- Scott H Young - https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog -

Friday Links

From the Web

Free Hugs and Escaping Your Comfort Zone [1] – Vlad posts a brief entry about how he broke from his comfort zone. If you aren’t regularly doing something that embarrasses you or scares you shitless, you aren’t living life.

Graduate School, 2.0 [2] – Be interesting and change the world.

Define Your Fears [3] – Great video from Tim Ferriss on why defining your worst-case fears is more important than goal-setting.

Does Living Abroad Make You More Creative? [4] – Correlation isn’t causation, but considering I’m living in France next year, I found this piece intriguing.

From the Archives

Get More From Life [5] – Some readers might not have realized that I actually have a free, pdf e-book containing the most popular articles from the website.

Or that you can get a book containing the best 80 articles as a paperback through Lulu [6]. The book is sold at cost, so I don’t make any profits from it.

Friday Goals Update

For improving this website, I’ve completed writing the main pdf for my new guide Think Outside the Cubicle. As of right now, I’m estimating this is going to be my biggest release to date and will eclipse Learn More, Study Less [7] in terms of content. From experience, I’ve found my e-books continue to sell years after they are written. So, I’m investing a lot of time and energy to make a detailed guide, rather than cheap, fluffy pieces I can churn out every few months.

For my fitness goal, I’m roughly halfway to my weight goal of 165 lbs. However, if I don’t reach it by the end of the month, I can still continue working on it. I’ve learned not to stress over deadlines for results-based goals.

For learning to speak French, I’ve started using some of the great audio content available at LingQ [8]. The first time I saw the website I thought you had to pay to use the service, but you can actually access most of the audio content for free. The learning system feels natural and the dialogs are more interesting that typical language learning fluff.