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 helped me skyrocket my productivity and get awesome results without relying on willpower. …
I was 22 and fresh out of college when I stumbled on my first “self-help” book. At the time, I was living in South Korea and teaching English, but I didn’t really know what I wanted in life; I just knew I didn’t want the life I had.
A college degree I didn’t care about. Following the path everyone told me to follow: “Get a job. Work your way up. Save up. Retire.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with that; it just didn’t jive with me.)
Worse, I had a lot of trauma, anger, and low self-esteem from my hurtful upbringing and I knew if I stayed on the same path, my future would be the same (and a carbon copy of my parents). …
I believe life is a journey of continual learning and growth, so I’ve created many life rules over the years to guide my actions. Here are the 32 best ones from my 32 years on this planet.
I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.
If I can’t be happy alone, I can’t be happy with other people.
Because if I can’t be happy alone, I’ll try to seek happiness from things outside of myself — things over which I have absolutely no control.
The truth is there’s an incredible liberation when I can do anything I want without having to find a partner. Don’t get me wrong; I love hanging with friends. But if everyone’s busy or no one’s interested in what I want to do, I can go and have a great time too. …