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12 Favourite Problems 🤔

Hi friends! It's been an intense, but eventful week! Google Day 2020, Singapore was successfully exec
12 Favourite Problems 🤔
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #15 • View online
Hi friends!
It’s been an intense, but eventful week! Google Day 2020, Singapore was successfully executed and I’m proud to have led and organize it together with my awesome team as it’s the first virtual campus outreach event held over YouTube live (due to Covid-19)!
When running an event, I’m usually running super high on adrenaline - I end up crashing from exhaustion at night and don’t really recover till the day after. Seriously forgot how intense it could get! It’s day 2, and I’m still in the midst of recovering 🙊
On top of that, it’s the second week into the ’Building A Second Brain’ course I’m enrolled in, so I feel like my brain has running at 100km/h. I’m just trying to absorb and apply whatever I have learnt at this incredible pace!
I wanted to share one interesting exercise I had to do in the course this week - and that was to think about, and share my 12 Favourite Problems.
Everyone is different, and therefore your 12 favourite problems will be unique to you.
You should have a yearning, a deep desire to answer these questions - most likely something something that is causing some sort of ‘pain’. The answers are not really within reach. The questions are philosophical and never really end. They just evolve and go on a deeper level!
I realized that my problems were things that I constantly thought about, but never really had the time to pen down.
Here are my 12 Favourite Problems:
  1. How can I shrink my closet down to just the clothes I truly need?
  2. How can I effortlessly create original content, and stay consistent in churning out content for my website, newsletter and YouTube
  3. How can I continue to keep healthy and fit?
  4. How can I learn to deep dive into a topic or hobby without losing interest, and giving up when I hit a plateau?
  5. How can I find my passion and niche areas for YouTube?
  6. How can I start being more confident, charismatic and inspiring?
  7. How can I start developing a stronger perspective on issues?
  8. How can I start a successful business that will take off while working full time?
  9. How can I give back more to society?
  10. How can I ensure that I spend enough time with family?
  11. How can I earn more money to ensure that my partner and I live a comfortable life?
  12. How can I live a more intentional life?
I actually had more, but I shrunk it down to this final list. I really enjoyed writing this list down because it gave me so much direction and clarity. It affirmed my interests, the steps and direction I have taken to (unknowingly) solve these problems.
This is a list I will refer to every 6 months, just to see whether things have changed up!
What are your 12 favourite problems? Put aside 5-10 minutes of your time to try this, and share them with me! Let me know if this was as fulfilling as it was for me!
Till next week!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week
Netflix - Snowpiercer
If you didn’t already know yet, I’m a huge dystopian fan. So when I chanced upon Snowpiercer, I was super happy. I REALLY ENJOYED IT, and cannot wait for season 2! Apparently a movie version of this came out a few years ago starring Chris Evans, but didn’t get great ratings.
Here is the basic storyline. The world has frozen itself (basically its at -119 degrees celsius at all times) so life is not possible outside this train. The last of humankind are all onboard this train, and is run by this fellow called. Mr Wilfred. With every dystopian novel, there are classes. The lowest class called ‘taillies’ are lodged at the tail end of the train. Many of them jumped onboard in an attempt to save their lives but technically do not have tickets. There are also first, second and third classes, and they are all treated very differently, and have different privileges on board the train! Trouble ensues when a murder happens on the train, and Mr Wilfred calls for a Taillie called Layton to come help them solve a crime…
Bottle - Larq bottle by LARQ
When I was still using plastic bottles, one deterrence I had from switching to reusable water bottles was that there would always be a certain stink coming from the bottle after using it for a certain period of time - and I HATED that smell!
So what’s interesting about this bottle is that it proclaims that it digitally purifies your water, and cleans your bottle of 99.99% of viruses and bacteria at the same time! Powerful UV-C LED technology intelligently activates every 2 hours to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours!
I’m tempted to buy iy, but it’s definitely not on my priority list of things to get. Besides, my current bottle still works, and I just have to put in more effort of washing it more often…
Another great article I picked up from Ness Labs! I’m sure everyone has heard of ‘Good’ stress and 'Bad’ Stress. When you see reporters asking athletes how they feel before a big race - notice they always almost reply with 'excited’. Why? They are trying to reframe their mindset and 'trick’ their brain into having eustress! As you can see, having eustress actually results in enhanced performance. This short article sums it up pretty nicely - and Anne even shares a few ways we can actually encourage Eustress (Good Stress) into your life!
Health Tip Of The Week
I'm quite a fast eater, and I have to constantly remind myself to slow down and chew more - when you eat quickly, the brain doesn't have enough time to process that you've eaten and that your stomach is already full! Try to eat slowly till you're about 70-80% full to avoid feeling bloated or sick!
I'm quite a fast eater, and I have to constantly remind myself to slow down and chew more - when you eat quickly, the brain doesn't have enough time to process that you've eaten and that your stomach is already full! Try to eat slowly till you're about 70-80% full to avoid feeling bloated or sick!
Blog Post Of The Week
Building Effective To-Do Lists —
Kindle Highlight Of The Week
This is in line with me trying to shrink down my closet with just the clothes I need. Steve Jobs didn't need to 'burden' himself with what to wear everyday - something I'm definitely striving for (maybe not till that extent of only have 1 set of the same clothes, but you get the idea!) :)
This is in line with me trying to shrink down my closet with just the clothes I need. Steve Jobs didn't need to 'burden' himself with what to wear everyday - something I'm definitely striving for (maybe not till that extent of only have 1 set of the same clothes, but you get the idea!) :)
Photo Of The Week
This is the amount of eggs that I power through on a weekly basis! Contrary to popular belief, eggs yolks don't actually cause high cholesterol!
This is the amount of eggs that I power through on a weekly basis! Contrary to popular belief, eggs yolks don't actually cause high cholesterol!
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My name is Jamie and I’m a Googler based in Singapore. I love exploring topics on health 🥗, productivity 📈, education💡and lifestyle design 🌱 to help millennials navigate life. Every week, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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