"We tell ourselves that we need the right setup before we finally buckle down and get serious. Or we tell ourselves that some vacation or time alone will be good for a relationship or an ailment. That is self-deceit at its finest. It’s far better to become pragmatic and adaptable—able to do what we need to do anywhere, anytime. The place to do your work, to live the good life, is here."Read More
Don’t let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. Don’t fill your mind with all the bad things that might still happen. Stay focused on the present situation and ask yourself why it’s so unbearable and can’t be survived.Read More
I love this quote from meditation. As I delve more into stoic philosophy, I find this one sentence so powerful.
Take this weekend to think about it and greet the coming week with the knowledge that no one can prevent you from accomplishing what your mind is set to do.Read More
As product managers, we have to focus on the things that are crucial and develop an indifferent attitude towards anything that makes no difference.Read More
The War of Art is my personal bible. It saved me and my career more than once.
Steven Pressfield work is a philosophy book and a guide. It explores why people in general, and creative especially postpone tasks and procrastinate. He also gives the reader tools to deal with procrastination.
Procrastination is an addiction. It’s not something you can solve, it’s something you need to battle constantly. You need to fight it everyday and never let your guard down. The Art of War is the tool to win this constant war.
As product managers you owe yourself to read this book. It won’t only help you with your own work. It will help you help the designers and engineers you work with.