If it’s important, do it everyday

It’s a phrase that has stuck with me forever. Though I can’t quite place where or from whom I’d heard it. Nonetheless, like all truths this is difficult to swallow. As a culture, we’ve become addicted to instant gratification, quick fixes and the “once-and-for-all” type of thinking. If we have a challenge, we would rather […]

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 […]

You can’t do it all

If you’re thinking this post is about productivity, you’re probably right. Emphasis on “probably” because being able to “do it all” goes beyond making the right choices or getting things done. I would even argue that productivity isn’t about the number of hours you spend doing “useful stuff” anymore. Productivity is a mindset. It’s your […]

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 […]

Applied minimalism in the age of unlimited options!

Every subject of study has two facets: theory and application. We cram (while respectfully trying to understand) a lot of theory while we’re in school and continue doing that in college. If we’re driven enough to attend the lectures (in Asia, particularly in India) or stay awake (the rest of the world) that is. Take […]

Systematize your business

Read this great piece by the good folks at the SweetProcess.com. The article talks in depth about the advantages and challenges of systematizing a business, particularly documentation, which we know can be a pain in the ass! Pretty handy strategy for start-ups and small businesses. Do check it out! If you like this piece and […]

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 […]

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 […]