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Personal Development 2.0. I write about systems and high-performance living ⚡️ Cornell MBA • NASM Trainer • Fortune 500 Consultant
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Aug 11 11 tweets 2 min read
If you are prone to overthinking, read this: For years I struggled with overthinking.

It was downright debilitating.

Fortunately, I found some strategies that help.

Here are 7 concepts to limit overthinking (and live your best life):
Aug 10 20 tweets 4 min read
If you want to sleep better (backed by science), follow these 10 tips: 1. Keep your phone outside the bedroom

Why this works:

• Eliminates jarring sounds/vibrations

• Hides the prompt to check your phone (blue light + emotional triggers destroy sleep)
Aug 9 13 tweets 3 min read
If you’re always tired in the afternoon, read this: Most people lose 2-3 hours daily to the afternoon slump.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Imagine you reclaiming 14+ hours weekly of high energy.

You could:

• Boost productivity
• Deepen relationships
• Get in the best shape of your life

6 steps to beat the slump…
Aug 8 4 tweets 1 min read
6-Month Personal MBA (Book List):

Month 1
• Strategy: Zero to One
• Entrepreneurship: The Lean Startup

Month 2
• Accounting: Financial Intelligence
• Per. Finance: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Month 3
• Marketing: 22 Laws of Marketing
• Operations: The Goal Month 4
• Systems Thinking: Thinking in Systems
• Public Speaking: Steal the Show

Month 5
• Negotiation: Never Split the Difference
• Networking: Power Connector

Month 6
• Leadership: Teams of Teams
• Effectiveness: Almanack of Naval
Aug 6 12 tweets 4 min read
7 free personal finance tools to be 10x smarter with money 👇 1. Personal Capital

A free dashboard to track your entire net worth.

• Link all your accounts
• Monitor your portfolio’s performance
• Plan for retirement: build, manage and forecast
Aug 5 12 tweets 2 min read
9 of the smartest things ever said about critics, haters, and trolls: 🧵 “10% of people will find a way to take anything personally. Expect it and treat it as math.”

—Tim Ferriss
Aug 4 9 tweets 2 min read
7 bad habits you didn’t know were bad (until now): 1) False Kindness

Today our society walks on eggshells.

It takes the form of participation trophies and avoiding tough conversations.

People aren’t getting the critical feedback they need to grow.

Create an inner circle that will give you honest feedback.
Aug 3 13 tweets 7 min read
11 valuable free Chrome extensions for entrepreneurs (work smarter, not harder): 1) Smallpdf

A simple but mighty PDF editing tool.

• Edit PDFs without expensive Adobe
• Access 21 editing tools (merge, split, etc.)
• eSign PDFs…
Aug 2 9 tweets 2 min read
Everybody wants more time, energy, and clear thinking.

But few know about Intermittent Fasting.

Here's everything you need to start 👇 Let’s begin with the benefits.

Intermittent fasting…

• Promotes fat loss
• Gives you time (less meal planning)
• Boosts cognitive function
• Improves sleep, energy, and mood
• Extends lifespan

Plus, it’s easier than dieting.

Get the benefits w/o changing what you eat.
Aug 1 8 tweets 2 min read
How to be 5x more productive.

A best-selling author’s 3-3-3 Method: Oliver Burkeman is the best-selling author of “Four Thousand Weeks.”

Recently, he shared his 3-3-3 Method for a productive day.

How do YOU define a productive day?

Until you define it, you’ll never feel like you’re doing enough.

Make 3-3-3 your yardstick:
Jul 30 12 tweets 6 min read
Love to travel?

9 hidden gem travel tools (they're free):

Avoid jet lag with this popular new app.

Developed by top scientists.
Used by athletes, CEOs, and astronauts.

How it works:
• Receive a jet lag plan (pre + post-flight)
• See when to sleep, get light, skip coffee
• Arrive at your best
Jul 29 12 tweets 2 min read
If you struggle with fitness motivation, read this: Hi, I’m a certified trainer.

The most frequent question I receive:

"How can I get motivated to work out?"

So I put together these 7 powerful tips…
Jul 28 14 tweets 4 min read
How to remember everything valuable you read (including this): Give me 3 minutes, and I’ll show you 5 proven steps to retain what you read.

So instead of wasting time and losing valuable information,

You can apply the knowledge and become your best self.

Here we go...
Jul 27 10 tweets 3 min read
Charisma is no mystery.

It's a skill you can learn.

Here are 6 rules to be charismatic 👇 1. Make People Feel Important (SHR Method)

Your formula to boost charisma:

• Give eye contact
• Offer a specific compliment

• Ask good questions
• Be interested, not interesting

• Follow up
• Remember name(s)
• Recall something you discussed
Jul 26 10 tweets 4 min read
Everybody writes

(texts, work emails, sales copy, etc.)

But few people write well.

Here are 7 free, must-have writing tools: 1. Grammarly Keyboard

A mobile typing assistant to write mistake-free (for texts, emails, tweets).

Grammarly for desktop is popular.

But most people don’t know about the free mobile version.

Fix ‘their/there’ and other common errors missed by autocorrect.
Jul 25 27 tweets 3 min read
If you want to improve your thinking, outsmart these 25 cognitive biases 👇 Fundamental Attribution Error

We judge everyone else on character but blame our shortcomings on the situation.

Example: If Jane is late for work, she’s lazy. If you’re late for work, it’s because of traffic.
Jul 24 22 tweets 3 min read
21 “if, then” algorithms for self-care 👇

1. If you find yourself regretting past decisions, then stop.

You made the best choice at the time, with the knowledge you had. Be at peace with it. If you experience a beautiful life moment, then write it down.

Best tacos ever. Presentation you crushed. Bonfire with friends.

Save the memory and, one day, the memory might save you.
Jul 23 10 tweets 4 min read
8 books that will sharpen your thinking:

= thread = Super Thinking
by Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann

• Use first principles (foundational facts)
• Ockham's Razor: simple is often best
• Correlation ≠ causation
• Much, much more
Jul 21 13 tweets 5 min read
10 Mac tips to work smarter (that 99% of users don’t know about) 👇 1. Advanced Spotlight

Command + Spacebar will open Spotlight.

Perhaps you already use Spotlight to quickly search + launch apps

(it’s way faster than mouse navigation).

You can also use Spotlight for:
• Calculation
• Unit conversion
• Retrieving stock quotes (input ticker)
Jul 20 14 tweets 3 min read
If you want to reclaim 40 hrs/week (I’m not kidding), read this: 1. Clothes

Either go full Steve Jobs and wear the same outfit every day.

Or Google "capsule wardrobe" and put together a minimalist wardrobe.

Either way, reduce the decision-making involved in getting dressed.

Reclaim: 2 hrs/wk
Jul 19 13 tweets 8 min read
10 hidden-gem websites for your health + wellness 👇

Insight Timer offers the largest free library of guided meditations.

You’ll find 130k+ tracks that you can filter by popularity.

Whether you want to reduce stress, fall asleep quickly, or train your mind to focus,

Take an expert-led class here.