15 Insanely Easy Ways to Get More Done in Less Time

It seems to me that the last couple of years have been all about the grind.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson famously works out twice before we even wake up. Elon Musk sleeps on a couch in his office. Everyone is either working hard or telling everyone else to work hard.

But what about working smart? What about becoming more efficient? Getting more done in less time. Isn’t that something worth looking into?

Well, lucky you, here are twenty ideas to help you work smarter, not just harder. Continue reading

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Nine Reasons Why You Must Fall in Love With Working Hard

“The most important thing about art is to work. Nothin else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”Steven Pressfield

What is art?

What has art got to do with life? With working hard?

Well, isn’t art just a way of transcribing a strong feeling? What is life but a series of feelings?

Art, life, love, war… they are all so close that sometimes they even touch, and the truth is that one doesn’t live fully until one becomes willing to get their hands dirty doing the hard work; one is most human when facing the inner resistance that begs for Netflix and chill.

Here are 9 reasons why you must fall in love with working hard.

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Why So Afraid?

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“You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist.” – Neale Donald Walsch

Afraid. To live. To die. To get hurt. To hurt others. Afraid. Of failure. Of success. Of getting stuck somewhere in between. Afraid of doing nothing at all, afraid of overdoing it. Afraid of yourself, afraid of others. Rationalizing. Being practical. Over-intellectualizing. Holding back. Waiting for the right time and place.

Finding excuses. Blaming yourself. Blaming others. Telling yourself that you’ve got enough time.

“If only…”

“When I…”

“What if…”

“It could have been…” Continue reading

True Wisdom

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

Epictetus tells us that people would visit Socrates and ask to speak to a philosopher, and he’d take them to see other philosophers.

Whenever I set out to learn something new, I am usually reluctant because of what I perceive as a steep learning curve. It is difficult, almost impossible, it’s not worth it, I do not have the time, the patience, or the mental fortitude to learn this. After a while, though, when I figure out that it’s not as difficult as I had presumed, I become arrogant. I think I know it all, I think that there’s not much left to learn.

Most of us think like that in one or more areas of our life. Continue reading

Is This The Secret to Success?

It’s a mountain of a dream and a mile-high climb to the top. And what it took me a long time to discover is that I didn’t like to climb much. I just liked to imagine the summit. – The Subtle Art of not Giving A Fuck

We would all like to be something we’re not. We all wake up on certain days, terrified that we are less than what we all dreamed of becoming when we were kids.

That is okay.

The thing is, we all like to imagine having certain results.

We fantasize about being famous or rich or married to someone hot as hell…

We all like fairytales…

The thing is, that’s superficial.

And my definition of superficial is this: you want something without knowing the full range of pros and cons, without being aware of the circumstances and the consequences.

It’s like this: you’d like to be rich, so you win the lottery.

Now you’ve got to worry about what to do with all that money. What to buy, what to invest in, what to do to not lose it all.

You lose a lot of friends, or you might try to keep them by helping them with some money…

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The Road to Success…


You know the saying that “the road to success is always under construction?” It’s a constant process, a neverending battle.

Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a stepping stone. An important element of it. Each and every single time you fail, you’re actually getting closer to success.

Hard work pays off.

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Show, Don’t Tell

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“And imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” ― John Green

Truth be told, hope is a two edged sword. If is not accompanied by action, if it’s not the thing that keeps you moving forward, in spite of pain and fear, then it’s the most painful thing in the world.

To hope but not act on that hope… Continue reading