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100DaysToOffload

I love reading self-help books. Some are really good and classics. But, most of them are derived from better-known books. At one point, I felt like I’m just reading about the same principles over and over.

Nowadays, after reading Derek Sivers’s post on his book notes, I have started to look for key ideas and take actionable notes. This is way simpler than summarising each paragraph or chapter.


Entry 5 of the “100 Days to Offload” challenge – find more about it and join in.

Written on: 2022-03-24

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Three simple tips to improve writing:

  • Lower your standards.
  • Write every day.
  • Collect streak.

Entry 4 of the “100 Days to Offload” challenge – find more about it and join in.

Written on: 2022-02-12

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I recently watched Cal Newport's video on Daily Metrics Tracking for productivity.

If you are someone like me who is good at planning but struggle a bit in execution, then metrics tracking is an awesome tool to skyrocket your productivity.

As a start, Cal recommends tracking three things:

  • Startup / Shutdown Ritual.
  • Something related to health & fitness.
  • Something related to your spiritual needs.

Here's mine:

  • Startup / Shutdown Ritual
  • Writing (15 min)
  • Prayers

What’s yours?


Entry 3 of the “100 Days to Offload” challenge – find more about it and join in.

Written on: 2022-03-15

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On 11th March 2022, I watched Warnie's documentary on Amazon Prime after hearing about his sudden demise on 4th March 2022.

Shane Warne is a cricketing legend. This man was the Rock Star of Cricket.

When I used to play cricket, I chose Leg Spin because Shane Warne was a leg spinner. The legend is no more but his legacy lives on.

Check this video to experience the King of Spin.


Entry 2 of the “100 Days to Offload” challenge – find more about it and join in.

Written on: 2022-03-13

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I came to know about this notorious disinformation-spreading far-right group after the Captiol Hill attack on January 6, 2021. Conspirators and Far-Right Extremists like these are allowed to operate freely in the name of free speech. These groups cause mayhem and chaos in our communities. Yet, they will be allowed to operate by the government because they are useful to the politicians for their political gains.

I listened to Finding Q on Audible over the past few days. It’s a riveting investigative journey by journalist Nicky Woolf in his quest to find who is Q? I think Nicky has kind of identified who Q is but what is the use? Even if all this information is shared with the authorities, are they going to take action? I don’t think so!

Finding Q is an excellent production and deserves our attention and praise.

I highly recommend it and encourage you to give it a go.


Entry 1 of the “100 Days to Offload” challenge – find more about it and join in.

Written on: 2022-03-12

#100DaysToOffload #podcast


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