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Ask the Readers: What Lessons Have You Learned From This Pandemic?

We have been in this pandemic for a few months now. Needless to say, this is an unprecedented situation for most – if not all – of us. This is a difficult time, but I believe it’s also a good opportunity to learn a lot. As I’ve written a while back, this is a good time to reinvent ourselves. So here is my question to you: What lessons have you learned...

Avoid the Sunk Cost Trap to Make Good Decisions

I recently wrote about how thinking in terms of opportunity cost can help you use your time effectively. Now, I’d like to follow up on that by discussing another concept called sunk cost trap. Along with opportunity cost, this concept can help you make good decisions. Here is a definition of sunk cost trap: Sunk cost trap refers to a tendency for...

How to Use Time Effectively: A Key Principle

Do you want to become more effective? Do you want to use your time effectively? I’d like to give you just one key principle on how to use time effectively. I believe that using this principle can make a big difference in your life. The principle is opportunity cost. You see, it’s easy to assume that time is a renewable resource. You might think...

A Key Reason Why Reading Is Important

If you have been with me for some time, you might know that I’m an avid reader. I love to read nonfiction books. I’m not a fast reader, but reading is a hobby of mine. Lately, I have been thinking about why reading is important. Of course, I have reaped a lot of benefits from it, but I tried to pinpoint why exactly reading is important. What is it...

Being Productive: Dissecting the Productivity Formula

In Deep Work, there is an interesting formula for productivity. Here it is: Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity You can see here that your productivity depends on two factors: time spent and intensity. The more time you spend on a task and the more intense you are, the more you will get done. Let’s now dissect this formula. First of all,...

Help Me Meet Your Needs [A Short Survey]

My mission at Life Optimizer is helping you reach your full potential. To be able to do that, I need to know your needs. That’s why I have created a short survey. If you could take just a few minutes to fill it out, I’d really appreciate it. Click here to take the survey I’m looking forward to reading your response. Thanks in advance and have...

How to Reinvent Yourself: A Quick Guide

How do you look at this pandemic situation? Well, there are two ways: positive or negative. Negatively, you might look at this situation as a force that drags you down. It takes you away from your dreams and aspirations. It hinders you from reaching your full potential. Positively, however, you may look at it as an opportunity to become all that...

One Day Left to Get 75% Off Purpose Mastery

Last month, I announced that I offered 75% off my Purpose Mastery course to help people cope with the current situation. Due to platform limitations, the offer is only valid for one month and will expire tomorrow. The course helps you reconnect with your deepest values and get a renewed sense of purpose. If you think it’s for you, you may check it...

How to Make Decisions in Uncertain Times

How do you make decisions in uncertain times? Given the higher risks of such times, you should know how to make good decisions. It can help you navigate your situation with confidence. Fortunately, there is a good principle that you can follow. While it might not make decision making easy, it could make it simple. You can see the factors at play and...

Be Prepared by Developing Your Core Skills

People in many parts of the world are urged to stay at home these days. Needless to say, it’s a challenging time to live in. We need to cope with both health and economic challenges. But I believe there is an opportunity here that you shouldn’t overlook. With less activity outside, you may have more free time. How you use your free time can make a...

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