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Using a spreadsheet to consider your mortality

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When I was in my late teens, the about section on my Facebook profile read, “Live slowly.”

It wasn’t a maxim against ambition or drive or seeking accomplishment, it was a simple reminder to savour it all. To notice time as it moved by.

But, at some point, I deleted…

Without self-acceptance, self-improvement is only noise.

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Tim Ferriss has made a wildly successful career out of improving himself, quantifying his progress, and pushing the boundaries of human productivity.

But in a recent interview with Clay Skipper from GQ, Ferriss acknowledges that he’s been responsible for much of what he calls “the noise in the self-improvement or…

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If you like personality tests or psychometric assessments, you’ll want to check this out.

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, who wrote the #1 bestseller, Principles, has just launched a free personality assessment with well-known writer and psychologist Adam Grant, as well as psychologists John Golden and Brian Little.

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How knowing yourself is the key to moving forward.

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Before he was sentenced to death, the philosopher Socrates uttered the now-famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” That’s ancient-speak for… “If you live on autopilot like a zombie, you’ll waste your life.”

Here’s the deal: lots of us are chasing success like zombies — totally unaware that…

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