Nusa Penida, Bali. For more photos check my Instagram.

Life Designed: Fear, Noise Pollution & Absolute Success

It’s my last day in the paradise island of Bali. 🏝

On Saturday, I’m off to Bangkok where I’ll hang out my best friend Justas Markus.

I’ve been tired of constant traveling for quite some time and now reached a point where I feel the burnout.

For that reason, my girlfriend and I will fly to Colombia for Christmas holidays and visit Lithuania for a month or two before settling down in Spain in early 2019.

I never thought I would be excited about not traveling. I highly resonate with Nat Eliason’s lessons from one year of nomadic passive income.

Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the knowledge and resources to help you live better.

Fear Setting: The Most Important Exercise I Still Do Today

Tim Ferriss talks about the most important exercise to do.

The Rule of 10–10–10

By asking herself three easy — and utterly profound — questions, Suzy Welch has managed to solve just about every personal and professional quandary in her life. An amazing, spectacularly snappy guide to decision-making.

Noise Pollution Is a Thing, and It’s Making You Sick

But regardless of its decibel level, any noise that disrupts your concentration or annoys you — whether it’s your co-worker’s laugh, a neighbor’s barking dog, or your kids’ shouting — is enough to activate your nervous system and contribute to negative effects, including raising your risk for mental illness.

Stop email interruptions, receive emails 3 times a day.

Absolute Success is Luck. Relative Success is Hard Work.

Just a minute ago, it seemed reasonable that the Ovarian Lottery determined most of your success in life, but the idea that hard work matters feels just as reasonable. When you work hard you typically get better results than you would with less effort. While we can’t deny the importance of luck, everyone seems to have this sense that hard work really does make a difference.

10x Your Knowledge — How To Create a System Of Constant Learning

If you take a look at some of the most successful people in the world, they all made it there not by sheer talent or luck, but by constant growth and learning.

How to Declutter Your Life

The most popular question about decluttering or simplifying is, “What’s the best way to start?” The next most popular question is, “How long will it take?”

Food for Thought

“The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” — Cherie Gilderbloom

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson


⏰ Time: 12:25

🎧 Listening: Maldives Relaxing Chill Out

📖 Reading: Intercom on Marketing

📸 Instagram: Garuda Wisnu Kencana

🇸🇬 Location: Canggu, Bali 🔜 Bangkok, Thailand

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