Toxic Productivity and How to Combat It

Listen on Spotify. Our society places much value on the concept of productivity. It sometimes discounts the importance of rest, relaxation, and rewarding ourselves for reaching reasonable goals. Toxic behaviours are ones that negatively impact your life, goals, and overall wellbeing. One such behaviour that has been rearing its ugly head since the advent ofContinue reading “Toxic Productivity and How to Combat It”

Simple Ways to Learn Super-Fast and Get Ahead

Listen on Spotify. People who can improve their learning speed frequently achieve seemingly impossible feats. Like finishing a 4-year college course in a year, or learning 9 languages. Impressive, right? Obviously, those are extreme cases. Nevertheless, increasing your learning speed, even by a little can have some great long-term benefits. Your business or career willContinue reading “Simple Ways to Learn Super-Fast and Get Ahead”

5 Reasons You Struggle to Learn (and How to Get Better)

Listen on Spotify. It’s finally happened. I’ve gone barmy. I started this new writing venture just shy of a year ago and had one piece of advice drummed into me. Stay on topic. And now I’ve veered off course, devil that I am. Clearly, I still need to learn a lot about blogging (and aboutContinue reading “5 Reasons You Struggle to Learn (and How to Get Better)”

Bringing Your Dog to Work: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. Ever thought about bringing your dog to work? Well, the good news is, it’s becoming more common to see companies that have dog-friendly policies. Giants like Google, Etsy, and Amazon have been using their canine-friendly policies to help give them an edge in the recruitment process. Smaller businesses have now begun toContinue reading “Bringing Your Dog to Work: What You Need to Know”

How to Supercharge Your Productivity With Power Query

Listen on Spotify. Remember the last time you spent all day working on a huge data set, cleaning it up? With Power Query, your troubles may become a thing of the past. Power Query is a powerful data automation tool you can find in Excel, as long as you have at least Excel 2010. PowerContinue reading “How to Supercharge Your Productivity With Power Query”

Stuck in a Rut? How to Regain Your Mojo

Listen on Spotify. You know what it feels like when you’re stuck in a rut, right? You’re treading water and are stuck doing the same things day-to-day. Stuff that used to interest you is less engaging than usual and you feel you’re making no progress towards you’re goals and get frustrated. You’re churning up mudContinue reading “Stuck in a Rut? How to Regain Your Mojo”

29 Useful Excel Shortcuts and How Macros and VBA Code Can Automate Your Work

Listen on Spotify. Do you use Excel for Windows daily? Then you know the power of shortcuts. You might not have discovered the power macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) has to automate and speed up your work. I’m new to it myself and am still amazed by what you can do with macrosContinue reading “29 Useful Excel Shortcuts and How Macros and VBA Code Can Automate Your Work”

Holding onto Joy: Hedonic Adaptation and How to Combat It

Listen on Spotify. As I continue my blogging adventure, I’m always on the lookout for topics to write about. I wrote a post on cognitive biases. One of my few but great and loyal followers left a comment on hedonic adaptation. Despite it not being directly related to productivity, hedonic adaptation has everything to doContinue reading “Holding onto Joy: Hedonic Adaptation and How to Combat It”

Finding Dory: The Art of Asking for Help

Listen on Spotify. Remember the 2003 film, Finding Nemo? On his search for Nemo, Marlin teams up with a fish with a notoriously short memory named Dory. At different stages of their adventure, they need help and Marlin is more reluctant to ask for it than Dory. Dory is often the first to approach otherContinue reading “Finding Dory: The Art of Asking for Help”

Reasons To Become A Productive Leader (Featuring Two Old Greeks)

Listen on Spotify. People have been debating what makes a good leader since Plato extolled the virtue of wisdom in a leader and Aristotle threw his hat into the ring.  Aristotle knew that to accomplish anything in life, you need to have courage, think differently and take risks. That fits perfectly with what Roselinde TorresContinue reading “Reasons To Become A Productive Leader (Featuring Two Old Greeks)”