If you’re reading this, there are a million-and-a-half things you want to do: Build your business, exercise more, spend more time with friends and family, read more books, etc.
So how do you pack that into a 24-hour day that’s already occupied with sleeping and eating?
While most people try to become more productive by adding things, I’ve discovered it's far easier to start by subtracting what kills productivity in the first place. Because when you look at highly productive people, even though they’re in different industries with different workflows, they always avoid key mistakes that sabotage everyone else.
When I was a kid, I was miserable, hated life, and didn’t think things could improve: I had a traumatic childhood and was teased by other kids for being so “angry.” I knew I couldn’t go the rest of my days with so much negativity, tension, and pain, so I committed to change. And after a decade of studying hundreds of books, journaling thousands of pages, and testing countless strategies, I was able to reinvent my life to be happier than I’ve ever been.
Yet after pouring over all that information, here’s the single biggest lesson I’ve learned during that…
Whether you work from home or an office, many find it a struggle to focus, be productive, and finish all their tasks.
Since becoming self-employed in 2013, I’ve built a successful business, launched numerous side hustles, completed many large projects for several clients at once, and worked far fewer than 40 hours a week while traveling the world and relocating to dozens of cities.
But my secret isn’t earplugs, coffee, “more self-discipline,” or a magical time-management app. (In fact, I don’t use one single productivity tool at all.)
In this article, I’ll show you the exact, highly potent strategies that…
If there’s anything I’ve learned about life, it’s that the little things add up in a big way.
Often, the best way to improve things is to make little changes that are easy and straightforward and, over time, let those benefits grow. And by eliminating things before you add more, you remove what limits you so you can enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and bandwidth for better things.
Of all the little things I’ve dropped from my life, I want to share nine tiny, yet powerful ones. These are all things you can cut out in just a few minutes (some…
What does success look like to you?
Is it waking up every morning, overlooking your waterfront villa, hopping into your Ferrari, and then sailing your yacht?
Chances are, even for the highly successful people, that is a drop in the ocean compared to their normal existence. Because while you regularly see pictures of people on vacation or dining at a fancy restaurant, you rarely see photos of them sitting at their desks and working diligently.
Hard work isn't sexy. In fact, for many, hard work looks “boring.” Yet I firmly believe by embracing the “boring,” we can actually become more…
In fact, 20% of Americans are “chronic procrastinators” and a whopping 87% of students are self-proclaimed procrastinators. Yet chronic procrastination not only hurts productivity, but also increases stress, depression, anxiety, and even cardiovascular disease.
I’ve definitely procrastinated a lot in my life. But over the years, I've been able to solve a lot of it, which has boosted my productivity and results while eliminating a lot of stress.
Here are the strategies that have helped me. From simple productivity tips to overcoming psychological barriers—as well as understand a difficult truth—I’m confident they can help you too:
Lately, I’ve talked to a number of people who’ve told me about how great the pandemic has been for them.
They tell me how they were able to do all these amazing things during the pandemic and how it benefited their work, business, life, and more. They talk about how much they enjoy this new world of sitting inside, working remotely, and not being around people.
And even if you look online, some articles seem to preach that we should find gratitude, peace, and acceptance—as if we shouldn’t be upset anymore.
But I'm still not there yet.
Sure, I'm grateful…
Since I relocated to Europe in 2019, I've only been staying in Airbnbs. The experience has been very interesting, to say the least, and has led to many crazy stories and adventures.
Yet over the past two years, it not only taught me tips to find the best living experience, but it also taught me about life and human relations. Because while staying in Airbnbs can be great, it can also test your patience like nothing else. (Just like life, right?)
Here are some of the biggest things I've learned and how they can help you for your next vacation—and…
George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Ain’t that the truth.
It's only by learning from our histories that we can make improvements for a better future. But without that introspection, we will foreseeably repeat the same mistakes and patterns until we finally wake up and realize the cause.
In this article, I want to share the most valuable discoveries I made over the past decade. Many of them I didn't discover in a book; they only came from making countless mistakes, exploring, and learning from wiser people.
Yet once I finally…
If you want to change your life, read.
If you really want to change your life, read more.
Over the years, I’ve found many books that transformed everything. From the moment I read them, it was as if time stood still—suddenly, everything I previously knew or believed disappeared, and a new way of being and thinking began.
I could not have the life I have now if it wasn’t for those lessons. (And I can never go back to my previous world.) …