I started writing so that I could document and publish old ideas, however, what I discovered was that writing is actually how I develop new and better ideas. Writing is more about surfacing new ideas than it is about documenting old ones.
In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
While responding to an email I had a breakthrough about my daily writing practice. Every day, by creating space and silence, I drive new discoveries about myself.
While speaking with one of my UPenn students today, I discovered what it means to assume a new identity and how that transforms the way we think and learn.
After a conversation with a friend about reading in the morning, I thought about what I get from doing it early in the day and why that’s the best time to do it.
One of the most effective ways of unlocking breakthroughs in my life has been through commitment and consistency. Just about anything that I’ve done enough times has led to breakthroughs. Here’s why.
Good habits were always a nice-to-have for me. Then I realized they could lay the groundwork for exponential growth if I set them with greater intention and desired outcomes.
Mindfulness practices can take many forms. One of the most sacred rituals in my daily life is making pour over coffee every morning. Read why I do this every single day.
Since I was young, I was obsessed with learning how people succeed over and over again. As an adult I studied the science and psychology success. In my research, I found 4 building blocks that created a foundation for successfully reinventing myself multiple times.