💡Pro Letter #17
Be more productive by working less, and a challenge for you!
‘Be relentless at everything you do’
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Today you’ll get: 3 bullet tips, 1 borrowed idea, 2 reads you need… and a question for you!
@AaronAalto Climb your way to ‘yes’
‘When you 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 to, you find an excuse.
When you 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 to, you find a way’ - Mustafa Khundmiri
Mindset shift… Sounds too easy, right?
We are all guilty of using have to, too many times. To the point it becomes a habit.
We should never be saying we have to do things, especially things we enjoy. You’ve then already taken the pleasure out of it.
It’s a simple shift of swapping out have to with want to.
Try it, trick yourself!
‘Money is only a tool.
It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver’ - Ayn Rand
Money is a life tool,
A great one at that, but it’s conditional.
Behind every (legal) bank account is a real life person. Someone like you or me.
You are the driver of your life. Your bank account is just numbers attached to your name.
They’re numbers, used as tokens to get and do stuff… again just a tool.
Not the definition of you or your values.
‘If you don’t know what you want to do in life,
focus on finding out what you don’t like doing.
Filter by exclusion.’ - Yannick Veys
Yess… this sings to me!
Here’s a list of jobs I’ve had since 16 years old: Joiner/Carpenter, Customer Advisor, Gym Instructor, Guest Service Agent, Bartender, Waiter, Tax Analyst… hated them all!
And that’s just jobs!
I was very much aware I was filtering by exclusion, with no idea what I wanted in life.
It worked, now it’s clear!
What about you? Have you created a method to establish what you really want?
A borrowed idea
Codie Sanchez asking for a friend…
Reads you need
How To Be More Productive by Working Less (Mark Manson - 15 minute read)
Productivity is more about what you don’t do than what you do. Focused effort on your most important tasks is a skill that can be practiced and perfected.
Every productivity book on the planet, from David Allen to Benjamin Franklin, tells you more or less the same thing:
Wake up at the crack of dawn and drink some stimulating liquid, segment your work periods into bite-sized chunks organized by urgency and importance, keep fastidious lists and calendars, and schedule appointments 15 weeks in advance and be early to everything… continue reading.
Feel better because you, your team, and company get more done by reading less than 5 minutes each week.
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When was the last time you challenged your assumptions?
Same time next week,
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