The memory-friendly way to say no

Quite often we need to say “no”. Our language is very rich, and there are many ways to do that. Some ways are very direct, while others are more subtle. The way we choose to say “no” may affect our memory. For more information I suggest reading here, here, here, here, and here. Japanese: a …

Learning to make mistakes

We all make mistakes. Can we properly learn from our mistakes? Maybe. There are some tips that can help. You can find more here, here, here, and here. This time you should really read the resources I mention. Classification of mistakes There is no clear classification of mistakes except for legal mistakes. In legal documentss, …

Work life balance: set boundaries, get effective, learn to say no

There are many positive skills and habits we know should master and practice in our lives. Finding time to practice these skills may be challenging. In fact, being skilled we are often sought after by other people. If we please all people who need our attention, we may lose the skills we cherish. Setting the …

Fighting age and stress

When we are young and inexperienced we make huge progress. If feels like we will be making the same kind of progress as we get older. Unfortunately this is not true. Our evalutaion of our future self is typically over-optimistic, and as we mature we need to face the consequences. You may read the articles …

Society and communication

Today is a special day for working people. There used to be demonstrations celebrating the ability of common people to negotiate complex deals with their employers and fight for fairness. The working relations have changed, and blue color jobs are moving to developing countries or getting automated. As the jobs become more complex, the need …

Free yourself from strange beliefs

We all have strange beliefs that influence our lives. Many of our beliefs have been instrumental in our success but became irrelevant as our lives changed. Each irrational belief is a potential weakness, a trap we are unaware of. Freeing ourselves from strange beliefs we reduce risks and open up to new possibilities. For more …

Mentors, sponsors and career moves

I am not an expert on office politics. Occasionally I wish that I was. I do have many years of job experience and can share some insights. This post is inspired by several resources you should probably read, here, here, here, here. Mentors and sponsors There are two kinds of relationships we need in order …

Grit and perseverance

Typically we describe visualization in the context of creativity and learning since this is a focus of our interest. Visualization is extremely useful in many other situations. Recently I noticed that many of memory masters are very good in activities that typically require grit. I think this is because of the incredible power of visualization. …

Revealing your state of mind by handwriting

Many memory specialists, including Anna and Anthony Metivier, recommend taking notes and writing flash cards using your handwriting. When we review our handwritten notes, we remember not just the information we needed, but also some information regarding our personal associations when writing the notes. While some of the cues we use are vague, some follow …

4 Breathing Exercises That Can Increase Your Learning Potential

Occasionally we invite guest writers to contribute to our blog. Today it is my privilege to introduce an article by Helen Sanders from healthambition.com. The healthambition blog is full of useful materials and we hope to strengthen our cooperation in the future. If you have questions to Helen or want to invite additional articles please write to …