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In the Now - Letting Go of Goals by Steve Rio
Steve Rio

In the Now #008 – Letting Go of Goals

Transcript (excuse the lack of grammar, this is a direct and auto-generated transcript) So I was at my friend’s 40th birthday and he said something really interesting to me. He said if my 16 year old self could see where I am now and see the way that I live now he’d be completely blown

The power of Triggers and Routines
Steve Rio

The Power of Triggers and Routines

The following article is a section from Module 03: Get Focused in the Nature of Work Foundations Program, where I talk extensively about how to optimize performance using the power of routines. In the program, I look at every aspect of structuring your work day, setting daily and weekly priorities and tracking your progress against

The Buddy System - Nature of Work
Steve Rio

The Buddy System

Habit change is hard. It requires prolonged discipline over many weeks and months. Research shows that one of the best ways to support habit change is by having social support.

Rest well to increase productivity - Nature of Work
Steve Rio

How to increase productivity through better rest

In a culture that celebrates grinders, it can seem that the only way to get ahead and increase your productivity is to work more hours than anyone else and sacrifice any sense of balance, sleep and well-being. I fell into this trap through my 20s and early 30s. I worked long days and late nights,

Stress stacking is a technique to measure your stress and adjust your lifestyle accordingly.
Steve Rio

What’s Your Stress Stack Score?

The human body and mind were designed to manage stress. Too little or too much stress can cause serious health issues and weaken our ability to perform at elite levels. Stress Stacking is a way to evaluate and optimize your stress levels and find your natural balance.

sleep - the most understated productivity hack available
Steve Rio

The most underrated productivity hack, and how to master it.

As entrepreneurs and humans in general, we have a fascinating and historically backward view with sleep and rest. I don’t know where the notion that we can simply bypass sleep to be more productive came from, but it’s the scientific equivalent of saying the earth is flat.

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