Stuff that I like

Books

  • High Performance Habits by Brendan Burchard
  • On Writing by Steven King
  • Waking Up by Sam Harris
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Entertainment

Food (my favorite recipes)

  • Breakfast: oatmeal, egg white, avocado, protein shake
  • Protein: salmon, chicken, pork tenderloin, ground turkey, ground beef
  • Vegetables: broccoli, spinach, tomato, brussel sprouts, asparagus, carrots
  • Carbs: rice, potatoes, yams
  • Snacks: banana, berries, clementines, greek yogurt, peanut butter, almonds, walnuts, frozen dragonfruit, dried dates
  • Supplements: whey protein, creatine, BCAA, caffeine pill, melatonin

Quotes

  • “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn
  • “We can do better.” -The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 2
  • “If something is nonsense, you say it and say it loud. You will be harmed a little but will be antifragile — in the long run people who need to trust you will trust you.” -Nassim Taleb
  • “Step off the treadmill that has been put before you.” -Andrej Karpathy
  • “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” -Henry David Thoreau
  • “Don’t just work hard at your job. Work hard at everything.” -Jake Tapper

Jason’s Timeless Slang

  • Scrub, chump, bugger, rats, kid, unsung hero, acquired taste, I suppose, cheesedog, what the, f*cking ay
  • Some other words I like: supper, general store,

Influences

  • TV/Movies
    • Sherlock (and The Imitation Game): logic, critical thinking, intelligence, nuance
    • Killing Eve: humor, smoothness, European culture
    • Counterpart: thinking big, being on the world stage
    • The Great Gatsby Movies: live an exciting life, old school America
  • Public figures
    • Elon Musk: first-principles thinking, long-term thinking, dreaming big
    • Sam Harris: consciousness, death, honesty
    • Conan: humor, high-energy, wit, intelligence, sociability, quick-thinking
    • Lady Gaga: creativity, love
    • David Goggins: motivation, hard work, taking things to the extreme
  • Youtube:
    • Bald and Bankrupt: open-mindedness, worldliness
    • Thomas Afu: Chinese and European culture, open-mindedness
    • Andrew Kirby: productivity, thinking in terms of time
  • Writers:
    • Steven King: beautiful writing, high standard of prose, dedication to one’s craft
    • Cal Newport: productivity, meta-career skills
    • Mark Manson: being a desirable person
    • Anchee Min: vulnerability, honesty
    • Brendan Burchard: the lifestyle described in High Performance Habits
  • Academics:
    • Randy Pausch: time, meta-habits
    • Henry Lee Smith: old-school thinking, genuine passion for linguistics
    • Ryan Cotterell: linguistics, creativity, “thinking like a scientist”, love of learning