College and career

Our careers is usually set well before we understand what happened. The childhood and college years are more important than we know. And to be honest the specific subjects we learn are not as important as other, less explicit messages. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why even get a college …

Reframe stress

Top performers do business while workaholics are busy. There is a huge difference. Do we allow stress to manage us, or are we capable of stress management? Quite often the difference between the two is our mindset. Here I want to focus on the mindset involved, not on the stress resilience or reframing skill. Read …

How to Improve Score in IELTS Writing Test – Deep Analysis

How to Improve Score in IELTS Writing While Preparing for the IELTS Exam? It is common knowledge that IELTS Academic writing can be tricky. One might believe that having fluency in speaking helps in the written test. However, IELTS writing needs precision and clarity. Therefore, it is wise to invest some time in writing during …

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Business Emails

Email is one of the most prominent communication tools for organizations. Businesses and their sales departments rely heavily on emails to grow the business. They aim to make their emails clear, persuasive, and error-free, but they do end up making a few mistakes. Email also happens to be widely used in professional communication. Though there …

How to Use Your Research Skills and Professional Expertise to Become an Influencer

People are often bombarded with advertising in their daily lives. That’s part of the reason influencer marketing has become so popular. Influencers on social media aren’t a new concept and have been around since the rise of social platforms. However, being an influencer isn’t just about getting money for Instagram posts. It’s about market research …

Top 7 Cognitive Biases Of Insurance Buying Customers

Cognitive biases can kill insurance and when people are stubborn, it is harder to convince them. Identifying these biases opens a new world of possibilities. When it comes to insurance, the risk is the biggest part of the game. While most of the risk lies with the insurance companies, many people have cognitive biases that …

How to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad

Not everyone is built for the traditional 9 to 5. Some people dread the prospect of commuting daily to work in an office with the same things to see and the same people to hobnob with. If those statements resonate with you, chances are you are suited for the digital nomad lifestyle. There are many …

Optimizing Business Processes: 7 Tips for Small Businesses

There are many ways to optimize your business processes. Here are some that will allow you to boost the customer experience. Regardless of the kind of business you run, it’s crucial to keep processes optimized. Business process optimization refers to the streamlining of the steps necessary for your employees to deliver the requirements of their …

Middle class: money, happiness or both

Money does not bring happiness, it brings comfort. Happiness does not require money: it needs a sense of purpose and simple pleasures. Money and happiness compete over similar resources. How come so many think they are the same? Can we have both? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Money buys comfort …

Paralysis by octalysis

Thinking too much leads to an inability to act. This is called “paralysis by analysis”. Gamifying and building up motivation can have a similarly negative effect. Since I did not find any literature on this, I call it “Paralysis by octalysis”. Below is a typical example and several antidotes. Gamification Octalysis is a gamification framework …