RadReads​ - How to make next week awesome

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Hey friends,

We hope you're having a great weekend. I (barely) survived the camping trip with all the 8 year olds. I share a bit about it and our next cohort of Supercharge Your Productivity in the video below. Also, I wrote a banger of a post about my favorite ritual, the Weekly Review.

(Watch the video on YouTube)

Supercharge Your Productivity begins this Tuesday and we've got 139 students enrolled thus far.

If you're sick of chasing career hamster wheels and ready to achieve more (while working less), we got you. In 8 live events (over 4 weeks) you'll learn how to:

  • Stay focused on the most important things in life
  • Think bigger (versus making smaller things better)
  • Stop putting things off until some imaginary future date
  • Invest in improving your mind, career and relationships

Our next enrollment will be in Q4 (at a likely higher price). But don't take it from me, here's what one of our alums had to say. David Gerber used to be in Institutional Sales and the course served as a launchpad for a career change:

Personally I realized I’d been living my life based on the expectations of others. It took me 50 years to understand that. It took Supercharge Your Productivity two weeks to reveal that critical insight.
David Gerber, COO of Circa

(And if you're still on the fence, we've got our free Weekly Review Workshop this Sunday at 11 am EDT.)


Make next week awesome (with this 25 minute ritual)


Chefs have a ritual called the mise-en-place.

In French, it literally means to "put in place."

It's the simple act of gathering and organizing ingredients and tools needed for cooking.

But it's more than a ritual, it's a religion. Look no further than the mise-en-place tattoos:

Source: Reddit

Why the obsession?

Whether your a chef, investor or entrepreneur - there's something reassuring about getting your house in order.

Closing those pesky "open loops."

Finding the leverage "inflection points" that move the needle.

Setting yourself up for a win.

It's also why RadReaders are so diligent about their Weekly Reviews. Here's one of our former students, Tammie Carlisle:

My Weekly Review is the difference between this is going to be an awesome week and "oh crap, how many more things did I forget."

Unfortunately, the Weekly Review is like broccoli.

Something that's good for you, yet something you conveniently forget each week.


Here are this week's top reads:

// one

Unlearning perfectionism

7 minutes | Arun Prasasd

Many RadReaders are perfectionists — setting (and hitting) high bars for themselves. But there’s a sinister side of perfectionism, which leads to task avoidance (ahem, $10 work), impostor syndrome and burnout. But what’s behind perfectionism? Staking our self-worth on a fixed outcome. And this hinders flow, ease, creativity and clarity. (Staring down our perfectionism is a major theme in our upcoming cohort of Supercharge Your Productivity.)

Read the post

// two

Yes, you can be more than your job title

4 minutes | WSJ

So many of us feel reduced to our roles as partners, parents, or professionals. This odd mix of boredom and overwhelm can lead to serious burnout, and our identities becoming so intertwined with our work. The antidote? Carving out space that brings you happiness and meaning — making our identities more complex through hobbies and passions that give us energy, and motivation. And most importantly, a respite from responsibilities (which actually ends up making those responsibilities more sustainable).

Read the article

// three

Why your to-do list never ends

5 minutes | The Atlantic

Our to-do lists are seriously overwhelming us (I know, breaking news) — we can never seem to really get it all done. And while it has its benefits, tech is actually making it harder for us to unplug. Why? Checking something off of our to-do list is virtually always available to us. The remedy? Identifying your “big rocks” (ahem, $10K Work) - the tasks that have to get done and schedule them out. While this to-do list renovation doesn’t solve our collective This won’t cure burnout , but it does make ensures that the big things get taken care of.

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// four

Elon Musk adds twitter to his time-juggling challenge

4 minutes | WSJ

Elon Musk is dedicated to playing the Time Management Game on the hardest setting possible. He soon will hold FIVE executive positions - a number only topped by the count of his children (currently 8). How does he do it? He eschews traditional management and instead focuses on what he deems the most crucial questions for success. In other words, ditching $1,000 work for $10K work.

Read the article

// five

The motivating power of regret

4 minutes | NYT

American culture is rife with messages about regret. We think it’s bad and something we should avoid it at all costs. For Mariko Yugeta, the 63-year-old Japanese athlete who has become the fastest woman in her age group ever to finish a marathon, regret isn’t something to avoid - it’s motivation to achieve a goal; it allows us space to reflect on what we wish had been different, and then actually try and make those changes.

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LAST WEEK'S MOST READ

And finally, how to pick up a duck. (Yup, you read that right.)

With gratitude,

Khe

PS Enroll in Supercharge Your Productivity by 5/2. Our next cohort will be in Q4 and at a likely higher price.

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