Life, Goals, Happiness & Lemons

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. And plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.




LAYWI for Life!

Do you want to accomplish something that many people dream about, but very few actually accomplish? Unless you make it a goal for yourself and work every day towards achieving it, why would you ever believe that you could actually reach it?


Unless you see yourself slowly making progress, your dreams and aspirations are nothing but vague notions floating around in your imagination. Goal setting isn’t simply about imagining what you want to achieve. It is actually a tool in itself that can greatly increase your chances of turning your dreams into reality.





LAYWi for Life!

There are so many things we keep planning in our heads & keep pushing them for the next day. But that “Tomorrow” never really comes. If you don’t write down concrete goals and give yourself a timeline for achievement, you won’t get any closer to where you desire. You can define your goal at LAYWi & LAYWi will assist you throughout your journey towards achieving it with a systematic approach & regular monitoring.


When designing a personal development Project, you must increase self-awareness, determine the things that are most important to you and commit to a plan of action that will transform your life. A commitment to personal development requires a willingness to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, and the clarity to choose the right activities and steps for advancing personal growth.


Step 1

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Step 2


Under ‘New Tasks’, select a task for which you wish to create a project. It can be from any area of your life, for example Professional, Relationships, Wealth or Well-Being.

Further task can belong to any areas, that is it could be from Vision you defined or a Value system block or Self profiling.

Then just Click on Add to Projects.

You can also create ad hoc tasks.

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The Task will get added in New Project Column. Click on Move To Project Catalog.

Project Catalog is where we fully define a project with all requisites like dates, time allocations, sub tasks, project benefits definition and so on.

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Step 4


Name your project & click on OK.

Answer the 4 key questions in the questionnaire & click on Save. These 4 questions are important for setting tone for project right.

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Step 5


Just click on Project Catalog tab which has all projects with initial set of tasks.

You can refine project definition where, add sub tasks and define timelines and success / measuring criteria.

Once you are happy with definition just simple press Schedule button on top right corner and project would move to ‘Scheduled Projects’ tab or ‘In Progress’ tab depending on start date.

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Step 6

You can also ..

.. Create your own ‘Benefits template’ to evaluate each task or sub-task on scheduled or ad hoc basis.

.. Create time definition which would be reflected on your calendar

.. Create structured project defintion

.. Use various tools to execute projects effectively like using Diary for notes, To-Do lists, Reminder, Sharing tasks etc

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What’s for you in LAYWi?

One thing unite us as human irrespective of geographical or social or religious differences and that is human intrinsic nature, which is to dream, dream of better tomorrow, better relationships, better jobs or career prospects, better life in general. Few more of those intrinsic characteristics of humans are ‘Be good’, ‘To improve’, ‘Seek security’, ‘Be social’ and so on.

Of course there is flip side to all of them too, like to satiate need of being ‘be good’ people  indulge in self deception and make convincing stories around it or another need ‘to improve’ people  on one hand want to improve but along side don’t want things to change which is related to being ‘in control’ and hence associate improvement to loosing control and in turn security – so reject improvement or change.

So whats the solution to this conundrum ? Well that’s what promote me to research for long time and come up with humble system called LAYWi which can be reached at 

Road-map to life, Life as you want it

Solution here is to approach yourself systemically, understanding yourself properly, stressing on yourself honestly – we at LAYWi call it ‘Define Me‘ phase. This is an iterative process and should not be expected to achieved in one evening – for you and your life are more important then that and deserve more time, thought and attention.

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Refine Me‘ is next phase to ‘Define Me’ where you indulge in some honest self appraisal we call ‘Self Profiling’. You can also seek feedback from other people in your network on site ( Under this phase, you would also indulge in some dreaming process to called ‘Visioning’, building your plans for future, where do you see yourself 10 years or 20 years from today. This is would get you and your sub-conscious mind thinking what steps would be required to reach there, what resource you need, whats the gap between you today and you in your visioned state.

Finally in this phase you would also build a ‘Value System’ for yourself. Reason to have a value system in life to have good habits which would help you in your journey like building habit to be persistent and consistent in life, being honest and diligent, developing self leadership and so on. All this good habits as your value system would help you intrinsically when going get tough.

Align and Achieve‘ is Last phase of LAYWi, here we get action oriented. We plan and act upon all goals, vision, habits we have decided to improve as part of ‘Refine Me’ phase. We can group them as projects, define the important factor which would be required by project to achieve its eventual purpose. There are a lot of questions you would answer along with process of Align and Achieve which would clear you mind of doubts and bring forth your implementation approach to you purpose in life.

