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Can Pomodoro Technique Make You More Productive?

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It has been a while since I last made a post in this productivity series. The Pomodoro Technique, created by Francesco Cirillo, has been around for a long time. I have been using the basic to boost my writing productivity for more than a year. But I knew there was more to it than I was using. So I put…

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To Become More Productive, Stop Working

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A lot of getting productive has nothing at all to do with your work. Think about it. We’re not machines. If we don’t take care of ourselves in general, we are going to be a lot less effective at anything we do. This simple fact was brought home to me last night. I am in a Thursday night pool league,…

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Productivity Power-Ups: Planning & Pareto Principle

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Let’s add some more tips and techniques for getting productive. Today, we have these two Productivity power-ups to discuss: The Pareto Principle Planning Ahead As in the previous post, we will cover these two techniques in some detail. This should be more useful than giving you a list full of one-liners like, “Plan ahead to stay organized” and so on.…

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More Ways to Eliminate Distractions

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After my last post I realized that I failed to cover two more ways to eliminate distractions. The first is something that I have experience with. The other I have not tried, but many successful people seem to do it regularly. So check out two more ways to eliminate distractions. We’ll move on to other types of tips in the…

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Getting Productive Again When You are Stuck

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Unless you are independently wealthy, being freer tomorrow requires a way to make money. But if you are like me, you sometimes get stuck. This article is designed to help you get unstuck. The last few months have been a tough time for getting work done. Between moving, spending 10 days in the USA taking care of my Mom’s estate,…

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The Expat Life: Lying Landlords

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big advocate of expatriation from expensive, unhealthy, collapsing locations like the European Union and the United States. But every part of the world has its benefits and drawbacks. Here in Ecuador, one of the biggest drawbacks is lying landlords. I’ve had 9 or 10 landlords in my time in this country,…

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Geoarbitrage: The Live Here, Hire There Approach

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The Live Here, Hire There approach is the third type of geoarbitrage I want to cover. This will be a short post since I have little experience with this approach myself. So… This approach takes advantage of the fact that pay rates vary drastically around the world. Data gathered by the Gallup organization a few years ago illustrates what I…

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Get What You Want in Life by Visualizing Your Ideal Day

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A while back we were talking about how to know what you really want in life. I said that I couldn’t give you good advice on how to figure it out. And I suggested you consult with other people who were have more expertise than me on the subject. I’ve changed my mind. Sort of. While I still don’t claim…

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Geoarbitrage: The Live Here, Retire There Approach

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In this post, we will talk about the “Live Here, Retire There” approach to geoarbitrage. This is in contrast to the “Live Here, Earn There” approach we covered last time. With the Retire There approach, you follow many of the same steps as before, except that you move to a new location after you retire. This will be short and…

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Geoarbitrage: The Live Here, Earn There Approach

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As promised, I am going to describe various approaches to Geoarbitrage in some detail. We’ll talk about the approach and how it works, then cover the Pros and Cons. By the time we’re done, you will have a good handle on which approaches (if any) fit into your future. Ready? We’ll start with… What is the “Live Here, Earn There”…

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