Thoughts

My thoughts on business, strategy, productivity, tools and frameworks, and personal development.

The Daily Ritual of Calm: How to Stay Grounded and Energized

This week, I was asked how I stay so calm and if I would share some methods that work for me. I had to reflect on this question. One of the… Keep reading

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Inbox Zen: How to Politely Decline Cold Emails and Reclaim Your Focus

In today’s world, getting distracted by notifications, emails, and other interruptions is easy. But, as someone who values deep work, I… Keep reading

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Striking the Right Balance: The Future of Work Through Asynchronous Communication

As someone who has observed real-time communication challenges in the modern workplace, prioritising asynchronous communication can lead to… Keep reading

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Feedback Simplified: The Definitive Handbook for Honest and Impactful Communication

For 2023 I decided to further work on my feedback and reflection skills. This will also mean spending more time working with my teams at… Keep reading

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Maximizing iPhone Efficiency: Two Hidden Tweaks You Need to Try

A new way to streamline your workflow on iOS, which you have yet to try. Keep reading

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Stoic Serenity: Why Embracing the Uncontrollable Leads to Inner Peace

A fundamental lesson of Stoicism to reflect on. Keep reading

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Mastering the Art of Being Present: Two Mindfulness Habits You Need

I have been practising mindfulness for over five years now. I started with daily meditations to become calmer and more focused. But… Keep reading

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Embrace the Chill: A Guide to Starting Your Day with Cold Showers

I wouldn’t say I liked cold showers, and now they are my daily treat. I am sharing some tactics that worked for me to embrace the cold. Keep reading

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Effortless Networking: A Guide to Keeping Tabs on Your Interactions

My system on how I keep track of whom I meet and what we talked about. Keep reading

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Reclaiming Your Time: The Benefits of a Weekly News Habit

The new system I adopted gave me more time and peace of mind. Keep reading

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Discovering Your True Self: A Short Guide to Self-Reflection Mastery

Self-reflection is an essential part of our development. With it, you can take advantage of many opportunities. But self-reflection is not… Keep reading

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Productivity Hacks: The Blueprint to Tackle Procrastination Head-On

I might help you improve your current situation if you need help with procrastination. Keep reading

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The Final Guide You Need: A Beginner’s Handbook to Secure Your Online World

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online. Keep reading

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Facing Your Fears with Fear Setting: A Guide to Making Difficult Choices

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace. Keep reading

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Mindfulness: Another idea if meditation does not work for you.

I started with a guided meditation using the Headspace app three years ago. Something that started as an experiment became a habit… Keep reading

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Taming Digital Distractions: A Designer’s Insights on Boosting Productivity

How some small changes on your devices can help you reclaim time. Keep reading

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Unlocking Productivity: The Power of Typing and Listening Faster

Improving these core skills will save you time and make you more productive. Keep reading

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Spreading Happiness: The Hero of the Day Thank You Note Challenge

Do you have a New Years resolution? Do you want to hit the gym more often? Are you trying to eat fewer sweets or to reduce your alcohol… Keep reading

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The Five Levels of Feedback: How to Transform Criticism into Progress

My thoughts and experience on why receiving feedback is demanding and how you can improve. Keep reading

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Navigating Chaos: Stoicism’s Wisdom for Overwhelmed Parents and Professionals

2020 was a particular year for all of us. Like many other humans, I had to juggle my family, homeschooling, work, being a good boss and… Keep reading

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The Missing Manual: Why Humans Should Come with Instructions

By the rule of thumb, the more complex a product, service or machine is, the thicker the manual will be. I am not advocating that having… Keep reading

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Becoming a Master Listener: The Key to Transforming Your Relationships

Have you ever been asked what your superpower is? If you asked me, I would have multiple ones that come to mind. Listening is a skill that… Keep reading

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Journaling Made Easy: How Daily Pages Transformed My Self-Reflection

If you embark on your self-improvement journey, you must start journaling. I fully believe in the benefit of journaling (science also backs… Keep reading

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Mastering Task Management: A Tool-Agnostic Approach to Boost Productivity

Research shows us that people with anxiety tend to be poorly organised. Organising your life is something you can learn. In my career, I… Keep reading

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From Self-Doubt to Self-Belief: Mastering Impostor Syndrome

The feeling that your accomplishments are never enough and that your skills don’t live up to the expectations of others is known as the… Keep reading

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Discovering Your Inner Idiot: The Secret to True Confidence

In my experience, we are too focused to avoid drawing any attention to our weaknesses. We try everything not to look ridiculous. We do not… Keep reading

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Remote team retrospective canvas

How to run an effective remote team retrospective. Keep reading

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Team Check-Ins and Check-Outs

How Check-Ins and Check-Outs will help you to build stronger teams. Keep reading

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Business transformation: Thoughts on building innovation capabilities

The biggest threat to business today is not digital technologies or increased competition. It’s loss of relevance and inability to change. Keep reading

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What is innovation? A beginner’s guide into different models, terminologies and methodologies

The world is fraught with problems that are difficult to solve, but that will continue to demand a solution. Rather, far-sighted, creative… Keep reading

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A critical review of design thinking

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the… Keep reading