Episode 28
A Year of Transformation.
What I've learned and what's changed over the past year, and new habits that seem to be here to stick with me for years to come.
February 6, 2020
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Episode Notes

What I've learned and what's changed over the past year, and new habits that seem to be here to stick with me for years to come.

We're more virtually connected than ever before. Yet, we seem to be more disconnected from one another than any former civilization. We've created shallow ways of communication (say, email or instant messages) which generate a false sense of connection. It's harder to connect in deep ways with our closest friends—where a brief walk, talking on the phone, or a video conference may suffice. But, surprisingly, we spend a huge amount of time learning about random details from the trendiest influencers that we don't even know from our closest friends (but probably should).


Favorite Quotes

  • "It's super fast to write 200 words. What's hard is for those words to communicate something meaningful and work as part of a story worth listening."
  • "I've reinforced the feeling that gritty people get more out of whatever it is they do in life. Effort and perseverance win the long-term game."
  • "The important part is creating a consistent and persistent habit first then focus on improving my skills."

Links

Books I've Read

Books I'd Like to Read

A Year of Transformation

  • Intro. [0:40]
  • Podcast. [2:08]
  • Sketches newsletter. [2:23]
  • Sisyphus. [2:35]
  • Books I've read. [2:59]
  • What's an atomic habit? [3:47]
  • On maintaining habits. [5:52]
  • My habits. [7:00]
  • Sketching. [7:18]
  • Writing. [8:44]
  • Meditating. [9:44]
  • The habit series. [11:20]
  • Being gritty. [11:40]
  • On digital minimalism. [12:08]
  • On re-thinking your time strategy. [13:38]
  • Call to action. [14:16]
  • Wrap up. [15:28]

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