22 July 2021
The hardest part is getting started. This is because of momentum - it's hard to change course once you're already moving. This happens to me every day. In this episode we go over the activation energy mental model, how it underpins lots of other productivity hacks, and our current morning routines.
19 July 2021
Yo, it's Jake! I think it's easy to let certain feelings creep up on us especially when they're one's we're used to having under control. Lately, I've been feeling lonely. In this episode Will and I discuss how I got here, what I'm doing to navigate out of this situation and much more. The Crux: You're human. Things happen. But don't be a victim. Have a bias that skews toward action and worry about the details on the way! Thanks, and peaceeeeee ✌🏼
15 July 2021
If you dislike doing something, it's not sustainable in the long run. As much as we praise discipline, a far more important skill is being able to enjoy things that are good for you and dislike things that are bad for you. If you can accomplish this, then you don't need discipline.
12 July 2021
Jake here 👋🏼 On this episode we cover all aspects of being a fan. Here's why. On the pursuit of great heights it's easy to let competition get the best of you. What's counterintuitive about competition is that the best way to succeed is through kindness, gratitude, and a humble heart. Another aspect to fandom that's really great and why I've gone about giving a reminder to myself in this episode is the notion of inspiration. I think I went along for while now not really realizing how impactful inspiration the active seeking of inspiration out can be. Being a fan, truly appreciating others in my field allows me to find that inspiration and let it trickle down into my own work.
8 July 2021
Modern minimalism is a mixed bag. There's lots of good, but like any ideology, can be taken too far. In this episode we discuss the impact minimalism has had on us, Will's high school video game habits, and Marie Kondo.
5 July 2021
Jake here 👋🏼 As creatives it's really easy to think we need _______ to achieve a desired result. It's easy to feel held back and creatively frustrated by our lack of resources. The truth is that the point at which more resources would actually help us is much further than we think. What we really need is more practice, not more resources. In this episode we talk about creative constraints, heuristics for making great things, making excuses and more. Don't be a victim and go make great shit!
1 July 2021
Applying the same intense, single-minded focus we see in proffessional athletes to other pursuits.
28 June 2021
Excel in the competitive landscape by doubling down on the things that make you uniquely you. Be yourself. No one does you better then you.
24 June 2021
The good and bad of cell phones.
21 June 2021
Another thought experiment/tool for how to figure out what you want to do with your life. This episode piggy-backs off of our last episode Vision in hopes to help you with figuring out yours.
17 June 2021
Kyle Eschenroeder's framework for wanting the right things. https://www.kyleschen.com/2017/04/11/what-do-you-want-to-want/
14 June 2021
Put the most important things first, execute, then enjoy your burden free mind.
10 June 2021
A conversation about what makes good habits. https://createurbestself.com/
7 June 2021
A conversation about journalling and the impactful yet unforseen benefits of it.
3 June 2021
The costs, benefits, and trappings of fame.
31 May 2021
Breaking out of creative slumps, not being ruled by inspiration as a creator, and sharpening your creative saw all solved by the simple means of showing up every day.
27 May 2021
Modern life sometimes makes us weak. Go get some callouses.
24 May 2021
Every failure is an opportunity to learn. Don't be afraid to fail.
20 May 2021
Seeking the interfaces to powerful thoughts.
17 May 2021
Confidence, humility, and unwavering self belief to in order to achieve your goals. Also, how do others' opinions play a role in the pursuit of great heights?
13 May 2021
Applying leadership lessons to relationships and personal development.
10 May 2021
Just like sleep and exercise becoming intentional about your diet can fuel your creativity and health to be the best version of yourself.
6 May 2021
Be in charge of your financial life. https://www.youneedabudget.com/
3 May 2021
A quick how-to on how to take any moment in any setting and get the most out of it.
29 April 2021
Just because you're busy doesn't mean you're actually doing anything. Be generative.
26 April 2021
Exploring the idea of being intentional in everything we do
22 April 2021
Be intentional about how you spend your career. https://80000hours.org/
19 April 2021
You're the average of the 5 people around you - in every sense. Be intentional.
15 April 2021
Succeeding is more than simply knowing what to do. It's actually doing it.
12 April 2021
Make decisions based on today, not yesterday.
8 April 2021
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." - Annie Dillard
5 April 2021
Be intentional about your environment.
1 April 2021
Know when to stop.
29 March 2021
Bigger testicles, no dementia, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuIMqhT8DM
25 March 2021
Coding will make your life better.
22 March 2021
The power of self reflection.
18 March 2021
How do you know when you have enough?
15 March 2021
11 March 2021
Bullet Journaling is a cool, non-digital method of tracking your life.
8 March 2021
Read a friggin book!
4 March 2021
Don't squander the one life you have: be intentional about the games you play.
1 March 2021
If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well. Be excellent not only in the important areas of your life, but all areas. Sharpen your sword each day, and it will be ready when you need it. https://fs.blog/2019/01/great-things/
18 January 2021
It's easy to improve your tools but hard to improve your craft.
11 January 2021
Slowing down and creating in a fast-paced world - creation with Lindy in mind.