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Peripheral to Road-map of life: Tools 

Another important finding my research showed was, its important to be organised so mind is free to think properly and come up with new design for happy and successful life.

Solution to better life at www.laywi.comSo we have tools  as second part of site give users lots of options to organise one’s life so mind is free of daily deadlines and botheration but they can still be sure that they would complete them on time like To-Do list, Content Organizer (to secure all your documents safely), Diary (Multiple use, can be a thought organizer or a learning journal for a project), Favourites (to organize a wish-list or any other fancy) Dashboard (A personal newsfeed for updates and schedules, rating from all part of site), Calenders ( for schedules and reminders), Connect – to be able to share and get feedback from friends, family and colleagues on content that you have opened to view by your chosen traffic.

Dashboard at laywi.comCaveat:

LAWYi is not a site which works in three clicks like 1. Click and Upload 2. Click and Share 3. Click and Comment, for life is itself is not that simple and need application of brain and efforts continuously and improving everyday bit by bit, step by step.

Think and Grow Rich

The title says it all, It surely is – Napoleon Hill’s very successful book. His precepts to make major changes in your approach to life, the principles were gathered from the life experiences of more than 500 men and women who actually accumulated riches in huge amounts; who began in poverty, with little education or influence. You can put them to work for your own enduring benefit. It will pay off in enabling you to enjoy a life of harmony and understanding, as well as setting the stage for you to join the ranks of wealthy people.


He starts with The power of thought  – Truly ,’ Thoughts are things,’ powerful thing at that, when mixed with Purpose, Persistence and Burning desire. When you begin to think & grow rich , you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with  definiteness  of purpose. The most important one of these is Desire: knowing what one wants .
You are “the master of your fate,the captain of your soul” is because we have the power to control our thoughts.
Based on his relentless research, interviewing, shadowing, analysis, his book has 13 principles which lead to riches –

Principle 1: DESIRE – The starting point of all achievement.

Desire is not hope. It is not a wish. It is a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything else. To succeed one has to chose a definite goal and place all it’s energy, all his willpower and all his effort to achieve that goal. If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dreams across,and never mind what ‘they’ say  if you meet with temporary defeat, for ‘they’ perhaps do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Thomas Edition dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity.Despite more than 10,000 failures,he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality.practical dreamers do not quit!
Henry ford, poor and uneducated, dreamed of  a horseless carriage. He went to work with what tools he possessed, without waiting for an opportunity to favour him, and now evidence of his dream belts the entire earth.
Principle 2: FAITH – Visualizing and Believing in the attainment of Desire.

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Faith is the ‘External Elixir’ which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought! Faith is the basis of all ‘miracles’ and mysteries that cannot be analysed by the rules of science. When faith is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration ,translates it into its spiritual equivalent,and transmits it to finite intelligence.

Principle 3: Autosuggestion – The Medium for influencing the subconscious mind.

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Autosuggestion can also be called as self suggestion which in terms refer to communication between part of mind where conscious thoughts take place and that which serves as the seat of action for the subconscious mind. Man is master of his destiny for he can influence what he thinks – all sense impressions which are perceived through the five senses, are stopped by the CONSCIOUS thinking mind, and may be either passed on to the subconscious mind, or rejected, at will.

Principle 4: Specialized Knowledge – Personal Experience.

Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money.


Principle 5: Imagination – The Workshop of Mind.

The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the DESIRE, is given shape, form, and ACTION through
the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.
The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is known as Synthetic imagination, and the other as Creative imagination.
SYNTHETIC IMAGINATION: Arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of the who draws upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.
CREATIVE IMAGINATION: Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which “hunches” and “inspirations” are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man.

Principle 6: Organized Planning – Crystallization of desire into action.

No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to insure the accumulation of a great fortune, without the cooperation of other people. Every plan you adopt, in your endeavor to accumulate wealth, should be the joint creation of yourself and every other member of your execution group.

Keep in mind these facts:
  • First:  You are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you. To be sure of success, you must have plans which are faultless.
  • Second: You must have the advantage of the experience, education, native ability and imagination of other minds. This is in harmony with the methods followed by every person who has accumulated a great fortune.

Principle 7: Decision – The Mastery of Procrastination.

Procrastination, the opposite of DECISION, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.

One of Henry Ford’s most outstanding qualities is his habit of reaching decisions quickly and definitely, and changing them slowly.

Principle 8: Persistence – The sustained efforts necessary to induce Faith.

Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the POWER OF WILL.
Will-power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on DESPITE all opposition, until they attain their goal. These few are the Fords, Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Edisons. There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,” but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.
Principle 9: The Power of Master Mind – The Driving force.
POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable
an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who
work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony.

Principle 10: The Subconscious Mind – The connecting Link.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND consists of a field of consciousness, in which every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses,
is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.
The emotion of DESIRE
The emotion of FAITH
The emotion of LOVE
The emotion of SEX
The emotion of ENTHUSIASM
The emotion of ROMANCE
The emotion of HOPE
The emotion of FEAR
The emotion of JEALOUSY
The emotion of HATRED
The emotion of REVENGE
The emotion of GREED
The emotion of SUPERSTITION
The emotion of ANGER

Principle 11: The Brain – A Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought.

Principle 12: The Sixth Sense.

This principle is the apex of the philosophy. It can be assimilated, understood, and applied ONLY by first mastering the other principles.

The SIXTH SENSE is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the Creative Imagination. It has also been referred to as the “receiving
set” through which ideas, plans, and thoughts flash into the mind. The “flashes” are sometimes called “hunches” or “inspirations.”


My soul is from elsewhere!

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. ― Rumi


We all have dreams, we are all constantly day dreaming of perfect scenarios and we dream at night of things that have already happened. Every step that we take, we dream that we are getting ever so close to that spot, where everything is perfect.

Create your life's Vision at laywi.comThe only reason we wake up in the morning, rush from home to work, and from meeting to meeting is because we are chasing that dream weather we know it or not. To some people it is crystal clear how they see themselves getting to that vision, but for some of us, it’s not. Some of us are completely in disarray about which road take.  Everyone knows how they would feel at the end of the road, but not everyone knows how they will tread the road.

But here’s how you can try to discover your path…

Discovering what you want and how you want it, is quite a daunting process, because there are no guarantees in life that things will work out as we want them and hence a lot of us delegate this job to the mythical land of ‘later’.

The problem with later is, the later we get, the more of a slave we become to our routine. Now being stuck in a routine is like the Stockholm syndrome, you start loving your routine (captor) for all the comfort it brings but mostly it’s only eating away your life.

No one is saying it is an easy process to change into a person that you want to become and live the life that you love.  But start by taking baby steps towards your ideal life.

Start by putting down information about who you are; what you do. ASSESS various aspects of your life, Financial; Health; Professional. Once you have confronted these aspects, you will know where you stand, what is the distance between you and your dreams.

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Second, set achievable VISIONS for the aspects of your life you would like to improve or change. Analyze your strengths and weaknesses, set your values. If this sounds like a lot of mumbo-jumbo, Visit, for help. LAYWi has in built template/tools to help you evaluate various aspects of you personal life; your health and wealth or you can create your own template to evaluate anything you want. More so, you can set vision and do a personal SWOT analysis and a lot more. Great part is that the data will always be there, so you can take your time to decide what approach you want to use and it’s online, so anytime inspiration strikes you, just login!


The great thing about LAYWi is that it answer all your personal development needs To-do list; checklist; Diary; Reminders etc, all you have to do is tap in data.

After evaluating yourself, the next step is to take ACTION. Once you have an idea of your ideal situation, you can start by creating projects to achieve it. Break down the project into as many small tasks as possible, to get you maximum efficiency. LAYWi has an inbuilt tool for project management which help you keep an order of the project details and you can reminder to the extent of an hour if the need be.

All you have to do is muster the courage to break the shell and take a step towards the life you want!

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Getting Things Done!

Getting Things Done (GTD)


Start with:

  • Capture all one needs to accomplish somewhere outside the brain
  • To discipline oneself to make decisions about these items as they are added to one’s workload as Do It, Defer It, Delegate It, Drop It.

Getting Control of Your Life: The Five Stages

If your day-to-day life is out of control, it’s almost impossible to think or plan effectively.

  • Collect
  • Process
  • Organize
  • Review
  • Do

Stage 1: In the Collection stage, the idea is to gather all the items that remain to be completed. There are three “collection success factors”:

  1. Every open loop must be in your collection system and out of your head.
  2. You must have as few collection buckets as you can get by with.
  3. You must empty them regularly.

Stage 2: In the Process stage, the bucket is emptied. Ask yourself:

  • What is it? Is it actionable?
  • If not, trash it, put it in a reference file.
  • If so, what’s the next action? The next action is defined as the next physical, visible activity that needs to be engaged in, in order to move the current reality toward completion.
  • Will next action take less than 2 minutes?
  • If yes, do it.
  • If no, delegate it or defer it.
  • If it will take longer than 2 minutes, consider it a project (defined as requiring more than one action step) and put it in your project plans which will be reviewed for actions.

