How I completed the first draft of my first novel : It’s easier than you think

After about a few months of ramblings and procrastination, I found out that I still wanted to write a book. I decided to do what I do when I need help in doing something.
I looked around for people who had written a book and ask for their advice, although not personally but with the power of internet and Google, I did just fine.

On a blog, I don’t remember which one, don’t ask me, eh. I read about NaNoWriMo i.e. National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading

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21 Productivity Tips by Robin Sharma!

Here are 21 tips to get you to your best productivity.

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#1. Check email in the afternoon so you protect the peak energy hours of your mornings for your best work.
#2. Stop waiting for perfect conditions to launch a great project. Immediate action fuels a positive feedback loop that drives even more action. Continue reading

From a mediocre student to a Topper: Three Tips to get your grades into the top students of your class.

Up until grade eight, I was always among the toppers. My grades were always in 90% or above range, i.e. mostly A+.

As I changed my school in grade eight, I had to compete with so many more students, some of them managed to get my morale down and tricked me into believing I was not good enough and that I could not score well. Continue reading

Hard work and Smart Work : Why working hard is more important than working Smart?

Hard work as we usually visualize is a way of working ruthlessly towards completing a certain task. As soon as you are assigned some work, or you assign yourself some work, you begin to do things that contribute to the completion of that work.

Smart work is the concept that says, if you work more productively you can complete a task in 2 hours that would need 10 hours if you just “did” it.
Let me explain you with an example. If you were given a blunt axe and were asked to chop down a tree, how long it would take you to do that?
Maybe ten hours? That’s working hard.
But what if you spent the first hour sharpening your axe, and then started cutting the tree, you maybe able to finish the task in five hours, you will certainly be able to save a lot of time then and your work will be done very early, saving you almost half the time.

The quote from Abraham Lincoln says it all.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe”

But the problem with us is when we try to work smart, what we end up doing is we over estimate our productivity. Usually working smart would get our work done more quickly and efficiently but what happens is the opposite, we over estimate the productivity and end up doing even less than the usual.

So, what to do?

The answer is a simple one.

Plan the task, use the smart tools and work hard anyways. Who knows, maybe you can set up the world record by cutting the tree in two hours, eh.

 

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Happy working!
Looking forward to your views on this.

Bucket lists

I have told before, about Goals, what they are and why they are important in my older post Personal Goals : Milestones to Success.
In this post we will be talking about one of the most famous and interesting techniques of Goal Setting, The Bucket Lists.

Bucket lists are fun to make and when you strike the items off the list. Well, believe me the satisfaction is beyond what one can possibly define in words.

Now, bucket lists can be of variety of types. There can be a list of things of to do before a certain age or in a particular area of your life but the original meaning of bucket list is to collect and make a list of things that you want to do before you hit the bucket i.e. before you sleep peacefully in death.

 

There are a few websites which allow you to make an account and create a bucket list.
http://bucketlist.org/
You can join other people and see them accomplish their goals, tell them a story about how you ticked off something off your list.

Go on have a look, if you don’t like to tell your bucket list to others, make a list on pen and paper. But do make one and update it regularly.

Cheers!!

You are Your Five Closest Friends:Get Close to The Right People

Yes, you’ve known it since forever, but you are just like anyone else on the planet very afraid to kill any relationships and friendships that you have even though all you are getting from them is negative emotions and garbage in your life.
The value of the people who are closest to you is so much so that people have said things that extend to these limits
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Let’s hack our Sleep!

Researchers tell us that we need 6-8 hours of sleep, this excludes children below the age of 7, their bodies need more sleep than ours, a new born baby sleeps approximately 20+ hours a day, which reducing periodically to 8-9 hours by the age of 7.

Nobody can tell you how much sleep you need. If we could optimize our sleep, it would surely help in increasing our efficiency during waking hours, I said “optimize” not “reduce”.

I would now provide ye with several tips to help you optimize sleep, always remember, “Quality of sleep” is way more important than its “quantity”!

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Tips to Enhance Productivity #1

“Give me eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe”-Abraham Lincoln

The quote pretty much sums up why one needs to improve upon themselves. We may know a lot, we may be really efficient in doing whatever we do, but one thing is certain, no matter how big or how small there is always some scope for improvement.

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We learn new skills, techniques, improve ourselves in order work and do everything that we do more efficiently so that we may be able to accomplish more in less time.

One works efficiently when one is at ease and one is at ease when one has mental peace so, a few posts will tell you how to improve your overall productivity in terms of your work and even relationships.

So, the first tip is:

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