15 productivity lessons from successful founders (and how to apply them)

Just bumped into this while going through my feeds (the fresh ones I was talking about in my previous post this morning) and I couldn’t help but share this further. Hope you’ll like it. Hat tip to the great folks at Resume.IO (no, I’m not looking for a new job right now) for carrying out […]

Wake up early — write, read and train

I’ve started to do it again! This week (starting Tuesday), after almost 12 years, I woke up early to write instead of meditating, journaling and reading. It’s been a refreshing change. Probably because by the time I actually go to write, I was already worn out and frustrated. It wasn’t a great experience despite how […]

Leading people and managing life using Scrum

While I’ve never held a “project manager” title, I have managed and facilitated countless projects. I mean, literally, countless. And that’s exactly I don’t see the point in tracking all the hours I’ve invested just to make things official and get a project management professional (PMP) certification. The whole damn tracking would be one heck […]

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. […]

Slowing things down can be productivity but definitely boring

I spent a good 5 hours listening to an audiobook this morning. It was hard. Really hard. Not because the content was boring but I wasn’t trying to do anything else at all! Can you imagine just listening to an audiobook while you just sit on your couch/recliner/chair or walk around the room and do […]

The power of momentum

Let’s face it, a vast majority of us (including yours truly) aren’t productivity ninjas nor have the genius of the iconic entreprenuers the world admires and idolizes. We’re normal people with living ordinary lives with ordinary challenges that are hyperbolized for ‘effects.’ One of the most talked about (as in overused, overassessed and over-abused) challenge […]

Sometimes a rough week is exactly what you need

The past four days have been utterly frustrating. Couldn’t accomplish the big goals I had planned for the week. There were surprises, emergencies and pivots I had to either act on or consider. For someone who’s ultra careful about planning and productivity, it’s scary! It’s also a great reminder that things can’t be perfect at […]

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 […]

Too much on the plate!

Almost everyone gets to a point of overwhelming exertion to cry this one out loud, right? While for most people, it is only a phase there’s a chunk of global population for whom this is a lifestyle. Mine included. We don’t just say we’re busy, we actually are busy. And when we say we’re focused, […]