Productivity for wisdom workers

To which extent can we optimize our life? What are the limiting factors and reasonable goals? Just how productive should we become? Here I will try to answer these questions. The goal of productivity What exactly is productivity? This question changes as our economy evolves and we undergo personal development.  I argue that a modern …

Writing a Gratitude Diary Is Actually Have a Greater Impact on Our Happiness

This guest post by Samantha Kaylee is the best resource on the gratitude diary I saw so far. It is very practical and full of great tips. I am really happy to share it. Apart from all the hustling and bustling of our daily lives, people nowadays need to find gratitude for whoever they are …

The nature of trust

Trust is very important for many social activities. Be it trade, collaboration, or competition, the trust ensures fair game. We want to be trusted. This provides access to better deals, emotional support, and better sleep at night. What does it take to be trusted? TLDR Before we go into a long discussion, I want to …

Less is more and charity

Some of my articles I write as a figure of authority, others as a confession. Minimalism is not something I am good at.  Giving away is something I do often, but without real joy. This is an issue of personal style and it comes with warranties. Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and …

Guitar course

For a while, I have been planning to release a course dealing with hobbies. How do we choose a hobby, and how we can enjoy the hobby and learn from it. So after some consideration, I created a course dealing with guitars. This course is a product of love and joy, and I welcome you …

Live long with a young brain

How does our brain change as we age? Is some age preferable to another? Can we choose how to age? Go to the end of the document for practical tips. For more information read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Update: Please notice, some of the links above might not work and …

Curiosity and success

Is financial success correlated with curiosity? Harvard Business Review claims it is. And they are not alone. Hiring curious people is a smart idea. Developing your natural curiosity is also an interesting thought. Today I do not encourage you to check facts and read further, but instead, look deeper into your own qualities. Do you …

How to be successful

If there is a million dollars question and you do not hold a fat check you are not likely to love the answer you get. A short answer: patience, hard work, and luck or maybe creativity and clarity.  There is a much longer answer if you dare to read it. More ideas here, here, here, …

Gamifying learning activities

We want to gamify everything we do with our children. How can we do that? Probably no schoolbook has an adequate answer here.  I will share my experiences, and what I know. If you can share yours, please do. Octalysis The Octalysis Framework is a human-centric gamification design framework that lays out the eight core drives for …

Practice and boredom

Children need to practice and get bored. So do grown-ups like me. Now what? I will share some strategies that we implement at home. These strategies work. More reading here. Point system As grown-ups, we prefer to play computer games rather than work. Work tends to be boring. Even jobs that are relatively exciting, often …