Needles from the Haystack #25 – 11/2019

Hey There,

Who else wishes to be 25 again? I do, but only this newsletter actually is.

This month all pieces are more like me though. Not too old, but slightly older. And yet still in great shape.

If you only have time for one thing, I’d go for either of the podcasts.

Naval Ravikant is brilliant, but so are James Altucher and Derek Sivers. Both podcasts are absolutely worth your time. Fight me if they aren’t 🙂

I wish you Happy Halloween and a great month of November.



Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life – The Knowledge Project

This podcast episode goes deep into a couple of topics: reading, habits, core values, education, mental models and then some.

Naval Ravikant is a person that just has interesting thoughts on a lot of topics and Shane Parrish does a great job of bringing that out with his questions.

It’s a great episode to get inspired to action in a couple of areas.

The Zen Master Of Entrepreneurship – Derek Sivers @ James Altucher – Show

Inspiring discussion between two not-so-common types of entrepreneurs on how to make a living using two new currencies: ideas and favors.

This is a truly inspiring and fun conversation between two exceptional characters.

Focus as an Antidote for Wanting to Do Everything – Leo Babauta

Most of us share a common problem: we want to do more things than we actually can.

We feel like we miss out on stuff and suffer from that.

This article guides you through a process to re-gain focus and avoid the suffering.

How Quickly We Adapt – Tynan

If I can only name one thing that is total turn-off to making change, it’s the outlook of having to unlearn your old way in order to learn the new one.

It’s seriously disheartening. However, often this is just more of an imaginary, then an actual problem.

This is a lot about practical changes, but can be applied to more conceptual endeavors as well.

10 Steps To Phone Freedom – Gavin McInnes

Out of all addictive things, phones have gotten way up there.

That’s why we struggle to restrict ourselves from using them all day.

Here are some ideas if you dare to try fighting that.