Stage 3: In the Organize stage, book describes eight categories of reminders and materials: trash, incubation tools, reference storage, list of projects, storage or files for project plans and materials, a calendar, a list of reminders of next actions, and a list of reminders of things you’re waiting for.

Review of all one’s lists, preferably weekly, is critical for success.

Getting Projects Creatively Under Way: The Five Phases of Project Planning

Projects and tasks are two different things: track them separately. A major mistake that most people make when keeping track of things to do is conflating tasks and projects. This section is about “vertical” focus, the thought process behind successful project planning.


Five steps to accomplish most any task. These steps are:

  1. Defining purpose and principles – In defining purpose, one asks “why?” Answering this question provides the following benefits: it defines success, creates decision-making criteria, aligns resources, motivates, clarifies focus and expands options.
  2. Outcome visioning – A vision provides a picture of the final result.
  3. Brainstorming – Brainstorming identifies how one gets from here to there through the generation of lots of ideas and write them down. This idea of writing to spur thinking has been labeled as “distributed cognition”. Keys to effective brainstorming are: don’t judge, challenge, evaluate, or criticize; go for quantity, not quality; and put analysis and organization in the background.
  4. Organizing – Identify the significant pieces; sort by components, and priorities.
  5. Identifying next actions.

Stress-Free Productivity

1. Setting Up:

  • Time – Allocation time
  • Space – Your workspace
  • Tools – Tools you need to help you execute your projects / tasks.

2. Collection: Corralling Your “Stuff”

3. Processing: Getting “In” to Empty

Processing doesn’t mean getting all actions completed; it means deciding what to do with each of the items in the “in” box. When this phase is complete, one will have trashed unneeded items, completed any less-than-two-minute actions, delegated, put reminders in one’s organizer of actions one must complete, and identified any projects.

4. Reviewing: Keeping Your System Functional

To keep the system working, it is key that one continues to trust the system. Trust is maintained by keeping the system up-to-date. One needs to decide what to look at and when. Allen suggests the most frequent review will probably be of one’s daily calendar and daily tickler folder. After these, the next actions lists should be reviewed.

5. Doing: Making the Best Action Choices

Book gives three models for deciding what to do at a point in time, beyond his simple answer to trust one’s intuition.

  • The Four-Criteria Model for Choosing Actions in the Moment uses the

Criteria of context,
Time available,
Energy available, and
Priority to make decisions.

  • The Threefold Model for Evaluating Daily Work

Doing predefined work,
Doing work as it shows up,
Defining one’s work.

  • The Six-Level Model for Reviewing Your Own Work is presented in terms of altitude:

50,000 + feet: Life
40,000 feet: Three- to five-year visions
30,000 feet: One-to two-year goals
20,000 feet: Areas of responsibility
10,000 feet: Current projects
Runway: Current actions

Each of these levels should enhance and align with the levels above it. Priorities are driven from the top. However, without a sense of control over current projects and actions, trying to manage oneself from the top down can create frustration. Allen recommends starting at the bottom level, first ensuring all action lists are complete, and then working up the model.



GTD is productivity approach to help one’s

  • Prioritize important things in life over just to do things while separating things which can be safely ignored.
  • Frees up mental resources to concentrate of thing which have most far reaching affect on one’s life
  • Suggests a review system which monitor important action before they become urgent
  • Separate Projects and Tasks when it comes to execution.
  • Stresses on long term planning (top down) and aligning today’s actions to it (bottom up).

Who moved my cheese life lessons!

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ― Winston Churchill

Change is a very a scary word, it is almost like a less intense cousin of death. And just like death, we all know change exists but don’t think it’s going to affect us anytime soon. And in the process of avoiding the confrontation with change, it’s always almost too late to do anything that we had once dreamt of doing. And its shame too, as most of us has the talents and resources to live our dreams but rarely do our fear of change holds us back.

We have all heard of “Who moved my Cheese”, even if we haven’t read it. It’s a book that tells a story of change. It’s about 4 characters running around in a maze trying to locate their cheese.

Cheese in the book, is a metaphor for what we want in life, it could be anything, more money, social standing or spiritual peace. And we pursue our cheese because we think that it will make us happy and secure. And the maze represents the place where we look for cheese, workplace or community or relationships we have.

