Key Hooks, Streams, and Consciousness


Welcome to this week’s issue of 3 Minute Thursday.


A concept from one of my posts that I want to double down on because I think it’s important.

Implementing simple systems can save you tons of time.

What are systems? Systems are a group of interconnected elements that work together as an organized framework. Systems = efficiency. Efficiency = more free time. You get 24 hours every day. Let’s say you spend ~8 of them asleep. During your awake hours, you can create systems to maximize your efficiency and free time.

Example: Hanging a key hook near your front door can save your 30 hours per year.

Sounds crazy right? Let me explain:

Cost: $2 Key Hook

Upfront Time Spent: 60 seconds one time hanging the hook

Daily Time Saved: 5 minutes looking for your keys

Yearly time saved: 30 Hours (5mins x 365 days)

Whether you spend 5 minutes per day looking for your keys or not, this is an example of implementing a system into your daily life. Start thinking about the inefficiencies in your life and how you can create systems to save time. You’ll gain tons of free time back.



Imagine a beautiful stream.

Over time, fallen trees, garbage, and dirt accumulate.

The streams natural flow becomes blocked.

The water has nowhere to go.

But more water is still coming.

It begins to pile up, creating a small pool.

The water doesn’t lose itself.

It knows that eventually, a storm will come.

After patiently waiting, finally a storm comes.

The wind and rain wash the debris away.

The stream resumes its natural flow.

Nothing about the stream changed.

Just the objects in its way.

Unfamiliarity and obstacles cause growth.

Don’t panic.

Just stay the course.



And with that, I’m going to leave you with a quote to reflect on:

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. – Albert Einstein

Think about how this quote applies to a current problem you have. What do you need to change about your frame of mind in order to solve it?


In case you missed it, my best performing post of the week was “What is Ready?”

Until next week,

Brandon Turp

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