Repeatable processes

The worst way to do something is to do it in a way that cannot be repeated. This typically involves procrastination, anxiety and a mad dash to the finish line. The excel sheet is a mess. You got the answer required (or so you say) but you couldn’t do it again. You have no idea […]

The 2 choice inhibitors

The 2 choice inhibitors – immaturity and an inability to look beyond your own self interest inhibit our ability to look beyond the obvious choice. Choices always exist. Where others are concerned, the best we can do is alert the other to their presence. There’s not much we can do beyond that. It’s their decision […]

Open Salaries and compatibility

Buffer, a social sharing start-up, made waves when they put their salary formula and individual salaries on their blog. Understandably, this has generated much publicity and plenty of discussion in multiple places. As I was skimming the most up-voted comments on their blog post, I was drawn to a comment that said they wouldn’t want […]

FaceTime Audio Love

I called a friend using my Skype credit 2 weeks back. The connection was choppy. We decided to give FaceTime Audio a shot. It worked like a charm. 2 days back, I received a phone call at home and we were having some trouble with the line. Cue – a switch to FaceTime Audio. Once […]

Time or money

Until we begin earning, money seems like a barrier to happiness. Once we begin earning, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to be happy. This isn’t completely true of course. Time and money are just constraints. If these are removed, others would appear. The big question really is – how deeply do we care […]

Identifying and treating wounds

In my post yesterday, I wrote “Being right helps scratch that deep wound left by an insecurity. It feels good for a short while. But, as anyone who has nursed wounds knows, scratching a wound doesn’t help heal it. Wounds heal best when they are left alone.” A long time ALearningaDay reader and wiser friend […]

Right or happy?

Which one would you rather be? Being right helps scratch that deep wound left by an insecurity. It feels good for a short while. But, as anyone who has nursed wounds knows, scratching a wound doesn’t help heal it. Wounds heal best when they are left alone. Perhaps being happy is what is really “right” […]

What got you here..

.. won’t get you there. 4 years ago, I spent a significant amount of time thinking about the systems I was using to run my life. There weren’t any. I was a 4th year student in university and I realized that I’d better hop on the bandwagon and prepare for life as a “professional.” Many […]