Learn to speedread better from synchronous translation

Language is one of the primary tools in any career. We use language to formulate ideas, collaborate, express ourselves, and inspire others. There is a group of people who use language differently and spectacularly.  Moreover, all of us can learn from them. These are the professionals involved in synchronous translation. Read more here, here, here, and …

The Business Owner’s Guide to Survey Data Analysis

In this guest post,  Heidi Thiel from siegemedia.com outlines the main aspects of a successful survey from writing the questions to their analysis. Customer surveys are one of the most valuable tools business owners can use. Since survey data is straight from the source, business owners can get unbiased and accurate insights about customers, things …

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 …

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 …

Become a polymath in 5 simple steps

I think I qualify for a polymath, and if I was able to do this you can also do this quite easily. The recipe is very simple: learn the stuff you passionate about and implement the stuff you learned. Implementation is more complex due to time limitations. For more reading, see articles here, here, here, …

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, …

What are the World’s Most In-Demand Professions in 2020?

This is a guest article by Hansen company reviewing current job market trends. Introduction There is still time in 2020 to make a move for your career, take a professional leap, or enroll in a course that will position you for incredible long-term career prospects wherever you are — read on to learn more about …

Are you working hard enough, or possibly too hard?

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We are working hard not just because it is required by our position. Often we work hard to feel better. Previously I addressed the issue of working hard vs working smart: burnout and reduced productivity. Today I want to address a less critical issue of working hard just to feel good. In this case, there …

Communication without touching

Touch

Before the COVID19 crisis, people used to touch much more. Touching is simple, fulfilling and intuitive. We can achieve almost everything without touching. So what do we miss? Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. TLDR ideas We need touch, at least from the intimate people …

Multitasking and focus

Once in a while, we address the subject of multitasking. It is definitely featured in my latest course. This time I want to approach the subject from yet another perspective. You can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. For training please use this exercise. The virtues of focus Before we discuss …