Getting Started with Riddles of Life

It's Official! You're a Riddler.

Now that you're a Riddles of Life member, let me help you with my "getting started" series below. There are five sections total and you can revisit them any time.

Let's make the most of being a Riddles of Life member and get on with living!

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Introducing Riddles of Life

Riddles of Life is all about "simple." Spun from simple beginnings, Riddles of Life gives you step-by-step Guides to life's trickiest tasks.

Cut down the time you spend on tasks and get on with living. I'll show you the way!

You officially took the first step to simplify your life. Woohoo!

Taking that first step is always the hardest part. The good news is it only gets easier from here.

While we're getting started, I want to share a few things with you.

All my life, I have loved simplifying problems.

When I have a big task sitting in front of me, I use a simple, straightforward system to tackle it.

I start off by writing a short, basic list of things I need to do to finish a task. As funny as it sounds, visualizing and simplifying the steps is the hardest part of the whole process.

After I've broken it down into manageable steps, I work through the task, marking checkpoints off my list until completion.

I rinse and repeat until I've cleared my to-do list.

I've been refining this simple system my whole life.

Today, I’m bringing it to you.


I created the resource I always wanted... and needed.

There have been times throughout my life where I have thought, why don't the textbooks cover this?

When life presented me unfamiliar situations, I used my love for simplifying problems to create order out of chaos.

I infused my simple system with life experiences to create a structure that would help me make sense of things.

This structure was a life-saver.

My structure to make sense of things simplified and saved my life.

It helped me through exciting times, like moving to new places and graduating. It pulled me through times of loss, like losing a family member and going through a breakup.

It pushed me through challenging times, like figuring out how to get my car fixed and getting my bills paid each month.

In fact, this structure helped me so frequently, it felt right to share it with others.

Riddles of Life seemed a fitting name for my mission to navigate life's mysteries.

I'm so glad you are joining me on this journey, Riddler.

The next time life feels confusing, don't get bogged down in the details.

You're equipped with the tools to help you make short work of those tricky times.

Riddles of Life has you covered.

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Starting with Guides

It's important to have the right tools for the right job, and Guides give you all the tools you need to finish your task.

You have in-depth, step-by-step instructions to knock that task off your plate right now.

Let's talk about Guides for a couple of minutes.

When you understand how to take advantage of this useful tool in your toolkit, it's going to help you knock a variety of tasks off your plate.

Let's get started!

What is a Guide?

A Guide is basically a map to help you navigate a problem through completion. In each Guide, you'll find in-depth, step-by-step instructions to help you finish your task.

Each Guide is thorough so you can take the information and apply it to your unique situation.

You can pull up your task, sit down with a Guide, and walk through the steps.

Why are Guides so great?

I love Guides because they're so versatile and useful.

They're general enough to be applied to a variety of situations, yet specific enough to help you get your task done.

Using Guides can help you understand your situation, put it in perspective, and figure out how to solve your task at hand.

Bonus: You have completely unlimited, free access to every Guide!


How do I use Guides?

You might notice that Guides are made up of a few different sections.

I did that on purpose. It's laid out in a way that's easy for you to navigate and for your brain to digest.

I formulated Guides to be followed along in order, but I also wanted to give you the freedom to bounce around sections.

Ultimately, how you use Guides is up to you. The power is at your fingertips.

Here's a quick breakdown of the Guide sections and how they'll help you:

Action Stats — Numerical overview of Time, Effort, Money, and Stress related to your task. Numbers show you exactly how you're making life simpler.

The Story — This is my personal experience with the task at hand. I'll tell you the good, bad, and ugly so you can learn (and sometimes laugh) from my experience.

Wordbox — Your go-to section for terms you'll need to know when tackling this task.

The Steps — Your task, broken up into bite-size chunks. You can follow along The Steps and get your task done.

Quick Picks — My personal favorites, all in a handy little list for you. I'll show you suggestions that helped me when I was in your shoes.

FAQ — Fresh and up to date, I answer questions you might have while knocking your task off your to-do list.

That's the rundown on Guides!

If you feel like knocking something off your plate, go ahead and begin exploring your unlimited access.

What task will you tackle right now, Riddler?

Let's make life simpler!

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What is Fast Track?

Short on time? Fast Track is your ticket.

