When we think ways to improve our productivity, we usually think about things like which tools and apps to use or better ways of managing our time and prioritising tasks.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill examines the psychological power of thought and the brain in the process of furthering your career for both monetary and personal satisfaction. Originally published in 1937, this is one of the all-time self-help classics and a must read for investors and entrepreneurial types.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing fellow Kiwi, Dr Mike Ashby all about how to balance business growth and lifestyle. This is a topic I'm incredibly passionate about as I'm always looking for ways to optimise my business to fit with my lifestyle.
Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Hooked breaks down the 4-step Hook Model, discusses the morality of manipulation and uncovers opportunities for innovation.
Let me start by saying if you’re not a CrossFit fan, you may not get much out of this post. But if you’re still interested in hearing how I apply productivity to fitness, keep reading.
If you’ve never heard of the CrossFit Open before, it’s a worldwide competition that takes over a 5-week period each year. Each week a workout is announced and everyone around the world competes to get the best score. There are different divisions and the workouts vary slightly for men, women and masters athletes but essentially everyone is doing a very similar workout.
Dare to Lead is the bible for courage-building in the workspace. Leaders and teams alike face serious problems showing up vulnerable at work; instead, they sabotage themselves, killing innovation and creativity. This book is about owning your fears, choosing courage over comfort and whole hearts over armour, and building an organisational culture based on bravery & vulnerability.
Last week I was chatting with a client who said he’d read that you should spend around 10% of your time planning. My initial thought after hearing this was that it sounded like a good guideline, but I couldn’t really say how much time I actually spend planning.
Designing Your Life is a book for people who want to claim control of their life, instead of living in somebody else’s. It’s a book for those who seek ways to live a more fulfilling life and squeeze lessons out of their daily grind. Above all, it’s a book for those who feel lost and can’t find a direction in their lives.