Grit and practice vs procrastination

When I was a child I used to think that we are born with certain talents and all we can do is either sharpen them or be below average.  Today I find it very difficult to tell talents vs grit and determination. So why do we have procrastination in our DNA? For more ideas you …

Flow is the opposite of perfectionism

We all want to experience flow: face a hard challenge, exhibiting great technique with laser focus, enjoy the creative drive and complete a great task. Very few of us do, and even those who experience flow cannot know when this wonderful experience will happen again. Maybe you want to explore the subject yourself here, here, here, …

Superlearner story: Otis the musician

How important is productivity as a part of our training? Recently, I started to feel that my posts went too far from memory and speedreading methodology.  As I was contemplating returning to more basic materials and reframing my approach, I was approached by several students who could not function due to bad productivity training. So …

How to find time and opportunities for learning while working full time and having a family

During the first years of writing this blog, I used to write quite a lot about home/work balance and finding the time. Several years ago I found my formula and did not change it for a while, so I do not write about it as much as I used to. In this guest post, I …

5 Ways to Make Money for Students during the Holiday Season

Many of our readers are students or people between jobs who need alternative ways of making money. Some people are good in marketing, others have technical skills or unique perspectives they can share. Every personal strength can probably be converted into revenue stream if we decide to do so. This is a subject I did …

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 …

Boost Your Career With Further Education (Infographic)

We often talk about the value of lifelong learning and about the value of visualization. Today we have a special treat. Philip Boschman from Trainwest shared a great infographic about the benefits of lifelong learning. “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into …

Hyper-focus, multitasking and the wonderland of ADHD

The omnipresent screens, intense psycho didactic evaluations and the unbelievable complexity of modern life make focusing more challenging. It is both a blessing and a challenge. We review various aspects of focusing and ADHD from time to time and not is a good time to return to the same subject from a different perspective. Before …

The surprising benefits of accountability and stability

Accountability and stability are very important in our lives. These are the qualities we usually want to find in our partners. With life experience also comes greater appreciation of these qaulities. Any sustainable change often requires accountability and stability. For more information you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here and here. Same …

How to Combine Several Part-Time Jobs?

Managing several part-time jobs is a complex task. Honestly, I think it is much easier to hold at least one full-time jobs. If you are sufficiently productive, creative and ambitious you might be able to handle several jobs, as long as you are honest to your employees about it.  I might someday share my own …