Take control of your work, life, and money.

Welcome to Smarter and Harder, a community for positivity and new, exciting conversations about personal growth.

Come take your shoes off, learn a thing or two to help make your life a little easier, and maybe even have some fun along the way. But not too much fun now. Easy does it, bub.

All that we do here is built on one simple idea: the patented (not actually patented) Smarter and Harder mindset!

Where Should We Start?

Ready to jump right in? Pick one of our core topics below to get straight to the action. I hope you brought plenty of snacks.

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The Smarter and Harder Mindset

I know, I know. Isn’t it supposed to be “Work Smarter, not Harder?”

Everything we do here at S&H is built on two simple ideas: doing a whole lot less of everything that holds you back, and finding a whole lot more of what lifts you up. That’s it. Less and More.

Or in other words, Smarter and Harder.

If you’re curious, you can read all about it in my free eBook, The Smarter and Harder Mindset.

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My Story

What, who, me? Are you sure? Well, okay.

My name’s Sam. I’m a lifelong student of self improvement, personal finance, and Spongebob memes. I write to both celebrate and challenge traditional ideas on how to live a better life, and to introduce new concepts into the mix, too.

I created Smarter and Harder to be a hub for that conversation.

I live in New England with my amazing wife, who is also named Sam, and our trusty dog, who is unfortunately not named Sam. She tries, though.

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Cool Stuff on the Blog

There’s always something new to check out at S&H!

Look through some of our latest articles here, or if you’re really in for an adventure, head straight to the complete list of everything published on S&H ever.

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