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4 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Big Mistake!

    • 3. Transition from Work to Play

    • 4. Work Smart!

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About This Class

In this class, you will learn about the importance of hard work. A lot of people regret in their later life that they didn't form some great skills in life and were not especially good at nothing. This can hit you really hard when you feel as a young man that you have all this potential greatness in you. 

You will also learn that work doesn't have to be something you hate, in fact, if you hate it you will never be great at it. I will define what work and play are and how to bind them together. Work doesn't have to be boring! 

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Iulian Popa

Life Architect at SkillShare


Iulian Popa is an architect, writer, instructor, and thinker. He has a lot of experience in starting projects, online or offline. Being versed in a lot of fields he can't really decide what to focus on because of the near-endless thirst for knowledge and questions. Yet from all that possible exploration and understanding he wants to do something more than anything else, teach. Helping people understand concepts and ideas, from the most concrete to the more abstract. His reach of subjects is wide from personal development to architecture, video editing, 3D modeling, and even to the more practical, hands-on building.

He has a small parcel of land where he plants apple, plum and pear trees for household use. He really enjoys making some jam after a hard day editing video or architec... See full profile

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1. Introduction: work. Welcome. Please have a seat. Thank you for showing interest in this amazing calls. It may even change you more than you expect. Change yourself. I'm milion. Please stem your name. Come on, say it out loud to the screen in front of you. It is very important. We have to relate. Set. Nice to meet you. Lesson number one. Always good people with a smile. But be sure to have a genuine smile. Otherwise even know in the scores. I would do something extraordinary. This is not usually this is not easy, but it is he send show. I want you to develop a mind for him through week. Better decisions are possible in your life. Imagine tomorrow you walking with the knowledge off people that were and people that still are. But they are old and full of regret, not information but the still lessons from the regrets. And if I had another chance But they don't have another chance. You have a chance. You can avoid the traps. And at the end you can smile, smile and say I leave my life of cooler. We can take this course in the right side of the page and see you in the next 2. The Big Mistake!: I'm back. Lesson number two Not doing hard work in order to grow your skills from an early age will make your life miserable and hard. Start early Start now you We all are like vessels. You know, we start empty, almost empty genetic answer and we absorb information and skills Can start to do things from simple, like walking two more complex, like cooking. Do the seriously hard, like engineering or talking in front of a camera. If I might add, if your vessel is the coolest, you will have success because everyone will want to drink from you. You will have a many choices and a calm heart because you know that you have the basics covered. Even if you don't succeed to the fullest of your potential. This state off mind with will allow you, in fact, to succeed. It is never too late to start. You start with my goals as an exercise. Think about one. I pulled out to tell you we have exercises here. We have exercises at the end of each video or most who we have exercises. We have exercises at the end of almost each video. So the first exercise sounds like this. Think about one thing that you want to know how to do. Welding cooking, C plus plus programming three D modeling anything. Mathematics beating. Gonna website architect Dr Rainey. Find what you want to learn about what you are passionate about, not what you have to learn about. And so it's you know me 30. Naming such other sites. Find what you like. Find a course can be free, can be paid you choose and book market. These exercises are meant to make you act with small things at first and with big things later. Thank you in the next video. 3. Transition from Work to Play: transition from work to play First. I want to say something I want to say Lazy does not exist. Only people that didn't find something that they are passionate about, an environment that could boost them or some people that they appreciate and want to help. There is a lot off border in laziness. You could be building stuff, solving problems, getting people to cheery on stage or Children to love and respect you. Laziness means I hate the environment around me, and I will not do anything productive, even if that means that I would waste my life. This is how much I hate you. I will commit intellectual suicide just to deprive these people from the benefits off my work. That is very sad. Work work is defined in the dictionary as activity involving mental and physical effort done in orderto achieve a result and play please defined as engaging activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. What we see immediately is that intellectual or physical effort is present in both activities. I don't like the definitions. Do they think play is not mental? Physical effort in order to achieve a result? Didn't they play a game before sports. Sad lay is defined partially correct. I don't like the second part where they link it to the lack off practical purpose. This is not true. Children Play is learning how to be an adult by coping. Chess develops your complex pattern recognition skills. Football develops teamwork or roll, understanding and physical abilities. Computer games strain everything from your reaction times, attention and, depending on the genre, imagination, teamwork, strategic thinking, people, skills, etcetera, even candy crush. Yes, even candy crush is for practical purposes. You need to lose some time. You are waiting for someone you want to relax and disconnect from work. Except do you know what play actually is? Blame is learning. Do you know what multiplayer games are? School tests. People compete to be the best at the game now because we believe that play is not meant for serious or practical purposes. We ignore it completely from the work environment, and that is plain wrong. If you are like most people, the world work and play well, creating new, different emotional states. The first is an obligation duty. It is hard. The other is relax, ation friendly, exciting, even though both include hard work and mental exhaustion. So the difference is not, in my opinion, about serious results or hard work. It's about voluntary actions and freedom. So what do I mean by voluntary action and