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Living Forward, a summary of life planning

Living Forward book summary

Last year, I felt unsettled. One day, I came back from work with this feeling in my chest that my days were useless. I had the feeling that I was living my life without direction, just going through the motions of my everyday life, without a clear purpose. I would get up, rush through my morning routine, go to work, come back and read Facebook, then go to sleep. I was not achieving anything major during the day. I was drifting. At the same time, Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy released a book called Living Forward – A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want. Needless to say, the book caught my attention. I am a huge fan of Michael Hyatt and I was convinced that his book would be very powerful and inspiring. I was not mistaken. I rented an Airbnb to spend 3 days, in silence, to try and find a meaning to this drift I was experiencing and bring back purpose into my life. I read the book in a very short time […]

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Productivity Powerpack – The Weekly Review

I am a big proponent of David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology. I have used his method for 2 years now and I must say that I now know what he meant by “mind like water”. When I first got interested in David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology, my mind was scattered and I found that I was always forgetting to do certain tasks. I felt that my mind was full of stuff I was supposed to do, but I did not know how to organize my thoughts and feel at peace. GTD offered me a framework to capture my thoughts and process them efficiently, and experience peace of mind. The most important part of GTD for me is the Weekly Review. What is the weekly review The weekly review is a productivity practice that you perform each week to get clear on your tasks, goals and projects and what needs to be done. It can be performed in as short as 20 minutes, or take a few hours. Mine usually takes 30 minutes or so. I go through […]

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What changed – 2 years of Miracle Morning

On July 31st, I celebrated an anniversary. I have been practicing the Miracle Morning for 2 years! Let me share with you the journey of my awesome awakening! Back in 2014, I just started working again after the Great Depression. I was going through the motions, work, eat, sleep, repeat. I would wake up at the last minute and rush out to work. I was feeling better, but there was still something missing in my life. I was lacking purpose. I always been an entrepreneur, and I was now working the 9 to 5 for a company that wasn’t mine. I was searching for my next business venture and listening to business podcasts to inspire me. The two that I was enjoying the most were Eventual Millionnaire and Entrepreneur on Fire. One day, I listened to an interview of this guy who died in a car crash and was brought back to life after being dead for 6 whole minutes. His story was incredible. He has been told that he would never walk again, but shortly after his accident, he […]

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Happiness is a choice, and you must make it everyday

Raise your hand if happiness comes to you naturally. I see, there’s a few of you! Now raise your hand if life is tough and you’re struggling, and you feel like happiness is a distant ideal, something you can’t quite experience. I have good news for you. Happiness is a choice. You can make that choice, right here, right now, no matter your circumstances. Now I hear you, “you know nothing of my life, if you were going through the same things I do, you would not be happy, you’d be far from it!” I hear you. You’d be thinking that an author writing about happiness must have a happy, simple and easy life. But the truth is far from it. My story is not quite shiny, nor easy. When I was 5 years old, I have been sexually abused by a teenage neighbor. I do not talk about it often, but it had a great impact on my life and my relationship with boys later on. When I was a teenager myself, I was so unhappy that I tried […]

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How I use the Pomodoro Technique to curb procrastination

Have you ever postponed a task, way too many times, because you did not feel like doing it? Have you ever felt that your motivation was so low that you couldn’t achieve anything? I have being in this situation way too often, so I found a special trick to curb procrastination and boost my motivation, in just 25 minutes! It is called the Pomodoro Technique. Simplest productivity method The Pomodoro Technique has been developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. The concept is simple. You set a timer for 25 minutes and you work on a task, without distractions, until the timer goes off. I use this technique every time I find myself procrastinating on a task. Knowing that I will only spend 25 minutes on the task motivates me to accomplish the most of it during that time. When the 25 minutes is up, I get a 5 minutes break and do something rewarding, like reading a blog article on my favorite topics. After four 25 minutes intervals, take a 15 to 30 minutes break.  Those 25 minutes chunks […]

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