The best of the best are advocates of the carnivore diet and the Bitcoin standard. Most metabolic syndrome issues will go away when you eliminate junk food and choose nutritious meat based diet. Also, monetary issues go away when you adopt the Bitcoin standard.
I tried to lose weight by working out at the gym. It didn’t work out. Then I realised it was the diet I needed to change. So I went full carnivore, ie eating meat based products including eggs and just drinking water. I lost about 20kg within weeks. I eliminated carbohydrates from the food I eat.
This is what worked for me. As for gym workouts, they too are necessary for gaining muscle mass or converting some fat into muscle. Muscle is important as we age, to reduce falls and other benefits.
That’s why it’s hard money. And that’s why you should buy and never sell bitcoin. Especially now when it’s on sale.
The posts here will be varied ie short form and long form. Some will resemble tweets, others will look like short stories. Who knows, I might even publish a book.
Buy bitcoin and never sell. Just HODL ie Hold On to Dear Life. The price of bitcoin will continue to go up. Allow 4 years minimum to see significant results.
I have set a reminder to blog here on a daily basis. The length of the blog posts does not matter. The important thing is that I write. Once I get into the habit, it will become easier.
I will probably write a lot more about money and bitcoin. I think a lot of people work really hard for money but are unaware that they are on a hamster wheel to be overworked until retirement without accumulating wealth. I want everyone to realise that digitisation of their energy is their best foot forward. Fiat currency is the problem and bitcoin is the solution. Let’s discuss in the comments section. I know it’s a long conversation and will take time to understand but I have decided to teach the world about money and bitcoin. Here’s a question for you: what is money?
When bitcoin prices are tumbling, it’s time to buy. We call that ‘buying the dip’. Although the price in fiat currency terms is going down, the amount of bitcoin remains the same. The plan is to accumulate as much bitcoin as possible when it is cheaper. Bitcoin is a property which appreciates in value over the long term. So buy the dip and thank me in 4 or more year’s time.
These blogposts will go on for some time. They are based on repurposing some of the content that I consume on a daily basis. I have been consuming content through audiobooks, youtube videos and podcasts. But this consumption has presented me with a unique problem. I have become a voracious consumer of content to the level of addiction. This is my first attempt at detoxing by sharing some of the great lessons that have made a lasting impression on my views. I have been writing notes using my favourite note-taking App, Roam Research. This application has helped me to link content that did not seem related previously. Right now, I have enough content saved, ready to repurpose and share.
I have often wondered about the time I waste commuting to and from work or just shopping or visiting friends, especially when I am alone in the car. Music is great, but I have been listening to music for decades. It’s great entertainment, but I have reached a stage where I want more than just entertainment. I want to learn something new, and I think books are great for that. But I can’t read and drive. Instead, I can listen to audiobooks at more than the normal speed. Currently, I am able to listen at twice the normal speed without a problem. So I revisited Amazon’s Audible App and Apple’s iBooks App. I already had some books there, and I just started buying more books.
So far in 2021, I have read 30 books ranging from diet to stoicism. I have always had a copy of Plato’s Republic (which has ten books!) but never managed to finish reading it since my university days. In these dialogues, Socrates (or rather Plato) argues for a republic led by a philosopher-king. This time I managed to do so on Audible. Right now, I am listening to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr Stephen R. Covey. Stephen emphasizes the need to be proactive, to begin with, the end in mind, to put first things first, to think win-win in negotiations, to seek to understand others and also to be understood, to find synergies between your different skills sets and to practice good habits until they are second nature. It’s a really powerful book. Although I had heard about the book from several YouTubers, it was the recommendation by a participant from a Clubhouse room that finally convinced me to read it. I have read Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and also Getting Things Done For Teens also by David Allen, which I have gifted to my teenage children. It comes with an accompanying PDF with easy-to-understand sketches. David Allen’s method is famously known as GTD.
I have watched many educational YouTube videos on science, health, fitness, business, technology, philosophy etc. One of the things I have started to do since subscribing to Roam Research is taking notes. I wish an application like this one had existed earlier but now is still a good time. I also wish I had started writing notes consistently on everything I have consumed, especially the book I have read since primary school. Roam is able to link the notes I take through Backlinks. I explain in more detail in my blog post-Enter Roam Research. Roam is a great way to build a Knowledge Management System or a Second Brain, as promoted by Tiago Forte. It’s also called the Zettelkasten System. Roam was founded by Conor White-Sullivan. I am using Roam to write these blog posts from the notes that I take on a daily basis in true Renaissance Man fashion, where I am not confined to one area of knowledge, but I can find linkages. This is information that I have learnt about through YouTube videos. There is so much great educational content on YouTube, but you will also find a tonne of entertainment. Although it is good to be entertained sometimes, it can become addictive unless you use it to learn how to entertain others. Educational content can also become a source of entertainment unless you start taking notes and repurposing the knowledge through blogging, podcasting, or making your own YouTube videos. I learnt a lot about COVID-19 from scientific experts on YouTube who read scientific papers and share what they have read. I can either read the scientific papers myself because I have a science background, or I can just watch these guys dissect the science.
For some time, I binge-listened to many podcasts on Apple Podcasts, including The GaryVee Audio Experience, The Joe Rogan Experience, the Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD etc. I was hooked! The James Altucher Show and StarTalk Radio Show with Neil DeGrasse Tyson were the other podcasts that got me listening back to the first episode. The podcast style was different. It was conversational. I learnt a lot about Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin from podcasts like The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network, the Bad Crypto Podcast and The Pomp Podcast. I should also single out The Tim Ferris Show, Making Sense with Sam Harris and Social Media Marketing with Michael Stelzner. There are many more podcasts, too many to mention in a single blog post! Roam will enable me to talk about all these in future blog posts. Podcasts replaced music as an entertainment option while driving. I was now switching between podcasts and audiobooks. But just like YouTube videos, I was running into the trap of consumption. It was difficult to drive and take notes until I discovered an application called Airr through a YouTube video by Nat Eliason. I imported my Apple Podcasts into Airr because it has the functionality to take notes on snippets of the conversation or presentation that I find useful and integrate with Readwise and Roam Research in audio or written form. Now for the first time, I could take notes from podcasts. That changed the whole game. Listening to podcasts is now worth the time. Besides, I can listen at twice the normal speed, but I can not read that fast—that application changed my life.
As I have stated in my introduction, these blogposts will go on for some time. I have started the process of repurposing the content that I have consumed over the years. In the past year, I have started taking notes for YouTube videos, podcasts and I am on the lookout for taking notes on the audiobooks that I listen to while driving. I want to consume less and produce more. Imagine if I could write more books than I have read, create more podcast episodes than I have listened to and upload more YouTube videos than I have watched? That would be very satisfying. I am currently fascinated by Clubhouse. I just need to figure out how I can avoid falling into the trap of listening to the experts and produce my own content instead. I will continue to use Roam Research for note-taking and writing blog posts. At least once a week!
This is a test of the Rode NT Mini Microphone which I just bought on Amazon to up my podcasting game. I have not edited the audio after recording because I don’t have the time. I always look for tools that don’t require me to edit the footage afterwards. I believe this microphone is one such tool.
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