I would like to share a practical real-life experience in building trust. This is something I’ve experimented with my roommate and good friend Anouk. It’s called the “No-are-you-sure” rule*. In short, it involves trusting someone else’s word by eliminating the words “Are you sure?” when someone offers you something. What do I mean by that? Here are some common examples of use-cases where one could reply “Are you sure?”: “I would rather go to Chinese food, but I’d love to go to Mexican food if that’s your preference.” “Sure, I can lend you my car. I would have needed … Continue reading A Simple Tool to Build Trust in Any Relationship
Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”! I’ve never liked the term “I am too busy”; it felt fake or dishonest. “Busy” for me implies a loss of power and responsibility. “Busy” feels like something that happens to you. So… what if this whole time, you never were busy? What if this whole time, you were making choices relative to your time? I recently started experimenting using a different wording: “I am choosing to use my time in …” or “I have allocated a lot of time towards these activities.” This gentle reframing is empowering: … Continue reading Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”!
This is a blog in a continuing series of posts to find ways to simplify, improve and streamline your life. We live in a world where we are bombarded by communications/messages/notifications. In this day and age, the voicemail is one of the least efficient, and probably most annoying ways of communicating (I would argue outdated). There are so many steps: click the notification, wait for the thing, press the one, wait for the message, listen to it, press 7, wait for the thing, etc. etc. and on it goes. Today's post will share my experiment in reducing voice mail down to … Continue reading How to reduce your voicemails to (almost) zero
Hello dear friends, It’s been a while. I stopped writing about a year ago for a variety of reasons (struggles of varying kinds), I know I have some faithful readers, and I’ve always kept you in mind, preparing this comeback. So thanks for your supportive comments. So the blog is back, with a rebrand, and an updated “about us” page. Here is the new stated purpose “My goal is to help as many people (including myself) have fun, be fulfilled in their lives and to do what matters most to them.” This blog will seek to do so by doing some … Continue reading Fun and Fulfillment: the return of the blog