freedom? I know that you go to work voluntarily. No one is forcing you. But think about this. How many times you did some work at your job that you didn't want to do? Maybe not. Then maybe not at all. But you did it anyway because you wanted to keep that job, hoping that the next task you would want to do that is a normal job. You know what you are told to do, even if you don't like parts of it or would do it in a different order, you could start to look for another job, But I bet you feel that the same would happen there. It is the system that the vast majority of businesses are operating under. That is the problem. They don't want to learn from play and they think they are efficient. The whole system is something like this. As a junior in a company, you have five bosses. The more you stay inside the company following the company rules. You get to have four bosses street to one, and if you're lucky and smart, you may even end up running the business that you hated all those years. Lack of choice in matter of team boss. It's all very static. You could go to another company, but they are not. Applying another model is the same. One week, two weeks and maybe nicer people. I propose a better system. A better system would be one where an employee could compete for the best things to work on in the company. If you don't want to do what you don't really like, you could feel motivated to sharpen your skills and get a high quality interesting work because you compete with others through an automated system that rates your work compared to others in the company. You will get a scoreboard at the end of the month, depending on watch you have achieved that month. For the company you get paid, the bay can be from the lost today salary in the firm and the pay of the CEO. If you ask how you know the value of each task well, this is strictly to decide for time purposes. Let's say that you assign as the CEO each task of value. If you clean the office today, you will get $50. If you do a three D render off this quality in a week, you will get $1000. And so people conform teams to tackle these challenges that the CEO is drawing every day. The boring stuff will be done by people that are less skilled, helping them to get the hang off things and probably start to compete for the tastier fruit . This keeps good people motivated and low skilled people eager to advance. You could also not work every day or work harder for a week and less so when you have personal stuff to dig Arrow. If you do a certain minimal amount of tasks, you will remain in the bull of employees of the company. You have to produce just enough to justify the cost off, keeping you in the system examples off incipient systems that have certain features off. What I talked about, but for simple tasks is like uber or Airbnb. This is the Hib realization. Off work and play introduced choice and competition make it fun in useful. I stop here, but don't forget to post your thoughts on a new system that makes work more like play. Let's all try to make this happen. See you in the next video. 4. Work Smart!: work. Smart tips In order to boost your productivity, there are some things you could do. Let's start with the obvious. The best four things to improve your work Output one. Eliminate distractions from your environment. Facebook closed listening to a podcast while doing intellectual work? No. Yet that that stopped cleaned. Do have interrupting co workers. Ask them toe only visit you in a specific time frame each day that you decide. The reason is this when we start to focus on a task, it takes us some time to adjust when we start to focus on other things, like a Facebook post for five seconds when we returned, what we were doing before we start the accommodation period once again is like you boot your computer any work for five minutes and you reboot it again. You can do the work, but you lose a lot of time. You can learn more on that subject if you Google being in the zone to learn to estimate the impact off the work you are doing. Everyone knows you can spend five hours on a little detail while ignoring a big problem. Start by solving the essential part first, the little problems that are not essential. Give them to someone else. You are the one that knows how the things work. You need to conserve your brain energy for the important stuff. The process is like this. You saw big, essential problems. You delegate small problems to someone that has less experience, they learn. Give them bigger problems. You get work on only the most important stuff. This way. You build a team that's efficient. If you love to work alone and not with others, you can use different online sites like Fiverr. You can access it at fiber dot com. It's a site where people help you with difference. More tasks for prices usually between five and $100. The ones that have 200 plus reviews are really good at what they're doing. Three. If you have a big project, split it. The motivation to complete a big project can drain and make you abandon it. Nothing is a bigger waste of time than 1/2 done job. Believe me, I know. Let me give you an example. When I made this course, I split the course in the talking head section and the video explainers the talking head part was split into writing the content. Filming and editing the video explainers were also spread between writing or the recording and editing. You see that by splitting a big project this way, you get the feeling off completion at the end of its chunk. Get a small boost off endorphins. The feeling good brain juice. Putting it in other terms. Think about the tennis match. You have a big goal winning the Mac and a wheel barrel off money. You also want to win every set of the match, every game and every point. If you win a point, you get that brain boost. Yes, I have achieved something, you know, every successful tennis player says one thing. I fight for every point. That is the chunk, that he has to succeed at the small point. He doesn't think about the whole match because this is too much work and he gets demoralized. In this case, it's think small. Enjoy every small, completed part that can add to your big project. Four. Work constantly. A lot of people, including me, used to do 90% of the work in 10% of the time. This is counterproductive and is linked with some other problems. Those problems are a you don't find what you are doing pleasant or you feel forced to do it . Me, You don't understand why that thing should be done. It makes you think it's used us work. No one wants to do meaningless work. See, you don't like your boss and you subconsciously want to sabotage the operation. De you don't like yourself or you don't trust yourself and want to sabotage the project in an attempt to reinforce the bad feeling you have about yourself. These are the four big things off working smart one. Eliminate distractions to estimate work impact. Three Split project into chunks and four were constantly in a friendly environment. See you in the next video.