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 …

Seven Science-Backed Tips to Remain Productive for Parents with Toddlers

The modern rhythm of life sets high demands for all people, but especially for parents. After all, you need to keep up with everything while finding time for work, kids, and a loved one. Learn how to increase productivity and keep up with everything. Are you yelling at the child and quarreling with your partner? …

Own your choices

I am writing as much for myself as for the readers. Anna envies the quality of therapy my writing provides. Currently, in my forties, I am reevaluating my own life choices. Some of them I love more, some less. Being responsible for my choices, I am making peace with that responsibility. So I am making …

Multi-monitor setup revisited

What is the best multi-monitor setup? New experiences and new technology makes me reevaluate my previous advice. Call it minor optimization.¬† The main reason for it? Cheaper more powerful hardware! Why do we need multiple monitors? Honestly, the main reason to have multiple monitors: because we can. Two monitors are pretty much a must now, …

How fast should my PC be?

We are addicted to our technology. Computational power is one of the fastest-growing technological products. No matter how much we have it seems not enough. We constantly fine-tune and overclock our computers, and yet they are not fast enough for our growing appetites. Is this normal? The vicious cycle of computational overdose Take for example …

The Undeniable Importance of Foreign Exchange Student Programs

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When I first met Jonathan Levi he was on a Foreign Exchange Student Program. Then he returned to Israel and we created our first course. Without such programs life could be different. Yet, how can we use these programs better? In this guest article, a seasoned blog writer Ashly Williams shares her insights.   Main …

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 …

How to Deal with Annoying SMS Ads

One of the biggest interferences with our productivity and mindfulness are our mobile devices. Especially annoying are SMS messages, as our mobile devices are tuned to prioritize them. So we need to go against our basic programming to gain some inner piece. In this guest article, I asked Alex Alabiso from Semaphore for help with …

Working and fighting for your future self

Career and personal growth are a sort of fight we should take, no matter how hard and what are the odds. Like everything goes in war and love. Yet, our future self is the least likely person to mobilize all of our energies. Why? What we can do to overcome this? Humble beginnings Like most …

The secrets behind your signature

We sign documents without even thinking about the meaning of our signature. Moreover, we select and design our signature at a very young age and then often use it for as long as we live. Without thinking too deeply about it. As an exercise in creativity and critical thinking, sometimes when I see something obvious, …