In this journal, I share lessons I am learning in my pursuit of making money as an entrepreneur, graduating college, improving my mental and physical health, creating a successful podcast, being productive, fulfilling my potential, and building meaningful relationships. Journaling is the antidote to "if you don't stop and look around every once a while..." from Ferris Bueller. Journaling is intentionally stopping to look around so you don't "just miss it."
Lately, I’ve been using my phone as an alarm because I left my physical alarm in Alabama. That means I’m in the habit of setting my alarm at night and turning it off in the morning. It means my phone is the first and last thing I touch, and I don’t like that.
Our ancestors did not eat seed oils, impossible burgers, naked juice, and hormone-fed livestock. These new foods are the ones that need to prove themselves. What we’ve been eating for thousands of years do not.Buy your processed food with skepticism--or don't buy them at all.
To make journaling worthwhile, ask yourself interesting questions. Here’s an easy one: what is one thing I learned today? You can’t claim to know something until you’ve tried to explain it to someone else. Today’s question challenges you to do just that.
The things that make you feel happy, healthy, smart, fulfilled? Reflect on what they are and keep doing them. The things that make you unproductive, unsuccessful, unhealthy, and anti-social? Hit the brakes and swap for something better.
Elon Musk's genius reputation is amplified when you realize that everything he does is mutually reinforcing in the short and long term. Elon does not know at what point his projects will converge into space colonization. Elon does know that his probability of reaching Mars increases with each of his activities, so he'll stay the course.
I tried to do too many things today. So many books tell the same story. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are at dinner. They are asked what the single most important factor for their success was. Reportedly, they both said “focus.”