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3 Things I Learned Last Week #15 – From Focus Fixes to Literary Love Affairs

What’s up, curious cats and kittens?

Brace yourselves, it’s the 15th edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week”! 🎉

Every week, I plunge headfirst into a whirlpool of media – articles, online courses, palm readings (just kidding) – in a quest to fill my brain to the brim with knowledge. Then, like a baby bird, I regurgitate the tastiest morsels back to you, my esteemed readers, in this handy newsletter. Got a buddy with an empty nest? Forward this to them!

On this week’s cerebral buffet:

  1. Why Your Brain Feels Like a Washing Machine (And How to Drain It)
  2. The Jedi Tricks to Strategic Thinking
  3. How to Woo Books into a Long-Term Relationship

Without further ado, let’s spill the tea!

🧠 Why Your Brain Feels Like a Washing Machine (And How to Drain It)

Have you ever felt like your brain is a spin cycle of to-dos and deadlines? Or, like me, tried to multitask so hard you ended up with peanut butter in your shoe?

Well, this life-altering video explains why our noodles just aren’t cut out for juggling multiple tasks like a circus seal.

The video introduces a Jedi mind trick, “So This,” that’s as handy as a Swiss army knife when your attention starts to chase squirrels. It also serves up a reality check on how technology can turn into a pesky heckler disrupting your focus.

The key is to channel your inner Marie Kondo: prioritize and tackle one task at a time. You might be surprised to find yourself spinning plates without smashing them.

🎥 Park your eyeballs here for a focus crash course

🧭 The Jedi Tricks to Strategic Thinking

Ever felt like navigating your career or business is more complicated than assembling IKEA furniture without instructions?

This brain-tickling video demystifies the labyrinth of strategic thinking, an absolute must-have for any leader faced with more problems than a math textbook.

Successful strategic thinkers are as curious as cats, treating mistakes as speedbumps rather than cliffs. The video encourages us to welcome as many perspectives as a United Nations summit, expanding our mind palaces and lighting the path towards innovative problem-solving.

🎥 Tune in for a dose of strategic thinking here.

📚 How to Woo Books into a Long-Term Relationship

In this episode of literary love, Cal Newport dishes out tips on how to seduce books into becoming your closest companions. He reminds us that reading is a muscle, and just like gym rats, we need to work it out regularly.

Start your regimen with books that make your heart flutter and gradually ramp up your reading reps. Cal even shares his personal reading meal prep – setting weekly and daily reading goals. His words are clear: woo reading into a consistent, steamy habit, and before you know it, you’ll be cuddling up with War and Peace.

🎥 Catch Cal Newport’s guide to bookish romance here.

And that’s all folks! For this week’s edition of “3 Things I Learned Last Week.” I hope these tasty brain snacks have whet your appetite for personal and professional growth. Stick around for next week’s serving of wisdom nuggets!

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Thank you for your ongoing support. Here’s to a week spilling over with chances to learn, grow, and high-five life!

Keep on keepin’ on,

~ Nathan

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, Claude 3, Gemini Advanced, and other 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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