Category: Productivity

How to Say No: The Ultimate Guide

Saying No

This is my guide to say no for busy people such as busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches. The principles apply to anyone who wants to say no. Do you hate to say no? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Well, you’re not alone. I used to hate...

The Importance of Upgrading Your Tools

Old typewriter

In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results. Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your work. For a blogger it includes your laptop and your mobile device. For a video editor it includes your...

How to be an Email Master

Fingers typing on a keyboard

Email is just a tool to get things done, not a measure of our productivity. But because people tend to recognize what’s new, they tend to get to their new mail first rather than recognizing what's important on their to-do list. Here are 7 tips to spend less time at your inbox.

6 Tips to Deal with Digital Burnout in Today’s World

Man feeling stressed at his work desk: Dealing with Digital Burnout

Recently some readers told me that they have been feeling overwhelmed by the huge flood of information online these days. I feel the same. This was why I deleted my Facebook page (though I just got back on Facebook to give it another try). It’s also why I unsubscribed from almost every newsletter, deleted various social media accounts,...

How to Stop Analysis Paralysis and Make Great Decisions Quickly

Girl with a pen, thinking

How are you when it comes to decision making? Do you spend a long time thinking over every single thing? Do you feel the need to analyze every option? Do you sometimes miss perfectly good opportunities or waste time due to your meticulousness? If so, congratulations — you “suffer” from analysis paralysis. Analysis paralysis is the state of over-thinking about a decision...

Why I Deleted My Facebook Page with 20,800 Likes

Celestine Chua Facebook Page

Hi everyone! Last month (Oct 2016) I deleted my verified Facebook page with 20,800+ likes. To be precise, I deactivated it, but the page is as good as gone now. Today I share the reasons why. The truth is that Facebook hasn’t been adding value to me as a business owner for a while. While I had previously deleted...