Best Investment - Issue #6


Hi guys,

I want to let you know how I’ve brought about a change in my reading setup. Last year, I made the decision to digitalise my reading and shift away from the default paperback.

If you’re wondering how have I done this? Well then, do read on!

Using the combination of Kindle and Goodreads - One of the most valuable purchases I made was to acquire a Kindle Paperwhite for various reasons.

  1. To switch from one book to another at my disposal.

  2. All my kindle highlights are synchronised to Goodreads.

  3. Creating my notes - this allows me to write my views. In a paperback, I would be struggling to find space.

  4. Sharing highlights with other people via email.

  5. Using Notion to collate all highlights in my digital repository, a process that allows me to categorise my highlights. Check out my process of reading a book to find out more.

Since making my transition I’ve removed limitations in my setup that I would usually notice while reading from a paperback.

  1. I would need to keep a pencil or a highlighter to mark key passages in the book or write notes.

  2. Carrying multiple books around became such a nuisance while traveling or going away for a long weekend.

  3. Creating an index page - to take account of key page numbers to recap on the material. I was able to substitute this process through my digital repository.

Readwise - this app can synchronize with Kindle and provide weekly emails consisting of highlights from different authors. It provides a reminiscing outlook on why you made the initial highlight. Plus, I’ve also been able to use many of the highlights that resurface from Readwise in my weekly newsletter.

As an avid reader, I believe in creating a system that enhances our productivity but more importantly, limits our restrictions and through that, we can continue to practice our habits ‘reading’ in a consistent manner.

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Yours truly,

Abhishek


Stuff I enjoyed from last week

  1. Podcast - RAMIT SETHI | THE PYSCHOLOGY OF MONEY: HOW TO DESIGN A RICH LIFE, this podcast interview provided such a refreshing outlook, the speaker was very informative in talking about creating ’Your own money principles’ which I found to be an important message to take away. Have a listen :)

  2. Article - What I Learned From a Year of Intense Dating, the author provides an informative outlook on his approach to dating. It’s an interesting read for people who are currently in a dating phase of their lives.

  3. Product - Shroom Coffee I am big into coffee specially when it comes to trying new combinations. I picked up this product because of its natural ‘mushroom ingredients’. More specifically Lion’s Mane which promotes neuronal growth and protects nerve fibres.

Kindle Highlight

Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and understanding how and why you think and feel the way you do, and getting a healthy sense of perspective in the process - Andy Puddicombe

My work from last week

  1. Blog post - TEA Framework, I expand on the idea that lack of three elements of TEA framework may cause hinderance in our productivity potential. I also mention a fourth element that I think is important while considering this framework. So, check out the post to find out more :)

  2. Youtube - In last week’s video, I showcase how I organise my apps on my iPhone to make my day to day process a lot more productive.

Apps on my Iphone 11 pro