I still remember the first time I went jogging. A good friend of mine, who had always been into fitnessRead More »
The world of skincare is constantly changing. New products and trends aimed toward improving our complexions are popping up daily.Read More »
“Conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are.” Stephen Moyer WhyRead More »
Some weeks just don’t happen the way they are intended. The train is delayed on the first day back at workRead More »
Sometimes something or someone exceptionally talented comes my way with a creation that is spectacular. Pardon all the superlatives,Read More »
Most of us have had a “bad” day—you know the kind—a day when everything seems to break, go wrong, getRead More »
If there are moments in your life when you blame yourself for being too lazy and passive, you should knowRead More »
You know that feeling when a conversation full of potential downgrades to weather-talk? When you really want to hit itRead More »
In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results.
Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your work. For a blogger it includes your laptop and your mobile device. For a video editor it includes your editing software.
When we have inadequate tools, we need to spend extra time to offset their limitations, even if we have the best skills for the job. On the other hand, when we have the best tools (and by best, I mean the right tools), we cut down the time taken to achieve a certain result. This time can be used elsewhere on more important things.
Back in my previous company, I had to do a lot of data mining. I remember this Nielsen software I had to use to get market data — it was usable but slow. Every click took about 10 seconds before it returned a result. Sometimes it took minutes. Sometimes it would hang.
Because of this software, I would spend countless late nights getting data. The end result — getting the reports done — was never implicated because I was always sacrificing sleep to meet them....
We read a lot about self esteem these days and many people struggle with it on a daily basis. TheyRead More »