Summary of “How to Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life”

It is your responsibility to put yourself into a peak state, every single day.
Why would you want to live any other way? Why would you want to drag yourself through the day and through your life?
Put yourself into a heightened state and then make some profound and committed decisions to move forward.
You already know within yourself that if you really want something, you’ll get it.
Every day you cause yourself to believe it even more by affirming to yourself that what you want is already true.
If you aren’t consistent with yourself, then you don’t love yourself.
Your desire to be viewed as consistent – firstly to others and then eventually to yourself – shifts how you see yourself.
You begin to see yourself based on the commitment you’ve made.

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Summary of “Tori Dunlap Saved $100,000 in 3 Years”

What do you do when you really want to buy or spend money on something? Do you ever feel too strict with yourself, or wish you could splurge?I used to struggle with spending money in general – I would tell myself “No” all the time.
Eventually, I realized it was worth it to me to spend money on certain priorities, as opposed to trying to spend as little as possible all the time.
Stuff like clothes, coffee, and makeup are not as important to me, so that’s not where my money goes.
It’s not like I was making tons of money, but I got to keep 10 percent of the profits, and the rest went to my college funds.
Does your outlook on money affect your dating life?Yes.
How do you talk about money in your relationships?If you’re friends with me, we’re going to talk about money.
If you’re willing to talk about sex with me, you should be willing to talk about money with me.
I’m more private about my sex life than I am about my money.

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Summary of “Yoga, Pilates and HIIT: The best workouts when traveling”

Even if you can do it when you’re traveling for work or for fun, tackling your home workout might not make the most sense on your trip.
To help you pick the best workout for every travel situation, we interviewed fitness experts on which types of exercises to turn to.
The best workout when you only have 15 or 20 minutes to spare.
It’s one of her favorite workouts at home and on the road. “Aside from the convenience that you can do it anywhere and the affordability, it is the best overall conditioning exercise,” she says.
For Godso, Tabata HIIT training and EMOM workouts are best for crushing 10- to 15-minute openings.
The best workout when you don’t have access to a gym.
The best workout when you don’t want to work out.
“Plan to walk into the gym and do your favorite exercises. It doesn’t have to be heavy, doesn’t have to be your best workout. Continue the habit of moving.”

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Summary of “What the Aztecs Can Teach Us About Happiness and the Good Life”

My students reveal something that the pre-Columbian Aztecs knew well.
Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, the Aztecs had a philosophically rich culture, with people they called ‘philosophers’, and their specious counterparts the ‘sophists’.
Like the Greeks, the Aztecs were interested in how to lead a good life.
The Aztecs had a saying: ‘The earth is slippery, slick,’ which was as common to them as a contemporary aphorism such as ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ is to us.
First, the Aztecs held that this sort of life would not lead to ‘happiness’, except by luck.
The Aztecs grounded themselves in the body with a regimen of daily exercises, somewhat like yoga.
The Aztecs believed that ‘god’ was simply nature, an entity of both genders whose presence was manifest in different forms.
Aztec philosophy encourages us to question this received ‘Western’ wisdom about the good life – and to seriously consider the sobering notion that doing something worthwhile is more important than enjoying it.

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Summary of “The 7 Best Books I’ve Ever Read About Writing”

I’ve made a list of the best books I’ve read on writing.
If you write, and you haven’t read On Writing, it’s time to stop everything you do and get that book.
On Writing Well by William Zinsser A solid book with solid advice about writing non-fiction.
Zinsser, a respected writer and teacher, talks about the principles and methods of writing in this book.
Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips There’s no point in denying it; Hemingway is one of the best writers in modern history.
Hemingway believed that there’s no pride in writing about writing.
Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfield Pressfield is one of my favorite writers.
If you don’t know how to sell your writing, no one will ever read it.

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Summary of “4 Steps to Reset Your Goals for the Rest of the Year”

If you’re like more than half of people, those early-year goals you set were jettisoned months ago.
You still have months to make significant accomplishments toward changes you want to make by the end of the year, says career and transition coach Allison Task, author of Personalevolution: How to Be Happy, Change Your Life, and Do That Thing You’ve Always Wanted to Do. Ready to get back on track with your goals? Dust off that list and apply these four steps for a mid-year reboot.
“So much of the work of pursuing the goal happens when you set the right goal,” she says.
What feels possible and exciting versus overwhelming? The answer can give you valuable insight into the goals you can accomplish with the time you have left.
“Staying with a goal for 12 months or longer requires a ton of discipline and effort-and much of the effort happens in the second half of the year. The effort has to nearly double to reach that goal in the last six months of the year,” she says.
What, specifically, will you have to do to reach your goal and by when? What will the outcome need to be? Understanding these answers will help you scale your goal accordingly and recognize what you need to scale back.
The S.M.A.R.T. goals approach-making your goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time sensitive-is useful for helping you make progress within the time window you have, she says.
With businesses and other demands on her time, she says getting everything done and moving herself closer to bigger goals “Is a struggle I face and think about every day,” she says.

