Great mentors

We talk a lot about finding mentors. If you find a great mentor, it opens new horizons. If you are a great mentor, you change lives and make a difference. Yet we seldom discuss the qualities of a great mentor. This article is partially inspired by what you can read here, here, here, here, here …

Minimizing self-sabbotage

We sabbotage ourselves in many ways. Some of the more dangerous things we can do is trying to “hit rock bottom” or attempting a “leap of faith”. This blog is focused on learning, and if we want to learn we need to stay in the game and minimize self-sabbotage. You can read more about the …

Is it reasonable to work and study?

It is well-known that most of the students work during their school years to earn badly needed money and life experience. There are some studies that show the value of parental help on later career success. However, not all parents have 15 000 dollars annually to pay for the expenses of their children. Students that …

Magical thinking and its healing powers

The human mind is strange in many wonderful ways. One of the strangest properties of our mind is the ability to heal the body. We can change the reality by telling a story or visualizing a metaphor. In this article, I try to question the science and the apparent magic of healing. You can further …

Things I learnt raising my own children

It is very easy to give other people advice on raising their children. We even wrote this course on Udemy. How we raise our own children is a different matter. Here we apply not what we believe to be right, but what can be done with our resources. I will share some of my own …

The Best Jobs Choices for People with ADHD

It seams that everybody nowadays has ADHD. The amount of distractions and information we get is staggering and it gets harder to focus. Yet some cases of ADHD are more severe than others. I asked Carol James to write a guest article about different career choices suitable for people with ADHD. We each have unique traits …

How smart people fight compensate negative self image

Not all of us have a positive perception of ourselves. Maybe this is one of the best motivations to take classes in self-improvement. Fortunately, it seems that high IQ can balance off some disadvantages we may have. This is a complex subject, and it certainly deserves several articles on this blog. You can find more …

Six unexpected ways perfectionism makes you less productive

While perfectionism might have been encouraged when I was a  child, today we know better. The risks of burnout are evident. There are some other issues which I seldom discuss: the compulsive thought patterns and reduced creativity, being unable to delegate and progress the career ladder, the risk of choosing confrontation over collaboration and reduced socialization, the …

Avoiding the wrong goals

Setting goals and referencing the goals we set is the most important part of any strategy. If we set wrong goals or do not address our goals when we make critical decisions, there is no way to know what direction our project will take. In this article, I want to discuss some common mistakes people make …

Prepare for a new job

My mother worked two jobs in her entire life: one in Russian and one in Israel. My father had about 12 jobs in his entire life, which was a lot in his social circuit. I had more jobs than I would like to count. I left in my CV about 12 of these jobs, and …