Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World

Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.

Shallow Work: Non-cognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend not to create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.

(2) Core Abilities For Thriving in Today’s Economy:

  1. The ability to master hard things quickly
  2. The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed

“I build my days around a core of carefully chosen deep work, with the shallow activities I absolutely cannot avoid batched into smaller bursts at the peripheries of my schedule. Three to four hours a day, five days a week, of uninterrupted and carefully directed concentration, it turns out, can produce a lot of valuable output.” – Cal Newport

Rich Dad’s CashFlow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant is a guide to financial freedom. It’s the second book in the Rich Dad Series and reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes. The author explains the 4 quadrants you can operate in and how to maximize each. The four quadrants are: S (Self-Employed), E (Employee), B (Business Owner), and I (Investor).

This 1 Exercise Will Increase Your Focus, Productivity, & Overall Clarity

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If you’re anything like me, you’re aspiring to be greater than the person you are today. This is what I call The Journey. Do you want to increase your income? Do you want to live healthier and happier? Do you want to be a high performer in every area of life? Me too.

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

High Performance as defined in this book is: succeeding beyond standard norms, consistently over the long term. This book is pure gold and recommended for anyone trying to reach peak performance in business, career, and life. Brendon is widely considered the world’s leading high performance coach (according to both Success Magazine and Oprah.com). The habits in this book are precise, actionable, repeatable, scalable, and sustainable.

Brendon breaks high performance down into 6 habits and refers to them as the HP6:

  1. Clarity – Who you are, what you do, how you interact, where you’re going.
  2. Energy – maintain focus, effort, & well being, stay on your A game.
  3. Necessity – Success is your duty, responsibility, and moral obligation.
  4. Productivity – minimize any and all distractions.
  5. Influence – Getting people to believe in and support your ambitions.
  6. Courage – Express your ideas, take bold action, face uncertainty.

In addition to reading the book, I also recommend watching/listening to this interview with Brendon & Lewis Howes on The School of Greatness Podcast.

Announcing My New Business Project | The Journey 09

In this video I announce my new business project that I’ll be working on for the next few months. Not only am I excited that I’ll be learning a ton of new things; I’m also excited to be documenting the process. My goal is lay out the system so anyone else with the desire to run a successful e-commerce store can use my strategy as a proxy. I hope you enjoy and make sure to subscribe so you can stay tuned for the development of my new e-commerce store. 🙂