About the blog
My aim is to help people around me be more productive in their everyday life. This is not an entirely selfless notion. If people around me are productive they in turn make me more effective.
I’m also writing a book on productivity. It will be ready this year and I will be releasing it to the public during January 2013.
The book is a guide to being a more productive person overall and also in specific areas such as email, to do lists and calendar usage. The philosophy and methods presented in this book are time tested by me and in most cases several other people as well.
It is going to change the way you think not only about doing assigned tasks but life and productivity in general.
About the author
I am a former corporate worker gone astray. I worked in logistics and supply chain management for several years. I worked my way up the organization. I started off as an intern and ended up rolling out a new transportation management system the very same year. I was 20 years old at that time.
I worked my way up from until Development Manager after which I thought it was time for a change. I was hungry for more and I went after it. I changed country and my position within the organization and became a Key Account Manager. I represented the company that provided the enterprise resource planning system to the logistics side of the corporation. I had it all made. In the end I was running a project that was to roll out a new enterprise resource planning system to seven countries and over 40 warehouses. This was five years later. It was clear that I was respected by my peers and my superiors for possessing a wide variety of skills needed in the industry.
However, something didn’t fit. I felt constrained and I felt the corporate environment slowed down my personal progress. I was hungry for more. I wanted to make a big impact. I wanted to be in it for myself and at this point I wasn’t.
One day, as a result of numerous issues and also blessings, I quit my secure and high paying job and moved to Washington D.C. with my wife.
While waiting for my work permit and other bureaucratic necessities to clear I had time to do a lot of soul searching. I had nothing but time in my hands. I tried to figure out a skill of mine that would be useful for other people. I tried to figure out how I could use that skill to make a living.
I was on the edge of despair. I felt that all of the previous university schooling and skills learned at the corporate environment left me with nothing. At the same time I made a public promise to publish a blog post every day. It didn’t need to be on a certain subject. Just a hearty post.
This started to have a life of its own. It was my one thing to focus on every day. And during that I started to understand that I do have skills that other people would die to have. And I had been teaching before. I had been writing manuals and making videos for people to learn new things.
I understood that I possessed the skill of being effective in a number of endevours I did. And given a little bit of time I could be effective in anything I started doing. This, and the fact that I had received a lot of appraisal on my writing, convinced me to write a book on productivity.Tweet