10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

9. The Three Most Effective Tips Are Also the Most Boring I think that behind every cliché is a truth that’s so powerful that people feel compelled to repeat the phrase over and over and over. This holds true for productivity advice, as well. Over the last year I experimented with integrating countless habits and […]

This Habit Will Put You in the Top 1% of Experts and Money-Makers – Early To Rise

According to Brian Tracy: “If you read only one book per month, that will put you into the top 1% of income earners in our society. But if you read one book per week, 50 books per year, that will make you one of the best educated, smartest, most capable and highest paid people in your field. Regular […]

Strategic And Decisive Pursuit Of Your Dreams – Frugalwoods

We spent years going to open houses and investigating the market before we bought our home; adopting Frugal Hound happened only after years of holding off for the right moment to own a dog; we waited to get pregnant until we felt adequately prepared for the challenges of parenthood; I didn’t go to grad school until I […]

Guilt Is A Wasted Emotion – Frugalwoods

Abandon Guilt, Embrace Your Truth While there’s certainly merit in learning from others and sharing our stories, I find that blatant comparison almost always yields frustration or guilt. We only have incomplete understandings of other people’s lives and trying to model our choices off of theirs is naturally flawed. Hiding her face in shame: not very productive, […]

Daily Challenges To Improve Your Life – Daily Challenge List – Making Sense Of Cents

8. Eliminate/cut back on social media and/or TV. Our minds are greatly influenced by what we see on TV and on social media. Plus, it can be a huge waste of time. Instead of turning on the TV or looking at social media the next time you are bored, you may want to try to […]

You May Be Wasting Money On These 7 Things – Making Sense Of Cents

… 7. Debt. You are wasting your money if you have high interest rate debt. This is due to interest charges you are paying that will just keep building up until you are able to pay it off. If you have never done so, I want you to add up how much in interest you […]

A Strength Tradition: Stone Lifting | StrongFirst

When lifting a stone, you first need the requisite mobility to pull yourself into a deep squat while having your hands on a fixed object. There are two places you can optimally stabilize your spine and trunk: one is while standing, and the other is in the bottom of a deep squat with an upright […]

20 Life Hacks that Increase your Wealth – Early To Rise

1. STOP WATCHING THE CLOCK If all you ever do is focus on how much you get paid per hour, you’ll be working long hours for the rest of your life. Take a lesson from Tim Ferriss’ “4-Hour Workweek” and start thinking about how you can get paid for results instead of time. You’ll be […]

Avoid “Hedonic Adaptation” by Breaking Routines to Stay Happy

Novelty, variety and surprise can prevent or slow down adaptation. So, with relationships, let’s say you get married and you get a happiness boost. Studies show that it takes about two years for people’s happiness levels to go back to what they were before the wedding. That doesn’t mean that you’re not happy with your […]