About Lewis Q
LewisQ.com is where I tell my story of building a successful lifestyle and seeking out opportunities in SE Asia.
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I consume a lot of content, I mean a lot! Blog posts, videos, podcasts, books, films and TV shows. I’ve been trying to cut down on what I spend my time reading, listening to or watching and really stick to the high level stuff that provides some benefit in terms of teaching me something new or expanding my knowledge of an area.
Blog post: doesn’t give an impression of high level knowledge instantly, mark as read in my RSS reader
Ooh, new TV show on my favorite torrent site: one bad actor, stop watching after 2 minutes.
Podcast recommendation: recording quality is sub-par, delete from itunes.
10 minute Youtube video: main subject is too ugly, do not want.
The benefit of this upper-middle class “gosh honey, you know we don’t associate with the likes of them” approach to content, is that I come across some absolute gems! The kind of useful, knowledge expanding content that is worth spending 10 minutes consuming.
And because I want you, the reader, to think that I’m some sort of genius e-scholar, and also because becoming a critic of other peoples hard work is clearly the ‘in thing’ right now (top chef, americas next top model – although the ‘hard work’ statement doesn’t apply to the latter) I’m going to start a saturday link roundup.
(h/t to Karol Gajda’s Sweet Shit Saturdays concept for this idea)
So without further ado, let’s get to the links!
[Podcast] The Magic Of Being An Expat And Stories From A Million Dollar Year: This is one of the new podcast episodes in the Tropical Tak Radio Series by Dan & Ian (Of Lifetsyle Business Podcast fame). They talk about what benefits moving to a new location can bring you in terms of networking, mindset and clarity.
This episode really spoke to me. If you wonder why I and others make such a big deal out of travel, entrepreneurship and the ‘expat lifestyle’ – give this episode a listen!
[TV Show] How To Make It In America: To put it plainly, this program is the shit! It’s the story of two young guys trying to hustle and make something of themselves through starting a clothing line while living in New York city.
I’ve been to New York a couple times and loved it – but this show really brings out some of the more low key, subtle ‘nuances’ the city has to offer. The constant “nothing seems to be working but lets keep trying” trait of the main chareacters will be familiar to many as well, although the drama and romance side-stories sometimes get in the way of what is a very motivational & well produced show!
[Book] Eat That Frog: I don’t have a kindle yet so I had to search 3 different bookstores here in Cebu to find a hard copy of this (‘Fully Booked’ in Ayala mall had it in stock). It’s a great book with some brilliant organizational advice and productivity tips.
The biggest thing I’ve taken from it so far, as in the title, is that I should concentrate on the hardest, most off-putting task (eat the big, ugly frog) on my to-do list first before progressing onto the easier stuff. A simple concept that I knew previously, but often ignored. I can say I’ve seen a 5-10% increase in productivity over the past 2 weeks with this change alone. Definitely worth a read.
[YouTube] Door To Door Sales Like A Boss: Check this video out and tell me you wouldnt buy from this guy if he knocked on your door right now! Great watch – and useful for anyone who wants to improve their sales technique (social proof, features vs benefits, etc)
That’s it for today. Follow me on Twitter if you would like to see what other worthy content I’m consuming.