What do you want your days to look like?

If each of us were to “begin with the end in mind,” I think that’s the second most important question to ask. After “what’s the legacy I want to leave behind?” Austin Kleon (from whom I stole the title) nailed it when he said: “What do you want your days to look like?” forces you […]

Simplify to remove constraints

What could you do to make this (whatever your challenge is) easier? It’s one heck of a powerful question, one that has not only helped me remove unnecessary distractions but also become more thoughtful about the choices I’m making. No matter the initiative, if it demands your time and attention, will always be at the […]

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 […]

More isn’t better, less is

The past couple of weeks have been overwhelming. The amount of stuff that I end up doing on a daily basis was just enormous! And it seemed there was just no end to it! Every night I would plan for the next day and write the big 6 goals that I plan to smash out […]

This post on productivity makes a heck of a lot of sense!

And thankfully, I didn’t write it. Ramit Sethi did! Check out his insanely awesome post on productivity (for the weird, as you would call it)! It’s different from the usual posts that you would read on productivity. It talks about details, psychology and most importantly the fundamentals. Here’s a gist of what you’ll read: Fundamentals […]

How to “bookend” your day

Just finished rereading Dan Pink’s new book When! It’s so darn good! Probably the second only book I wouldn’t mind rereading in the years to come… the first one was The Power of Full Engagement. (Tony Schwartz’s book “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” is a great read too!) Here’s an excerpt worth reading (and […]

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 […]

What I learned from Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Edison’s to-do lists?

Bumped into these crazy to-do lists by Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Edison. I was blown away! There’s so much to learn just by studying these lists. Most importantly, the lists are a reflection of who they really were. Check out Da Vinci’s list: [Calculate] the measurement of Milan and Suburbs [Find] a book that […]