Guide to keeping an audio journal

Keeping an audio journal is a convenient way to capture and articulate your thoughts. I have kept an audio journal as part of my journaling habit. I have found it to be an effective way to supplement my written journal. When to keep an audio journal If you are like me, you like to articulate and free your mind from information overload. Unfortunately, a pen and a paper are not always available for you to write, articulate, or capture what

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Guide to Keeping a Work Journal (with downloadable template)

Keeping a journal at work can be your secret weapon against missed meetings, details, or bad performance reviews. Whether you are an employee or self-employed, you can improve your productivity and performance at work by keeping a journal. I have maintained personal and professional journals for past 5+ years and in this post I want to share the work journal template. In my previous article, I shared a more general daily journal template and this article I will share a

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Year in Review of 2016’s Experiments (for a Better Me)

It is hard to believe that the fun and experiments for 2016 has come to an end. Before I get back into it for 2016, I wanted to take some time and self-reflect on all the self-improvement experiments – as I was the “subject” for each one of them. By doing so, I want to see what worked well for 2016 and what I can improve on for 2017. It’s already the end of the year, let’s begin; 3 Experiments

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How I am Going to Cut Down Time Spent on Email in 2017

After the unpleasant (but not surprising) discovery that I spent 25% of my 2016 on communication (email, scheduling, calls, and social networking), I decided to spend an hour writing this blog post so I end up saving a lot more in 2017. Now, as I noted in the previous article, I want to make it clear that I love communicating with people – but I believe (as per forever learning principle) that quantity does not equal quality. Thus, there are

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Analyzing How I spent my time in 2016 – and how to save some in 2017

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin It is one thing to review the year from different categories and another to review it from the time logs – logs revealing how the finite resource was used throughout the year – almost like evidence against a case. So, in this year end reflection blog post, I will analyse the evidence of my time logs

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