πŸŒ’ Houston, We Got a Problem

πŸ‘‹ Hello friend,

πŸ’― It will be an even better week now

πŸ›« Human error is to responsible for more than 75% of plane crashes. Therefore, in around 25% of cases (including a very small number of other causes), the system is to blame.

I don't have statistics on the number of newsletters that never reach their intended destination, but yesterday it was definitely (!!!) a technical issue. πŸ˜‰ If I know something, it is how to push buttons.

In order to give you a nice start into the week, it was intended to arrive (as always) to your evening program. So, I apologize if your Monday started off a little rocky. The week officially begins in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... πŸš€

🌊 The hardest part is to even reach the flow

After a long time, I had the honor of getting to coach again. I thought to myself, it's like riding a bike - been there, done that. πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ

Yeah, well, wrong. πŸ‘Ž

It reminded me a bit of this graph.

I have to endure an uncomfortable ride up the mountain in the beginning. After the struggle - release will come. But when? ⏲

I just knew that I will not quit. Otherwise the whole damn mountain will await me again.

πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈ There are two ways: Divergent and convergent thinking

We have different modes of thinking.

πŸ“Š Convergent = analytical working towards a solution
🎨 Divergent = creative idea development

I believe to have heard that one should switch as little as possible between these two modes. And it makes total sense.

Lets take for example, writing.

🎨 First you collect ideas and inputs and write all of them down using the divergent thinking mode.

πŸ“Šβ— However, once you start correcting typos in between (thus switching to the convergent mode) you quickly get out of flow.

I think I have experienced the same with coaching this weekend. I was switching modes back and forth searching for something ---

There’s nothing wrong with continuously working to improve yourself and your life as long as you’re not so fixated on the outcome.

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Have a great rest of the week. πŸ’Œ

xx Lukas

πŸ’Ž My favourite Things - so many cool things this week

πŸ’» Website If you want to read helpful short articles Medium is the right website. You can also follow me. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

🌐 Browser Extension Momentum is designed to focus on the essential (I have it for Chrome). Opening a new tab you can see a beautiful picture, the time and one thing you want to accomplish today.

🌐 Browser Extension If you are tired of pressing "accept cookies" on every  web page, download I don't care about cookies. It automatically accepts cookies for you.

πŸ“± App Snipt I was totally searching for this podcast app. You can create your own snippets from a you like podcast + the best short snippets of the podcast have been picked out for you.

Obsidian: Just trying out this new note-taking app. You can link your different notes, visualize and structure them. Great to get an overview what you are working on and where to see similarities between topics.


🎁 My New Content

Read a total of 7 blog posts this week, with a word count of 250 or less, each.

🧠 Posts on Mindset:

🧾 Blog post πŸ’­ Coach yourself: Use these 5 mini-coaching interventions to minimize negative thought patterns

🧾 Blog post How I Got Interested In Discovering My Peak State

🧾 Blog post 4 Reasons Why I Do A 10-minute, 4-step Process Tony Robbins Does Every Morning - To Live A Successful And Fulfilling Day

🧾 Blog post The Simplest Way To Overcome And Grow Stronger Out Of A Current Crisis

πŸ“š Posts on Studying:

🧾 Blog post This Is The Best Book I’ve Ever Read On Understanding And Mastering New Information

🧾 Blog post πŸ““ Setup Notion For Spaced Repetition

🧾 Blog post How To Study Effectively For Exams: 4 Advanced Methods You (Probably) Haven't Heard Of (Part 2)

🎧 Neurohackingly Podcast: listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS


✍🏻 Quote of the week:

The quality of our thinking is proportional to the models in our head and their usefulness in the situation at hand.

From Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (~100 Models Explained)

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