My Experience with a Productivity Coach and the Difference Between What’s “URGENT” and What’s Truly “Important”

Over the past 3 and 1/2 years, I’ve embarked on a journey to “carve my own path”. I left the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and became an entrepeneur. I had several reasons: Freedom: I wanted to be free to choose my own schedule, my own vacation time and ultimately, I wanted to have control over my own life, and what I do with it (and, for instance, not work an arbitrary amount of hours a week). Fulfillment: I wanted to work in what I believed in. My work experiences in the past have been great, but often, I would end up doing certain tasks that … Continue reading My Experience with a Productivity Coach and the Difference Between What’s “URGENT” and What’s Truly “Important”

Financial Management Scary? Naaa! Not If Know Grade 2 Arithmetics!

Money is scary to a lot of people and they’d rather run the other way instead of understanding how it works!  I am passionate about personal finances, not because I’m some greedy, capitalistic pig, but rather because I believe money is a powerful tool to help us achieve all that truly makes us happy and fulfilled. Much like a hammer is a tool we use to build a house, money is a tool that we can use to … well do anything! I believe that money management scares a lot of people, because it can appear so complicated and misunderstood. I recently this article … Continue reading Financial Management Scary? Naaa! Not If Know Grade 2 Arithmetics!

How to Eat Healthier, Save Time and Save Money

For some reason, I’m always looking for ways to save time and be more efficient. I also am very fond of saving money and I have a life goal of living till 117 years old, and therefore want to be as healthy as possible. So, I found myself losing a lot of time and energy thinking about food: what to get? what to make? when? I would spend lots of time thinking about it, and no time actually making food, let alone getting the ingredients for it. I also knew that I had “good recipes” except I couldn’t think about … Continue reading How to Eat Healthier, Save Time and Save Money

How to Avoid Tangled Headphones

Bill Murray once tweeted, “How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) Put some headphones in your pocket 2) Wait one minute.” How true is this! I kept being frustrated at the fact that my earbuds kept being so darn tangled. HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE? ALL I DID WAS PUT THE EARBUDS MY POCKET FOR 2 SECONDS, AND ALL OF SUDDEN I HAVE A WORLD RECORD FOR TANGLES! It was time for a change! Click here to see the link to the method I’ve been using. Since then I’ve been SUPER happy each time I take out my ear buds they are … Continue reading How to Avoid Tangled Headphones

Want a Quick Path to Prosperity? Start Sharing

Yesterday, I listened to a very interesting report on the “Sharing Economy” on CBC Radio. Audio link + written transcript here I knew about Sharing Economy “Staples” such as Air B&B and Uber, and I did learn quite a bit from report as well. For instance, did you know that there are 80 million power drills in North America. Did you know the average total time they will be used? 13 minutes. TOTAL! For a lifetime! The other fact they bring up is that cars generally sit idle for 23 hours in a day as well. So WHY are we buying … Continue reading Want a Quick Path to Prosperity? Start Sharing