Sebastian had an interview with Niall Doherty a while ago, and a part of it hit me hard. I wrote a post about it a while ago.
From If You Feel Miserable...:
If you feel miserable, ask yourself:
Voice 1 tells me to go for the stars. Voice 2 tells me I'm not good enough.
Voice 1 speaks of unbreakable self-worth. Voice 2 is a fickle status whore.
The other day I was talking to my boss. I was asking him what parts of my work I should put more focus on – what type of work will generate revenue. He said I needed to help him push out more content. Content marketing seems to be the main focus of most online marketing nowadays. Almost everyone is giving away advice and tips.
So I asked him that, I said “You sure about content marketing? Everyone is doing content marketing these days”.
He replied “That’s why we have to create better content”.
Naturally, I replied to that with “Don’t you think the bar is being raised too high? If everyone is giving way free content, then pretty soon paid content will be free content. Don’t you think that because content marketing is so saturated that one day it will stop working?”
“Yes. One day, content marketing will stop working" He said, "But right now, it works. So we gotta go with what works. When I was young, I was caught up in the future, and I ended up wasting a lot of time chasing things that never happened, and getting nothing done.”
What follows is the one pager 0f the Meta-Learning chapter of Tim Ferriss Four Hour Chef (the first part of CaFE is one-paging whatever you’re learning).
It’s forming the foundation of my Mindset & Skill Acquisition Method, and I’ll be putting it to the test in the next few months with an experiment to learn surfing (which I'll be updating about on eddyazar.com).
You can get the full chapter and method notes here.
“It is possible to become worldclass in just about anything in six months or less. Armed with the right framework, you can seemingly perform miracles” – Tim Ferriss
Hey I know that Sebastian is highly recommending to listen to audio books. I prefer to listen to non-fiction books. Unfortunately its quite difficult to find good recommendations for them on the internet. So if you like to listen to audio books: What are your all time favourites? Cheers!
During a sales call, after I ask the prospect general questions and when I move on to qualifying the prospect, how do I respond when they don't qualify.
The main qualification is if they have a budget for my services. How do I respond if they tell me they have no budget or if they say a number that's too small?
I don't want to be rude to them especially if its me that contacted them.
In August 2013 I read Ikigai and highlighted this:
I wrote a note that said, "That would be me."
That was easily the best thing I did all year.
I could do a better job writing a more proper post. But I just felt a compelling need to post something. Express my gratitude for this man. Right now.
Most things in life that matter: SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY.
Meaning: You don’t need to be smart. You just need the ability to get over yourself and do the hard work.
“She’s not really smart. She just works hard. I can also do that if I try.”
That above is the most AMATEUR, PATHETIC, and LIMITING mindset I (and most smart people) have.
It doesn’t matter if you can figure out stuff most people don’t understand. Doesn’t matter if you can come up with witty lines every once in a while. Doesn’t even matter if you can come up with brilliant ideas that can change the world.
This is an excerpt from my May 2013 Monthly Financial Review. I thought it was worth reposting here.
A lesson in negotiation
I've been reading a lot lately, mostly business and personal development books. Here's a quote from Sebastian Marshall's Ikigai:
Since studying the brain extensively during my neuroscience degree, I’ve had a particular curiosity about the extent of which it is possible to improve cognition. But now as an over-worked medical student getting closer and closer to finals, I’ve taken a more practical interest in this topic rather than purely curiosity! As such, I thought I’d share a few of my personal techniques to get the most from your cognitive abilities!
Here, I explain my preferred nootropics and review piracetam and the uses of combining l-theanine and caffeine.