Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 05, 2024

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

  • 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned In 38 Years
  • In Defence of Performance: A Manifesto
  • The Ultimate Productivity Hack is Saying No
  • New Chapter: Becoming a Dad
  • Book Notes: Deep Work by Cal Newport

38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned In 38 Years

Source: Zen Habits
Author: Leo Babauta
 
In a thoughtful reflection on his 38 years of life, Leo Babauta imparts invaluable lessons that have shaped his journey. Through a down-to-earth lens, he emphasizes the significance of cultivating calmness in the face of life’s myriad challenges. 
 
Drawing from his own experiences, Babauta imparts a handful of valuable lessons that serve as a helpful guide, especially for those who are just embarking on their journey in life. These lessons offer practical advice and a roadmap for personal growth, encouraging individuals to navigate challenges with resilience, embrace simplicity, and cultivate a mindful presence in the present moment. Babauta’s teachings serve as a beacon for those seeking not only success but also a fulfilling and meaningful life.

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In Defence of Performance: A Manifesto

Source: The Growth Equation
Author: Brad Stulberg

Weekly Pulse without performance isn’t normal. The authors of “In Defense of Performance: A Manifesto” argue that the concept of performance has been overly simplified and appropriated by influencers and marketers who use it for clickbait and profit. The manifesto provides core principles and evidence-based habits for achieving sustainable health, well-being, and performance.

Additionally, the authors suggest the value of working in intervals as a means to sustain focus and energy. This approach involves breaking down work into manageable segments, allowing for periods of concentrated effort followed by brief breaks. By incorporating this practice, individuals can optimize their productivity, enhance concentration, and prevent burnout, fostering a balanced and sustainable approach to work and life.

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The Ultimate Productivity Hack is Saying No

Source: James Clear Website
Author: James Clear

Another topic important to this Weekly Pulse normally is productivity, right? The ultimate productivity hack is saying no. Not doing something will always be faster than doing it. Saying no saves you time in the future, while saying yes costs you time.

If you don’t guard your time, people will steal it from you.

We say yes to many requests not because we want to do them, but because we don’t want to be seen as rude, arrogant, or unhelpful. Saying no is sometimes seen as a luxury that only those in power can afford, but it is also a strategy that can help you become successful.

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book notes OF THE WEEK
Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work is a compelling exploration into the transformative potential of focused, undistracted work. Cal Newport argues that the ability to engage in deep work sets one apart in a world dominated by shallow, easily replicable tasks.


ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
New Chapter: Becoming a Dad

I begin writing this text, staring at the white computer screen, with a white noise playing in the background, mimicking the soothing sounds of rain for sleep. To my left, my wife. To my right, my daughter, only a few days old. Becoming a father, in these few days, is causing me to rethink my own concept of productivity and finding my “flow” in daily life. It’s being a great start. It’s being amazing. Check a little bit more what I have to share about it.


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