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Do you want to get 10 times the value from the time you invest into reading books?
I recently listened to an incredible episode from one of my favourite podcasts, The Tim Ferriss Show. I found Tim’s thoughts and practices on reading books very insightful and applicable to my life, so I decided to share them with you!
Here are the 3 insights:
🤓 Insight #1: Be ruthlessly selective about what you read
👎 Insight #2: Drop uninteresting books without guilt
🧙♂️ Insight #3: Prefer older books over newer ones
I dive deeper into how Tim applies these 3 insights in my article on my website here, so check it out if you’re interested!
Tim’s approach and thought-process throughout the podcast inspired me to read this book so that I can apply the same framework to every other activity in my life – find the 20% which gives me 80% of the results. Get more, do less.
Because who’s ever said they’ve got too much time on their hands?
To getting more with less ⚡
😍 My Favourite Links
🎤 Podcast – If you’re thinking of building an online presence or are already on the way, this one from The Not Overthinking podcast with Ali Abdaal and his brother Taimur was a reminder of what are the right reasons for going about it and how to build your presence authentically, something I’d love to do with my blog and this newsletter.
🎥 Video – This one from one of my top influences, Ryan Holiday, was the inspiration for setting the goal of re-reading the books that have most changed my life (check it out here if you’re interested). If you’re like me, constantly seeking out new information instead of re-visiting, acting and reflecting on past information, Ryan might change your mind. Once I heard him mention, “No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”, I was convinced.
🎤 Podcast – Highly recommended by a friend, I listened to this episode from The Huberman Lab podcast, and I just can’t get enough of the guy! He is an incredibly knowledgeable neuroscientist and professor, and every episode is chock full of science-based tools and frameworks to tackle every problem you could ever face in your life. This episode talked about the concept of neuroplasticity, and how you can leverage it to increase your focus and performance, especially after the age of 25.
📚 Book – I read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse last week – a book which I’d heard a lot about, but never got around to reading. It was an absolutely transformational experience, something I’m still pondering and reflecting on with my friends. In essence, it’s a fictional book about a man on the search for enlightenment, and all the insights and experiences he has on his path stumbling to get there. Counterintuitive and packed with timeless wisdom if you take the time to reflect on it. If you’re pondering some deep life questions or feel stuck in the rut, I’d highly recommend this book. It also helps that it’s only about 150 pages long! Short and sweet.
💭 Quote of The Week
“Addiction is a progressive narrowing of the things that bring you pleasure.”
— Andrew Huberman
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