Organizing your to-do list for maximum productivity

Organizing your to-do list for maximum productivity
A to-do list can be a great companion for productivity — helping you to plan ahead, making sure that you don’t forget anything, and freeing up your mind to focus on the important stuff. On the flip side, an excessively long to-do list could kill your motivation before you even get started, limit creativity and spontaneity, or worse, make you... Read More

The quality of your work depends on how well you rest

The quality of your work depends on how well you rest
No, really. There is such a thing as “bad’’ rest. Did you know, for instance, that whatever you choose to do during off-duty periods like evenings, weekends, and vacations should ideally be as different from your work as possible? And not just different in the sense that one activity earns you money and the other makes you happy and relaxed.... Read More

Start NOW: Action will create the inspiration you seek

Start NOW: Action will create the inspiration you seek
You know how sometimes you’re not really in the mood to do something until it starts and suddenly it’s great and you’re glad you pushed yourself? the meet-up you didn’t want to attend but ended up enjoying and even offering to help organize the next one the workout session that took all your willpower to begin but left you feeling... Read More

Anyone can be creative, including you

Anyone can be creative, including you
Oftentimes when we think about creativity, we think about the greats like Einstein, Picasso or Beethoven but did you know that we are all repeatedly creative in our daily lives? That one time you managed to fit a last-minute meeting into your schedule. The tiny tweaks to an old family recipe that made it so much better. The many compromises... Read More

The Why And How Of Community Building

The Why And How Of Community Building
Enough people have reported feeling lonely and socially isolated in the last decade that it’s now considered an epidemic, and it has become necessary to intentionally invest in and nurture our personal tribe as often as we can. With the growth of social media, we can leverage technology to find our people and build something meaningful both online and offline... Read More

Adaptation and antifragility, or how to benefit from chaos

Adaptation and antifragility, or how to benefit from chaos
A quick Google search of the word “chaos” will give you this definition: “The property of a complex system whose behaviour is so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.” Chaos is a direct result of vulnerability. How well you can handle it dictates how you will move forward, if at all. There... Read More

Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow

Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow
Is there another word quite as charged as the double-lettered, single-syllabled powerhouse of rejection? We dread having to say it almost as much as we hate being on the receiving end, if not more. We’ll overbook our schedules, acquiesce to inconsiderate requests or make up outlandish lies just so we can spare ourselves the discomfort. But the fact remains, learning... Read More