I increasingly believe that the only successful approach to productivity is treating yourself like an addict
If you want to stop drinking alcohol, don't keep it in the house 🙅
Here's how I keep myself productive:
I use iOS Screen Time to block all social media, news, and yes, EMAIL, from my phone.
I also remove the ability to install new apps.
My wife set the code, so I don't have any easy way to get around it.
On my Mac, I have an automation that quits all apps each morning before I get to work and pulls up OmniFocus on the screen, so it's always the first thing I see when I open my computer and can't go down a rabbit trail.
I use to spend my entire day in my inbox.
As I'd send emails, new ones would stream in constantly, and before I'd know it I'd spent 4-5 hours just responding to emails instead of moving important projects or individual work forward.
David Allan's Getting Things Done productivity system is the only thing that has ever worked for me.
My tool of choice is @OmniFocus, but you can use almost anything.
Don't trust your brain.
Turn the raw tasks into projects and give them a context (Computer/Phone/Home/Out and About), then when you are in that context you can rip through your tasks...
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How do I know how to become a successful academic? I don't, but I have received plenty of advice. As a good academic, I will just summarize what I have learned from listening
1) Be the ultimate collaborator but also don't be
Say yes to as many collaborations as physically possible: co-produce papers, LEARN, co-write grants, DISCUSS, it is all about synergy. But also, collaborations slow you down, have your own ideas! Just say no to collaborations
2) Be the methods ninja but also don't be
Science is only as good as its weakest link: don't be satisfied by applying the default analyses in the field. But also, don't let perfect be the enemy of the good and don't confuse reviewers. Just apply the default analyses in the field
3) Be the superstar teacher but also don't be
Professor means teacher, it is LITERALLY in the name. Being a good professor means being a superstar teacher. But also, focus on the science and minimize the hours of teaching, don't try to become a superstar teacher
·You avoid working through your real feelings. You have no idea if you love them or despise them.
·You're seeking ways to stop loving them, not understanding that love must flow in and out — not towards them but towards you — in order to reach a peaceful conclusion.
·You don't have boundaries nor a code of conduct you're willing to respect when it comes to break-ups.
·You never wrote down what's the best approach for you when ending relationships: is checking their social media acceptable? The rules are for you to follow, not for them.
·You indulge in wishful thinking. You romanticize the bond you two had, you over-idealize them and only remember the good times. You're an optimistic person, you say.
·You stubbornly believe in the concept of "The one".
·You refuse to acknowledge how you two didn't fully align.
·You reinforce your fantasies for a connection with them by obsessively researching topics like: soul mates, twin flames, karmic relationships.
·You abuse spiritual tools like tarot. You overindulge in astrology birth charts.
·You forget that obsessing leads to emotional chaos.
Since then we've started a remote web dev company @SquarecatWebDev and been lucky enough to have completed several freelance projects 💻 that have kept us on the road.
In the last few months we've become a huge part of this amazing new Maker community and have found so many new friends from @makerskitchen, @women_make_ and several others! 🥰
We love travelling together (even if I'm only a glorified laptop watcher 😒) but we're both much happier being able to share our ideas outside of our own little bubble and our products have benefitted too!
Here's to another year of nomading with my favourite person and to the Maker community continuing to grow with our help! Maybe one day we'll all get to meet each other ✌️ 💛
1) Learn The Basic Of Non-verbal Communications
It's not about what you say, it's how you say it.
For a clear and confident conversation, focus on your posture.
Avoid folding your arms or making your self smaller than you are.
Use your eye contact to break the gap.
2) Respect Your Audience
As a speaker, you should respect your audience.
They are here for you to listen. They want to listen to your ideas, so you must respect them.
Remember the quote “Give respect, Take respect“.
If you fail to give respect, they will not listen to you.
3) Ask for honest feedback
Whenever u have a conversation with anyone ask them about your mistakes, progress you have done in conversation.
This will help you in achieving your goals and by looking after your mistakes, you will learn them and improve it.
4) Maintain Eye Contact
Effective comm. is where the speaker makes eye contact with his audience.
The receiver starts trusting to him and shows interest in his words.
Maintaining eye contact builds credibility, and also it shows you care about your listeners.
Here are 7 Ways to Master your Emotions:-
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1) Your Environment
Emotions are nothing but Energy in MOTION.
Surround yourself with Beauty, Positive Energy, and High Value people.
The environmental effect is Incredible.
2) Understand that Emotions are just feedback.
If you find yourself wanting to escape, or avoid going deep into a particular emotion, ask yourself this:
Can the emotion actually do any harm, or is it just a bad feeling?
Exactly. It's all just a story in your head.
3) State Control:
This one is so underrated.
Practice Physical and Mental anchors that put you into a badass state
-Music that amps you the fuck up.
-Power Poses; take up space
-Mental Pictures of you dominating.
-Hand Movements that let you know its game time.
4) Stop trying to get rid of them.
You're feeling good? Experience it fully.
You're feeling terrible? Feel it all over your body.
You will realize that they go away when you don't try to stop them.
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Time for a🧵
Mitesh Sir's EXPIRY Option Selling 101:
• What to look for?
• Strike Selection & Ratios
• SL mgmt
• Avoiding freezes
• Monthy Expiry
• Event days
• How he would have traded last expiry?
In collaboration with @AdityaTodmal
Edward de Bono says intelligence is like a🚗 Automobile
“A powerful car may be driven badly. A less powerful car may be driven well. The skill of the car driver determines how the power of the car is used.”
What @Mitesh_Engr Sir looks at for Expiry Trading:
• Technicals of BNF
• Individual Heavyweight stocks of BNF
• Support/Resistance of BNF on weekly TF
• Also has Superb SL management
• When it comes to adjustments, he is always on toes
How to Select Strikes to Sell?
• You can't sell based on premium
• Follow only trend
• Price action is best to sell on expiry day
• Never wait for the options to go to zero
Using Ratios to Sell:
• If BNF is in a range then strangles
• If breakout/ breakdown from a range then directional
• Selling 70/30 or 80/20 ratios
• 2 examples on how he used ratios
Got these scanners from the following accounts:
Share for the benefit of everyone.
Listing all scanners from @Pathik_Trader Sir first.
2. 80-20 Reversal Setup
4. Trapping Inside Bar (Positional Setup)
Imagine, for a moment, the reaction of the UK Government, Brexiters, and the RW UK press if Juncker, Tusk, Macron or Merkel went on TV to say that Brexit was worth it to stop Freedom of Movement for UK citizens, and to stop Brits being able to come to the EU and jump the queue.— Steve Bullock (@GuitarMoog) November 20, 2018
2/ Imagine if the EU said finally all those retired Brits in the EU27 could go home
3/ Imagine if the EU said finally all those Brits in the EU could stop driving down wages, taking jobs and stop sending benefits back to the UK
4/ Imagine if the EU said it was looking to use UK citizens as “bargaining chips” to get a better trade deal
5/ Imagine if the EU told UK citizens in the EU27 that they could no longer rely on established legal rights and they would have to apply for a new status which they have to pay for for less rights