Personal Growth

Productivity working from home during COVID pandemic
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Note to self:

It is a lot easier to control and design your environment than having to fight over willpower to accomplish what you set out to do – our ancestors did not need a lot of “will power” to be slim or fight obesity, their environment made the difference.

Improve productivity by keeping eustress in mind – design your environment around it. (From Merriam-Webster: eu·​stress | \ ˈyü-ˌstres , a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being)

Pure work and pure play – As we move back and forth between the two, we realise our full potential.

If you’re working from home these days, designing separate environments for each state, makes it far easier for your mind to work hard and play hard.


Dedicated to the working class heroes.


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Willpower doesn’t work by Benjamin Hardy


Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube


View the book on Amazon.in


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Note to self:

A lot of tiny actions with attention to detail can result in something wonderful overtime.

However small, do something everyday, working on your dreams. You’ll be amazed to see how far you’ve come one day, soon enough as time flies.

I have committed to writing 2 lines of my original guitar instrumental arrangement and 20 lines of Python Code.


Sep 10 is the day of personal ideas


Inspiration and ideas realised from the Twitter post:

https://t.co/bdlMhTTuF8


Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube


Book to check out today on Amazon.in


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Note to self:

Here’s something to help prioritise what’s important in life.

Think of these as the various “accounts in your book”

The Three Categories are:

  1. “Being,” which includes your intellect, spirituality, and physicality;
  2. “Relating” – or the relationships and communities you participate in;
  3. “Doing,” which covers work, finances, hobbies, and pursuits.

Name as many “accounts” relevant to you in each category, like “Python programming” could be one account under hobbies and so on…

Think about the health of all your accounts. Which are doing well, and which ones need your attention?


Dedicated to my son Akhvi


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy


Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube


View the book on Amazon.in


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Note to self:

Sometimes new roads appear out of nowhere or a tree unexpectedly falls down blocking your way.

Pay attention to the changes around you so you can reassess where you’re going – using your plan for life as a GPS. A GPS reroutes your journey without judgment or criticism.

And the vision of your legacy will help you design your plan.


Dedicated to my brother in law Ajay Gurbani on his birthday


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy


Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube


View the book on Amazon.in


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Note to self:

Developing a habit of doing away with self-pity and putting gratitude in it’s place makes you stronger

If you let other’s opinions influence your actions, you are authorising them, the power over your life

Don’t hold on to bitter thoughts about someone else. You are granting them more power over you and limiting your own ability. Being forgiving empowers you.


Dedicated to my nephew Rishab Gurbani and my dear friend Arun Sogathur – A very happy birthday!


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do by Amy Morin


Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube


View the book on Amazon.in


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Be willing to take calculated risks. Decide before you have all the information in hand. Make a trade-off. You may loose your chance of a potential multifold gain.

If you stick to your comfort zone, it’s detrimental over time.



Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube 

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Be patient and invest in yourself. It takes time, growth is organic. It’s like it’s on a fixed scale moving inch by inch over time.

Have a fixed plan and be methodical in your approach. Else, you’ll have to start from the ground up very often.



Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube 


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Search for, and network with people who are already doing what you love to do. It’s much easier in today’s connected world.

If you love an article and it’s close to what you want to do in life, send the author a LinkedIn request to connect. Overtime as you try to grow your network, you’ll see what other accomplished, in your field are doing and can learn from them.



Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series:

One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google Cloud

Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube 

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