Friday, October 13, 2017. Issue #145
Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Development Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life | Medium
Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design. When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design the life you want. You are essentially who you create yourself to be. Once you embrace the “growth” habit, you will improve your way of life.
Do you get up at 4am to work before the rest of the world wakes up? Does your morning routine include meditation, cold shower, coffee? Or coffee, cold shower, meditation? With the amounts of tips and tricks out there telling us how to have the most productive morning possible..
I’ll share the ultimate hack in just two words: letting go. These two words, if practiced and lived, can be the key to all the self-improvement in your life. By letting go of trying to do everything, or be updated about everything, you can focus on just what’s important.
Ah, the #writerslife, #amwriting, #wordcount — wait, hold that thought — #amlookingatmyphone, #destructiveprocrastination, #twitterblackhole, #zerowillpower …dammit what just happened? Every time I pick up my iPhone, I lose a minimum of 20 minutes that I could be writing..
After somebody threw a flask of acid on the Mona Lisa in 1956, they put her behind bulletproof (and presumably acid-proof) glass. Same with Picasso’s Guernica, after a man spray-painted “Kill all lies” in giant red letters across the canvas. I have always found it unbelievable..
The trick to being successful could, in fact, be very simple. From my own experience interviewing highly successful artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs I’ve found one of the most common responses to the question of how they can be so prolific to be, ‘well, I don’t have a social life.’
Your eyes instantly zoom onto the fit model-esque people chatting in the corner. As you walk past them, your ears pick up the tinkle of laughter. My god, are they laughing at me? You pick a spot in the back of the classroom where no one can see you. The teacher asks everyone..
Automation can save you from the mundane so you can focus on fulfilling work and growing your business. Let me guess: You started your business out of passion; a desire to be your own boss and free yourself from having to report to someone. That desire to be your own boss..
Perhaps the defining feature of work-life balance is its tenuousness. For too many people, avoiding job-related burnout takes some combination of smart career choices, constant vigilance, and dumb luck. But it shouldn’t really be this way. One of the reasons work-life balance may feel so elusive..
One day at graduate school, one of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s colleagues asked her out on a date. She didn’t really fancy him, but she had been in the lab all day and felt like a change of scenery, so she agreed to go to the local coffee shop. As they chatted, however, she started to become flushed..
A book I’m reading: High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way. Brendon Burchard reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success, based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers. 
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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