On 29th June 2011 at 00:10 my little sister gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl I’ve seen so far. It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, I used to drop my sister on my bicycle every day at school, and she’s now a mom. Within a span of 3 years I closely [...] Read more – ‘The Tree of Life’.
Rather than feeling I’m competing with others, I can appreciate, enjoy, celebrate and encourage the work I see them doing. When I take this approach, it encourages me in the process, inspiring me to be my best while enjoying others’ success. It’s also a net positive, because those who are celebrated are encouraged to do [...] Read more – ‘Becoming Fully Who You Are’.
The work you take on can define you— it’s what you practice, what you get recognized for, and what you’ll be hired to do next. Passion & belief in a cause is easily a sufficiently motivating factor, as are bills that need to be paid. The way I see it— if you’re into it, do [...] Read more – ‘You Are What You Eat’.
Ninety-five percent of Dutch Microsoft employees work from home at least one day a week; a full quarter do so four out of five days. Each team has a “physical minimum;” some meet twice a week in the office, others once a quarter. Online communication and conference calls save time, fuel and paper waste. The [...] Read more – ‘More and more Dutch companies promote flexible work hours’.
I’ve worked for a handful of companies over the course of the last 6 years. I started all of them with a fair amount of enthusiasm, but within 5 months of each I dipped into a depression. By 7 months the work was having a tangible effect on my mood and outlook, and by nine [...] Read more – ‘In Praise of Quitting Your Job’.
I have always been a fan of spending long reading hours at libraries. I used to spend a lot, I mean really _a lot_ of time at the Central Library in Hyderabad (India) reading all sorts of non-fiction books. But as I grew old, life caught up with me and in the growth of digital [...] Read more – ‘Reading Books vs. Searching on Google’.
I’ve heard enough from myself lately, and I’m going to act on it soon. To never follow a dream because you don’t think you’re good enough or don’t have the skills, or knowledge, or experience is a waste. In fact, these projects where there is doubt are the ones to pursue. They offer the greatest [...] Read more – ‘→ The first step is to start’.
This pretty much summarizes my argument against owing a house/pet/car/child etc. In short, ownership dampens your happiness and burdens you psychologically. Being able to leave your home and not worry about a pet adds to your happiness. Keeping your housing costs low and not accidentally accumulating stuff allows you to spend time and money on [...] Read more – ‘→ Be Happier: Rent Everything’.
Never eat on an empty stomach. Never leave the table hungry. When traveling, never leave a country hungry. Enjoy your food. Enjoy your companion’s food. Really taste your food. It may take several portions to accomplish this, especially if subtly seasoned. Really feel your food. Texture is important. Compare, for example, the texture of a turnip to [...] Read more – ‘Rules of Eating’.
Hydrofloors® vertically movable floors enable the client to exploit the surface area of a swimming pool by converting the associated terrace or indoor pool room for other uses e.g. recreation, social events, for dining and dancing. via Hydro Floors → Read more – ‘→ Movable Floors’.