Welcome to the new ‘Level Up Wednesday’ (previously the Pro Letter).
After a bit of time off, I’ve discovered that productivity is not only about work, money, and hustling. It’s about developing an attitude for continued improvement in all parts of life.
I’ve decided to go for a more rounded newsletter. A resource you can refer back to. I’ll scout the web for the 5 best resources I can find to help you level up. Saving you from doom scrolling your days away! That’s efficient, right?
You may not read every resource, every week… but if one thing sticks and delivers value, then it’s doing its job!
@OzolinsJanis ‘Everything is on the shelf. We choose what to pick up’
‘Everybody wants what feels good.
Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money, and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room’
Mark Manson gives an incredibly unique take on the most important question of your life. The answer is tough to take, but it’s perfectly put in this article. If you need some tough love, this is for you!
While to-do lists are powerful, a complementary method can further increase our productivity: the not-to-do list. As the name indicates, it consists in listing all of the behaviors you want to avoid. How does it work?
Anne-Laure Le Cunff breaks down the opposite of what we think we should be doing. Giving us an honest list of not-to-do’s, with 10 solid ideas to put straight on your not-to-do list!
‘What you’re about to read isn’t perfect. And when you see the fifth item below, you’ll know why’
5 quick fire tips from Josh Spector on overcoming perfectionism.
We’ve all found our way into the perfectionism loop at some point. This guide tells us what we need to hear to break the cycle.
‘What distinguishes the great from the truly exceptional?
The highest-performers don't use "tricks" or "hacks" to achieve greatness. They use mental frameworks that fundamentally change the way they see the world’
Polina Pompliano guest posts on Jack Butchers popular Visualize Value blog.
Polina uses her experience of studying the most successful and interesting people in the world to deliver the five mental models exceptional people use every day.
‘Minimalism is about more than just possessions, though. Minimalism is focusing on and committing to the fundamentals, instead of wasting time, money, or energy on details’
I’m willing to hear James Clear discuss anything, anywhere, at any time.
Here he discusses minimalism. A concept I’m always fascinated by, and deep down want to fully explore. This article explains why we want things we don’t need, and how minimalism can actually help you do more!
Same time next week,