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Shortly after he got married, Mark Manson polled his massive audience for relationship advice.

He compiled his insights into what he calls, “THE ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP GUIDE TO END ALL RELATIONSHIP GUIDES.”

This behemoth of a blog post is organized into 12 common themes of advice from happy, long-lasting couples.

One of these themes struck a chord with me:

THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN A RELATIONSHIP IS NOT COMMUNICATION, BUT RESPECT.

Here are a couple of my…

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In 2016, Ramit Sethi wrote a blog post called How to decline an invitation without being a jerk.

This post is brilliant not just because of the word-for-word scripts on how to decline an invitation the right way, but also because it explains why saying yes to things you don’t really want to do can be harmful:

There’s nothing wrong with helping other people, but when you start…

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series on uncommon ways to work smarter, not harder.

I call them uncommon because most people don’t do these things (but top performers obsess over them).

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4. Prioritize well and act on your priorities

My final tip on working smarter is two-fold: Prioritize well and act on your priorities.

Few people…

Alykhan Gulamali

Author of Calorie Counting Made Easy and The Effort Matrix. Over 3M views in health, finance, and productivity. Trying not to suck at life.

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