Force Multiplier: What is Your Highest Leverage Activity?

“Force multiplication” is a term used by the military to define technology or skill that makes a military force more effective. We use force multipliers every day, not just in the military. Any type of device that makes our work easier and effective is a force multiplier. Common examples are simple machines like wheel and […]

5 Must-Have Lists for Personal Optimization

#1 Master List A catch-all list. Projects, tasks, ideas, notes, lessons.. anything, everything goes in here. Whether act on it or not, doesn’t matter. Knowing that my stuff is valued and is out of my brain – keeps my sanity. I use a notebook for this. You can use any other form you want Don’t […]

Productivity Dash: How to Beat Procrastination in 10 minutes?

A productivity dash is a short burst of focused activity. – short burst – 10 minutes – focused activity – any of your procrastinated task For tasks I don’t like to do, don’t want to do, I use this trick. I later learnt that this was first written about by Merlin Mann. Productivity Dash – My Version Let me tell my version of it. You set an alarm on your smart phone 10 minutes from now. You will start on your procrastinated task You will only work on this task […]

What Are Your Big Rocks?

“My priorities are God, family and the Green Bay Packers in that order.’ Vince Lombardi, Former NFL Coach If you’ve been using to-do list, you’ll realize that most of the work is repetitive. There will 3-5 areas in one’s life that keeps repeating itself. It may take us ages to find that particular area in […]

Doublethink: The Secret to Success of Leading Athletes and Top Performers

It was in 2007, if I rightly remember. “I am not confused.” I said. ‘Okay,’ said Bill, one of my favorite Faculty at the Academy. ‘But I’m at contradiction with myself,’ He understood. Then, I assumed it is me being odd about my career choice and plan. While almost every other friend of mine, had […]