Summary of “Tuning Out The Noise”

“Love to hear you talk about how to get clarity and minimize distractions and noise around us. What techniques do you employ to find that focus?”.
As you grow older, you accumulate all sorts of “Things.” Even if you’re not a hoarder or someone who wants it all, your life will expand as the years go by.
You will have more friends, more stuff, more ideas, more goals, more wishes, more expectations.
You will have so many things in your life that you don’t know what’s important.
As your life expands, you keep on carving out the non-essential things.
Every day you struggle to tune out all the noise in the world.
There will never be a moment in your life where you will achieve focus and KEEP it forever.
If you want clarity in your life, you have to fight for it.

The orginal article.

Summary of “19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s”

The truth is that even if you’re starting with little, there are things you can do early in your life and career-in your 20s, mostly-that can make it far more likely you’ll be very wealthy by the time you hit 30.
Boil down their experiences and there are common things they did earlier in life.
As a young person, spend your time doing things that matter to you and that build value.
Lots of people in their 20s quickly submit to things they shouldn’t.
Volunteer, but do so with three things in mind: First, volunteer to do things that you feel good about.
Second, volunteer to do things that will be learning experiences.
Life is a lot more fun if you spend it working hard at things you really enjoy and value.
Travel, write, play music, jump out of airplanes-do the things you’ll be talking about for years to come.

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Summary of “The Hardest Props I Ever Made”

“I’ve always felt that if you’re noticing the props, you’re doing your job wrong,” says Robin L. Miller, a veteran prop master.
“It’s literally a rolling office and fabrication place,” says Miller of the 50-foot semi-trailer that houses all of the props and prop materials he might need.
Some prop masters are wistful for the old days of independent cinema, before CGI. “You had a van and a bunch of tools and you made almost everything you needed for the script,” says Miller.
A lot of times, the props are there for an actor; they don’t have to be the star.
I went, “20? I’m going to Fiji with these things!” And I needed as many as I could get, because things happen to props all the time.
Gallaher Glenn: Angels & Demons had tons of really interesting props.
Even props that are ultimately science fiction or completely made up, there’s always some basis that grounds it to reality.
He made all my prop heroin to make it look like it was heroin.

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Summary of “10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do”

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do.
Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.
Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they don’t do.
Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic; it’s empowering, because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.
Talk about how you’ll make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself.
Yeah, you’ve been around more blocks and climbed more mountains and slayed more dragons.
The higher you rise and the more you accomplish, the more likely you are to think you know everything and to tell people everything you think you know.
When you speak with more finality than foundation, people may hear you but they don’t listen.

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Summary of “Why meaning is more sunken into words than we realise”

Most of our words – ‘baseball’, ‘thunder’, ‘ideology’ – seem to have a meaning outside themselves – to designate or stand for some concept.
These kinds of expressions seem to have meaning more how a particular action might have meaning.
We can of course imagine a person using words competently without having this experience of meaning, but is what we imagine really human language use? It’s hard to see how such a person would have access to the whole range of practices in which we use words.
Meaning is more sunken into words than the practice of replacing one term with another suggests.
‘ These cases suggest that, not only is meaning sunken into words, it is simply unavailable without their articulation.
The meaning of ‘deep’ is detachable from ‘deep’ in a way that the meaning of the melody is not.
For the dog, words have meaning the same way that the sound of my car pulling into the driveway has meaning.
Does this new kind of interchangeable expression constitute a different way of meaning from the kind of meaning that ‘tells me itself’? Wittgenstein is wary of the very concept of meaning detached from expression, not only in the latter case but also in the case of interchangeable words.

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Summary of “15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness”

Mentally tough people control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check.
Mentally tough people know that, when all is said and done, they will lament the chances they didn’t take far more than they will their failures.
Embracing failure Mentally tough people embrace failure because they know that the road to success is paved with it.
Mentally tough people know that regardless of what people think of them at any particular moment, one thing is certain-they’re never as good or bad as people say they are.10.
Mentally tough people don’t pass judgment on others because they know that everyone has something to offer, and they don’t need to take other people down a notch to feel good about themselves.
Mentally tough people don’t waste time or energy sizing people up and worrying about whether or not they measure up.
Mentally tough people know that too much caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.14.
Mentally tough people know that life goes a lot smoother once you let go of grudges and forgive even those who never say they’re sorry.

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Summary of “When Things Fall Apart”

In When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, she draws on her own confrontation with personal crisis and on the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to offer gentle and incisive guidance to the enormity we stand to gain during those times when all seems to be lost.
Half a century after Albert Camus asserted that “There is no love of life without despair of life,” Chödrön reframes those moments of acute despair as opportunities for befriending life by befriending ourselves in the deepest sense.
Things become very clear when there is nowhere to escape.
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.
Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it.
Getting the knack of catching ourselves, of gently and compassionately catching ourselves, is the path of the warrior.
We are giving up control altogether and letting concepts and ideals fall apart.
Complement the immensely grounding and elevating When Things Fall Apart with Camus on strength of character in times of trouble, Erich Fromm on what self-love really means, and Nietzsche on why a fulfilling life requires embracing rather than running from difficulty, then revisit Chödrön on the art of letting go.

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Summary of “7 Morning Habits That Can Affect Your Entire Day”

Your morning routine is like setting up a string of dominoes: You line everything up for success, but one false move can cause it all to come tumbling down.
In order to set the right tone for the rest of your day, experts say you should adjust the following seven habits.
“Physically, hitting the snooze button actually sets you up to be groggy and less productive because you are repeatedly waking yourself out of a deep sleep,” Kleinman says.
Doing this first thing in the morning stimulates self-criticism and judgments in your mind, Kleinman says.
Begin your day instead with a self-affirming habit like journaling or meditation.
If you wake up and have no idea what’s on your schedule, where you have to be, or what you’re going to wear, then your day is already off to a frantic start.
Psychologist and Certified Master Coach Joel Ingersoll recommends organizing your day the night before.
“Eating a healthy breakfast consisting of nuts, fruits, and oats will satisfy your brain to get you through a tough day at the office,” LoGreco says.

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Summary of “How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears”

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”
See Yourself As A Warrior First things first: You have to start looking at yourself as a warrior.
Know Yourself What makes you angry, sad, fearful? How do you make decisions? What’s most important in your life?
You’re Not Perfect: Accept It Never beat yourself up for making mistakes.
Believe In Yourself How do you believe in yourself?
You also can’t say things like that to yourself if you don’t truly believe it.
Win or Die The battles you fight with yourself are very real.
If you arm yourself with the right strategies, you will win.

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Summary of “15 Practices for Staying on the Path of Mastery”

The best – be it athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, physicians, writers, or business professionals – have at least one thing in common: they are all constantly focused on getting better.
If you want to develop your body, mind, or soul you’ve got to understand that rest – that simply “Being” – is every bit as important as doing.
Doing so makes you better not only at your craft , via compounding gains , but also at the skill of exerting effort itself.
The path of mastery isn’t about being consistently great.
Staying on the path of mastery in any endeavor requires patience.
ToughnessToughness is about doing the hard thing because it’s the right thing.
Acceptance does not mean doing nothing but rather acknowledging and starting where you are.
Why are you doing what you’re doing? What are you seeking? What could you be doing better? Are you open to receiving help? Answering these questions – being vulnerable – is uncomfortable.

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