“Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I make lists. It may seem simple and silly, but it works for me, and now I am rarely more than arm’s reach from a notepad.” (p.427)
“For me, the ideal training regarding physiology is maintaining my routine. This includes a great night’s sleep, heart rate variability(HRV) training, meditation, and a number of deep work sessions per day, as well as some exercise. When I get all of these into my day, I flow well.” (p.429) – Adam Fisher
“No question: meditation. I can’t write down all of the benefits, but they are legion. I almost feel like by not meditating before, my brain was sitting on the couch. I practice meditation in the morning after my HRV breathing. I use the same quiet space in my house every day of the week. ” – Adam Fisher (founded CommonWealth) $2.2billion hedge fund.
Calendar architecture is designing and implementing a repeatable schedule every day.”
“Being brave means being present and willing to give yourself regardless of a result. I often write be brave in books when I sign them for fans.”
“You cannot do anything great without aggressively courting your own limits and the limits of your ideas. So many things I’ve done haven’t worked- but they led to me learning what did work, what not to repeat, and what to do better. So many times I thought, If this doesn’t work, I am going to be devastated. But occasionally they didn’t work, and I got up the next and kept creating. There is nothing more powerful than failure to reveal to you what you are truly capable of. Avoiding risk of failure means avoiding transcendent creative leaps forward. You can’t have one without the other.” (p.433) – Aisha Tyler