1. Time, money, skills, productivity and how they relate to each other - I’ve been on a productivity binge since the turn of the year. I’ve been writing and reading and thinking more in the last 30 days than I did in the 12 months before. It’s been great. It’s also made me think a lot about the old adage “time is money”. Of course, this is a simplified statement although the basic principle is useful. It doesn’t sit well with me though, because it doesn’t have any indication as to how we could impact either time or money. I have a few ideas on how that expression could be altered to be more useful, more applicable. Blog post to come on this.
2. Internalising ideas - I’ve been reading a lot of great content. When I read something great, I try to internalise it. What is the take away? How can I implement this? As I’m doing this, I’m also trying to think of the best process for internalising. It’s sort of like studying for an exam. There is the actual time studying. But there is also the technique of studying. Everyone has an optimal way of studying. I’m trying to find my optimal way of internalising ideas.
3. Momentum and energy - Sam Altman
brought this to my attention (see video below) and I’ve been pondering it since. How are momentum and energy linked? Sam suggests that we have more energy when we work on things that are going well and have momentum. This begs the question, how can we foster momentum to in turn boost energy?
4. Cost of living
- Exactly that. I’ve been thinking about specifically the cost of living in London vs other cities
and how this is relevant in a world where your income is not necessarily tied to location.