When asking people for advice

Advice as past decision justification There is one really important thing you should know when asking people for advice. In most cases, people will give you advice that justifies their past decisions or reflects their personal experience. Practical example Let me give you an example. A few years ago, I’ve started taking better care of my health. Since I had not done any exercise for 30 years, I had had very weak core muscles. Consequently, I have damaged my hand ulnar nerve. Bad posture contributed to nerve entrapment in my spine. Now if anyone asks me whether they should exercise

Organize yourself

This is the third part of the best time management guide you will ever find. Enjoy the article. Part 1: The biggest time wasters Part 2: Eliminate distractions from your life Part 3: Organize yourself Organizing yourself You have minimized all the time wasters in your life. You have unsubscribed from most of the identified distractions. Now you have some additional free time in your life. It is time for you to organize yourself and boost productivity to the full. Let’s see how. The following techniques are not advanced Agile and Lean Life approaches, but very basic tools and ideas

Eliminate distractions from your life

This is the second part of the best time management guide you will ever find. Enjoy the reading. Part 1: The biggest time wasters Part 2: Eliminate distractions from your life Part 3: Organize yourself Eliminating distractions from your life Let’s move from the biggest time wasters (Part 1) to distractions. In the first step, you want to spend as little time as possible on the time wasters we mentioned:  E-mail and IM (1) Social networks (2) Meetings and too much socializing (3) Daily news (4) Conferences (5) Useless apps on smartphones and tablets (6) Unnecessary logistics and in-between time (7) TV, movies and

The only time management guide you will ever need

The most valuable asset you have in your life is time. If you had infinite time on this planet, you could achieve every single thing you wanted. The time limitation is the biggest burden of our lives. Therefore the first rule of success is to manage time wisely. A successful person and a homeless person have the same amount of time on a day to day basis. I know that every one of us is facing a different level of life challenges, but in general, both individuals spend their time and set their priorities very differently. You can achieve only

Fit

The magical word in lean start-up entrepreneurship is product/market fit. When starting a new company, you may have the most competent people, the best management in the world, enough capital, the best business plan, the right market trend etc., but if you don’t have the product/market fit, none of the things listed above can really help you. Product/market fit means that you have the right product for the right market. It means that you are solving a problem that people are willing to pay for, or that you are satisfying a certain segment of customers with a very specific need.