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Quick Access to Everything

A new week is here, which means a new chance to get everything in sync. Today, instead of providing a template, I want to discuss a meta folder I always keep handy. This folder offers quick access to all the items that don't fit neatly into any specific life area. I call it the Reference folder. An overlooked issue in the world of systems is the absence of a constant reference point, similar to the "You are here" arrow on a map. Without this clear reference, it's impossible to navigate your...

13 days ago • 1 min read

In any productivity system, the standard unit of progress is projects. In a project-based system, you typically work on 1-3 projects in parallel and move them to completion within a short time frame (weeks to months). This provides enough momentum to keep moving forward through milestones, outcomes, and ultimately achieving goals. Your hidden workload The problem is that tracking projects is not a real representation of your true workload. There's a hidden layer of workflows that are done at...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Digital modernity is the biggest threat to the human condition as we know it. Modern life is becoming more digital, which makes it different in kind and degree than the past. Mechanical Overload The difference is the mechanization of our lives has become essential for basic survival: Work 40+ hours, assess career options, and compare rates for savings. Plan, cook weekly meals, maintain health, ensure sleep, and stay informed about health. Maintain hygiene and home, consider renovations, plan...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Beginner productivity advice goes like this: Do one thing until it’s finished. You do that for a while and it works. As you expand your work and progress to an intermediate-level digitalist, you start to notice that many of your projects are frequently delayed, often due to waiting on something or someone. Roadblocks We encounter roadblocks constantly, such as communicating across different time zones, awaiting approvals, and managing emails. If you rely solely on beginner-level methods, your...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Why does defining work play such a fundamental role in your life? Most of your life is spent doing “work”. However, the corporate-style work environment is not made for humans. It feels like school, where you, an adult “student” works hard, takes lunch breaks, and eagerly waits for the weekend to escape the torture. When we morphed In the industrial age, we began to view ourselves in mechanical terms: ramping up business, digging deeper, and fueling up. In the digital age, we now use...

5 months ago • 1 min read

What did you do in the last 3 days? Do you remember your life 3 months ago? What about your future plans? The stressful feeling that everything is changing rapidly is the result of a mental mismatch. This mismatch is between what our brains can process and the new environment in which we live. This causes never ending stress, anxiety and overwhelm. We are not well-adapted to the new environment: Digital Modernity. The popular solution to this is the good old digital detox. It’s not a...

5 months ago • 2 min read

The Discovery When I opened Evernote today, I discovered that I had a total of 4352 notes. Whether you have 40, 400, or 4000 notes, there is one problem that everyone experiences but nobody talks about. You may have more than 10 open tabs at any given time, 100 notes in your notes app, and thousands of bookmarks buried in your browser. Regardless if you're "organized". This phenomenon is called Digital Disorientation. Disorientation Why do we feel disoriented? Disorientation is having all the...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Synchronized Past Way back before the 1900s, the world was all scattered and out of sync. People did their own thing in their own village, town, or country. Around 1950, everything was super centralized. There was just one phone company, two big-shot superpowers (US and USSR), and only three TV channels (ABC, CBS, NBC). Life was uniform, with not much variety. The 20th century was all about mega-centralized tech like movies, radio, news, factories, and big states. It was the time of...

8 months ago • 3 min read

Institutions are failing us. The education, finance, and healthcare systems of the 20th century are not able to support us like they used to. We need to regain control of it. A new country Fortunately, the internet offers a platform for everyone to learn, connect, and collaborate. The internet is a new country. The best country to live in. You will customize your learning, relationships, and work. But this means that you will need to have the infrastructure needed to take matters into your...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Could you have predicted today's news? Life is moving fast, and information is spreading at record speed. The amount of things to keep track of is infinite. What's the problem? The problem is that living in the modern world requires adaptability, but our biology has not adapted to digital speeds. So, you have a choice: should you use technology to work, communicate, and live but always feel stressed? Or should you ignore them and experience peace, but miss out on all the opportunities? Before...

9 months ago • 1 min read
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