Create More Than You Consume
Jakow Trachtenberg was able to make it out alive retaining his sanity because he did not stop creating.
Mon Dec 3 22:44:48 2018 - permalink -
Creating doesn't just make you feel alive, but it keeps you alive.
You become smarter because you use your brain in ways you normally don't.
Reading is just another form of mindless consumption.
Creating value for others is the only way to make money.
Consumption without any purpose is a waste. It won't help anybody. And distract you from working towards your true goal.
If you want to run a successful business, then you need to be trying out different ideas by putting them into action.
Your aim should not be to achieve your perfect goal. Your aim should be to develop your skills over time by producing the volume of work.
The only way to get better is by constantly creating.
CC ratio = Amount of Time spent creating / Amount of time spent consuming
The more you create, the more you deserve to consume.
1. Make your major definite purpose
2. Allocate time
30 min/day creating something the takes you closer
3. Plan your creation
You should never spend the 30 min creation process trying to figure out what you are going to do.
Do all your consumption outside the 30 min window.
4. Automate creation
Do not rely on inspiration, motivation or will power to create.
5. Create and consume mindfully
Writing a diary will make you more mindful of your consumption.
Also write down your performance during creation. How focused you were, how you can improve.
6. Replace consumption with creation
Identify triggers that drives consumption, and spend time creating instead. Noting your consumption down in your diary is key.
7. Personal analytics
You can log your time using Rescue Time.