We've organized our recommendations across 12 carefully selected areas of life. Each area can have many subareas, and each area or subarea has a summary so you can glean key insights in minimal time. You can quickly find any topic by using the search bar on the upper right.
How you see yourself and the world is one of the most fundamental parts of life, and as such, of philosophy.
This life area includes your life philosophy, your core purpose and values, and your personality.
Any action, whether small or large, can have a profound impact on the world. Butterfly effect aside, your moods and behaviors can unknowingly spread to others (and vice versa), people's actions in life affect the genes (and thus the fates) of their children, and charities trying to achieve the same goal can be hundreds or even thousands of times more effective than others.
This life area includes understanding the many ways your actions affect the world and others around you, determining the impact you want to have and the legacy you want to leave, and how to best realize that.
It's likely that your career will be the primary way you earn money, contribute to society, and spend your waking hours in adulthood. As such, improving your career can significantly improve your life and the world!
This life area includes career strategy (including four-hour workweek, being a generalist versus a specialist, etc.), career satisfaction, and career development.
For better or for worse, money is an instrumental part of our lives, and making simple changes like investing your retirement savings instead of holding it in cash can increase your savings by 10x (literally!).
This life area includes financial planning (including strategies like FIRE), budgeting, investing, and recommended financial services.
Our ability to think and learn is responsible for everything we do in life. Unfortunately, your thinking can be affected by a vast range of cognitive biases, and the way you were taught in school (and likely continue to learn today) is many times more inefficient than the best methods available.
This life area includes improving how our minds work (including nootropics and avoiding biases), utilizing mental models and frameworks to think and strategize better, and improving learning and memory.
Once you know what you want out of life, you have to be able to achieve it. There are methods to reach nearly 100% productivity with zero distractions (see case study 1 and 2) and make adopting challenging habits effective and enjoyable.
This life area includes life strategy, goal setting, time management, and behavior change.
Making small changes to your thinking and behaviors can have significant effects on your happiness and well-being that persist into the future.
This life area includes achieving positive emotional states, measuring and increasing happiness, and preventing and overcoming mental health concerns.
We experience life through our physical bodies, and that affects everything from our well-being and productivity to the time we get to spend on this planet. Making small changes like installing air purifiers can add years to your lifespan, perhaps even in areas with high air quality.
This life area includes fitness, nutrition, sleep, and avoiding harmful environmental factors.
People can have a tremendous affect on your life, affecting everything from the job opportunities you receive to your happiness and life satisfaction. There are a wide range of methods you can use to improve your likeability, deepen relationships, and minimize conflict.
This life area includes your appearance and personal brand, your familiy and friends, and your closest relationships.
There are many environments, experiences, and things that you can surround yourself with that can provide you witih lots of value and happiness.
This life area includes living location, living environment (temperature, lighting, etc), positive experiences, positive things (material items), and shopping.
There are routine aspects of life that many of us would want to reduce or avoid if given the chance, like doing household chores, cooking, and driving. The ultrawealthy typically hire staff members like a cleaner, chef, and driver to free up time their time from these activities. Happily, there are things you can do regardless of your level of wealth to free up your time so you can spend it on what you most want out of life.
This life area includes food preparation, eating, dishes, cleaning, laundry, driving, and assistants.
Unfortunately, there are risks that can have very tremendous effects on our life and legacy. This section is all about preventing such risks from impacting your life, from maintaining digital privacy to having a disaster readiness plan.
This life area includes mitigating risks to our lives and personal safety, preparing for emergencies and disasters, and making end of life plans.