45: Doing Productive Work with Thomas Frank
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David speaks with Thomas Frank, a writer and video creator passionate about helping people become more capable and productive.

Thomas is the founder of the College Info Geek, a blog to help you learn effectively, spend less time studying, and become more productive (even if you're not in college). He is also a Notion power-user, and creates tutorials and free Notion templates on the side.

We talked about his background and his story and everything that has come along with his path, about how to nurture your own creativity and how to channel it into producing a consistent body of work that has a lasting impact.

And so you're gonna hear us answering a bunch of questions like how do you find your passion? And how do you pick which projects to start? And then, how do you know when to quit? And how do you deal with success?

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πŸ‘€ Connect with Thomas Frank:

Twitter profile: @TomFrankly | https://twitter.com/TomFrankly

Instagram profile: tomfrankly | https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

Website: thomasjfrank.com

πŸ—£ Mentioned in the show:

College Info Geek Podcast | https://collegeinfogeek.com/

The Inforium | https://art19.com/shows/the-inforium

The Dip by Seth Godin | https://amzn.to/3TDIcJM

Ryan Holiday | https://ryanholiday.net/

Sara Deistchy | https://www.saradietschy.com/

Yahoo Geocities | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_GeoCities

Wanting by Luke Burgis | https://amzn.to/3AcZfeS

Discipline is Destiny by Ryan Holiday | https://amzn.to/3USSjeJ

Feynman technique | https://fs.blog/feynman-technique/

Nassim Taleb | https://twitter.com/nntaleb?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Khe Hy | https://radreads.co/

Back to The Future | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/

Gifts from your past self | https://www.theknowledge.io/issue45/

The Sunk Cost Fallacy | https://www.theknowledge.io/sunk-cost-fallacy/

πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ’» About David Elikwu:

David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter.

Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge

Newsletter: https://theknowledge.io

Website: https://www.davidelikwu.com,

Podcast: http://plnk.to/theknowledge

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Career Hyperdrive is a live, cohort-based course that helps people find their competitive advantage, gain clarity around their goals and build a future-proof set of mental frameworks so they can live an extraordinary life doing work they love.

During this course, you will make the leap from 'going with the flow' to actively crafting your journey. And you’ll join a community of ambitious peers who will hold you accountable for betting on yourself.


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