Earlier today, I read this article about how to be less busy. In the article, the author comments on her desire to complete all the items on her to-do list:
Hayley and I had a great day out exploring Ubud. First, we visited the Pod Chocolate factory and got to make our own Balinese chocolate. We got to meet some beautiful Sumatran elephants which was really cool. After a coffee and lunch in Ubud we went to see these cool rice paddies just north of Ubud before getting caught in the rain (again).
As a productivity nut, I’m constantly reminding myself of the following mantra:
Eliminate > Simplify > Automate > Delegate
(in that order)
The Start-Up of You is written by Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of Linked In along with entrepreneur Ben Panocha. The book explains why you need to manage your own career as if you were managing a start-up business. Taking advice from start-ups, and the entrepreneurs who run them, is key to accelerating your career in today's ever-changing and overly-competitive world. Well worth a read if you are looking to take control of your future and career path.
Today we had to ride our scooter from Canggu to Nusa Dua (about 50 minutes) to go to the immigration office. The journey was a little less than pleasurable. It was hot. The roads were super busy. And the fumes from all the cars and bikes was pretty sickening.
Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan is a well written book detailing the process of creating a product, whether that be internet based or physical. Cagan starts from the beginning with the key roles of team members, takes you through the development process and finishes with marketing and selling your product.