#3: Everything to gain, nothing to lose 💪🏼

Three month rule, share ideas online...

Happy Monday! I love reading about productivity and I always optimize my lifestyle to be productive but last week I just took some time for myself to just relax and literally do nothing. I have realized that always thinking about productivity made me less productive and it’s necessary to loosen up and close multiple tabs that were open in my head. In this week’s edition, I am sharing Twitter threads and articles that I am still trying to digest and make the most of the lessons that I have learned. So, grab a coffee, get comfortable, play some lo-fi music, and enjoy edition #3.

  1. How to become a good listener

  • Practice being present - Meditate, watch nature..

  • Tell yourself that you are open-minded (at the beginning of the conversation)

  • Don’t try to interpret anything beyond what is said (when you listen carefully, the interpretation just happens without effort)

  • Get comfortable with the silence that ensues

  1. There is nothing wrong with a traditional career

  • The issue isn’t how you earn your income, but what you do with it.

  • “Working for someone else” is never going to make you megarich.  However, have you ever considered that some people don’t have that goal?  That some people need a traditional career because they have mouths to feed or people to support?  That some people may not have the financial resources to even consider being an entrepreneur?

  • We all have different life experiences, different risk preferences, and different priorities, so there is no “right” way to work.

  1. Start Sharing Ideas online

  • Unlock the leverage of the internet.

  • Hone your ability to communicate - Whatever industry you work in, you are in the communication business.

  • Become a lighthouse for like-minded people.

  • Exploit the mismatch between supply and demand of quality content.

  • Because consumption is easy. Creating is uncomfortable.

  1. The Three Month Rule

  • Three months is the point when the dream starts to become a reality.

  • To learn skills with predictable learning paths — it takes three months to get out of the dip.

  1. How to build a great life

  • The only things that really matter are relationships & experiences.

  • Study minimalism - it’s not what you think it is. Minimalism isn’t about self-denial, it’s exactly the opposite - editing your life to make room for more of the good stuff.

  • Be multi-dimensional. I’m convinced it’s the only way to be happy.

  • Find your happy place (and your tribe). A great life is one you don’t need a vacation from & location is a key factor in that equation.

  • Go out of your way to help others. Not only when it’s convenient or self-serving, but when it’s hard & uncomfortable. This is the single best way to experience joy and selfless acts have a funny way of coming back to you magnified.

Question of the week: What is the most important subject that I know the least about?

That’s it for this week! Thank you for reading and I really appreciate your time and attention. Feel free to comment or shoot me a message if you found anything interesting in this edition.