Posts filed under “Productivity”

Making Miracles

rss | t | f | g+ When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, and let the world marvel at how you did it. What a great twist to an old saying. Sometimes, you don’t get everything that you want, or even everything that you need. If only you had a bit more time, more money, more resources. Life can be [...]

The Sweetest Reward

rss | t | g+ They say that it’s best to aim for the low hanging fruit. A lot of the time this is true, but it isn’t always the case. In the short term, it might make sense to take advantage of whatever comes your way first. The low hanging fruit are easy to reach, but they aren’t [...]

The Most Important Lesson You’ll Ever Learn About Opportunity

rss | t | g+ Two shoe makers go to a remote village. One of them immediately gives up and goes home, declaring, “It’s hopeless! Nobody here wears shoes.” The other, smiling, declares “What a glorious business opportunity! Nobody here wears shoes”. Opportunity is something that you discover, not something that you wait for   Whether it’s new business [...]

How running taught me the value of persistence

rss | t | g+ A few years ago, I wrote about the importance of perseverance. The ability to see things until the end – it’s the difference between make or break. Little did I know, I would one day go through one of the biggest tests of perseverance – a full marathon. I would end up putting my [...]

Minimalize, Focus, Do Part III – Push Publish

Part III of the Minimalize, Focus, Do series. “There are three types of people in this world, those who finish what they start and those that don’t. People have spent entire careers wondering whether there was something special about ‘successful’ people – was there a common characteristic? A secret ingredient? Or just something they ate? [...]

Minimalize, Focus, Do Part II- Mastering Focus

Part II of the Minimalize, Focus, Do series. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest“. ~ Dalai Lama Into the Eye of the Storm A storm is coming. Thick, dark clouds are gathering in the distance, rolling closer and closer towards you. The echo of a deep rumbling shakes the ground beneath [...]

Minimalize, Focus, Do

How do you get things done? David Allen, amongst countless other life coaches, business men and women, time management ‘experts’ and so on have spent and earned millions trying to figure out this question. As people, we can do more than just spend our days hunting, eating and procreating. We’re lucky in that way because [...]

‘No’ the difference…

A lot of people mix up travelling with ‘escaping’. They think that people who travel are trying to run away from bad things in their lives, or bad things that will/might happen to them like work, debt or demanding bosses. But the problem is, it’s not simply enough to ‘run away’. That’s what a vacation [...]

Minimalism and work – a balancing act?

Would you rather eat a dead frog or lick a live one? Most of you will probably know the popular college drinking game called ‘Would you rather…?’ where one has to choose between two (usually horrifying) dilemmas. But apart from being a rather entertaining way to be grossed out by your friends, I’ve discovered it to [...]

Plugging holes

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying hard to not log on my laptop everyday like I used to, and enjoy my time offline a little more. So the other day, when I sat down to relax but found a slew of comments from people informing me that I had a spam post [...]