Intuition in a blink of the eye

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Can we trust our intuition? Possibly. Some of the best and the worst decisions were based on intuition, especially highly creative or controversial ones. Many people have an extraordinary level of luck and intuition. Others are just never right. For more reading please see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Practical advice If …

My home office

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Most of my life I have a full-time job, and then I come home and work harder. I do a lot of diverse work at home, most of it during weekends in front of a computer. So I invested a lot of time and effort, creativity, and love in building my perfect corner to do …

Ambition and happiness: do you have everything to be happy?

My wife recently told me “You have everything to be happy. I would expect you to be happier. Why aren’t you?”. The theme of today’s post is balancing ambition with satisfaction. Ambition is good It is probably good to have ambitions. Otherwise, we would not do anything worthwhile. A person who has high ambitions is more …

Productivity via positivity

To be truly productive we need to be positive. Optimism increases life expectancy, our focus and our energy at work, as well as our ability to work effectively with others. Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Confession of a pessimist I am not a very positive person. All of my childhood (till …

Fighting with your own ineptitude and failures

Fighting your own ineptitude is very different from facing ineptitude of other people and requires a very different set of skills. Maybe you will want to read here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why should I care? You, people who read this blog, work hard to learn new things and become more effective in …

Serious people have serious problems

Many of my students complain that the harder they try, the slower their progress becomes. Let it go. It is counterintuitive to be calm and focused on things that are of crucial importance. Yet, this might be the best formula for success. In this article, I will try to explain how to get into this …

Dealing with existential crisis

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We all need to deal with an existential crisis from time to time. In fact, this is one of the deepest recurring themes in our art and science. Once we deal with all the survival questions, a lot of questions remain regarding our purpose. As this purpose changes, we may grow as human beings and …

Restarting training

So you had an issue and needed to restart training. This happens to 20% of my students. Now try to leverage the situation! Hell with shame People have the prejudice that failing once or trice should mean something.  In fact, many highly successful people failed dozens of times in a row without giving up. If …

Leveraging staycation to boost productivity and creativity

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Occasionally the best vacation we can get is a staycation. We can still get most of the benefits of expensive travel at a fraction of the cost. I address here the staycation we choose for ourselves. For COVID19 staycation reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. When staycation is recommended During …

Executive functions: Willpower, discipline and anxiety

Most of my students are very focused, motivated and responsible. These good qualities often have a side-effect of people pressing themselves too hard or running from inner demons. It is important to find the right balance. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Improving executive functions By practicing memory and visualization, …