5 Questions: Video Game Addiction, Time Blocking, and 14-Hour Work Days (Ep. 218)

Yo! We’re back again this week to answer five questions from our listeners, readers, and viewers.

We’ll be talking about these fine topics (along with any we ramble our way into in between):

  • All of my time is going toward games like DotA2, WoW, and CS: GO. I want to quit, but I can’t help it. How can I get my time back?
  • What should you do if you can’t finish something you’ve scheduled in a time block?
  • How can I reach a point where I’m working 14 hours a day? I want to be very productive.
  • My lectures and classes don’t have a mandatory attendance, as they can all be watched online. Considering I live an hour from campus, I find it difficult to find motivation to actually attend university at all, and I think this is impacting my social life.
  • I’m having a hard time getting over analysis paralysis and making progress on my own goals. I see so many young podcasters, bloggers, and entrepreneurs with a specific focus and brand, but I still can’t really discern a focus for myself. How can I stop being so focused on other people and move forward?

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5 Tips for Crafting Great Speeches and Presentations

If you’re like most people, you would probably rather die than present in front of a classroom. I’m not exaggerating: in this Gallup poll from 2001, the fear of public speaking is ranked #2, ahead of the fear of death (#6).

From my experience, the main reason why people are afraid of public speaking is because they don’t want to mess up in front of others.

In this blog post, I’ll help you prepare and deliver a presentation that not only staves off embarrassment, but also makes people sit up and pay attention. Read More…

Our Exercise Habits and Fitness Goals (Ep. 216)

Someday we’ll all have cool cyborg bodies, but that day is not today.

For now, we’ve got to deal with all the nonsense requirements that come with our ridiculous mortal bodies: nutrition, hydration, exercise, posture, and whatever else I’m not thinking of.

Exercise routines are the focus this week, and while they can easily be overwhelming to a newcomer, we’re doing our best today to provide a balanced set of examples. My fitness routine is absurdly simple, and Thomas’ is a little more involved.

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How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)

If you woke up today, realized it was Monday, and immediately knew there’d be a new podcast episode from us, then you already know: we humans are creatures of habit.

In fact, I don’t think it’s too far to say that our lives are largely governed by the collections of habits we’ve formed. But that doesn’t mean we have to live completely on auto-pilot — luckily, we can form new habits on purpose to help guide our future selves in the right direction.

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10 Things We’d Tell Our 18-Year-Old Selves (Ep. 213)

Another year older, another year wiser.

In this case, however, we’re about nine years older, so the wisdom should basically be overflowing at this point.

We’ve decided to do a little reflection this week and talk about some things that would have been great to know a little earlier on. Five lessons each, and everything’s on the table: relationships, productivity, happiness, and health.

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