Nils Salzgeber

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“Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done” by Jocelyn Glei (Book Summary)

Unsubscribe is a short book on email management by Jocelyn Glei. The book does four things.First, it explains the psychology that makes email so addictive and problematic.Second, it gives you strategies for managing email in more productive ways.Third, it teaches you how to write better emails.Fourth, it gives you pre-written scripts for various email challenges, including […]

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4 Steps to Getting Anything You Want in Life

It is in the nature of human beings to want things – to desire appreciation, good health, better feelings, kids, a loving spouse, good relationships, peaceful sleep, maybe a beautiful home, a respectable career, or the freedom to travel the world. There’s no denying it. Unless you’re an enlightened being or are willing to meditate for […]

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Guilt and Procrastination – How Understanding This Demonized Emotion Helps You Unlock New Levels of Productivity

Guilt is an emotion all too familiar to most procrastinators. It often leads to a vicious cycle: You feel guilty for procrastinating, then the guilt makes you feel so bad that you procrastinate even more, which makes you feel even more guilty, which leads to even more procrastination, and so on. I’ve been stuck in that loop […]

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The Exact Browser and Desktop Setup I Use to Maximize Productivity [Video Walk-through]

What’s the fastest and least painful way to change your behavior? Changing your environment. If you’re familiar with Philip Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment or with Ellen Langer’s Counterclockwise Experiment, you’re aware of the insane changes different environments can lead to, and quickly. In Zimbardo’s case, good people became evil in a matter of days. In Langer’s experiment, they literally […]

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10 Days of Silence, 100 Hours of Meditation – Lessons from My Second Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Two days ago, I’ve come back from my second ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat. I had done my first retreat a little over a year ago, and published several well-received articles on my experience. I wrote about the whole ten-day experience, the lessons I had learned, how I would prepare, and tips on how to “survive” […]

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