Master Dopamine

Written by David HieattWriting

Or be a slave to your distractions.

  1. You don’t need more hours than anyone else. Just more discipline. Hint - Airplane mode.
  2. To do your best work, you need 3 hours of focus each day. It is enough.
  3. Thinking is hard. Scrolling is easy. You know what most people do.
  4. Multitasking is the Swiss army of distractions. It can do many things NOT that well.
  5. Daydreaming is serious work. What looks like you are doing nothing to others, is you building what is not currently available on the planet.
  6. Be protective of your time. Say no politely. But say no.
  7. Have a hard stop each day. This is a marathon. Pace yourself.
Written by
David Hieatt
Co-Founder of The DO Lectures and Hiut Denim
David Hieatt has built brands from nothing with next to nothing, just by understanding a few basic rules of how to sell his story. One sentence at a time. Bankrupt at 16 and thrown out of college at 18. He joined Saatchi and Saatchi at 21. Had a ball. But after a decade or so, he left advertising to go back to Wales and build his own brands. He started howies in 1995. Sold it to Timberland. Left. Started The DO Lectures, which was voted one of ...

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