Why wasn’t I invited to the party? Why didn’t I get to hike in the Swiss Alps? Why didn’t I purchase Bitcoin years ago? These are just a few of the thousands of thoughts we have that are driven by the fear of missing out, now coined with the catchy acronym “FOMO”. This is usually … Continue reading The Curse of FOMO
Context around these posts: Primarily written to help me better distill concepts from articles but thought I’d share for anyone interested Naturally more related to my specific interests, career, and life Unedited Try these two smart techniques to help you master your emotions More granularly labeling your emotions as you have them enable you to … Continue reading Notes from Readings: Master emotions, Seeing like an algorithm, Why Nordic countries are happiest – 11/07/20
Context around these posts: Primarily written to help me better distill concepts from articles but thought I'd share for anyone interested Naturally more related to my specific interests, career, and life Unedited Changing Habits: Interview with Dr. Amy Bucher, a Behavior Change Designer Environmental changes are one of the most effective ways to change behaviour, … Continue reading Notes from Readings: Changing Habits, Why Philosophy, Content Management in Games – 09/11/20
I recently listened to this podcast and read this article which made me think about how I value my career and spend the majority of time on my work. A quick summary of the article: Workism: Belief that work is not only necessary for economic production, but also the centerpiece of one's identity and life's … Continue reading Workism: Should work be how we define our identity and life’s purpose?
Ever notice how sometimes when your day starts off right everything else just seems to fall into place?
You can never get to happiness as long as you have the idea that “As soon as I do this or get that or reach a benchmark I become happy" Happiness is just the absence of unhappiness. By default you are happy, it’s only when you pile on social pressures, false beliefs, made up illusions and … Continue reading Notes: Solve for Happy
The way you should exercise of course depends on what you’re trying to achieve. In my case, I just wanted to stay healthy and continuously improve my physical fitness. Six-pack abs would be nice too. I was not aiming to get hulking muscles or be able to run like a gazelle, so although I would … Continue reading Three Mindsets to help Achieve Consistent Exercise
Notes (mostly from the first half): School teaches kids to conform and become generalists. However, both of those traits are not aligned to achieving success in the real world. They just become very average e.g. it's like telling someone to always drive below 50 km/h, it'll be much safer but they're not going to … Continue reading Notes: Barking Up the Wrong Tree – The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong -By Eric Barker
I read this book - Tools of Titans Here are some notes: Is that a dream or a goal? A dream is something you fantasize about that will probably never happen. A goal is something you set a plan for, work toward, and achieve. If it's truly important, schedule it. If it isn't on the calendar, … Continue reading Notes: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
I read this book- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Here are some notes: Happiness comes from caring about something greater than yourself Confronting death obliterates crappy, fragile, superficial values of life We are responsible for everything in our own life, no matter external circumstances. We don’t always control what happens to us, but … Continue reading Notes: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson