avoid extreme world views – extreme pessimists find no point in doing anything and extreme optimists find no need to do anything. They both converge on doing nothing conventional wisdom leads to you competing for something worthless if you ever have to choose between status or substance, choose substance – avoid going with the social… Continue reading Zero to One – Peter Thiel
don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel like it if you don’t have 20 minutes to meditate, you need two hours practicing key habits when we don’t want to is the most key habit of all one does not accumulate, but eliminate. It is not daily increase,… Continue reading Gratitude
go to where interactions happen – go do things with other people focus on activity based interactions first (join a club, volunteer etc.) be deliberately interested in others – people like to feel important be the decision maker – organize, invite, lead (people like when they are lead) do what others don’t – if they… Continue reading Thomas Frank – Being Social
we categorise people in 4 friend (smile over 3 sec + sustain over 3 sec + eye contact + display belly) – flash your eyebrows for the acquaintances sexual partner indifferent (default) enemy choose your behaviour – don’t act authentically, because people will hate you You can listen to the talk here. You can find Mark here.
The writer Jonathan Lethem has said that when people call something “original,” nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved. What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original The artist is a… Continue reading Steal like an artist – Austin Kleon
doubt and uncertainty are the appetisers of fear. Your mind feeds off of them until you become full of fear. fear is paralysing fear is the number one killer of dreams. Because fear prevents action. mediocrity is like vacuum – it sucks you in and holds you in there. most of the things that we… Continue reading Zig Ziglar life lessons
It wasn’t the trip to Cairo that had caused the shift, scientists were convinced, or the divorce or desert trek. It was that Lisa had focused on changing just one habit—smoking—at first. By focusing on one pattern—what is known as a “keystone habit”—Lisa had taught herself how to reprogram the other routines in her life,… Continue reading Charles Duhigg – The power of habit