Climbing the tree of knowledge to find the giant within

This metaphor is a bit cheesy, yet I will try to use a fresh angle. The premise is very simple. We search for knowledge to gain something bigger. From my experience this is only a partial success. In this article I want to explain why. If you want to explore with me, you are also …

Cognitive audit for who you really are

Suppose we have all the tools, money and time to make a huge change in our life. What should we do with ourselves? Probably perform a cognitive audit for who we really are.  This particular post is not informative, but actionable. If you want some background information, please check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Opening up for learning

People who read this blog usually are interested in learning. People who contact us are working hard to improve their learning skills.  Some of the people write to thank us for our job, and this is very satisfying. Others ask for advice.  Many conversations start from technical questions and quite soon deal with deal with deep …

Sports and mind

Physical activity and mental sports are considered to be some of the best ways to have a young and effective brain. This is an ongoing theme in this blog. For further reading I suggest reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. My childhood fallacy When I was a child, learning was easy for …

7 Tips About the Illusion of The Control

People who train speedreading sometimes make great progress, and sometimes work very hard and make little progress. One of the groups of students who are struggling are the control freaks. There are several mistakes control freaks often make: fighting against the training methodology, trying to devise a different and less effective progress path, micromanaging the …

Kill old ideas to get more creative

We need to kill old ideas all the time to make space for creativity. Yet, we need to be careful not to “throw the baby out with the bathwater”. I truly believe that lifelong learning, self-awareness, and moderation can help with this process. In this article, I will try to explain how. We have a …

Rethinking identity

We can and should choose our own story and our identity. Shaping the way we present our identity does not change our most authentic core. It builds upon our deepest strengths and leverages them for our own benefit and so that we can help others. For today’s reading, I suggest some interesting articles here, here, …

Never tell people to improve

Are we too hard with ourselves for our own good? Recent studies show that more rest, positive language and acceptance will improve our lives. For more information, you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why now? As the year ends, we review our year and summarize its results. Some …

Rhetorics and magic mirror

There are many articles about various cognitive biases and various ways to deal with them. There are even more articles about the manipulators trying to create alternative facts and how we can resist them. I would like to believe that the vast majority of human beings do not aim to manipulate, and are not very …

Learning empathy through your inner adult

Each of us arguably has an inner child, inner parent and inner adult. While psychologists often discuss inner child and inner parent, the abilities of inner adult are often underrated. For more information you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Transactional analysis Eric Berne presented the transactional analysis to …