5-Bullet Monday #37 (21/09/2020)

written by Dan Silvestre

Happy Monday!

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Here is your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Monday,” a list of what I’m pondering and exploring.

What I’m watching —
In the last weeks, I’ve watched a few documentaries on food and nutrition (as well as read a few books). I think this is a fascinating topic that we don’t learn much about in school (or life in general). I want to learn what’s the ideal diet for productivity and performance. Here are 3 recommendations: Eating You AliveHungry for ChangeThe Game Changers.

On automation —
This page from Zapier offers hundreds of things you can automate with their tools, such as file management, note-taking, or email. Zapier’s automated workflows take the work out of busywork, doing your routine tasks automatically so you can focus on your most important work and be less busy.

What I’m reading —
Solving the Procrastination Puzzle by Timothy A. Pychyl. I’m always curious to learn more about why we procrastinate and put things off. This comes up again and again as the recommended book to read about the topic, so I’m eager to learn more about it and strategies that we can use to fight off and overcome procrastination. What’s the best book you read on this topic? (feel free to send other materials, such as talks, videos, etc.)

Quote I’m pondering —
Here’s one more quote I really enjoyed from Dune“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”

300 + productivity hacks —
I’ve added new productivity hacks to the Productivity Vault. These are all the productivity hacks I’ve spent years collecting and testing. Everything that works with simple step-by-step instructions on how to apply to your work and life. Want to get access to this database with 300+ proven productivity hacks? You can get immediate access by clicking here.

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Have a great week 😉


P.s. I’ve changed the format (yet again :D) based on feedback. Now, announcements and new posts will be on top, with the 5 bullets to things I’m finding interesting. Do you prefer this format or the previous one? Hit reply and let me know. Your feedback is very important to me.

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