Bet you can guess why I tried to sneak in a quick reread (number 5 or 6)? I tried to beat out the release of new Netflix series, by inserting the read in between to two work books on Program Management, and delaying my Raspberry Pi builds. I made it to page 302, stalled, watched the first episode of the series, then read the rest of the book. First 3 episodes of the series watched. I concur with Forbes assessment –
Excellent book. Merges well with concepts from Deep Work. The writer emphasizes several concepts related to performance and productivity that I have been a huge proponent of for years. Diet, exercise, nutrition and sleep quality not only play an enormous role in your ability to perform physically in pursuits like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, they also have enormous impact on your mental abilities. Meditation is equally important for a long list of reasons.
I did find it interesting that the author was unable to achieve his goal of getting up at 5:30 every morning. I will highlight this issue with Jocko Willink’s ridiculous assertion that you should get up every morning at 04:00am. I am up every morning at 5:00, and usually at Jiu Jitsu ready to train by 0615.
Most of the ideas presented by the author I have had implemented and refined for years. Still I hope to find areas of improvement based on the work presented. These will be contrasted later to what I consider the needed work environment characteristics for serious Information Security professionals to succeed.