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  1. Winnie Lim » on leading a purposeless life

    “It is this space that I want. The space to move on, to tinker, to discover things I haven’t even thought of before. To be capable of giving up, letting go, quitting. I don’t wish to be fixed to something.”

  2. Running in 2019 - Simon Wilson

    A lovely post about running and being good to yourself. (via @benterrett)

  3. Elderblog Sutra: 8

    “I’ve neither succeeded spectacularly enough at what I do that I can afford to ‘make bad movies for the rest of my life’ … nor have I failed so miserably that it’s an easy call … to just toss it all as worthless sunk cost, and start afresh with whatever resources and talents I have left.”

  4. The Online Photographer: Warren Buffet’s Principle (The Little Game, Part 3 of 3)

    I like this idea for focusing on a few interests, but I’m scared of trying it on all the interests I’m, er, not actually doing anyway. Hmm.

  5. You’re Doing Great! 👍

    I like this idea of a semi-formal structure for a day with friends with a purpose. (via Favejet)

  6. How does someone build a rich, connected, creative life? | Ask MetaFilter

    Lots of good advice, better and more practical than the title and first sentence leaf me to hope.

  7. Elizabeth Gilbert on Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation - YouTube

    Good. Hands up who’s confused all four of those things and doesn’t know what they’re doing any more. (via Russell Davies)

  8. How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter

    A great answer (from 2008) that’s realistic and emphasises that you don’t need to (sometimes shouldn’t) turn your passion, if you even have one, into your career.

  9. You don’t have to live in public

    Lots of good advice about working (as opposed to living) in public online.

  10. Offscreen Magazine Interview — by Craig Mod

    Really nice piece. Thoughtful, pragmatic, calm. On books, working out what scale of effect gives you satisfaction, pace, depth, connectivity. (via Warren Ellis)

  11. Choose your own business adventure – Buckley Williams

    Transcript of Nat Buckley’s talk about why you should quit your job and start your own company, which is very good.

  12. “I’ve never had a goal”

    On the benefit of not setting yourself goals.

  13. They don’t tax free time (Monevator)

    A good post and loads of comments - lots of people talking about working less to avoid going into the higher tax bracket.

  14. Do We Need to Fire the Entire Financial Advice Industry?

    A good rant about how much financial advice assumes the advice-seeker’s large level of spending is perfectly fine.

  15. Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source

    “I can’t stress this enough: Do what you love…in between work commitments, and family commitments, and commitments that tend to pop up and take immediate precedence over doing the thing you love.” (via @secretbean)

  16. 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person |

    Advice for life aimed at young men, bit probably useful to more. “Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick.” (via Monevator)

  17. Towards a Socially Conscientiousness Lifestyle Design Movement | Beyond Growth

    Not an appealing title, but quite a good 2010 post about whether solo “lifestyle businesses” are a good thing, for people or society.

  18. The Online Photographer: Open Mike: Hobbies and Interests

    Lovely post on working out which pastimes you consistently enjoy, and what it is about them you love. “Free yourself of the ideas that don’t actually fit you, even if they’re ‘supposed’ to be central to the hobby.”

  19. Financial independence / early retirement / lifestyle design

    While I’m at it, the newish Financial Independence SubReddit is full of this stuff.

  20. Simple Living in Suffolk

    Another UK-based early retirement type blog but, it seems, with very, very long posts.

  21. Monevator — Make more money, invest profitably, retire early

    A UK-based blog along the Early Retirement Extreme lines.

  22. Mr. Money Mustache | Putting the Cash in your Stash

    Along the lines of Early Retirement Extreme, but a bit more lively (for good and bad).

  23. Watch a VC use my name to sell a con. | jwz

    “Instead of that, I recommend that you do what you love because you love doing it. If that means long hours, fantastic. If that means leaving the office by 6pm every day for your underwater basket-weaving class, also fantastic.” (via @agpublic)

  24. Three different definitions of retirement and the resulting confusion Early Retirement Extreme: — when more time > more money

    I’m not sure how accurate or generalisable this is, but I like the suggested generational distinctions between what “retirement” means.

  25. Married and moving to Hollywood

    I just like John August’s suggestions on how to maintain a good relationship if you both move somewhere because one of you has a new, all-consuming new job.

  26. 43 Folders: Time, Attention, and Creative Work | 43 Folders

    This post and a couple of other recent ones by Merlin Mann about his refocusing have been really inspiring. Great stuff. (via Kottke and Daring Fireball)

  27. The School Of Life - Homepage

    “A new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.” A religion without religion? Intriguing. (via Kottke)

  28. Daytum

    Lets you keep track of any kind of daily data you like and graph it. Brilliant. I don’t often think “I wish I’d thought of that” but… (via Kottke)

  29. Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness After All - New York Times

    A paper rebuts the Easterlin paradox (that above a certain level money doesn’t make one happier). (via Kevin Kelly)

  30. Death and Underachievement: A Guide to Happiness in Work | 43 Folders

    Maybe my resolution should be “just be content”. But then I’d try too hard to achieve it.

  31. Leslie Harpold | 43 Folders

    “What Would Leslie Do” has been a handy mantra for me in awkward situations this past year. Many wise words here. (via Haddock)

  32. One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success: Books: Marci Alboher

    Also sounds cringeworthy (like most self-help books) but possibly ideal. (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)

  33. What Do I Do When I Want to Do Everything?: A Revolutionary Programme for Doing Everything That You Love: Books: Barbara Sher

    The idea of self-help books makes me cringe, but this does sound intriguing… (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)

  34. PsyBlog: Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted

    The group who chose their sandwiches for the week in advance “are significantly less happy with their choices than the group who chose their sandwiches on the day.” (via Haddock)

  35. ScienceDirect - Journal of Vocational Behavior : The role of chance events in career decision making

    “Chance events were reported as influencing the career decisions of 69.1% of the sample.” (via Haddock)

  36. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert | Excerpt

    “Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had presumed.” “Happiness is not really what or where we thought it was.” (via Haddock)

  37. » Quitting, and the age question

    “It’s not harder for an older writer to start. It’s just easier to quit.” Replace “writer” with pretty much any profession. Harsh truths.

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