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It’s a tool after all

I finally ditched my Apple ecosystem for independent tools that function well together. It was the iPad in 2018, iPhone last year, and the MacBook Pro this year. And believe me, parting with the MacBook Pro has been the most painful experience of them all. No, I haven’t sold it off or anything (yet). The […]

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A simple GTD system for minimalists

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 […]

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Practical thoughts on being productive while in self-isolation

Stuck at home? Well, you’re not alone. But despite all the irritation that you’re going through, it’s a great time for reflection. Lots of it. Having the opportunity to reevaluate your life amidst crises is nothing short of a boon. Make the most of it. Unless you’re infected and need care, you’re probably working at […]

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How to get work done in a chaotic environment?

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 […]

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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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I don’t have the time to…

Write. Work on your side hustle. Read. Exercise. Or any other activity that directly contributes to your growth as a person, professional or an entrepreneur. I’ve heard it all. Everyone wants to do the hard stuff but nobody has the time to do. Here’s a secret that everyone knows — make the time to do […]

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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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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 […]