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Living an Adventurous Life

I read an article a while back about what makes a good life. It says that an important element of a good life is something called “psychological richness.” Here is an excerpt: According to this view, a good life is one that is interesting, varied and surprising—even if some of those surprises aren’t necessarily pleasant ones. In fact, the things that...

Productivity and Longevity: A Timeless Lesson From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, the famed investor, turned 90 last Sunday. At that age, he still hasn’t retired. He is still the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Not only does he live long, but also he stays sharp mentally. In fact, one thing he did on his 90th birthday is announcing a new deal that Berkshire just made. Bill Gates mentioned that he has the mental sharpness...

How to Make Good Decisions With Probabilistic Thinking

I’m always interested in learning how to make good decisions. After all, optimizing our lives has a lot to do with the quality of our decisions. The better decisions we make, the more likely we are to reach our full potential. In that regard, I recently read Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. I was interested in the book because I have noticed that many...

How to Become Adaptable in Uncertain Times

We now live in an uncertain time. Things that seemed certain just a few months ago may seem uncertain now. What seemed like sure bets back then may turn out to be the opposite. So how can we go through this? Well, I believe that the key to survive and even thrive in uncertain times is being adaptable. You see, it’s not enough just to be good...

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...

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