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I’m writing a book! It’s been a struggle so far, but I’d love for you to join the journey 😀

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The “No-One-Cares” Mindset

I had a thought in the shower the other day while singing at the top of lungs to my favourite Hamilton song. Why is it so much easier for most of us to sing in the shower than in public? And why is this so even for my friends who are good at singing?

The Energy Ledger

One of my goals this year is to learn Mandarin Chinese. But I’ve been struggling to keep the momentum going. Between book-writing, video-making, and business-running, I’m struggling to find the time to learn a language.

Learning to surf and write

A while ago a friend told me that his most productive writing time is when he’s on holiday. I was skeptical at first. Surely it’s better to do the hardcore writing when you’re in the office in work mode?

Why we suck at asking for help

Around a month ago, I went on a retreat with a group of startup founders. One thing we spoke about is how many of us struggle to ask for help.

The Helper’s High

Last week went down really well on the writing front. We went on a team retreat in Wales and stayed in this amazing Air BnB. The goal I set for myself was to write a draft for Parts I and II of the book during the retreat.

You’re not lazy if you procrastinate

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with writing at night and it’s working surprisingly well. It’s a tip that I got from our editor Rachel who says that our creative juices get going at different times in the day.

Self-doubt and changing my mind too often

This week, I spent quite a lot of time on Zoom chatting to a bunch of people familiar with the book-writing world. It’s been both reassuring and alarming.

Am I too boring to write a book?

I’ve been thinking about some personal stories that I want to include in my book as a way of sharing what I’ve learned about work, productivity, and happiness. Lately, most of the stories I’ve been thinking of are from my days as a junior doctor pulling long nights on a hospital ward.

I went to Paris for 20 hrs to write my book

I recently took a 20-hour trip to Paris with some of my team to work on my book. I’ve been working with BookTuber Jack Edwards for some time on shaping the book and Jack happens to be one of these cool people who lives in Paris and takes sunset runs near the Eiffel Tower.

Why autonomy is important for work

So far on the book journey, I’ve found two things harder than expected. The first is figuring out what I want to say. The second is figuring out how to say it. I think I’ve finally cracked the first problem and I plan to share some lessons on that in future emails.