May 25, 2021

Focus Is Key [65/365]

In everything I do, there is one thing that can stop me completely from even trying: The fear of being disturbed. I think that once I focus on a task, I can just take it, slice it up, and get it done very quickly. The problem is to get to the focused state. If I get a message, or a notification every 5 minutes, it just will not be possible for me to get down to it. Read more

May 23, 2021

Risks and Rewards [63/365]

You sometimes will have to take risks. Creating a new company, quitting your job, investing in cryptocurrencies, asking someone out. You take those risks because you are confident that the upside is worth more than the downside. But make sure to re-evaluate this balance often, if the risk is continuous. If you get to a point where you won’t be able to feed your family anymore, it may be time to dial down your risk exposure. Read more

May 22, 2021

The Feynman Learning Technique [62/365]

The Feynman technique is a way to learn at a very fast pace while retaining quite a lot of information about the topic. It focuses on teaching and getting feedback from this teaching to improve further your understanding of the topic. There are 4 steps to this technique: Choose a concept to learn Pretend that you are teaching it to someone else Identify where you got stuck or where your understanding is lacking and learn more about that Organize your material and make your explanations simpler The goal of this method is to get to understand the topic to the point where you can explain it to someone who knows nothing about it and have them understand the concepts. Read more

May 21, 2021

Letting Ideas Simmer [61/365]

Any complex enough problem will take time to solve. You’ll probably focus on it for a long time, and maybe even get so lost in it that you don’t even make progress anymore. You just go in circles. In that case, take a step back. When you do, your mind will have to stop focusing, and you’ll be able to take a look around. Notice what is there. It may hold the key for you to solve your problem. Read more

May 20, 2021

About Your Second Brain [60/365]

I’ve been interested in the topic of the second brain as it seems a much more reliable way to store information. More than that, it would be the most efficient way to retrieve them instead of having just a big blob of everything which do not make sense to you. From a first impression, I think that this second brain can only be personal. A global one is called the internet, and it is so massive that we cannot wrap our heads around it. Read more

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