically, solely because […]

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THE PROGRESS PRINCIPLE: Why Acknowledging Small Daily Wins Is Your Ticket to Infinite Motivation and Higher Self-Esteem

Quick question: Can you name 3 things that didn’t go so well today? 1) ________________ 2) ________________ 3) ________________ Got it? Easy, huh? Now name 3 things that did go well today. 1) ________________ 2) ________________ 3) ________________ For most of us, naming things that went well is much harder.  There’s a reason for that. And it’s actually a huge problem because it saps your motivation […]

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