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Life Designed: One Month, Human History & Attention

It's the end of November (but you know it already). The time flies when you have fun. You and I have
Life Designed: One Month, Human History & Attention
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #10 • View online
It’s the end of November (but you know it already).
The time flies when you have fun. You and I have one more month to complete this year’s resolutions.
What’s one thing you want to achieve in December to make 2018 the best year so far?
In my case, it’s working on having less structure, more freedom and flexibility.
I gave up many things this year and simplified my life and business. But having less structure and more freedom is only possible when you have a well-designed system working for you.
That’s one of my biggest goals right now. To develop a system and take myself out of it so I can focus on things that matter to me. It may not happen in one month, but any progress will get me closer to becoming more flexible with my time.
Other than that, in December, I’ll meet my girlfriend’s family in Colombia and catch up on reading and studying.
Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the knowledge and resources to help you live better.

The graph starts in 1000 BC and goes to the present day. It’s flat for most of human history. The Industrial Revolution is generally agreed to have begun in the late 1700s or first half of the 1800s, and that’s also when most of these markers of human well-being started to change.
Here’s an idea. You’re basically buying your attention back from Google. As the middleman, Google gets money either way: from the companies paying for a share of your attention or from you for protecting it (sweet deal). But should we have to pay to get back something that is deeply our own in the first place?
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Food for Thought
“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” – Robert Greene
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein
“A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they will never sit in.” – Greek Proverb
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair
“If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, bring someone with you.” – Simon Sinek
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