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💡 How to Remember Anything Forever And Life-Changing Questions | This Week's Best Links

Shu Omi
Shu Omi
Hey :) How are you doing today?
**Announcement**
1) I published a new video “The Focusing Question” yesterday. It’s about an exercise I do to find the one thing to focus on and get more things done.
2) I added more notes to my mind garden. Check it out if you haven’t yet. I’m adding new notes every day :)
Anyways, here are the best articles, books, podcasts, tweets I found this week in Mind | Money | Relationships | Health.
It’s a long list, so I’d recommend using a read-later service like Pocket and Instapaper.
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Mind
1. [#Twitter Thread] Top, Timeless Tweets from Naval Ravikant
I’m a huge fan of Naval’s philosophy.
This Twitter thread compiles some of his best tweets. I imported some of them into my Roam database and developed the ideas further. It was totally worth it.
Naval
A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time.

It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.
I think knowing the right questions to ask yourself can be life-changing. Last week, I read “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. In the book, he said:
“How we phrase the questions we ask ourselves determines the answers that eventually become our life.
This article introduces a list of questions you can use for different situations such as “questions to overcome fear”, “questions to solve problems” and “questions to think more clearly”.
What I do is to keep a collection of these questions in Roam so I can use them whenever I feel stuck.
if you want to change the quality of your life, it’s not enough to “get motivated” or “practice positive thinking”; you need to change the habitual questions you ask yourself.
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
—Anthony Robbins
3. [#Article] How To Remember Anything Forever-ish by Nicky Case
This article/illustration shows you the power of spaced repetition. It’s a 20mins read, but it made me want to use spaced repetition for EVERYTHING! I think it’s such an underrated technique.
Spaced Repetition isn’t a “study trick”. It isn’t a “life hack”.
It’s a way to take back control of your mind. To make long-term memory a choice. To develop a lifelong love of learning…
A truly great post!
Money
1. [#Tweet] The Right Time by Casey Neistat
This is the same thing as the famous Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”.
If you’re thinking of starting something like a blog, Youtube, newsletter etc, you might want to just get started right now and see how it goes.
Ryan Holiday
"My rule is that the right time is always right now." Casey Neistat
2. [#Tweet] Your first blog post, podcast episode, Youtube video by Nathan Baschez
Similarly, this tweet explains why you just just get started instead of waiting for the “right” time.
Nathan Baschez
No one remembers your first blog post, or podcast episode, or youtube video, or app.

You become known gradually over time as you improve.

So don't worry about it too much and just ship!

(And keep shipping!)
I’ve been thinking about starting a podcast recently. I already have one that I do in Japanese, but doing another one in English sounds like a great idea to connect with people. As Norman says:
Norman Chella
@ShuOmi3 It's the main reason :) my identity is tied to connection and communication, so my podcasts are my body of work + professional excuse to connect with those I respect and admire.

As a hobby, it's a good environment to get you deep into a topic of your choice so plenty of benefits
So, here’s the best video I found about how to start a podcast by Pat Flynn.
Also, I’ve started reading Pat’s book “Superfans” last night. And it’s really good so far! Everyone who creates online should read it.
Relationships
1. [#Article] Seeing Anger by Sharon Salzberg
This is a fantastic essay about what anger really is and how to deal with it.
Since quitting my job, I’ve been feeling more stressed recently which made me more irritable. So I decided to meditate and journal about it, and I think I’m feeling calmer now.
…paying attention to feelings like anger through mindfulness actually dissolves its toxicity and overwhelming nature.
We may still feel an urge to try to control our lives, to keep things from changing, to keep it together. Of course, once we establish a desire to control, we create fear. And when we inevitably fail to control our lives and keep things from changing, we become angry.
2. [#Article] 6 Things You Need to Recover From Every Day by Benjamin Hardy
In this article, Ben Hardy talks about his recovering principles. He says there are 6 things we need to recover from on a daily basis. One of them is People.
Since the pandemic happened, we’re staying at home much longer than we used to. For most people, I think it’s difficult to be around other people all the time. Everyone needs some alone time.
Even if it’s just 20–60 minutes per day, you need some time to think, reflect, ponder, and plan.
We all need time with people and time alone. If you’re not getting at least 20–30 minutes of non-distracted alone time to think big picture or even specific, you’re not living optimally.
Health
1. [#Video] What yoga does to your body and brain by Krishna Sudhir
This 6 mins video will make you want to start Yoga today. I’ve tried Yoga a few times before, but it didn’t last.
However, after understanding how beneficial it is for your mind and body, I might be able to finally stick to it!
2. [#Article] Behind the Intermittent Fasting Fad by Lisa Marshall
In last week’s newsletter, I talked about my experience of intermittent fasting (It’s been great). If you’re interested in fasting, this article shows some of the benefits as well as ones that haven’t been proved yet.
3. [#Article] Three Ways Meditation Boosts Your Focus by NICOLE BAYES-FLEMING
I meditate 5-10 minutes every morning and after lunch. And I think it’s helping me to stay focused longer. But I was wondering why meditation improves your mental focus. This article explains why.
With more distractions at your fingertips than ever before, focused attention has become “an endangered species.” Luckily, researchers are finding that as little as 10 minutes of meditation a day can help turn the tide, and these benefits can be observed from the moment a person begins their practice.
Latest Video - The Focusing Question
The Focusing Question | How to Find the One Thing to Focus On.
The Focusing Question | How to Find the One Thing to Focus On.
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