The lessons that the author of the book wishes us to acknowledge are:


  • Change happens- get used to it
  • Anticipate change- look for change, don’t deny it
  • Monitor change – always keep your eyes open to newer developments
  • Adapt to change quickly – Embrace change, don’t fight it.
  • Change – Become the change
  • Enjoy change – Live life as an adventure.
  • Be ready to change quickly again!

A lot of us have been robbed of our cheese during some point in our lives and it can be traumatizing, it feels likes we have been betrayed, and it’s unfair that it happened to us and no one else.

At this point in life, you must strive to break out of the cheese mentality, learn to become some who can get more cheese or better create your own cheese. Once you start believing the abundance of you ability to create opportunities for yourself, you will never fear change again.

Fear of change is nothing but the lack of your acknowledgement that you have the abundance of talent and resources everywhere waiting to be discovered. Change is scary but stagnation is stopping time, which is not only impossible but a waste of your life.

“What would you do if you were afraid?”-

When I was first asked this question, I had no idea what I wanted to say. There were ideas in my head but not my ideas, these were images from magazines, TV or what others had told me. It turns out I have been guarding my cheese for so long now, that its stink has killed any sense in me.

Adapting to change isn’t any easy process, when you don’t know what you are doing, it can be very frustrating, and you’d be tempted to stay with the old cheese even more. Learning change is a process. Everything requires hard work but once you learn the process, it becomes the simplest thing ever.

Change is happening every second, we are aging as we speak, the earth is revolving, seasons are changing, old leaves are falling, and new ones are growing. Adapt to it, don’t be afraid of it.

Secretly we all want change, but don’t know how to act on it. You can start by signing up on

It’s life management website. It has features, such as checklist; SWOT analysis; diary keeping; Project management to name only a few.

You can start by writing down all your aspiration. Setting goal. Projects to achieve these goals. It’s a holistic website that was made to help you live “Life as you want it”.

20 Easy ways to live life as you want it.

“One can have only as much preparation as he has foresight.”  – Jim Butcher


What makes us humans beings is the fact that we can foresee future, imagine it and feel it. This exact force is that helps us dream and create the world around us. We are conscious of time. We are conscious of age. We are aware of the transitory nature of life.  Hence we plan/organize. Because we don’t have forever and have too many things we want to achieve.

In this blog I will chalk out a list of items on how to give your life direction and ways to live out your dreams and aspirations. The items are not necessarily in an order, and you can manipulate them as you feel appropriate. Because happiness is a journey, not a destination and journeys should be planned to live life as you want it. Here goes…

1)      Figure out who you are and what you like. Create a self profile.

2)      Define your values. They make you who you are.


3)      Take stock of your present situation. Make a graph of where you are and where you would like to be. VISUALIZE.

4)      Make a mind map. Arrive at the things you want to achieve. Dream big.

5)      Start keeping a dream diary to arrive at your truest aspirations.

6)      Create projects to accomplish your dreams. Make sure, dreams are your dreams and you are willing to go extra mile(s) to achieve them. Will to prefix “Extra” to every ordinary efforts to achieve your dreams.

7)      Break dreams into projects and projects into smaller doable tasks. Small wins on regular basis. Put a deadline!

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8)      Quantify and qualify your own ideas of success. What would make you happy in the end? Money, recognition, helping others etc. Defines your values and mission.

9)      Make lists to get things done, they make life easy and get more things done and above all give you a sense of accomplishment.

10)   Make checklists for your routine chores and to do lists for your days. Prioritise!

11)   Set reminders to do chores and tasks. Don’t procrastinate!

12)   Learn more, seek new experiences – they would open up new avenues for you. Be open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.


13)   Create a balance between work and life, do things which rejuvenate and recharge you.

14)   Always keep an eye out on the outcome. Plans can be improvised when you know what you want.

15)   Separate needs and wants and prioritise needs where discrepancy. Analyze prioritise on regular basis.

16)   Keep an accomplishment diary, to record your progress and challenges. Keep yourself  organized, see the bigger picture always without getting lost into everyday business.

17)   Use technology. It makes keeping plans staying organized easier.

18)   Have a mentor. If you can’t, use online tool like It has gauge meters and pre-programmed algorithms that perform SWOT of your value systems etc.  It is whole project management website with a twist.

19)   Have a system to keep everything organized. Use again to do so. Laywi has project management with options of keeping diaries, to-do lists, setting reminders and a lot more options.

20)   Reward yourself when you accomplish something you didn’t think you could. Keep Surprising yourself!