I am a chronic organiser, and I sometimes realise that I’d prefer to write a list of all my chores than actually do them. Human nature, I’m sure. But when it comes to keeping the house clean, it doesn’t really help anyone to have a repeating to-do item saying “Mop Floor” every few days when… Read More How To Make The Most Simplified Chore Checklist Ever
What are you working on? Make time for the things that get you excited.… Read More What Are You Working On?
I just thought I should let you all know that I’ve made a Facebook Fan Page to collect all my best professional writing, including my work at MakeUseOf, NetSavoir, Vegemite Croissant, Bootstrap Your Life and more. Please feel free to “like” the Facebook Fan Page in order to keep updated. If Twitter is more your… Read More Facebook Fan Page and @bootstraplife Twitter
Some people panic at the idea of hosting a party or having guests over to stay. Worse still, some people don’t put in any effort at all and think they’re doing a great job. Even more infuriatingly, some of those people (supposedly not putting in any effort at all) are actually the best hosts ever.… Read More Party planning made easy – How to be a great host without even trying
Richard St. John gave a TED speech which summarised how to be successful perfectly in under four minutes. Watch this! He’s also made nifty wallpaper for all sorts of devices of his “8 to be great” cycle.
I’ve spoken to a few people recently who are worried about using services like LinkedIn because they are embarrassed about their work history. They don’t want to admit to prospective employers that they took a job way below their qualifications just because the rent needed paying. They also don’t want to admit that they kept… Read More Using LinkedIn Effectively – Write An Online Resume
Okay, hands up who has a pile of magazines they will never read? And who has a stack of clothes they never wear? Who has friends or family who make them feel awful? And who dreads going to their job? I bet most people would have felt the need to raise your hand to at… Read More How to let go of things that do you no good
So what to do? What do you actually want to do with your life? “If you’re unsure about what you’re going to do with your life, try to remember some of the most interesting people didn’t know what they were going to do at age twenty-two or even at forty. And nearly all of them… Read More How to find out what to do with your life
Recently, I’ve become keen to ensure I make use of the quality information available online for free. There’s a lot I want to learn more about and it would be stupid to just ignore the experts out there. I found myself searching for reputable RSS feeds on generic school topics, so that I could continue… Read More Continuous learning
The best place to start reading this blog is the dedicated page for the project of bootstrapping your life systematically and secondly, the page for becoming (or bringing up) a well-rounded person. From either of those pages you can get a feel for the site and the sorts of articles you might want to read… Read More Where To Start?