5 Things To Improve Your Life #2

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for reading my 5 ideas/thoughts to improve your life! Let’s jump into it.

My Favorite Learnings This Week

1. Short Film: Rat Race – A Fascinating Critique of U.S. Society’s Broken Relationship With Happiness & Money (4.5 Minutes)

I watched this multiple times in a row because it’s spot on and extremely thought provoking. This is now one of my favorite videos of all-time. Shoutout to Raad Ahmed from LawTrades for the tip.

2. Productivity Hack: Every Night Physically Write Down The Five Most Important Things To Do Tomorrow

This tip comes from Marc Andreessen, a legendary investor and entrepreneur. I implemented this about a year and a half ago and it has provided big focus, mental clarity, and productivity boosts. I use a physical notepad to write down the most important things to do each day (no more than five) – and then I constantly refer to this list throughout the day to avoid getting sidetracked with less important tasks.

3. Travel Tool: All The Flight Deals – The Best Flight Deal Aggregator

Just started using All The Flight Deals and I’m a huge fan. In a nutshell, it aggregates all of the flight deal sites so that you’ll get notified about super cheap flights from your city all over the world (i.e. $300-400 roundtrip flights from the U.S. to Europe/Asia). It has much better filtering, email notifications, and design than any flight deal service that I’ve seen.

4. Quote: “A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of his life.” -Charles Darwin

A friend of mine, Yash Kothari, asked me a simple question ~6 years ago that I’ve been thinking about ever since: “What do you value an hour of your time at?” I’m a frugal person but I use this exercise to spend extra money on things that will save me time or boost my efficiency. If you haven’t ever thought about this then I strongly recommend spending some time to think this through.

5. Song: Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz

“Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I’ll choose another way? I ain’t trying to do what everybody else doing. Just cause everybody doing what they all do…If you tell me I’m wrong. I don’t want to be right.” One of my favorite songs of all time: speaks to my soul.

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading. Until next week!



I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.