I have seen smart people, who I admire, record their thoughts about the topics that are important to them – in a place that they can often check.
used a doc to record all that he could learn about…
I am not a big ice cream lover but my family is.
They like going to Naturals
, the homegrown ice cream brand that originated in Mumbai in 1984. My family likes it because of its unique flavors. My little…
Life is a mix of easy and hard
What we call ‘work’ is hard because it is not something we want to do but something we need to do.
The first step towards being able to do hard things…
Naval Ravikant, AngelList co-founder and investor in companies like Uber and Twitter, thinks shipping is super important for startup success.
Naval is not the only one who thinks so.
Steve Jobs famously said, “Real artists ship.”
Seth Godin is also…
the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, once said, “nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.…
What do you find easy?
Something that comes naturally to you and what you have been doing for a while?
We do what is easy because most of us like to play safe.
Playing safe all the time can be…
I am reading two books this month.
Bought them long back.
One of them is ‘Tools of Titans’, by best selling author Tim Ferriss. In a chapter, he wrote about the questions that changed his life.
One of the questions…
Our senses and minds work non-stop.
They get trained through what we do and don’t do. This training is often unconscious.
In current times, the most common unconscious training we do is the ‘training in distraction’.
As we swipe from…
You are the CEO of YOU.
Life does not put on you in this role abruptly. It gives you enough time, care, love, mentoring and natural situations like challenges and conflicts to practice the art of living. Life gives you…
“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”Friedrich Nietzsche
Seasoned creators understand this.
Even those who are in the process of becoming professional creators
“I need to work longer and harder to do and achieve more.”
This is how most of us think.
What if I told you that it’s not the only way to do things?
There is another way that involves gaining…
Every day you do what needs to be done.
You work on ongoing important and not so important stuff.
But there are certain items that fall through the cracks because there are limited hours in a day. It may be…
Steven Spielberg watches ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ before filming every new movie. He says it reminds him what a job well-done looks like.
Instead of relying on several movies he has one that he considers the benchmark for excellence. This is…
Nepali climber Nirmal Purja Magar
‘s post on Instagram, of the crowds attempting to reach the summit. It shows the overcrowding on the mountain.
More and more people are summiting Mount Everest every year.
802 people did it in 2018.…
The other day I wrote about minimum viable output
The idea here is to start your day with the least you need to do every day to get by, and doing it in the minimum time you can.