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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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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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No or yes?

I love this bit from Jason Fried and David H. Hansson’s book “It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work.”  No is easier to do, yes is easier to say. No is no to one thing. Yes is a no to a thousand things. No is a precision instrument, a surgeon’s scalpel, a laser beam […]

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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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My To-do list for 2021

As an executive coach, I will be the first person to tell you that the world of coaching is following internet marketers’ footsteps. It is not that anything’s wrong with that, but we need to understand that people are oversaturated and oversold with the same tactics used repeatedly. Here’s a typical formula: Create content – […]

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Business Leadership

Have less to do

We’re a culture obsessed with hacks — time, work, life, sleep, and everything better and beyond. Everyone’s either looking for one or trying to invent one. But the challenge with hacks is that the focus is on squeezing in a lot of work in the limited time at hand. And we know how that turns […]

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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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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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Avoid burnout with these four powerful questions

As someone who can’t help but work more than 70 to 80 hours a week, I’m pretty sure I’m not qualified to talk about what I’m going to share. Simply because the questions below are robust and have saved me from me on more occasions than one. I also think most people who work hard […]