If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know I can get nerd about productivity and tools at ends. It’s an exciting topic that has profoundly affected the way I work and live. Over the years, however, I have also realized that productivity tools, routines, and tips can only take you so far.…… Continue reading Simpler tools. Lesser tools.
You’re not a machine. So, measuring your productivity shouldn’t be your ultimate goal. And optimizing and managing your priorities is a life-long process that will go through a thousand iterations by the time you’re finally through. Instead of focusing on GTD or any other complex methodologies, create a system that’s easier for you to understand…… Continue reading The last productivity advice you’re ever going to need
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…… Continue reading Tips and tricks for creators by Seth Godin
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…… Continue reading Avoid burnout with these four powerful questions
… 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.…… Continue reading Slipping back into the old ways…
Over the years, I might have experimented with hundreds of systems, apps, workflows, and whatnots to improve my productivity. And while I did help for a while, I got a whole lot burned out trying to find that “ultimate productivity system.” Because none exists and the optimist inside of me wouldn’t give up or listen…… Continue reading A simple GTD system for minimalists
For most people, office will be the place to get work done. And while the rest might whine and complain how unproductive it is to get anything useful done at the workplace, you really don’t have much of a choice. Unless, you’re working for a company that offers flexibility to work anytime and anywhere you…… Continue reading How to get work done in a chaotic environment?
Some say, “if you believe everything is important, nothing is.” That resonates deeply with me because that used to be me! My belief was if I was able to cross of 20 things off my list I’m productive and getting a whole lot done. The result — a burned out, disgruntled and grumpy me. My…… Continue reading Those empty slots in your calendar
Attended an intensive GTD foundation workshop a couple of days back. I quite liked it and might want to go for Level 2 and 3 next year. The workshop was quite hands-on as it focused on our real-life projects. During the application session, I was focusing on the project that held my attention — launching…… Continue reading You don’t have to do a feasibility study for everything!
There’s a difference seems subtle if you read it somewhere or hear it from someone. In reality, the gap is more like heaven and hell! And that’s simply because talk is cheap. You know I’ve addressed this before but it’s worth repeating — all that talking isn’t going to get anything done. Doing it would.…… Continue reading Getting things done and actually getting things done