The tree of knowledge

What is “MENS” knowledge? It stands for modernist empirical natural science.  The theory suggests four layers of knowledge: matter, life, mind, and culture. Each layer cannot be fundamentally described by an underlying layer and needs to be learned in a different way. More reading here, here, and here. Strong emergence About 13.5 billion years ago a …

Managing personal insecurity

The ruling paradigm claims that we should rely on our strengths to manage personal insecurity. All of us have doubts and all of us have strengths. Both are very easy to identify. If it was easy and beneficial to manage insecurities by relying on strengths, everyone would do that by now. Somehow this is not …

Time Management Strategies to Ace Your Job Hunt

Have you ever been in a situation where you have too much on your plate, and not enough time to complete all of it? If this situation sounds familiar to you, know you are not alone. Time management is a common struggle for people in many facets of life — but for those on the …

Personality awareness

One of the basic skills of emotional intelligence is understanding yourself: personality, motives, and emotions. This is one of the possible steps to harness the things that make us special: honesty, authenticity, compassion. Unfortunately, no school teaches this particular skill. Even meditation usually focuses on transcending self rather than leveraging it. Let us think about …

How to Start Saving For College: Tips to Staying On Track With Your Goals and Budget

Quality education is one of the best investments since it has spectacular returns. However, the minimal investment required for a respectable degree is often as high as a small mortgage. The effort is easier for wealthy families but also doable otherwise.  In this guest post, Kayla Montgomery shares her tips for college saving.  As for …

The art of reflection: master life without filters

As we become productive, we need to lose some of our filters. So we get also more vulnerable. Dealing with this vulnerability is easy and important, and in any case, it should not be ignored. The filters need to be replaced by reflection. Additionally, as we become more productive, investment in resilience should grow. Reflection …

Handling financial mistakes

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This is a hard one for me. I made too many financial mistakes. Yet somehow I am still OK. What did I learn, and what can I tell about it? Is anyone safe at least financially? More reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. No safety net To be honest, we buy many safety nets …

How To Study Smarter By Discovering Your Learning Style

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The saying goes, ‘learn smarter not harder’, however, the best place to start is having a comprehensive understanding of our own learning style. In fact, did you know that your studies and overall learning can be more effective when you take a dynamic approach to the delivery? Looking beyond strict course outcomes and instead focusing …

KeyToStudy for four years

As you probably know by now, I am building new masterclasses on Thinkific. One of the questions people often ask me: what can you offer beyond reading very fast and remember everything.  To be honest, reading and memorizing is about 25% of my skillset. So I decided to open all of my super-skills for the …

Digital addiction: the good, the bad and the ugly

A digital detox does not solve our addictions. We need screen time for learning, creativity, and productivity. Other things tend to grab too much attention. Sometimes we “lose it”.  Is there such a thing as a good digital diet? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The promise of the office …