Category: Productivity & Goals

Welcome to the Productivity & Goals category! You have only two options in life. Either you follow your own goals, or you follow the goals of other people. If you don’t build and follow your own dream life, someone else will try to engage you or hire you to help build theirs.

There’s nothing wrong with helping other people achieve their dreams, but you absolutely want to make sure you also have your own goals and that you live your own dream life.

You want to wake up every day with determination and go to bed with deep satisfaction. You want to be maximally creative during the day and produce, deliver and capture as much value on the markets as possible.

You want to make sure you have many hobbies and personal goals that empower you and make your life worthwhile. It feels so good to be productive, to see the fruits of hard and smart work, and cross things off your vision list.

Blog posts under the Productivity & Goals category will help you make sure that you don’t only have a hunch of what your dream life could be, but to carefully define your dream life and build a superior life strategy and plan for how you will achieve all of your dreams.

Reading blog posts under this category will help you achieve a completely new level of personal performance – an elite productivity and goal achieving oriented daily life, while enjoying the path and hard work.

Many of the productivity and goal setting techniques described in the blog posts are inspired by lean startup and agile development approaches in business. If companies aren’t productive, they go out of business.

Superior innovation and organization are thus an important part of every successful company. So, there is no better way to learn how to be productive than from successful companies.

First go after the low-hanging fruit

An important fact in life is that with time, the hard road becomes easy and the easy road becomes hard. If you don’t make steps forward in life, you go backwards. If you don’t improve, you regress. By putting in extra effort and stepping out of your comfort zone, you level up your skills and become more competent. It’s also true that to achieve your maximum potential in life, you must have a long-term perspective and the will to curb your desires for instant gratification. But to stay motivated, you also need to see the results of your hard work as

The best preventive cure for your mistakes

There is a saying in the start-up world that the “product-market fit” cures many sins of management. What this means exactly is that when you’re starting a new business (and even later), you do make many mistakes. Setting the wrong prices, hiring the wrong people, mismanagement etc. But if you have a product that customers crave, if they're prepared to pay a solid price for it (and your profit margin is high enough), then you can survive making more mistakes. On the other hand, if you don’t have a “product-market fit” or you are starting business with low margins and a small volume, even the smallest mistakes can throw you out of business. Let's look how this rule applies to the personal life.

Typical causes of waste in life that only drags you down

Everything you do and have in life (decisions, activities, material things, relationships etc.) either adds value to your life or drags you down. A very important task for all of us who want to live a more quality life is to eliminate as much waste as possible, with the end goal of making room for things that really matter – those that bring real value. The second important fact is that the difference between what you think is valuable to you and what really is valuable for your life creates waste. Eliminating waste in life is an important step towards personal freedom and genuine self-actualization.

Do the opposite

Sometimes the best approach to start improving your life is doing the exact opposite from what other people are doing or what have you been doing in the past. Especially when the expectations of the society and the behavioral patterns are so extreme that nearly everyone is doing the same thing. Like every December. Sometimes the best cure is to take a totally different step from expected when the social pressure is the strongest. Here are some ideas how. Life experiment ideas Practical examples Instead of stuffing yourself, gaining weight and feeling fatigued throughout all December and half of January, do

Fears & traps when trying new things in life – the challenges of the search mode

I call the systematic testing and experimenting with new things in life in order to find better ways to perform and achieve higher quality of life the search mode. Introducing the search mode into your life is a totally new concept. Rare are the people to whom the search mode (constantly experimenting with new things) comes naturally and for whom it is easy to do it. The reason for that is because you have to go regularly out of your comfort zone, experiment with new things that bring uncertainty and accept little failure you can learn from along the way. Trying new things in life is hard for most people. Learn more about all the fears and traps you have to face when trying new things and how to overcome them.