Author Archives : Bill

Androgen Deficiency: A Growing Problem for Aging Men

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In my last post, I said I would talk about a hormone problem I am having. Its name is, “Androgen Deficiency.” It affects many aging men, particularly those of us who grew up in the USA. It is seldom diagnosed. It makes your life suck. And there’s a good chance it will affect you too (if it isn’t already). Something…

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Leaning Into it Once Again

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It seems that the universe is completely oblivious to the pathetic plans of us mere mortals. Back in early July, my life seemed to have settled into a regular routine again. I was looking forward to getting lots of work done and making real progress on my plans for my life. Then my wife needed an entire week’s worth of…

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Nootropics: Better Living Through (Neuro) Chemistry

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Nootropics is a strange-looking word that most people have never heard before. But the word nootropics refers to a topic that you will want to understand if you want to live better in the future. In this post, I will give you the rundown on this very important topic. I’ll also talk a bit about my own experience with some…

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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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Lying Landlords Impact Expats

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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