Author: Guillermo Rincon Gracia

  • I (finally) read Atomic Habits. These are my 4 takeaways.

    I (finally) read Atomic Habits. These are my 4 takeaways.

    I finally read Atomic Habits, by James Clear. I know, I know. It’s been out there for more than five years now and sooooooo many people have already read it. There are hundreds of articles about it, different sized summaries and way too many reviews. And almost the same amount of productivity posts or videos…

  • I’ve started using a “Second Brain”. Here is what I learned from the process.

    I’ve started using a “Second Brain”. Here is what I learned from the process.

    A couple of months ago, I watched a video review of a book called Building a Second Brain, by Tiago Forte. The guy who was explaining what this book is about said it totally changed his life. I won’t lie: video was engaging and I decided to buy the book right after finishing the video.…

  • Five tips to help you improve your active listening skills

    Five tips to help you improve your active listening skills

    Active listening. You’ve probably heard about word combination before. You’ve probably heard that it is super important to do it. And, if you’re lucky, maybe someone explained what it is about. Or maybe you read about the concept somewhere and thought something like “Yes, that makes sense. I already do that, don’t I?”. A couple…

  • I stopped drinking coffee in the mornings. This is what happened.

    I stopped drinking coffee in the mornings. This is what happened.

    As the title reads: I stopped drinking coffee in the morning. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: Why would anyone do that? Alright, to be fair, I haven’t fully stopped. What I am not doing anymore is having a cup of coffee just as I wake up. Instead, I wait between two and three hours…

  • Book Review: The Communication Book

    Book Review: The Communication Book

    Disclaimer: this post might contain some affiliate links. It won’t cost you extra money if you make a purchase, but I may earn a small commision. So… I recently read The Communication Book: 44 Ideas for Better Conversations Every Day, by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler. I found it great as a source of inspiration…

  • Hello World!

    Hello World!

    So… Hello World. I can’t think of a different title for the first post in the blog. I just want to get going and it reminded me of those times I started learning a new programming language: there was always a “Hello World” exercise, where you would simply write those two words in the code…