Do you ever feel strange on Sundays? Do you ever dread Mondays as if something is not right? Then this book is for you!
I have met TK in a college class at Diablo Valley College when he gave a guest presentation on Software Sales. During his presentation he mentioned his book and it sounded interesting because I have certainly felt that “Sunday Jitters” feeling in the past.
In this book, TK lays out how he unlocked high levels of productivity through continuous self-reflection and iterative improvement. To a software engineer this sound a lot like applying Agile project management methodology to ones life. Agile is a default approach for most companies in 2022: 94% of organizations reportedly practice agile and have 70% success rate1.
From first few pages, this approach made sense to me. If I am already doing this at work, why not attempt to do it in my personal life?
Additionally I am a huge proponent of setting short term and long term goals in a professional environment and staying accountable to your plan (it’s okay to tweak it throughout a year!). How to Punch the Sunday Jitters in The Face helps you apply a similar strategy to your personal life through:
- Weekly exercise 👈 I am now doing this now 😎
- 45-Day challenge
- 365-Day plan
- 5-Year strategy
TK suggests actionable items to help you plan, self-reflect, and unlock new levels of success through out the book. Each chapter is full of actionable items. My favorite quote from this book:
Dreaming coupled with Belief and Discipline … enables us to take charge when it comes to our goals, so they can become reality.-TK Kader
How to Punch The Sunday Jitters in The Face is an actionable and fun to read book. If you’re feeling a little uneasy on Sundays — you should give it a try. It’s short and easy to read. TK made it just as long as it needs to be to get the point across (page 1).
- “Agile Adoption Statistics 2022: How is Software Development changing?” Rohit Akiwatkar, 10 November 2022. https://www.simform.com/blog/state-of-agile-adoption/ Accesses on 5 December 2022.