Become proactive about time instead of reactive

Writing advice from Neil Strauss:

Neil is super serious about this. These are his life-changing tips about productivity.

  • No email in the morning. He uses an app called Freedom to block his email and inbound messages in the morning. He gives his phone to someone or puts it in a drawer.
  • He schedules all of his meetings and tasks on Monday. Tuesday through Friday he just writes.
  • So that he doesn’t have to spend mental cycles thinking about lunch, he has automated his lunch deliveries.
  • Friends can be a pain in the ass if you’re trying to write. If you have 7 friends, and they all want to see you once a week, what do you do? Here’s what Neil does: Wednesday night dinner parties. You want to see me? Great. Wednesday night.


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