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Three Simple Things You Might Want to Do This Year

We are now in 2022! To be honest, I’m excited about this year. I believe it’s a year of possibilities. There could be many challenges ahead, but I’m sure there are also many opportunities. It’s up to you and me to make the most of those opportunities. To help you make the most of 2022, here are three simple things that you might want to do...

Ask the Readers: What Life Lessons Have You Learned in 2021?

Here we are near the end of 2021. We will soon enter 2022. I believe it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons that we have learned this year. The lessons we learned this year will help us start the new year strong. So here is my question to you: What life lessons have you learned in 2021? Please share your answer in the comments...

The Courage to Reinvent Yourself

A book that I recently read is The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles. It’s about the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Inspired by the book, I wrote Appreciating Our Modern World a while back. Now, I’d like to discuss the courage to reinvent yourself. Vanderbilt was born in 1794. Transportation was a big problem back then (as described in my previous...

Blinkist Black Friday 2021: Get 50% Off

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Appreciating Our Modern World: A Lesson From the First Tycoon

I’m currently reading The First Tycoon by T. J. Stiles. It’s a Pulitzer-prize winning book that tells the story of Cornelius Vanderbilt. From a humble beginning, Vanderbilt became the first tycoon in America. He was the precedent to other tycoons like Rockefeller and Carnegie. It’s an eye-opening book for me. I didn’t know much about the...

Introducing Habit Ace 2.0

Building good habits is essential to living a fulfilling life. That’s why I’m happy to announce that Habit Ace 2.0 is now available! Habit Ace is an iOS app I develop that can help you build good habits. This is the app that I’ve been using to optimize my life. You see, I started Life Optimizer back in 2006, but for years I didn’t know how...

Eric Hoffer and the Power of Self-Education

I recently read The True Believer by Eric Hoffer. It’s a book about how mass movements evolve. With a lot of historical examples, the book explains the patterns and common threads among them. It’s an insightful book and reading it was a great learning experience for me. What I’d like to share with you here is not the content of the book,...

Why Energy Management Is Important: A Lesson From Theodore Roosevelt

What is a key factor for personal productivity? For many people, the answer is time management. Time management has even become synonymous with personal productivity. The assumption is that the better you manage your time, the more productive you will be. But there is a missing element here. With good time management, you can allocate the...

Life Optimizer’s New Tagline: Live a Fulfilling Life

Recently I changed the tagline of Life Optimizer to “Live a fulfilling life”. It replaces the previous tagline “Insights to reach your full potential”. Why did I change it? Well, I believe that the new tagline can better describe the mission here. It can give you a better description of how Life Optimizer can help you. The previous tagline...

The Power of Imagination: A Lesson From David Yonggi Cho

I have been writing about personal effectiveness since 2006. Over time, I have learned more and more about the factors that can help you live a fulfilling life. Recently, one thing that has caught my attention is the power of imagination. You see, the more I study those who have gone far in their lives, the more I see how imagination plays...

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