WILOW Newsletter #66

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
- George Orwell

The most precious commodity in life is TIME. We never have enough of it.

I personally squandered a lot of time in my twenties and thirties doing all sorts of random things. I was just busy being busy.

It wasn’t until I turned 40 that I realized a couple of big things about TIME.

Here’s a simple idea that made my life simpler and 5x’d my results:

Find the key 20% in anything I do that is key. 
Focus and execute well on that key 20%. 
Completely ignore the rest.

That key 20% that is responsible for most of the results is also known as Pareto’s law, named after an ancient Italian Economist who discovered it in the late 1800’s. This is also known as Power Law distribution.

Here’s how everyone from Warren Buffett to Elon Musk use the Power Laws.

Did you miss last week’s newsletter.

What I Learnt Last Week

💰 Great 20 minute video of Henry Blodget interviewing Ray Dalio of Bridgewater on what he learned from blowing up. RECOMMENDED

🔮 Dr. John Gottman can predict the future of a relationship within three minutes of interacting with a couple. His ability to accurately forecast marital success or failure is reportedly close to 90 percent.

I’ve been making my way through the many books Gottman has written, here’s an article that all of you guys with girlfriends and wives will want to read. READ IT

📦 For all of us managing people, running businesses and pleasing customers, you need to read Jeff Bezos recent shareholder letter. VERY THOUGHTFUL

💡 I’m hosting a rare live event in London on May 24th. We’re going to be covering the tricks I’ve learned over 18 years for you to maximize your potential, take the smart cuts in your career and be smarter, richer and happier. CHECK IT OUT