From the category archives:


Weekly Update #1: The Short List

August 29, 2009

Last week, in my first ever update since quitting my job (let’s call that update #0, since it wasn’t exactly a weekly update), I reassured my dear readers (that’s you!) that I’m still alive, and shared with you some of the issues I’ve been struggling with since quitting my job (namely, deciding on what to [...]

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Don’t Be Alarmed, I’m Still Alive

August 21, 2009

It’s been six weeks since I quit my day job (and wrote a blog post over here!).
If you’ve been wondering whether I’m still alive or not, I hope this post will reassure you that I am. And I certainly hope you’re not disappointed!
The past six weeks have been full of lessons for me [...]

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Goodbye, Day Job!

July 10, 2009

Today (9 July) is my birthday.
And what better way to celebrate my birthday than to experience a re-birth and opening a new chapter in my life?
Which is why I’ve chosen this day as the last day I work at a regular day job.
But before I talk about the reasons for my decision, I must begin [...]

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Get More Done with Artificial Contexts

March 25, 2009

Although getting things done is simple (if you want it done, take action), there are many psychological obstacles that can stand in the way of us taking action, which is why we struggle with getting things done. It’s, therefore, essential that we become aware of the different psychological factors at play in our lives and [...]

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Work and Meta-Work

February 28, 2009

One of the most important distinctions we need to make in order to lead productive lives is between work and meta-work. Sadly, productivity enthusiasts fall into the trap of mixing the two, thinking that they are being productive and getting things done, when all they’re doing is getting meta-work done, which isn’t real work.
I know, [...]

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