1. Find opportunity in thinking about the things no one else is thinking about.
  2. Tranquillity over 'Happiness'
  3. Use the 80/20 rule to figure out where to focus your efforts.
  4. To achieve a state of flow and deep work, purposefully remove all distraction.
  5. Instead of trying to become the Michael Jordan of one field, strive to reach the NBA in a few key fields where you have unique ability.
  6. Keep a notebook and write down every idea. Refer back later.
  7. 4 hours of effective flow in a day is superior to 8 hours of frantic busy work.
  8. Choose one important task to complete per day and after a few weeks you may be surprised by how much meaningful work you have achieved.
  9. Perseverance and practice will bear fruit.