In my opinion, Asana is the best task management tool out there. I’ve been using it for the last few years and have built a business off the back of helping clients to use Asana better.
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi is a guide to establishing and managing some of the most important relationships in your business life. These relationships can be used to open up new doors and opportunities, achieve great success and reach your goals. Ferrazzi emphasises the importance of networking, meeting new people and reaching out to people beyond your usual social circle.
Hayley and I have had a fantastic first week in Cambodia. We had a few days in the capital, Phnom Penh, exploring the city and the historic killing fields. We're now in Siem Reap and had a great day out seeing all the hindu temples and Angkor Wat.
Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray is a great book that challenges the way you think and the way you see the world. Gray emphasises that we all have a choice in how we see and navigate the world, and the first step to success is to engage in liminal thinking and allow ourselves to explore new opportunities.
One of the challenges I’ve come across since starting to work for myself is the lack of people to talk to. Yep, it can be a lonely world out there. When you’re the only person working in a business, there’s no one else to share and discuss ideas with and it’s much harder to grow when you’re the only person bringing ideas to the table.
We're coming to the end of our stay in Bali. We've had a fantastic 7 weeks and before we go we want to share what we get up to on a typical day here in Canggu.
Zen to Done is Leo Babauta's response to two of the best and most popular productivity systems; David Allen's Getting Things Done and Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Successful People. Allen and Covey's books have been summarised already on my site, Leo Babauta's guide is an interesting and new take on the two systems, taking the best concepts from each and creating what Leo Babauta describes as ‘The Ultimate Productivity System'. Zen to Done is a relatively short E-Book that I encourage you to download and read in full if you are interested!
In the 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss discusses relative vs. absolute income:
“Absolute income is measured using one holy and inalterable variable: the raw and almighty dollar. Jane Doe makes $100,000 per year and is thus twice as rich as John Doe, who makes $50,000 per year. Relative income uses two variables: the dollar and time, usually hours.”