• 78 - Why You're Always Tired Between 1pm - 4pm (and what to do about it)

    You might have noticed that sometimes when the afternoon rolls around you become less productive. From roughly 1pm to 4pm, to be more precise.

    During that time, you're not as motivated to do the work, you have a harder time focusing, and even the work that you do, is of lower quality.


    A lot of people around the globe experience this exact phenomenon every single day.

    And it has a name: the afternoon slump.


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    Video references:

    Hospital: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    Hospital: https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/rel...

    Danish students: https://www.pnas.org/content/113/10/2621

    Walks: https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/arti...

    Power naps: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/f...

    11m - May 20, 2024
  • 77 - The Worst Financial Mistake You Can Make

    There's this one financial mistake I see people making all the time.

    Anyone can make it, and often, they don't even realise they're making it before it's too late.

    And it doesn't matter if they're earning 10 thousand or 10 million dollars per year.

    This mistake can keep people poor forever. And even if they're wealthy, it has the power to make them broke.


    So what is that mistake?

    8m - May 15, 2024
  • 76 - How I Tricked My Brain To Like Doing Hard Things (dopamine detox)

    You probably don't have a problem playing video games or browsing social media on your phone. In fact I have no doubt you could sit in front of a screen and do both of those activities for 2 hours, or even longer without breaking your concentration.

    But what about half an hour of studying? That might be too hard.

    How about working on your side business for another hour? Doesn't sound too appealing.


    Even though you logically know that studying, exercising, building a business or something equally productive, will bring you more benefits in the long run, you still prefer watching TV, playing video games and scrolling through social media.


    One might argue that it's obvious why.

    One activity is easy and doesn't require much effort, while the other activity is difficult and it requires you to apply yourself.


    But some people seem to have no problem studying, exercising, or working on their side projects, regularly.


    Which begs the question: Why are some people more motivated to tackle difficult things?

    And is there a way to make doing difficult things, easy?


    References:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/00...

    https://www.centersite.net/poc/view_d...

    14m - May 10, 2024
  • 75 - Make Your Habits Stick Forever (elastic habits)

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    Let me ask you this:

    Why do most people fail at creating habits that stick?


    Well, there could be plenty of factors, but one major reason is they are not consistent with them.

    They might achieve their habit goal one day, but then the next day something comes up, and they skip doing the habit altogether.

    But the point of any habit, is to make it a habit in the first place.

    This means doing it every single day without fail.


    So how can we do that?

    How can we become consistent with our habits so they actually stick?

    The solution is to make our habits elastic.

    9m - May 5, 2024
  • 74 - Advice About Advice

    Have you ever come across contradicting advice?


    You might have read a book by someone you admire and they say that if you want similar results, you should do X.

    However some time later, you come across another piece of advice by someone else in a similar position. But the advice is completely opposite to the previous advice you received. They say that you should avoid X and do Y instead.

    So now you have two different people, both at a level you want to achieve, telling you different things.


    Let's take a look at why that is and see whose advice you should listen to.

    6m - Apr 30, 2024
  • 73 - Essentialism

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    In today's world, being busy is the new norm.

    We have a ton of projects we would like to do, and whenever something new comes up, we try to fit it in our already overflowing schedules.

    We believe that if we just work more and work harder, we can do it all.


    However, being busy doesn't mean we're actually doing things that are important.

    The truth is that most things that we do, aren't important at all, but instead are completely trivial.


    The antidote to this overwhelming busyness is essentialism.

    7m - Apr 25, 2024
  • 72 - How To Get Out Of A Mental Rut

    Has this ever happened to you?

    One day, life seems to be going great and everything seems to be progressing well.

    But the next day, you wake up with no motivation whatsoever and you suddenly feel stuck.

    Just going through your daily routine is a struggle and it feels like a chore. And to make matters worse, you beat yourself up for not being as productive as you'd like to be.


    What happened is you've entered a mental rut.

    It's basically a state of mind where you feel stuck, purposeless and you're unable to motivate yourself.

    And doing anything that day can be difficult.

    Days like these will come unexpectedly, seemingly out of nowhere, and can last for days or even weeks.

    10m - Apr 20, 2024
  • 71 - Why Do We Perform Bad Habits? And How Can We Break Them?

    You most likely already know what's good for you and what's not.

    You know that eating fried, fast food, is not good for you.

    You understand that laying on the couch, watching TV and browsing social media is also bad.

    And you're fully aware that smoking is horrible for your health.


    Now the question is: why do you do the things that you know are not good for you?

    If you logically understand which habits are bad, why don't you avoid them?


    In this video I'll explain why you keep on performing those bad habits and I'll give you a solution for the problem.

    11m - Apr 15, 2024
  • 70 - Habit You MUST Acquire - Keystone Habit

    Most of us want to improve our lives. But for that to happen, we need to adopt certain positive habits.

    Fundamentally speaking, habits play a key role in our day to day lives.

    But not all habits are created equal. Some can have a much bigger impact than others.

    This is why it's important that we learn to identify these habits and develop them.

    Charles Duhigg, author of the book "The Power of Habit," calls them "keystone habits."

    So what is a keystone habit?

    9m - Apr 10, 2024
  • 69 - 10 Habits That RUIN Your Sleep

    Sleep can be complicated.

    There are many factors that affect your sleep quality and quantity.

    Some improve your sleep, while others make it worse.


    Just a few simple habits can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and a night spent tossing and turning.

    That's why in this video I'll explain which habits you want to avoid, as they are ruining your sleep.


