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"Total Focus; Total Enjoyment" by Tynan

On Tynan

I'm thrilled that Tynan is coming to you with two things -- first, he's offering a breakthrough session through GiveGetWin. It's geared around doing more of the kind of excellent work you want to do, becoming more internally focused with your emotions, having a more enjoyable life, building great habits, and producing a lot of value in the process. There's five spots, so check it out now.

Second, we have this wonderful tour-de-force interview: it starts by covering how Tynan made the shift from unfocused to focused, how to derive internal enjoyment from things, useful actionable exercises you can do right now, Tynan's method and mindset for producing creative work consistently, how to set up great habits and an excellent mental and physical work environment, and how to make blogging work and similar endeavors work for you. 

Total Focus; Total Enjoyment by Tynan, as told to Sebastian Marshall

When I turned 30 and I had a minor freak out… I thought, "I'll be 40 in not long, and then 50… there's things I want to do in my life, and they're not happening at this pace."

Before that, I had a general idea of things I wanted to do and have in my life, but I went about in an unstructured way. It was good in a lot of ways. It made be a broad process, but not much depth.

Thought of the Week: Keeping Watch

On Where Pianos Roam

Constant vigilance.  I feel like this is something we must all keep--a faithful, undeterred watch over ourselves.  I've had several times in my life when I feel as if I lost myself in the fray of everyday living--a busy 40-hour work schedule, endless to-do lists, doing more for others and increasingly less for oneself. 

First of all, there seems to be such a premium for selflessness.  If we constantly do unto others, then we are kind and chivalrous.  I don't disagree with this, but I believe we could do better by doing unto others AND ourselves.

Secondly, it's so easy to abide so strictly to one's priorities that everything becomes more of a chore.  Things that once were fun and meaningful devolve into shear drudgery.  Our true needs and desires somehow eventually get lost in the shuffle.

For myself, this week continues to be one of the most hectic I've had in a while.  In spite of the fact that I will be off from my day job in the next couple of days, my schedule will reach its most frenetic during this time.  (I can't wait for this week to be over!)  I'm not doing so badly right now though.  Past experience has taught me a few things that I try to live by with a vengeance.  I list them here now in hopes that they might be of assistance to you. 

1.  Whether it's just ten minutes or two hours, take some time every day to do nothing and decompress just a little.  Turn off the radar (and your cell phone too, for that matter), and just relax.  Personally, I like to fit in a little power nap on particularly hectic days.  Doing this helps me pace myself better in order to get me through what I need to do. 

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