Category productivity

How to be innovative?

To innovate (创新) means to introduce new ideas, methods, products, etc. On 20180210, before Little Prince went to sleep, I shared with him an article about the M-Bot, a robot that aims to remove waste from water and protect marine habitats, designed by GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan. Sainath’s robotic kit […]

How to say no to extra work?

On 20180125, I received an email informing me that I need to do an additional work, in spite of I requested not to do in autumn 2017 and my direct boss agreed to it. These days in January 2018, I felt that I spent more waking hours working yet I was tired hence I could […]

How to find time for what matters most?

On 201711128, I felt very tired and had my rare late afternoon nap. I felt refreshed after that and managed to simultaneously watch a TED talk on time management and eat my dinner, as Little Prince was still sleeping. Each of us has 168 hours/week. If we work 40 hours/week, sleep 8 hours/night, we will […]

How to optimize our mentors?

Mentors are defined as … Why must we have right mentors? to survive in the competitive world: “1 Billion young people will start work in the next decade – only 40% in jobs that now exist” The Economist, 23 Jan 2016 via Founders4School To find the right mentors: we can trust them and feel comfortable […]

What are our plans for autumn 2017?

I am thankful for the past seasons and hope for the best in the coming seasons. Here are our plans for autumn 2017: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] trim the fingernails of Little Prince + Little Princess […]

What are our favorite mobile apps?

Our mobile phones have already replaced our alarm clock, calendar, camera, and watch; don’t let mobile phones replace our family. In summer 2017, our favorite mobile apps (in an alphabetical order) include: Calendar. Calendar helps us to plan; planning and execution are the essences of successful life. Clock: for alarm, timer, stopwatch. Cymera. Drive. I […]

What are our favorite positive quotes to feel motivated?

I love beautiful words, phrases, and sayings from the wise and the kind. Below are our favorite quotes to self-motivate ourselves: When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. The Universe, The Divine, & Life reveal to me what I need to know and bring to me what I need. History [1] does […]