Monthly Review: March, 2019

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An overview of the third month in my productivity experiment. I struggled to get enough exercise and didn’t study as many books as I would have liked, but all in all another solid month of consistent productivity. [ … ]

Monthly Review: February, 2019

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Overall, a very productive month. Happy with the outcome. My main area of struggle right now is physical exercise – I’m not moving enough. Approaching the age of 35, I’m only too aware that if I don’t keep my body active now then I face an uphill battle recovering an ailing physical body in a decade’s time. [ … ]

Monthly Review: January, 2019

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In terms of work productivity, this has been a really good month. Probably one of the best I’ve ever had.

I’ve managed to get through and take notes on 7 books while doing at least 2 hours of focused work per day. This has resulted in me creating 33 specifications documents for my team. That’s really helped us get ahead in terms of planning and the development team seem to appreciate the clarity and direction. [ … ]

What Marshmallows Can Teach Us About Success

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Imagine you’re 4 years old and I put in front of you a big, white, juicy marshmallow. I then tell you this:- “Here, in front of you is a marshmallow.   I’m going to go away but I’ll be back in around 15 minutes.  If, when I come back, you haven’t touched the marshmallow then I’ll give [ … ]

Summary of Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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This book is all about how we can transform boring and meaningless lives into ones full of enjoyment through a concept called “Flow” and optimal experiences. Here’s a breakdown of the key points that I took from this book:-​Why We’re UnhappyWhen we Feel the Most HappyHow to Achieve Flow more often in our LivesWhy flow is [ … ]

Summary of Deep Work – Focused Success in a Distracted World

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This book is all about how you can leverage the concept of deep work to become a more prolific creator, create value and be more successful.What is Deep Work?The Arguments for Deep Work​What it RequiresMethod / Approaches to Deep WorkChallengesMy Concluding ThoughtsWhat is Deep Work?Distraction free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to the limit. It’s [ … ]

Hiring a Video Editor – 26th July, 2017

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I’ve been trying to improve the quality of my videos for over a year now and it’s been going quite well… However, recently I decided that I needed to improve the “post production” stuff.   By this, I’m referring to supporting graphics, animations and text that helps to support the points that I’m articulating.Picking My BattlesIn my [ … ]