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Every year around this time, with vacations kicking in and work slowing down, people begin to take stock of how the year went and start planning for the next one. While setting goals for the new year is important (and I wrote a totally free book on keeping your New […]
Saving money is basically a way of buying back your own time—and after you add in the powerful effects of compound interest, you quickly realize just how much of your future time and freedom you can buy back with very little cost to you today. I recently got my […]
Announcement: I’m writing and publishing a book with Crown Business, an imprint of Penguin Random House
When I think back to high school English class, it definitely wasn’t the best of times. To this day, I remember Googling phrases like “Fahrenheit 451 Plot Summary” and “A Tale of Two Cities Sparknotes” so I could read as little as possible when writing up assignments and book […]
I think it’s human nature to resist getting things done every once in a while. Over the course of a week, as your energy levels ebb and flow relative to everything from how much sleep you get, to how much caffeine you consume, to how much time you spend […]
If you’re average, chances are you spend more than one quarter of your time at work on email. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the average employee spends 2.6 hours every day on email—that’s equivalent to 28% of your work day, and this study was […]
Over the last year and bit I’ve conducted countless productivity experiments on myself—here are a few of the larger ones—and to date I have failed, or partially-failed, at just two. Coincidentally, both of the experiments involved food; for the first I tried to eat only “soylent” for a week, and […]
If you’re average, you spend a crazy amount of time staring at shiny rectangles every day. Here’s a fascinating breakdown from Mary Meeker (an Internet Analyst at Morgan Stanley) that shows exactly how much time people around the world spend looking at their TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets every day:1 […]
Productivity takes a dip during major events like the World Cup, but deeper and more meaningful office relationships can make you more engaged, more likely to get a promotion, and more satisfied with your job.
Mindful eating lets you enjoy your food way more, works out your “attention muscle”, and helps you lose weight. To eat mindfully, eat twice as slow, eat with fewer distractions, focus and think about what you’re eating, and when you notice your mind focusing on something else, gently bring it back.