Absurd Irrational Human: Procrastination

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Rational Johnny: I never procrastinate. I do what I consciously consider is best for my long-term success and wellbeing.  Human Johnny: I procrastinate sometimes. I don’t think it’s that often. But I don’t understand why it happens. I set out to work or study and find myself scrolling Instagram, or playing some game, or even cleaning. It’s frustrating. Unconscious of Human Johnny: the tasks Johnny wants to do are scary and difficult. I want to avoid risk and conserve energy, so I try to not do them. I also scan the…

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After one year of working remote from the mountains

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What I learned and decided Photo taken while writing this article A year ago I moved with my girlfriend to a cabin at the foothills of the mountains. We did not leave our jobs or live off the grid. We did not become digital nomads or entrepreneurs. We have been working remote at our same jobs as before. These are knowledge work in advertising and marketing. This is what I have learned after one year of working remote from a cabin in the mountains: 1. I am not going back to…

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Less is more.

Less of everything makes life better

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Yet we suffocate our lives with more of everything This article is inspired by the Effortless book by Greg McKeown. Reading the section of starting from zero and minimal steps, made me think about other areas where removing things is the solution. I realized this is a pattern: Less is more. We live in a world of abundance. We have a lot of objects, information, tasks, opportunities, decisions, stimuli. This excess is in direct contradiction with our human nature. As a species we evolved in a world of scarcity. Our forager…

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