What balance should we have in life between: learning by reading or watching others / learning by doing? –@HarrisonAmy
Always 50-50. For example, when I write, I read for 2-3 hours first, and then write for 2-3 hours. When I start a business, I read every book I can about successful entrepreneurs and I spend time networking as much as possible with other startup entrepreneurs.
Even when I was dating, I spent part of each day researching dating (i.e. sending out messages on dating services, for instance) thinking about how I can make a date better, etc. And then, of course, the other part of each day actually dating.
@HarrisonAmy then asked me how I know when I’m off balance. The way I know is if I have a hard time coming up with new ideas. If I feel the “flow” is missing. I spend part of each day trying to come up with ideas for myself on whatever I’m interested in. If I’m too distracted or not thinking of enough good ideas then I know I’m off balance.