The best time to invest is now.

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At least that’s what I feel like

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Sleep less

The day I became a responsible adult is the day I said goodbye to 8 hours of sleep.

Here’s how I do more with less time.

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Be in a flow state by getting yourself a tomato.

At your best, you can only be productive for 3–4 hours a day.

  • Take a 5-minute break. Do…

Your corporate life won’t stop you from chasing after your dreams.

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Quitting your 9–5 job does not guarantee “more time”

In 2016, I quit my day job to start making money online. I felt like an underpaid healthcare provider who thought that my job was keeping me from something that I enjoy doing.

It accounts for eighty percent of one’s success

Show up, even when you’re not ready.

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“Eighty percent of success is showing up”

— Woody Allen

You don’t have to make the first move harder than it already is. I know what it feels like when you need to do a task — writing a song, starting a blog, doing a workout, studying, you name it. All these require effort and most of the time, before we even get started, we think about where to start and how hard it’s going to be.

Read Two Books At Once

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Treat your book like a sponge

The harder you squeeze the sponge, the more wisdom you can get out of it.

Most people are guilty of this

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And what you should do instead.

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Focus on Quadrant II activities

According to Stephen R. Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, there are four Quadrants on how we spend our time.

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. If you can get one percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.

— James Clear

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Building a system that works for me

It’s easy to decide to make better habits but hard to start doing them. That has been my problem for a very long time. I wanted to achieve so many things by being productive every day yet I always get disappointed when I don’t meet my expectations.

The best purchases ever!

It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. — Charles A. Jaffe

Investing in the Stock Market

I wanted to buy a new Apple device, but I used the money to buy Apple shares instead.

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Marichelle E. Urquico

Part-time writer and a full-time learner.

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