Improving Focus with the constraint of Time – Pomodoro Technique

Have you felt like you a task — simple or complex — drags on for way too long? Or do you get distracted in midst of the task? I have experienced those problems in getting work done. Thus, for the month of January & February 2019, I wanted to conduct a personal experiment to improve focus by using constraint of timers (aka pomodoro technique). As part of this experiment, I also read a book on Pomodoro and summarized it here

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Recap of 2018’s Blog Posts

With 2018 coming to a close, here is a recap of the blogs on this forever learning blog. Doing this recap allows me to revisit the learnings and add more colour to it. Overall, I did much less public-facing blogging that I have been able to do in the previous years. The reason behind that is primarily because other projects have been consuming more of my time and focus. Planning ahead, I hope to increase my overall public-facing blogging output

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5 Critical Personal Lessons Learned in 2018

As the year (2018) looms to its end, it is worthwhile to self-reflect on critical lessons learned during the year. Personally, I find no better way to appreciate the escaping finite time than to extract lessons learned from it. I find that such reflection allows us to see the big picture (instead of just the highs and lows of the year) and go into the next year informed on what worked last year. For 2018, here are the critical personal

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Book Summary: Designing Your Life by Dave Evans

The book, Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, aims to use the framework of design thinking to address the “wicked problem” (i.e big problems) of designing your life. I was particularly intrigued by the book due to its focus on using the journal and writing as a tool to designing your life. Below is the book summary and notes by each chapter of the book. Start Where You Are “Start” by reflecting on the core areas of

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Should you focus on quantity or quality of work?

Anyone who produces something, including myself, experiences the conflict between the quality and the quantity of work. Should I produce more work (quantity) or better (quality) work? Whether it be writing a new blog post, sending another email, reading more books, another sales call or meeting more people. If one focuses on the quality of work alone, they risk not producing enough, taking too long, or procrastinating. On the other hand, if one focuses on quantity alone they may risk

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