Daily tip or recommendation:
2 hours a day. That’s it. If you can build two hours a day of focused, AIRPLANE mode work to do one thing at a time, you’ll change your life.
I say “change your life” often because most of the ideas I like to talk about our BIG ideas based on First Principles. And a 2-hour deep work routine is a cornerstone of being successful in life. Period. No exceptions.
Read Cal Newport’s book Deep Work on the topic. But more importantly, start today. Protect 2 hours a day, every day, and watch your life change for the better.
Tips include noise-canceling headphones, airplane mode, finding where you will do the work, then protecting that time on your calendar, and from friends and family at all costs.
Daily book recommendation:
Deep Work by Cal Newport.
Daily health tip:
Deep Work. Yup, this is also a health tip.
When I get more deep work in, I feel better. My mood is better. When I miss my deep work routine or half-ass it, I’m stressed and anxious.
Daily Cooking Tip
Cook 2 pounds of ground beef in some butter and use a ton of salt and seasonings. Then eat then store the rest in the fridge for later. Finally, when you reheat your ground beef, use a hot pan and some more fat to cook it down a bit more. This will build flavor and it is the secret to reheating leftovers, especially ground beef.
Daily thoughts about money:
Setup auto-investments that debit once a month. Then don’t touch those accounts. Don’t look at them more than a couple of times a year, if that. You want to “set it and forget it.”
The power comes from forgetting about an investment then realizing you have $10,000 stored away. (This happened to me recently, and it’s a cool feeling.)