Tag Archives: productivity

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 […]

What is your checklist for flying?

I flew a lot in years 2009, 2010 (one of my flights made an emergency landing and I unexpectedly had the chance to visit the first Starbucks outlet), 2015, and 2017. As inspired by The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, below is my ongoing checklist for flying. Buy the best (cheapest, direct-flight) tickets [1] Few […]

What can we learn about focus from Daniel Goleman?

Focus is a word that I often told Little Prince in spring 2017, especially during meal time. He was relatively slow in eating, and in the mornings I often need to rush to work. It is not only him who needs to hone an essential skill of focusing, but also me. In summer 2017, I […]

How to nurture grit?

Albeit having relatively less experience than us, the young can always inspire us. Before Little Princess turned 9 months old, she could already cruised (walking while holding on to the edge of her play pen) – a milestone expected only from those age 9-10 months old. At the night of her 9-month birthday, she smiled […]

What have I learned about myself in summer 2017?

I felt that I could do better in terms of productivity and creativity in the beginning of summer 2017. As of 20170606, I still have the remaining of summer 2017. It’s no use crying over spilled milk (复水难收), but I could focus on the upcoming days and weeks. Nevertheless, the past period of doing nothing […]

How to win talents to work with and for us?

As of the end of spring 2017, although I succeeded to obtain an almost-independent career pursuit, I still need to overcome the challenges of winning talents to work with and for us. *** Define (as a part of the DEAL strategy of Tim Ferris) and re-define. High potential / high talent != high value. Someone […]

How to avoid pointless meetings?

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be meetings.” —­Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author. In the morning of 20170426, I received an email asking me to attend a meeting that serves other’s […]