Jeff Bezos CEO

Jeff Bezos CEO

In my opinion, high-performing CEOs are masters in 2 areas:  Working with Self and Working with Others.  There’s a set of skills and habits we can all learn and apply in our quest to achieve mastery in these areas.

This series will deep dive into these skill sets and include specific and implementable exercises so we can all achieve mastery of ourselves (frequently our biggest enemy 🙂 and in our interactions with others.

Working With Yourself

“To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, and polymath

Your body and mind are the tools you use to get things done. Learning how to work with yourself makes accomplishing what you set out to achieve easier and more enjoyable.

In today’s busy business environment, it’s easy to get stressed about everything that needs to be done. Learning how to work effectively and efficiently can be the difference between a fulfilling career and a draining one.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss how to decide what to do, set and achieve goals, track your daily tasks, overcome resistance, and consistently get more productive work done without burning out.

Key Ideas:

  • Akrasia
  • Monoidealism
  • Cognitive Switching Penalty
  • Four Methods of Completion
  • Most Important Tasks
  • Goals
  • States of Being
  • Habits
  • Priming
  • Decision
  • Five-Fold Why
  • Five-Fold How
  • Next Action
  • Externalization
  • Self-Elicitation
  • Counterfactual Simulation
  • Parkinson’s Law
  • Doomsday Scenario
  • Excessive Self-Regard Tendency
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Hindsight Bias
  • Performance Load
  • Energy Cycles
  • Stress and Recovery
  • Testing
  • Mystique
  • Hedonic Treadmill
  • Comparison Fallacy
  • Locus of Control
  • Attachment
  • Personal Research and Development
  • Limiting Belief