3 ideas: lacking discipline, space for subconscious, self-help lie

Sep 21, 2022

Sup – Janis here!

Another issue of the Ideas. A newsletter where I share ideas for creative entrepreneurs. Let’s dive in.

3 ideas in 1min 28 secs.

Where do I feel I lack discipline but never take time to manage the environment?

It's a good question. Here's how it applied to my own life.

Writing for me comes hard. I fall for distractions on my laptop all the time.

So, I got a little keyboard for my iPad. It's perfect for writing.

I don't have email or any social media apps on here. Only my notes app.

I either write or stare at my screen. Opting in for distractions has too much friction, so I don't do it.

Problem solved.

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Give space to your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is making connections 24h a day.

It excels when your conscious mind is not fully activated.

For example: when you sleep, walk in silence, take a shower, or do other activities where your conscious mind can relax.

That's when ideas and breakthrough connections will come to you.

Make space for it.

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Common lie about self-development.

I often hear phrases like, "if you don't take action on what you learn, it's pointless."

I think it's bullshit.

From late 2016 to 2020, I binged around 130 self-development books and hours of Tim Ferriss Show podcast episodes.

I took direct action, maybe on 0.5% of the advice I heard.

But the real change happened with my beliefs. 

Hearing stories, struggles, and behind-the-scenes from various people who did dope shit stretched my thinking of what's possible.

This quote summarizes it beautifully.

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

That's it for today. What would you like me to cover next week? Hit reply and let me know.

Janis ✌️

JANIS OZOLINS

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