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Make your own Rules

PLUS Monday's are for Doing Not Thinking, But What if Your Stuck?

Conquering Mondays with John Swiston: Strategies for a Productive Week

In this video, the hosts interview John Swiston, a digital marketing professional for wealth management firms from Manitoba, who shares insights into tackling the common challenge of Mondays.

The discussion includes John's philosophy on preparing for Mondays by setting intentions and tasks on the preceding Friday and weekend, highlighting the importance of time blocking and routine to ensure a productive start to the week.

Additionally, John shares his article on overcoming the dread of Mondays without relying on extreme measures but through simple, mindful preparation. The hosts also reflect on their personal strategies and the continuous cycle of planning and preparation necessary to make Mondays and the rest of the week successful.

  • 00:00 Welcome to the Show: Introducing John Swiston

  • 34:04 Creator Spotlight: John Swiston's Monday Philosophy

  • .35:41 John's Professional Background and Digital Marketing Expertise

  • 36:43 Smashing Mondays: John's Strategy for a Productive Week

  • 41:20 The Power of Time Blocking and Calendar Management

  • 44:18 Reflecting on Routine, Commitment, and Showing Up

  • 45:44 Engaging with the Audience and Celebrating Guest Appearances


7 Habits of Accountable Humans

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜

  • โ†’ They take responsibility.

  • โ†’ They own their actions.

  • โ†’ No excuses.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ

  • โ†’ Silence isnโ€™t in their vocabulary.

  • โ†’ They communicate clearly.

  • โ†’ Their words hold weight.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ

  • โ†’ They admit mistakes.

  • โ†’ โ€œSorryโ€ means growth.

  • โ†’ They learn and grow constantly.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€

  • โ†’ Theyโ€™re visionaries, always.

  • โ†’ And they chase progress.

  • โ†’ Goals guide them.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€

โ†’ Promises mean commitment.

โ†’ They always deliver.

โ†’ Their word is solid.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ

  • โ†’ Feedback fuels them.

  • โ†’ Itโ€™s about getting better.

  • โ†’ They thrive on improvement.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜

  • โ†’ Reflection leads to wisdom.

  • โ†’ They assess and adapt.

  • โ†’ Growth is a constant.

Accountability isnโ€™t just a buzzword. Itโ€™s a lifestyle.

๐—ฃ๐—ฆ: Which of the above habits resonates with you? Lemme know in the comments.

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John Swystun

Mondays aren't for thinking โ†’ Mondays are for doing. But what if you feel stuck?

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Sam Obletz

With Claim, users and their friends can earn cash back, exchange rewards and even redeem them together. The platform is a social network that aims to focus on real-world value and communal experiences rather than manufactured content and reposts.

The startup was founded by CEO Sam Obletz and CTO Tap Stephenson in November 2021. The duo met when they became roommates at Yale and came up with the idea for Claim when they reunited in business school at Harvard. Obletz and Stephenson originally started out by thinking about what it means to own something digital.

โ€œWe started Claim because we were really interested in what it meant to own something online,โ€ Stephenson told TechCrunch in an interview. โ€œWe saw this in web3 and we see this in sports, which is in collectibles. Thereโ€™s always been places where you can own something online, but there was no generalized form of it. And so we started asking:ย What would it mean to remove all friction to actually owning something online? And that over time, led to Claim.โ€

Source: Techcrunch

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