Fake it if you are naked, pop champagne every chance you get, and 8 other strategies to get to where you want to be in life inspired by behavioral science.

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0 to 100 real quick!

Yes, I’m going to be the first author on Medium to quote Drake instead of Hemmingway as I just hit 100 consecutive days of writing and publishing a story.

About 3 months ago I set out to research and write about how to actually do…

From the author of classics like “My Brain Just Took a Huge Dump” and “Kicking Fear of Imperfection in the Balls” comes an about-me story

In 2018 I applied to become a fighter pilot in the danish national airforce. Before I ever came within 50 feet of an F-16 fighter jet I was rejected from the programme.

I never became a fighter pilot but the experience of taking a shot at my dream lit a…

What Adam Savage from Myth Busters can teach you about organising your things to get more done

Adam Savage is the Dumbledore of productivity. This guy has built everything from pianos to robotic sharks. He has been busting myths AND ass. According to Adam, one of the things that have allowed him to make the most of his time is his organizing technique. …

100 posts in 100 days. Read about some of the strategies that got me here.

Today is my 100th consecutive day of writing and publishing a blog post about how to do the thing we set our minds to. I’ve learned so many things these past 99 days that have gotten me here. Things I will continue to put to use in my endeavors. …

This is advice about productivity — not investing.

It’s said that even the best day traders on the stock market lose money on about 50% of their plays. Does that mean they aren’t making any money in the long run? Nope!

What separates the best day traders from the rest of the pack is their ability to recognize…

Why you should empty your head onto a piece of paper if you’re having trouble staying focused.

It’s my 3rd day of trying to reestablish my habit of writing Morning Pages. I’m doing it in an attempt to strengthen my ability to stay focused throughout the day. I know it’s a bit too early to draw conclusions but I have to say so far so good. I…

Small improvements are big improvements when you suck

This is my post/article number 217 and I just realized that I still have so much to learn about writing online content and building an audience. At first, that thought seemed kind of depressing. Then it hit me how awesome that actually is.

It’s when you’re a total noob that you make the biggest leaps in terms of progress. If you don’t know a lot about the field that you’re pursuing, It doesn’t take much to double your knowledge or skill.

Instead of being overwhelmed by the amount of practice we have in front of us, we should be happy that we’ll probably be able to see progress every single day. When we are just starting out, we are far from hitting our first ceiling. Celebrate that.

“we would call it putting money in the bank”.

In the period from 2002 to 2012, Michael Phelps blew all of his competitors out of the water as he became the most decorated olympian of all time. 12 years later he gave away an essential part of his secret to his success when he spoke at a World of…

It probably comes down to one thing: Lack of a plan.

Yesterday I wrote about how I was going to start writing morning pages again as I hope it will help me stay focused throughout the day. Then I went to bed, woke up, and went straight to work without writing anything first. I told you. I have a problem.

My…

Here is how I’m going to fix that

The title says it all. In the last couple of weeks, I have been so easily distracted. I’m like a squirrel in a nut shop. All over the place.

I have felt like this before. One of the things that really helped me regain my focus and keep it throughout…

Emil Carlsson

Fighter pilot reject taking notes on how to follow your dreams. I’m publishing those notes right here every day.

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