5 Tips To Grow #21

Here are my “5 Tips To Grow” for you, a list of what I’ve learned, experienced or enjoyed most in previous weeks.

What I’m writing / blog post of the week:

This week in my blog post I share 21 tips to get you to your best productivity. These are lessons learned from a world known writer and leadership speaker Robin Sharma, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series. Here is a couple of them:

  1. Check the email in the afternoon so you protect the peak energy hours of your mornings for your best work.
  2. Stop waiting for perfect conditions to launch a great project. Immediate action fuels a positive feedback loop that drives even more action.
  3. Sell your TV. You’re just watching other people get successful versus doing the things that will get you to your dreams.
  4. Don’t say yes to every request. Most of us have a deep need to be liked. That translates into us saying yes to everything – which is the end of your elite productivity.
  5. Drink more water. When you’re dehydrated, you’ll have far less energy. And get less done.

Read more here: How To Become the Most Productive Person You Know

The podcast episode I enjoyed most:

The Tim Ferriss Show episode #125 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions

Derek Sivers (@sivers) is a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with more than 5 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,”.

Book I’m reading:

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Why do you do what you do? Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential and more profitable than others? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. It was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.

This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

Worth reading:

The Brilliance of Resilience – The relationship between stress, inflammation, disease, and politics is highly complicated, but is clearly very important – and it is beginning to be mapped out in a way that is already leading to new and better therapies. Some are psychosocial, some are nutritional and in the wings, Big Pharma is getting ready to launch a new group of synthetic and probably toxic anti-stress drugs. Pick your poison, sit back and relax.

Do Something Syndrome: Why Movement Trumps Results — Solving problems almost always starts with ensuring you’re solving the actual problem. When the actions we should take are not obvious, or the problem is difficult, it’s easy to feel the need to do something … anything. We convince ourselves that motion is better than inaction. The choice, however, isn’t between action and inaction. This is a false duality. There is a third option that often makes the most sense.

The next time you feel the urge to do something for the sake of doing something remember what Thoreau said: “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

Double your productivity: 6 strategies for a clean inbox – The email has changed. Receiving an email notification used to be a joyful experience, with ‘you’ve got mail!’ jingles heralded as a celebration of modern technology. Back then, receiving a single online message was exciting, but that’s no longer the case.

Today people are swamped by email, with overflowing inboxes and heaps on unread emails.

What I’m thinking about:

“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers

If you enjoy “5 tips to grow”, please share this to a friend and suggest they sign up for it in my blog post! Please let me know what do you like, your questions and suggestions. What is that you are doing? Let’s connect! Just send me an email or send a tweet to @GundarsMinalgo and put #5TipsToGrow in there so I can find it.

Thanks for reading!

Have a very successful next week!


P.s. If you are curious about what I do to create one of my residual income streams and also are ready to discover an astonishing health breakthrough, you are welcome to join a free webinar. Just click here and follow instructions.

5 tips to grow

Subscribe to my "5 tips to grow" newsletter and get inspired, get educated and be prepared 4 Residual Income.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Leave a Reply