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On leading yourself

If the world’s foremost authorities on leadership were to choose the most challenging aspect of leadership development, it will, undoubtedly, be managing or leading yourself. One can’t hope to lead others if they can’t lead themselves well. Stephen Covey, in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” highlighted that private victory precedes public […]

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Your inbox is the enemy of time-management!

There are two kinds of working professionals: The good old employee The entrepreneur/business owner/freelancer The employee is almost always at the mercy of other people’s agenda. There are tasks to be done, emails to be responded to, and meetings to be had. There’s just no way around it. And then they wonder where the heck […]

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Slipping back into the old ways…

… of getting things done. I’ve had my share of experiments with having no goals. It’s good and I don’t think an obsessed problem solver (Restorative is my top strength) like me can function without a to-do list. Of course, the purpose of the experiment was to be productive without getting overwhelmed with the list. […]

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Plan your ideal day and stick with it

One of the year-end challenges that I participated involved creating an ideal day and do my best to live it out. Turns out it’s so much harder to stick with it if you’re super ambitious and have conquering the world and making everyone happy part of your plan. So, I did what appeared to be […]

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The last productivity advice you’ll ever need…

Okay, not the last one but it’s definitely the most useful discovery I’ve made this year, productivity-wise. I’ll keep it simple — go to bed and awake at the same time everyday. That’s it! You don’t need a productivity system for that. Just make up your damn mind! Yes, it might get difficult (perhaps borderline […]

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Copying a routine wouldn’t magically make you productive

Some of your know that I’ve come to despise talking about productivity on this blog. We’ve got more than plenty of blogs and forums focusing on this little aspect of life and I don’t wish contribute to another growing statistic. But then the question of “how to be more productive” keeps coming up. Irrespective of […]

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Aggregation of marginal gains

I’m a fan of James Clear’s work. I read almost every post that he puts out (twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays) and have gifted his latest book Atomic Habits half a dozen times to some of my close friends already.  While going through my YouTube feeds last night, I bumped into this keynote […]

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Why extreme focus is going to set you up for life

Having choices are both one of our biggest assets and the greatest liabilities in 2019 and onwards. And while these choices are waiting to be made by us, we don’t have to make them. At least not a lot of them. Believe me, if there was a price attached to each of the choices we […]

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Don’t waste it on people who don’t respect it

This was has been remarkable — a handful of instances where I either got stood up or didn’t hear back from the other person a pre-arranged meeting. It’s infuriating. And for the first time in life, I didn’t feel like following up. Yes, I am aware there could be a genuine crises at the other […]

Personal growth

The list for top performers

No, it’s not the to-do list. It’s the stop-to-do list. I’m pretty sure I must’ve addressed this before but it bears repetition — while average performers have a to-do list, extraordinary performers also have a not-to-do list. It’s what it says — a list of activities that you don’t intend to invest time on. That’s […]