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Switchtasking: what is it and how to avoid it?

In The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done, author Dave Crenshaw shares the powerful concept of “switch-tasking.” He argues that multitasking is a myth since most of the time, we’re either actively or passively switch tasking.  Of course, that makes sense because I’ve been sold on “single-tasking” since I was a […]

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Jump and grow your wings on the way down!

I used to be a perfectionist, but now I care a whole lot less. I know that’s a complete 180-degree shift most people would struggle to make. But I chose to do it because not doing so was getting in the way (big time) of my progress.  And if you’re an entrepreneur, you know how […]

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Treat it like a job!

I first heard about this guy on a podcast followed by a mention in another book I was reading that time. As you can tell, I was intrigued right away. I dug a little further and realised that Anthony Trollope just might have invented the concepts of having a side-hustle and the morning routine.  Trollope […]

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Hal Elrod’s Life SAVERS

If you read a lot of self-help, I’m pretty sure you might have come across Hal Elrod’s seminal work — The Miracle Morning. If not, go ahead and buy it! I wouldn’t call it life-changing, but many readers certainly have, so, it’s worth the shot. I’m not a self-help junkie and don’t aspire to be […]

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What are you gonna do with those 1,000 minutes?

I bumped into Kevin Kruse’s book on productivity while perusing Amazon the other day. A highly rated book with hundreds of 4.5 stars and above reviews! I surely wasn’t going to miss this one, so I bought the book and tore through it. Honestly, it’s chockfull of elementary stuff that most people don’t care to […]

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Attachment Is Optional

I’ve been re-reading Seth Godin’s The Practice (as you can tell from few of my most recent posts) for the third time since it was launch last month. It’s one of the best books on creativity I’ve read in the past ten years. And if you haven’t bought it yet, you should. The ideas will […]

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Tips and tricks for creators by Seth Godin

Here’s a round-up of fantastic tips and tricks from Seth Godin’s latest masterpiece, The Practice, that you should, well, practice every day.  Now, it’s not for everyone, particularly the wannabes or people who want to “try” things out. There aren’t any shortcuts. I believe each of the 15 tips below will test your commitment to your craft […]

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The good archer doesn’t always hit the target but always shoots well

Almost all my adult life, I’ve obsessed over outcomes and the processes. As you can imagine, it can get pretty stressful at times (and that’s putting it lightly).  I once read Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery and highlighted this:  “Put the thought of hitting right out of your mind! You can be a Master even […]

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Be Ruthless to the Nonessential

Everyone I know wants to be productive, and they all have one thing in common — a running list of to-dos they have to accomplish in a single day! I can’t criticise or blame them because I used to be one of them a few years back.  But if you’re struggling with productivity and procrastination, […]

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On leading projects

I’m yet to meet an ambitious working professional who wouldn’t want to step into management. Leading and managing projects is a natural progression for most individual contributors. It’s a crucial stage in the professional development of an employee. And I believe it’s the stage where future leaders are built. The habits and traits one develops […]