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  2. Mastering Creativity: 36-page PDF on how to break through mental blocks, uncover your hidden creative genius, and make brilliance a habit.
  3. The Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting
  4. Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Focus and Master Your Priorities
  5. How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals
  6. How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)
  7. 6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe
  8. Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity
  9. How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the “2–Minute Rule”
  10. How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

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These are the primary topics that I write about. If you’re interested in specifically learning more about one area, click on these links.
Accelerated Learning – ideas for boosting mental performance and improving problem solving skills.
Book Recommendations – a public reading list with the best books I have found on a wide range of subjects.
Creativity – thoughts on the creative process and how to make creativity a habit.
Decision Making – strategies for reducing mental errors and making better decisions.
Deliberate Practice – stories and research on the practice methods of great artists, athletes, and leaders.
Goal Setting – thoughts on how to set better goals and achieve sustained results.
Gratitude – lessons on the impact of gratefulness and how to make it a habit.
Grit and Mental Toughness – thoughts on why grit matters and how to persevere in the face of challenge.
Habits – practical and science-based ideas on how to build better habits.
Happiness – thoughts on how happiness impacts our lives and how to get more of it.
Healthy Habits – stories and strategies for improving your physical health.
Life Lessons – wisdom for living well.
Life Philosophy – articles that summarize my core view of the world and how to live better.
Motivation – inspiring stories and thoughts on how to motivate ourselves to perform better.
Optimizing Life – specific tactics and strategies on how to design a better life.
Overcoming Fear – stories and thoughts on how to beat self-doubt, overcome criticism, and share your talents with the world.
Personal Science – how to use personal experiments to discover what works for you.
Problem Solving – articles on how to attack problems and solve them.
Process Improvement – stories, often from sports and business, about how to continually improve.
Procrastination – strategies for overcoming procrastination and getting started.
Productivity – ideas for how to cut wasted hours from your week and get more done in less time.
Psychology and Behavior – articles on the science of behavioral psychology and why we do the things we do.
Self-Awareness – strategies for increasing self-awareness and being honest with ourselves.
Self-Improvement – articles on how to get better in all areas of life.
Sensible Nutrition – reasonable thoughts on how to eat better without being militant about it.
Simplicity – practical methods for eliminating the inessential and focusing on the fundamentals.
Sleep – the science of sleeping better and improving physical recovery.
Strength Training – strategies for getting stronger and building better workout habits.
Stress Management – ideas on how to reduce stress and anxiety in our busy world.
Success – thoughts on what success is and how to achieve it.
Willpower – articles on the science of how to become more consistent.
World Travel – ideas on how to travel better.