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I like the premise of Tim Ferriss’ Five Bullet Fridays. I will admit I’ve yet to subscribe, but I think I have an idea of what lies on the other side of that email opt-in. So, in tribute to that, let me share my own quirky list of things that make me tick:

I’m A Little Cheap

For the two first years of my business, I sat on a fold-out, aluminium chair. Which is to say that I was not making much money, but mostly I was SUPER cheap. At least when it came to these sorts of work-related expenditures. I’ve loosened up a bit, but I still can’t manage to spend more than a few hundred dollars on a laptop. The one thing that I use more than anything else in the world. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad (refurbished) and I swear to you it is the best thing ever. I run 3 monitors on this puppy. If you need something that will go the distance without breaking the bank, I would recommend no other.I’ve found a morning ritual to be really important to starting my day on the right foot. I work from home, so I think for those of us that do it is doubly (is that even a word?) important. I learned once that making your bed first thing is one of the single best things you can do. An act of self-discipline and your first accomplishment of the day. You may not

Making My Bed = Killing It

I’ve found a morning ritual to be really important to starting my day on the right foot. I work from home, so I think for those of us that do it is doubly (is that even a word?) important. I learned once that making your bed first thing is one of the single best things you can do. An act of self-discipline and your first accomplishment of the day. You may not realize it, but somewhere deep in your brain, it’s telling you “way to go! Way to kill it! You make that bed!” Small wins lead to bigger wins.

I’m Into War Stories

You know the saying…and I am going to butcher it…you have to understand the past to understand the future? Well I am not so sure that’s true but I am pretty sure someone smart said it, which is enough for me. And it’s enough to justify the hours I spend weekly digesting stories of war and conflict in years past. If you enjoy history, but just can’t manage reading a dry textbook, I recommend Jocko Podcast, MartyrMade Podcast and Hardcore History Podcast – all available on iTunes. Even if you don’t, it’s a nice break from business, non-fiction reading which is my usual norm.

Okay, that’s about all I can muster up for today. Thursday’s are my busiest of days, so perhaps in the future, I can plan a wee bit better.

Talk soon,
Adam Steele

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