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Today Is Life Optimizer’s 15th Anniversary

I published Life Optimizer’s first post on September 7, 2006. That’s 15 years ago! Wow, time flies. Back then, I was a graduate student, and I decided to start a blog on personal effectiveness. I was inspired by the race to optimize performance in computer science, and I thought that something similar could be done…

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Freedom: The True Objective of Productivity

What is the goal of productivity? In Free to Focus, author Michael Hyatt gave this answer (emphasis mine): Productivity should free you to pursue what’s most important to you. The goal, the true objective of productivity, should be freedom. He went on to define freedom in four ways: Freedom to Focus: the ability to do…

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