After a hot scooter ride to Galle, we had a great weekend exploring Galle fort, taking selfies with the locals and being followed by stray dogs.
In #ASKGARYVEE, Gary Vaynerchuck responds to some of his most asked and most interesting questions from his popular show. He covers a range of topics from starting out in the business world, technology, education, and running a business with family to influencer marketing and emerging social media platforms. Whether your a new employee, a manager or starting up a side-hustle, this is a great guide with some humorous insights and useful real-world examples.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney is an excellent guide to removing the distractions of the day-to-day tasks in your day job and being able to focus on ‘Wildly Important Goals' and execute these excellently. Using real life examples such as the ever-successful Apple and Steve Jobs, McChesney produces a straightforward and actionable step-by-step guide that could transform the way you and your team work.
The First Time Manager by L. Belker, J McCormick and G Topchik is a great guide for anyone looking to step up in their career and take on the role of a manager. They cover different types of managers, different types of employees and discuss how to handle the transition from employee to manager. With plenty of tips and tricks on what to do and what to avoid this is a must-read!
Hayley and I made it to Sri Lanka. We're here for two more weeks before we head back to Bali for a final week in paradise before returning home to New Zealand.
TextExpander is one of my absolute favourite productivity tools and is an unsung hero in my arsenal of productivity tools. In this post, I’d like to share behind the scenes details on how I use TextExpander to save time, streamline and systemise my business.
One of the biggest areas of confusion when getting started with Asana is how to organise your projects. The great thing about Asana is that there are so many different options and methods you can use to organise your work. But because you start with a blank canvas it means finding the “best” way to organise you work can be tricky.
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt is a truly fascinating insight into numerous aspects of society. Levitt asks tough questions and investigates with a unique point of view. This summary isn't quite like the others I've done. Levitt's book is full of lengthy, detailed, interesting examples that cannot really be summarised. This ‘summary' is more a collection of interesting points he made in the book. If you enjoy what you read here, I highly recommend you purchase the book and read more of what Levitt has to say! Levitt tackles some pretty interesting topics varying from abortion law to death penalties, so it's worth reading more!
“Batching” is a common term used in the productivity space to describe how you can group tasks together and tackle them all at once to achieve efficiency benefits. For example, instead of responding to email as soon as it arrives and incurring a mental “switching cost” every time you stop what you’re doing to respond, you check email two or three times a day (dealing with multiple emails at once) in order to maximise efficiency.