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How 2 hours makes you the office superstar – balanced habits 5

15 Jan

I go to office to get results.  I focus on the important, get the work done, and go home early. You?

Below are my best tips to stop wasting your time in the office. Less chaos & multitasking, more focus on the relevant. Less busyness and overtime, more productivity. All in 2 hours…


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Planning your career, asking your inner grandpa

21 Sep

My wife is considering a career change, and is thus discussing this topic with many important people in her life. The interesting thing about the opinions she receives, is that the advice is usually tightly connected with the personality of the person. People tend to give advice that they would like to hear themselves. The question is; whose perspective to listen, as all of them are correct in some sense… Continue reading

100 questions to guide your life

1 Sep

I periodically feel the need to confirm the direction of my life. Although I usually reserve my Christmas holidays for my personal long- and mid-term planning, in the meantime I also enjoy playing around with exercises on life-planning. While the results are usually in line with my existing plans, sometimes the exercises reveal new perspectives or directions for me to integrate into my way of living.

This time I stole an exercise from Michael Gelb (author of “How to Think Like Leonardo daVinci”), which seems deceivingly simple but actually challenges you effectively. The idea is to write down 100 questions on anything that you find interesting. Continue reading

Energize yourself at work

22 Jul

The summer in Tokyo, it’s hot. As the country is saving energy and the air-con is turned way down, people are sweating! Due to the heat, I have recently found it hard to keep up my energy-levels during the workday.

To be able to be productive – and to stay awake – I have looking for ways to energize myself in the office. I noticed my feelings of tiredness usually stems with one of the following: Continue reading

Minimize mails and meetings, and go home early

14 Jul

It’s too easy to spend 8 hours in the office, and to achieve nothing! With the mails and meetings stealing your working hours, the only option seems to be to continue working during your ‘life hours’ to get anything done… Extremely frustrating, and a sure way to build a stressful, non-balanced life!

With the massive amounts of information pounding on us from every direction, we can easily become reactive and non-focused in the office. To take control of the situation, and to clear time for some real work, try at least the following. Continue reading