    Some habits are worse than others, but if you can avoid all of them, then a good night's sleep is almost unavoidable.

    12m - Apr 5, 2024
  • 68 - 9 Habits That IMPROVE Your Sleep

    Sleep can be complicated.

    There are many factors that affect your sleep quality and quantity.

    Some improve your sleep, while others make it worse.


    Just a few simple habits can make the difference between a good night's sleep and night spent tossing and turning.

    That's why in this video I'll explain which habits you should adapt to improve your sleep.

    Some habits will help you more than others, but when all of them are combined that's when the real magic happens.

    13m - Mar 30, 2024
  • 67 - The Problem With A Balanced Life - The Four Burners Theory

    Let's talk about a balanced life.


    In our modern society, we want to do it all. We want to be great at the work we do, we want to be healthy, we want to have great friends, all while being the best spouse and the best parent we can be.

    This is something many people want, but rarely anyone achieves it.


    But why is it so hard to achieve all those things?

    Today we'll look at life balance through a concept known as The Four Burners Theory.

    5m - Mar 25, 2024
  • 66 - Accomplish Everything With Mini Habits

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    Most of us don't manage to do everything we want to do in any given day.

    We only have a certain amount of time and energy, so some things inevitably get left behind.


    Can you manage practicing the piano, reading books, meditating, and exercising every single day, while working a day job?

    I can and you could as well.


    Today, I would like to share a method I’ve found to be extremely helpful for managing all these competing goals.

    It's called: Mini habits.

    7m - Mar 20, 2024
  • 65 - How To Use Procrastination To Your Advantage (Productive Procrastination)

    Productive and procrastination.

    You would think that these two words don't go together.

    You're either productive or you're procrastinating, right?


    Well it isn't necessarily so black and white.

    In this video I'll explain why it's possible to be a massive procrastinator and yet still get a ton of work done.


    Everything you do, could be categorized in 3 tiers of importance.

    Tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3.

    Tier 1 is the most important tier. This is where your most crucial work falls into.

    Then we have tier 2.

    These activities are still important, but not as important as your main task in tier 1.

    Then finally we have tier 3.

    This is where everything that doesn't need to be done at all, falls under.


    Now what would happen if you were to remove the possibility of doing tier 3 tasks all together?

    5m - Mar 15, 2024
  • 64 - Why You Can't FOCUS - And How To Fix That

    In today's world, being able to focus is almost like a superpower.

    You rarely see anyone who's able to concentrate on a single task for hours.

    And the individuals who are able to focus, to nobody's surprise, get so much more done than other people.


    There are many areas where you could benefit from better concentration. Whether it's for school, studying, work or a hobby. If you're able to focus you can get your desired results faster.

    So today I'll explain what's holding you back from focusing and what you can do to improve it.

    13m - Mar 10, 2024
  • 63 - Does Law of Attraction Work?

    You probably heard about the Law of attraction before. It was made popular by a book and movie called "The Secret".

    Basically to sum it up, Law of attraction says that anyone can attract whatever they want, just by thinking about it consistently.


    So if you think about making money a lot, money will appear in your life.

    That's all pretty silly.

    We can't just make money appear out of nowhere, by just thinking about it.


    But our thoughts can and do affect our lives.

    And this is because of a concept I like to call: Mental Proximity.

    7m - Mar 5, 2024
  • 62 - Can You Sleep Too Much? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

    Thanks to all the data science has gathered over the years, we know that not getting enough sleep leads to a shorter life.


    But there's one more thing that the data has also shown us. And that is the relationship between sleep and mortality risk is not linear. You see, the more and more sleep you get, doesn't mean that your risk is lower and lower.


    Instead once the average sleep amount surpasses 9 hours, there is an upward hook in mortality risk.

    Just like with sleeping less than 6 hours every day, there is a higher chance of premature death, if you sleep over 9 hours daily.


    So what is going on here?

    Are we supposed to be aiming for exactly 8 hours to live a long and healthy life?

    Not quite.

    6m - Feb 29, 2024
  • 61 - What "Success" Actually Is - And What It Isn't

    we tend to talk a lot about success.

    But we never really talk about what success actually is.


    Like many others, I grew up equating success with money, status, fame and power.

    And for many years, that was my definition of success, so I pursued just that.

    But over time my perception has changed.

    You see, success is a very personal thing.

    And you'll understand what I mean, after this video.

    5m - Feb 25, 2024
  • 60 - NEVER Tell People Your Goals - Or You Won't Achieve Them

    Humans have tons of dreams, aspirations and goals which we would like to achieve.

    And since we are social creatures, we also like to talk about them.


    But maybe it's time we stop telling people what our goals are.


    The reason why we shouldn't, is because when we tell others what we're planning to do, it makes us less likely to follow through and actually achieve those goals.

    4m - Feb 20, 2024
  • 59 - What It Really Takes To Become Successful

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    When you look at someone you consider successful in business or life in general, what do you see?

    You might see they have an awesome job, a big fancy house and exotic cars, great relationships with other people, etc.


    You want all those things they have, and you want to be just like them.

    Well, you haven't seen everything they have done to reach their success. There are actually a lot of things that are unseen to the average observer.

    You could say that their success is kind of like an iceberg.


    When you look at an iceberg, you can see the top of it coming out of the water. But what you don't see is that bigger chunk that's hidden under the water.


    The same can be said about someone who is successful.

    When you look at them, you just see the top of the iceberg.

    But if you dive in and check what's under the surface, you'll be surprised at what you find.

    5m - Feb 15, 2024
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