From Seth Godin:

“1. Delete 120 minutes a day of ‘spare time’ from your life. This can include TV, reading the newspaper, commuting, wasting time in social networks and meetings. Up to you.

2. Spend the 120 minutes doing this instead:
– Exercise for thirty minutes.
– Read relevant non-fiction (trade magazines, journals, business books, blogs, etc.)
– Send three thank you notes.
– Learn new digital techniques (spreadsheet macros, Firefox shortcuts, productivity tools, graphic design, html coding)
– Volunteer.
– Blog for five minutes about something you learned.
– Give a speech once a month about something you don’t currently know a lot about.

3. Spend at least one weekend day doing absolutely nothing but being with people you love.

4. Only spend money, for one year, on things you absolutely need to get by. Save the rest, relentlessly.

If you somehow pulled this off, then six months from now, you would be the fittest, best rested, most intelligent, best funded and motivated person in your office or your field. You would know how to do things other people don’t, you’d have a wider network and you’d be more focused.”

Godin is certainly idealistic, but his ideas are always solid and intriguing. Love this post and think that if you tried to apply this to your life for even a week it would make a huge difference.

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