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Life Designed: Book Deal, American Misery, DMT & AI

The last couple of weeks I was busy working on some exciting stuff. If you ever wanted to become an a
Life Designed: Book Deal, American Misery, DMT & AI
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #28 • View online
The last couple of weeks I was busy working on some exciting stuff.
If you ever wanted to become an author, I have an exclusive all-done-for-you opportunity for you.
Get your name on the cover, dedicated chapter, free copies, global digital distribution, email promotion to over 1 million people and much more.
My partner and I are working on the book featuring 20 experts on the Future of Work and you’re invited to apply!
Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the knowledge and resources to help you live better.

Sam Altman shares his philosophy and process of getting stuff done. I found a lot of valuable bits and thought-provoking questions.
Compound growth gets discussed as a financial concept, but it works in careers as well, and it is magic. A small productivity gain, compounded over 50 years, is worth a lot. So it’s worth figuring out how to optimize productivity. If you get 10% more done and 1% better every day compared to someone else, the compounded difference is massive.
Recent tech scandal reveals that there are no good guys. As consumers, we don’t have a lot of choices and have nowhere to go. I’m curious to see where the global privacy battle will take us.
Google can reaffirm its commitment to being “open” and “free” all it wants, but ultimately it’s still a gatekeeper.
Money is not the answer. When you lack money, it can feel like it’s the only solution. You and I’ve been there. Money is a resource but not the answer to what to do with your life.
The upper echelon is hoarding money and privilege to a degree not seen in decades. But that doesn’t make them happy at work.
I’m still surprised by how many people overpay for flights. If you do it often, you lose a lot of money you could use for other things. My two cents: research, book early and prepare.
Sunday, Monday, Friday: Worst days of the week to fly. These are popular times for business and leisure travelers alike. “There’s little incentive to lower prices on these days or to include them in sales.”
Connecting remote companies with remote professionals. Great opportunities to find your next remote gig.
Recently I was frustrated with customer service in Panevezys, Lithuania and said something stupid like, “I’ll be happy when AI replaces these incompetent and inefficient people.” That’s very egocentric and narrow-minded.
What happens to these people when AI actually replaces them? What if I’m one of them? Enter ethical automation.
What’s the right way to make automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning? — make it work for everyone.
Coinbase is finally available in Lithuania. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up to easily buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto assets. When you sign up and buy or sell $100 of bitcoin or more, we’ll both earn $10 of free bitcoin.
Quite unexpected. Mike Tyson opening up and talking about the ego and spiritual awakening he experienced smoking DMT, a psychedelic drug that occurs naturally in some plants and animals.
Many nomads and remote professionals are raving about this app that promises to eliminate all background noise during calls.
Quora wasn’t designed for marketers. Finding the questions that will generate traffic is a ton of work but this solution looks promising.
Micro-Cheating
Micro-cheating on new technologies.
Micro-cheating on new technologies.
Tech has opened the door to many things including micro-cheating. The simplest principle to apply here, comes from Confucius, “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.”
Food for Thought
“Sacrifice is a necessary response to evil. You can only shame evil by showing them honor.” – Beth Gutcheon
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Michael Cunningham
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston S. Churchill
“The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway
“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.” – Hunter S. Thompson
Now
⏰ Time: 06:45
🎧 Listening: Clapcast #200
📖 Reading: But I’m Not An Expert! by Meera Kothand
🍿 Watching: Chernobyl
🇱🇹 Location: Panevezys, Lithuania
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