5 Questions: Lazy Days, Networking Events, and Productive Group Work (Ep. 160)

Today we’re once again practicing the art of spitting rapid-fire wisdom in the form of a 5 questions episode.

Specifically, we’re answering these delightful questions:

  • How can I make a habit of listening to audiobooks?
  • How can I make the most of a networking event?
  • Can I be productive while still having days to relax?
  • How should I meditate if I find it boring?
  • How can one practice deep work when working with other people?

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How to Create an Exercise Routine… and Stick to It (Ep. 158)

Today’s the day. The day you finally show the world your corporeal might and start your new exercise regimen.

Unfortunately, as much as you’d love to head on over to the gym for a healthy serving of squats and oats, you can’t help but notice a few things:

  • You’re busy this morning
  • You really didn’t get enough sleep last night
  • The gym is packed
  • You forgot to clean your gym shorts
  • You can’t find your headphones
  • Also infinite other things because life is hard

So, honestly, tomorrow would probably be a better day to start things out. A clean slate! Read More…

How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Professor (Ep. 157)

We’ve talked a lot about the power of networking.

Networking is powerful enough to land you job opportunities, friends, respect in your field, or maybe even a letter of recommendation from your favorite professor.

But wait: you’ve never even spoken to your favorite professor. You’re also late to almost every class, and you usually just spend that time looking for Koroks on your shiny new Nintendo Switch.

Somebody’s not getting a recommendation (excellent gaming choices aside).

In this episode, we talk a bit about how to build a good relationship with that favorite professor of yours and anyone else you might need to convince you’re worth remembering after the semester’s over.

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How to Pay Off Student Debt Like a Guru Ninja Rockstar (Ep. 156)

Have you ever wished you could just delete your student debt?

Well, lucky for you, you can! Sort of. In very specific, nuanced circumstances, for very specific loans, and for very specific amounts of said loans.

Government wishes ain’t simple, kid. Get used to it.

In this episode, we give a rundown of the various programs and strategies you can use to delete, pay off, or refinance your student loans.

You’ll want to check out some of the links below for more specific details if anything we talk about sounds like it might apply to you.

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How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated Every Single Morning

Most of us deal with the occasional lazy, zero-motivation morning.

You know the feeling – you wake up knowing you have a bunch of stuff you need to get done, but you just can’t convince yourself to do any of it. 

So you sleep in instead. Or maybe you get up and waste time playing Mario Run on your phone. Before you know it, 11:00am has arrived and you’ve done nothing.

A reader asked me how to deal with this problem recently:

“Do you have any advice for someone who plans out everything the night before, but then loses all motivation the next morning?”

Even though my girlfriend likes to occasionally accuse me of secretly being a robot (which isn’t true – I love circulating oxygen through my clearly biological respiratory system and exhaling carbon dioxide as much as the next fellow human), I’m not immune to this problem. Read More…

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