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This blog, penned by award-winning author Daniel Sih, is about the making and meaning of space.

We examine productivity through a holistic lens, grounded in research, to encourage deep thinking, a slower pace, and a focus on what truly matters.

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DON'T PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW WHAT IS AVAILABLE TODAY

In a quaint Balinese coastal village, a corporate executive found himself on a much-needed holiday. Strolling along the beach he stumbled upon a poor but happy fisherman named Wayan. Intrigued by...

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DO LESS TO ACHIEVE MORE

People ask me to help them achieve their priorities. They wrestle with interruptions and distractions, struggling to make space to work on what truly matters.

But prioritisation requires a...

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IS GUILT STOPPING YOU FROM SAYING “NO?”: TURN ANTS INTO PETS

Ever felt the weight of guilt when you needed to utter that two-letter word – “no”? 

We’ve all been there. Yet, without managing commitments and establishing healthier...

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3 SURPRISING BENEFITS FROM PAYING THE ‘LIFE TAX’

Ever had someone treat you terribly, turning your life upside-down and leaving you feeling foolish and dismayed?

Last year, we faced a setback when a builder absconded with $37,000 of our savings....

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IT COULD BE BAD OR GOOD: ANCIENT WISDOM FOR A BETTER LIFE

In a tranquil village in ancient times, a wise old man contemplated life’s mysteries.

One day, his cherished horse bolted, prompting concerned neighbours to console him, “What bad luck!...

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WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY IN 2024?

We all want to be productive  but what IS productivity?

Sounds like a simple question but the answer is more complicated than you think – and worthwhile considering at the...

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HOW TO MAKE SMART CHOICES AT ANY AGE

If you were given thirty minutes to spend time with someone interesting, who would you choose?

  1. a famous author of a book you enjoyed?
  2. a family member or close friend?
  3. a recent acquaintance with...
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HOW TO OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM BY MAKING PURPLE PANCAKES

I used to be a perfectionist.

There are benefits of working hard and completing things well, but when “good enough” is never enough, it creates stress, reduces creativity and leads to...

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SLOW DOWN AND EMBRACE “SOLOMON TIME”

Picture a world without the constant ticking of the clock or the relentless pressure of deadlines – a place where time isn’t sliced into minutes, hours, or appointments. Where waking up...

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THE SECRET TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

“If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.”

This may sound like good advice, but research suggests that it’s not quite right.

In 1996, psychology researcher Charles...

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