Reverse Engineering a Good Day

Reverse Engineering a Good Day

I thought I have cracked the code to having a good day. I’ve been tracking my time and activities on spreadsheets since Dec 2018. I know the hours I sleep, the things I eat, my mental clarity, my physical fitness, what I consumed that day, what I produced aka achieved that day (non work related),…

Asking for Help

What are you learning right now? Top of my list right now is: getting better at asking for help. I’ve personally been struggling with this forever. Asking for help are about communicating your needs — first to yourself and then to others. Many people seems to struggle with asking for help and I think there…

“Just in Time” vs “Just in Case”

One lens I’ve found myself toying with over the past few months is “Just in Time” vs “Just in Case”. Been wanting to share but I haven’t found a good angle or entrypoint to illustrate what this lens is all about and how is it relevant to you. But I’ll try and start somewhere. Let’s…

Work Smart and Level Up #2 – About You

You will find this publication most useful if you are at that point in your career where you’re asking yourself “what’s next?”. Usually this means you are 2-3 years into your career in Tech. You have gained enough hard skills, technical know-hows, and confidence to perform your role steadily. You know what you’re doing and…

Three ways to learn

There are three ways to learn: knowing something, doing something, and becoming something. I know it sounds vague and philosophical. But here it is illustrated better. (Source: https://oneslide.org/2020/04/19/three-ways-of-learning/) Another way of framing this is: First, you conceptualise. You find out what something is. Then, you contextualise. You engage with it more, trying to see how…

Annual Me-Time: A Reset

Conscious I haven’t published anything proper for almost 45 days(?). So, a couple of life updates. I’ve been hermitting in my apartment for the past 3 weeks from late September. It’s only an hour drive away from my house and I feel kinda bad for not wanting to go back home just yet, still enjoying…