Conscious Culture 71: Time Leverage: How to Get More Than 24 Hours Per Day

Aug 17, 2022 11:32 pm


Time Leverage: How to Get More Than 24 Hours Per Day

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for being here.

I hope you’re having a great week.

The last few weeks have been very exciting for me. I celebrated my 4-year anniversary of living in New York City. It's wild to think about. I've grown so much living here, and I've even made some new friends. Speaking of friends, I had the opportunity to be the best man at a friend's wedding.

Now I’m diving deeper into data science, and machine learning. I created a very simple machine learning prediction model that looks at someone's age, and gender to determine what kind of music they would like. My next step is to maybe create a more advanced prediction model that predicts where NBA teams will finish this season.

We’ll see where the journey takes me.

This week I’m sharing ideas on:

  • How to get more than 24 hours a day
  • We don't have a hundred biases
  • What it means to be self-actualized in the 21st century
  • Why it's better to be smart than right
  • Creative problem solving with SCAMPER

Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think.

Interesting Reads

Time Leverage: How to Get More Than 24 Hours Per Day

“Many things we do just don’t need to be done. Your time is being slowly eroded away through a thousand small waves. Notifications, emails, and requests. Reclaiming time is about taking control of your time. To reclaim your time, ensure that you are making active decisions about how you use your time, not just allowing it to slip away.”

We Don’t Have A Hundred Biases, We Have The Wrong Model

“Behavioral economics today is famous for its increasingly large collection of deviations from rationality, or, as they are often called, ‘biases’. While useful in applied work, it is time to shift our focus from collecting deviations from a model of rationality that we know is not true. Rather, we need to develop new theories of human decision to progress behavioral economics as a science. We need heliocentrism.”

What Does It Mean to Be Self-Actualized in the 21st Century?

“Overall, self-actualization was related to higher levels of stability and the ability to protect your highest level goals from disruption by distracting impulses and thoughts. Self-actualization was related to lower levels of disruptive impulsivity ("Get out of control", "Am self-destructive"), nonconstructive thinking ("Have a dark outlook on the future", "Often express doubts"), and a lack of authenticity and meaning ("Feel that my list lacks direction", "Act or feel in a way that does not fit me").”

It’s Better to Be Smart than to Be Right

“The difference between being smart and being right in the present context is that being smart involves doing the best thing you can do in a situation, whereas being right involves doing something because it proves that you’re correct or because you’re entitled to do it.”


Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

“SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful. It was created by Bob Eberle in the early 70s, and it definitely stood the test of time.”

Tools and Resources

Zen Twitter

"Disable Twitter vanity metrics, notifications, and distractions. With Zen Twitter you can modify the experience that Twitter offers and create a healthier space, stop thinking about numbers and regain control over the social network."

Reading Buddy

"Ready Buddy simulates many reading techniques such a meta guiding, or serial visual presentation to help you read faster with high comprehension."

Fun Stuff


“Start watching free movies from YouTube,, DailyMotion and Vimeo with a Netflix like interface.”

Netflix Calculator

“Curious about the time you spent on Netflix? Check out the calculator!”

Quote of the Week

You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.”

— Roger Federer


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