• Productivity

    • Only do the Next Thing in The Queue. There is nothing else.

      • The Queue is a mixture of tasks, flashcards, media, reminders, and prompts.
    • Set a kitchen-timer before each task. Parkinson’s Law is more insidious than it seems.
    • Make Unreasonable Constraints on each task.
    • Always ask yourself, “Would it look like if it was easy?”
    • Eat the Frog: do The Scariest Things first.
    • Planned Procrastination: use Parkinson’s Law and the Pareto Principle to your advantage.
  • Creation

    • Aim for a 2:1 Creation/Consumption Ratio.
    • Throw One Away.
    • Make Junk.
  • Consumption

    • All content must be placed into The Queue — consumption materials must be obtained from The Queue.
    • Read 1 book per day. It’s okay if you don’t comprehend it all — re-read until absorbed.
    • All consumption must result in creation — essays, videos, etc.
    • If you watch anime, watch less. If you don’t, watch more.
    • Most media is better at double-speed.
  • Communication

    • In arguments, use echololia — summarize their points before beginning your own.
    • Upon criticism, ask yourself, “What if they’re right?”.
    • Everybody likes talking about their “I” and “me” — not your “I” and “me”.
    • Never lie. You need people to reprimand you for your bad thoughts.
    • If you like them, stay in touch. Say Hello monthly.
    • Avoid fowl language. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because it’s lazy.
    • Use humor, but not too much.
    • It can wait. You don’t have to respond Right Now.
    • But always respond Today.
  • Relationships

    • Don’t seek romance. Go to the library and gym — they’ll come to you.
    • The only Deal-Breaker is maliciousness.
    • Prune your friendships liberally. Be Intentional with your relationships.
    • Avoid “hanging out”. If you like them, call them.
    • If you do hang out, always set a hard end-time beforehand.
    • There’s Almost Never any One Person to blame.
    • Go back and thank your mentors. Yes, it’ll be Scary. Yes, you’ve had mentors.
  • Living

    • Go with The Flow — fight nothing and accept everything.
    • When you don’t know what to do next, Do Nothing, or listen to your breath. The Next Thing will happen when it’s ready.
    • Make sure to Frolic at least once a day. Do something that you love.
    • The uncomfortable recesses of your mind are where your demons lie — find them and they’ll disappear.
    • Make Your Bed.
    • Add something to a Grapeful Jar once a day.
    • No Normal Nights: when’s the last time you truly enjoyed yourself? Synthesize that experience.
    • Do Weird. A lot.
    • Study The Greats. Copy The Masters. Enjoy The Masterpieces.
    • Capture 1 Second (of video) Every Day.
    • Every decision should end with Heck Yes or No.
    • When Everybody Else is The Problem, you’re probably The Problem.
    • Simulate Rock Bottom.
    • What is The Worst Thing that could happen?
    • Nothing is A Big Deal.
    • Do More Nothing.
    • Never complain.
    • If you feel bad, take some deep breaths. If you still feel bad, drink some water. If you still feel bad, figure out why.
  • Health

    • You must wake up at your Good Morning Time. No matter what. Midday naps are encouraged.
    • Pair your caffiene with l-theanine.
    • Drink more water.
    • No Fast Food. There are no short-cuts.
    • Shower cold.
    • If you do drugs, do less. If you don’t, you should.
    • 1 alcohol, 1 water.
    • Meditate hard.
  • Time

    • Avoid shopping. Buy online.
    • Never play video-games without endings. Avoid online/multiplayer games.
    • There are only 5214 weekends per century. Use yours wisely — you likely won’t have an entire century.
    • Waiting is the only true waste-of-time.
  • Money

    • All income should first go to necessities. Then debts. Then meet savings threshold. Then whatever.
    • Buy it used, then sell it used. It’s like borrowing.
    • There is only one way to make money: convince other people to give you money.
  • Possessions

    • Talk to your things. Literally. Thank them when you use them.
    • All your possessions should Spark Joy.
    • Consider wearing a uniform.
  • Thinking

    • Break problems into subproblems. Solve each subproblem. Recurse if necessary. If (sub)problem is intractable, change your representation.
    • Stop pretending like You Know.
    • Identify The Essence of The Thing — always start from First Principles.
    • Use The 80/20 Rule liberally.
    • Find a supporting example. Find a contra-example.
    • Use flashcards Every Day.
  • Tech

    • Vertical Monitors are Better.
    • Dvorak is Better.