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3 Things I Learned Last Week #14 โ€“ Debunking Notion, Defeating Distractions, and Developing Creations

Greetings, knowledge seekers! Welcome to the 14th edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week.” ๐ŸŽ‰

Each week, I’m your fearless explorer venturing deep into the treacherous jungles of the internet — navigating through digital quicksand, dense books, voracious podcasts, enigmatic videos, online courses, and more โ€“ all to bring you three shiny nuggets of wisdom that you can use to conquer your own corner of the world.

Sound good? Then sharpen your metaphorical machetes, because it’s time to hack through the weeds of misinformation and reach the lush, bountiful oasis of useful insight.

This week, we’re delving into:

  1. The Secret Psychology of Notion โ€“ what’s up with the hype?
  2. Conquering Task Avoidance โ€“ productivity: we’re going in.
  3. Create More, Consume Less โ€“ the transformative power of being a creator.

Now, grab your explorer hats and let’s get to it!

๐Ÿ—„๏ธ The Secret Psychology of Notion

Ever wondered why Notion is on everyone’s lips, faster than a secret about Taylor Swift’s latest breakup? ๐Ÿค”

This entertaining video explains the “Ikea Effect”, a psychology principle that basically says “you love what you build.” And we’re not just talking about Swedish furniture that you assemble with a puny Allen wrench.

Notion has harnessed this effect by letting users create and customize their way into a productivity nirvana. But remember, fellow adventurers, it’s about staying productive, not just having the prettiest digital workspace.

Feeling brave? You might just become another devotee on the Notion pilgrimage!

๐ŸŽฅ Watch the video on The Secret Psychology of Notion here

๐ŸŽฏ Conquering Task Avoidance: Enhance Productivity with Effective Strategies

Ever find yourself about as motivated to start your to-do list as you are to start a diet on January 1st? If so, this video is your personal trainer, your life coach, your Gandalf guiding you out of the dark depths of Mordor.

It suggests that task avoidance might be due to “dopamine sickness” โ€“ basically, your brain being seduced by the dark side of the force: distractions like your phone, social media, and those funny cat videos on YouTube.

But never fear! The video suggests concrete strategies like breaking tasks into smaller parts (an army of hobbits is always more effective than one Frodo).

Check out the video and remember, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

๐ŸŽฅ Watch the video on conquering task avoidance here

๐ŸŽจ Create More, Consume Less: The Power of Being a Creator

In a world where consumption often outpaces creation (Netflix, I’m looking at you), this thoughtful piece advocates for us to turn the tables. It argues that what we create and send out into the world defines us, not just what we devour.

So be brave, fellow creators! Start sharing your gifts and focus on the impact you can make.

Remember, like a Jedi, perfection isn’t achieved overnight. Keep at it and watch your work improve.

๐Ÿ“š Read the article on being a creator here

And there you have it! That’s the end of the 14th edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week.” Here’s hoping you’ve discovered a gem or two that can help you in your own adventures.

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Until next week, here’s to a week filled with “aha!” moments, high-fives, and more than a little bit of fun!

Yours in perpetual learning,

~ Nathan

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, OpenAIโ€™s large-scale language-generation models. Upon developing the draft, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their liking and took ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.






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