It’s been two years since I’ve launched the book (Become Super Productive). I think the contents are so good, that I really want you to have the book. This is why I’m giving it to you for free, for 5 days only, from Tuesday the 12th of June until Saturday the 16th. You can read it from any device! You’ll only need: An amazon account (you can open one for free,…
Some people struggle a lot with the choices between being a Good Samaritan: altruistic or putting themselves first, and by doing so being selfish. But in fact, being selfish works in favor of an apparent altruistic behavior.
I usually reflect on how I can make my life better. Sometimes it is very clear when something is wrong, sometimes it’s something hidden between layers that make the “issue” hard to find. After reflecting and thinking thoroughly, to see if I’ve reached the root cause, I draft alternatives to solve the issue that’s keeping me from a merrier life. A good example of this is my dog; he was a gift from my wife, back when she was my girlfriend (almost 11 years ago). At that time, he was living with me, under my parents’ roof, and he used to sleep with me, in my bed. After we got married, and we moved into our own place, my wife “educated” him to stay in his own bed. The reason for doing so: hygiene. When he goes out for number 1 & 2, he usually steps on other dogs’ 1 & 2, not very clean, to say the least. What I realized after a couple of years is that I love to cuddle with my dog, and have him on the bed. How could I solve this?
Have you ever felt that an MBA is becoming a new must-have to be competitive on the job market? Would you like a free MOOC Based MBA?
I had this feeling. So I started researching the options to see which one could be of service for my needs and came up with the following:
As you may already know, exercise has many positive effects on your life: it helps you relief stress, get better sleep, live longer, boosts your metabolism and immune system, etc. All of these benefits help you become more productive, but I want to discuss exercise mainly from the energy point of view: boost your energy with exercise
Boost Your Energy
A study involving 6800 people concluded that 90% of the people who exercised regularly reported an improvement on their fatigue levels. This improvement could be explained by another study that showed that exercise improves the mitochondrial content that generates power to meet the body’s energy requirements.
Exercising helps your body produce energy, making you feel better and less tired, which might seem counterintuitive.
As the quote suggests, the first time I heard about The Not-to-do List was from Tim Ferriss’ blog.
I have to completely agree with Tim on not-to-do lists being more effective than to-do lists. This is basically a fixed list of things that you commit to not doing.
By not doing certain things we can limit “busy work”, increase our focus, keep our priorities in check, and overall live a less stressful life.
Habits (by which I mean ‘good habits’) are automated routines that get performed given certain stimuli and yield desired results. By creating habits, we can automate part of our lives to become extremely productive.
To understand how to create habits, we first need to dissect them. Four elements compose habits:
- The Cue: The trigger that initiates the Habit.
- The Action/Routine/Behavior: The ‘thing’ we want to kick-in.
- The Belief: What we believe is the long-term benefit of acquiring this habit.
- The Reward: The immediate positive feedback we get by the Action/Routine/Behavior, and that serves as short-term motivation.
Ok, having these four elements in mind, let’s go through the seven steps to create habits that last.
Would you like to increase your strength? Find it difficult to stick to Gyms and complicated workouts? Well, I do, and I do! That’s why 6 weeks to Fit (6w2 Fit) was developed: to help people like you, and I, start our road towards fitness and good health.
After one year of development, I’ve finally launched my workout app! For the time being, only the Android version is released. The iOS version still needs more testing.
The 6 weeks to Fit App will take you from 0 to 100 Pushups in only 18 workout sessions! And that’s only one of the six Strength Building Exercises that you’ll be getting.
Adult Learning, also known as “Andragogy“, was pioneered by Malcolm Knowles between the 50’s and the 70’s. He identified six adult learning principles, which state that Adults:
- Are internally motivated and self-directed
- Bring life experiences, and knowledge, to their learning experiences
- Are goal oriented
- Are relevancy oriented
- Are practical
- Like to be respected
This knowledge has the power of helping you stay engaged while learning new things/tricks/skills.
Let’s go through the principles one by one: