5AM Productivity Hacks for Busy Entrepreneurs - by Dan Luca

18 lessons I learned from watching the 2016 Rio Olympics

I wanted to write a sequel for the article regarding the lessons I learned following the 2012 Olympics because this global event is an incredible source of extraordinary stories, unknown heroes and life lessons we can all learn from.

I wrote this article just as I would have liked to read it… however, even though I did extensive research, I wasn’t able – unfortunately – to find an article written to my likings… I wrote it.

In this article you won’t find .references to the legendary Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky or other titans who won multiple gold medals…

… no, this article is mostly about those who have overcome their status, who have faced extremely difficult challenges and although some of them are not medalists they all have a story and a valuable life lesson to share

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Hack #10
The 5-Minute Note that can Save a Marriage

No meaningful relationship will always work flawlessly all the time. Being too black and white about the quality and health of a relationship spells trouble. There will always be difficulties present, but you can still focus on the good.

Insecure people constantly look for signs of what’s not working in their relationships. What you need to do is look for signs of what is.

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Hack #8
Victory Chain: Seinfeld’s productivity secret

This hack is also called “Jerry Seinfeld’s simple and brilliant method for success”.

The story goes like this:

“A young aspiring comedian had a meeting with Jerry Seinfeld. Back then, the TV show was at its beginning and hadn’t yet become a phenomenon. The young man asked Jerry for some advice about what he could do to jump-start his career in showbiz.

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Hack #7
Morning Gratitude can change your Life

Gratitude has the benefit of releasing the hormone oxytocin that counters any hormones released because of anxiety, such as cortisol (also known as the stress hormone).

If you are in a state of gratitude, you can’t be in a state of anxiety at the same time because no two swords can fit in the same sheath.

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