You don’t have to do a feasibility study for everything!

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 […]

Getting things done and actually getting things done

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. […]

The hard thing about simple things

Ever remember telling yourself, “that’s simple… all I need to do is…”. Do you? And you know what happened next? Or perhaps a few weeks back? You fell off the wagon. Right? If you didn’t, hats off to you! I, for one, have been on and off the wagon a thousand times. Or perhaps even […]

Good enough? Now, go further!

You and I know that “someone” who would waste a major chunk of our time either “getting ready” or making it (whatever that maybe) “just perfect.” Don’t you? If you’ve been listening, I’ve made it pretty clear — the perfection gap is going to make things worse for us. We have to get over it […]

Working in tight time-capsules

Some of you already know this — I do a weekly braindump of ideas, notes, tasks, and other random stuff into my Evernote (notebook named) planner every Sunday. Without fail. It’s a great relief considering all that rummages in my mind, which is mostly a slush of random and specific things by Saturday night. This […]

Finding motivation to change… with baby steps

Bumped into these gems this morning, thought of sharing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ3bvmYkPGs This is a great introduction to BJ Fogg’s concept of “motivational waves.” Check out his take on what causes behavioral change for a deeper perspective (though it’s a short article). If the video and article above intrigues you, do check out Fogg’s behavioral model that talks in […]

Focus on the important things. Screw the rest.

Particularly when all you can think about is negative, you know the works — worry, stress, fear and the like. I know it’s your mind and at times you can’t help but get into that infinite regression. That is fine. But only at times. You can’t make your mind the hotbed for all things negative […]

The app won’t get s#@$ done for you!

You may think it would, but we know… it won’t. Regardless of what’s written on the features and benefits page of this app (whatever you’re using right now) or that friend who swears by the coolest app in the town. And here’s what’s ridiculous — people have made a fortune writing about how to use […]