You do not need a pile of options and confusing choices. Launch the Fast Track app to cut straight to the finish line. Fast Track is your fastest, smoothest ride to a simpler life. Jump on the Fast Track and get something done fast.

In the previous lesson, we talked about Guides and how they can make your life simpler.

If you like Guides, you're going to love Fast Track.

Let's talk Fast Track and your fastest way to a simpler life.

What is Fast Track?

Working on a deadline? Want to spend less time working on that annoying task? Have better things to do? Fast Track is your newest friend.

completely understand feeling like there's too much to do and not enough time. I knew there had to be a better, simpler way to get those things done.

That's why I created Fast Track.

Fast Track is your fastest, easiest route to being done with a task. You get specific instructions to get your task done as fast as possible.

It's similar to a shorter, more specific version of a Guide. I give you one tried-and-true way to be done with your task right now.

Make quick work of your tasks by jumping on the Fast Track and making great progress.

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What makes Fast Track special?

When life gets hectic, we are suddenly aware we'd like to just get an annoying task out of the way as soon as possible.

Been there, done that. I totally get it.

I know you don't have time to waste. Here's the beauty of Fast Track: I give you the fastest way to get done with your task.

Fast Track is a specific road paved for you.

Here's an example:

In a Guide, I might tell you to go to the store; in Fast Track, I'll tell you exactly what store to go to and precisely what items to get.

I give you the recommendations I'd only give to my parents and best friends.

How do I use Fast Track?

Let's say you're coming home after a long day, ready to relax, when suddenly you remember you need to do a chore you're dreading.

Ugh. You don't want to procrastinate, but you also don't feel like doing chores tonight.

What's a Riddler to do?

When you get home, you log in to Riddles of Life and see I have a Guide for your task. You click on your Guide and see there's a button for Fast Track.

Sounds enticing.

You launch Fast Track and BOOM, you see specific instructions for one way to get your task done right now, as quickly as possible.

Fast Track will take you to your destination —"Finished!"—as soon as possible.

That sums up Fast Track, Riddler!

My philosophy is "done" is better than "perfect" ...or not done at all! Your first step to end confusion (or, ahem, procrastination) is to start now.

Click any Guide and jump on the Fast Track to get your task finished fast.

Spend more time doing what you love and less time figuring out how to do the tricky things.

Let's make life simpler!

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Clues… Uncovered!

Sometimes, little tidbits of information are the most useful to solving frustrations.

Clues are my much-shorter musings that don't warrant a full-scale, in-depth Guide, but will still make your life simpler.

Today, we're going to cover how little Clues can simplify your life in a big way.

Let's get started!

What are Clues?

Clues are little morsels of information that lead you to solve mysteries.

Riddles of Life uses Clues the same way.

Clues are my version of blog posts. They're quick tidbits meant to help you solve a variety of frustrations, but they're not in-depth or full-scale like Guides or Fast Track.

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Why are Clues special?

Your brain craves learning, and sometimes you'll be in the mood to read small musings that make a big impact on your life.

Clues are special because they're small bits of information that don't always fit in Guides or Fast Tracks, but are still useful to crafting your simpler life.

How do I use Clues?

It's easy peasy: Just check out my Clues blog to see my latest quick tips, tricks, and musings.

You'll find fresh Clues published daily.

They're short, sweet, and sure to make your life simpler.

Let's make life simpler!

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Riddles of Life - And Beyond

Life doesn't have to be a mystery.

Keep it simple, and you'll be amazed how much better, happier, and healthier life can be.

It's as simple as that.

We've covered a lot over this series, and you're already making leaps and bounds of progress.

Starting is the hardest part, and you have that out of your way.

As you continue on your journey to make life simpler, I want you to keep a few simple things in mind.

Riddles of Life is simple.

Clues are little tidbits, tricks, and musings.

Guides are in-depth walkthroughs.

Fast Track is your quickest path to finishing a task.

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Live your life right now.

Because life is happening right now, all the time.

You can’t put it on hold. You can’t ask it to wait.

All you can do is live life, and count everything in it as experience.

Meet yourself where you are right now and start taking steps to live the life you want.

Maximize your living experience, minimize the amount of time you dedicate to the small stuff, and take advantage of all this beautiful life has to offer you.

Life is right now. Live yours to its fullest.

Let's make life simpler!

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