101 questions to ask yourself

Asking questions is the basic and most effective tool of creativity, productivity, and happiness. When we question ourselves, we may find our true purpose. What questions should we ask? Find some examples below. For more reading see here, here, here, here, here, and here. Annoying 101 lists To be honest the 101 lists slightly annoy me. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Healing weekend

What is the role of weekends in our lives? We can choose this role ourselves. The way we spend our weekends often defines the meaning of our lives in a given time period. It also is a strong indicator of our values and priority. Calendar week The weekend used to be a day of rest …

Productivity for wisdom workers

To which extent can we optimize our life? What are the limiting factors and reasonable goals? Just how productive should we become? Here I will try to answer these questions. The goal of productivity What exactly is productivity? This question changes as our economy evolves and we undergo personal development.  I argue that a modern …

Secular pilgrimage

During the COVID19 crisis, we saw on TV images of empty West Wall and via Dolorosa, Mecca, and museums of Vatican, Louvre, and Times Square. These are the places which are much more than a magnet for tourist. There is something common to these cultural icons and the way they change us. What is a …

Sense of purpose and longevity

old man thinking

Sense of purpose is correlated with longevity. This is scientifically clear, but what does it really mean? Is the long life indicator of a lifelong mission, or people who learn to FIND purpose live longer? Can all of us learn from them, live longer and better. Learn more here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Grounding, resting your eyes, and becoming creative outdoors

Hugging trees is not just for the hippies! Apparently everyone can enjoy nature and get some measurable extras: grounding, creativity, eye rest. For more reading, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Oh, and I provide plenty of my own tips to small to be a part of any course. No-brainer …