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Summary of “I Stopped Working Out Daily. Here’s What Happened.”

In 2014, I wanted to work abroad and travel as much as I could.
In 2016, I wanted to work out every day of the year.
I love setting a yearly focus because it gives you a clear idea of what you want to do with your time.
At the same time, I also don’t want to stop reading and working out.
I managed to get the minimum amount of work that’s necessary done.
If you want to get in shape too, it’s important to understand what you’re aiming for.
So if you’re not working out every day, you’re not doing yourself a favor.
The quality of life decreases when you stop working out.

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Summary of “Shut Up and Be Patient”

People who were bullied growing up and go on to become the smartest, nicest, and most interesting dude at the company Christmas party, yet they still harbor this overwhelming sense that nobody really likes them, that it’s all fake and unreal and unearned and undeserved, and that in the end, everybody’s going to wind up hurting them.
People who grew up thinking they were dumb but then go on to get a PhD in molecular astro-chemo-bio-physics yet still feel like they have to prove themselves over and over, that they can’t be wrong about anything, ever, that any sign of doubt in others is a secret sign of inner laughter, that the simplest of mistakes or a poor decision will bring down their whole life like a house of cards.
Maybe your neurotic mother conditioned you to feel guilty about every fucking thing that ever goes wrong in her or anybody’s life, so you’ve learned over the years to always believe you’re not good enough.
These habits – a.k.a. your identity – have been built up over the course of decades of living and breathing, laughing and loving, succeeding and failing, and through the years, they have built up a cruising speed of 40 knots or so in the freezing Atlantic.
Life’s not like a Smart Car where you can just jack the thing into reverse and veer onto a pedestrian-strewn sidewalk whenever you please.
Life moves at the pace it wants, not the pace you want, bucko.
Maybe that is why we are so afraid, because we know that once we chart that course and fire up those furnaces, it’s so fucking hard to turn things around, it’s so hard to move and change and we’re afraid we may end up like the spoiled rich girl, stranded in the icy Atlantic, screaming, “Jack! Jack!” even though there was totally room for Jack on that piece of plyboard, the dude clearly had some martyr complex and wanted to feel like he was dying for her, dying for something beyond his own selfish desires, which ironically, is still dying for your own selfish desires, asshole.
It would be easy for me to say, “I want the answer NOW! I want to know what my life will be like NOW! I want to know what I should do, how I should feel NOW!” But I’ve lived long enough and fucked up enough to know that that doesn’t help things.

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Summary of “Can AI Keep You Healthy?”

The goal: continuous monitoring of your health and suggestions of adjustments you might make in your diet and behavior before you slip from being healthy into the early stages of an illness.
ICX is part of a new wave of companies that figure they can find something meaningful in the data and enable medicine to stop merely reacting to an illness you have; these companies want to keep you healthy at a fraction of the cost.
As CEO of ICX, Wang has raised $600 million in funding for the effort, a remarkable amount for a project offering high-tech tests for healthy people.
“It turns out you also need to know about proteins, and metabolites, and all the rest,” says Wang.Soon after his departure from BGI, Wang formed ICX, knowing he would do something with AI and health.
PatientsLikeMe, which runs a service where thousands of members discuss their various chronic diseases in online forums and provide metrics about their health and the progression of their disease, had already shown the value of careful health tracking by individuals.
“In certain niches, AI is here and has been for years,” says Marty Kohn, a physician and the former chief medical scientist at IBM, who helped develop IBM Watson Health.
“But the claims for AI and health care are very overblown.” Most companies, he suggests, “Don’t do real science.”
One wonders if millions of healthy people will be as obsessed as Jun Wang is with collecting so much data on themselves.

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Summary of “How To Figure Out The Next Big Move In Your Life Journey”

One day you’re happy, working on your daily tasks, and the next day you wake up, thinking: “What should I do with my life?”.
She said: “Am doing well. Been interesting times figuring out which direction to go to next in my life journey.”
I want to share 2 strategies with you that I’ve personally used in the past to figure out my next big move.1.
You can’t expect good things to happen when you’re living a cushy life.
Life is dynamic and requires you to adapt all the time.
So I did my job, spent time with my friends and family, worked out a lot, and just enjoyed my life.
I can tell you how I did it, but that’s not going to help you because you have to figure out how YOU are going to do it.
That’s the most important thing about figuring out your next move.

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