How To Make Smart Choices At Any Age

There is a saying: “Live every day as if it is your last.” This may sound like good advice but can we really live this way? For wisdom is both contextual and time-oriented, and must be shaped by our age and stage of life …

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How To Overcome Perfectionism By Making Purple Pancakes

I used to be a perfectionist. This caused me stress, reduced my creativity and prevented me from taking risks. But not anymore. Now I make purple pancakes. Let me explain …

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We Are All Cyborgs Now

The ever quotable Elon Musk has suggested “we are all cyborgs now.” Many of us live our lives online and are dependent on our devices for almost everything. This is particularly true since lock down. Cyborg has become the new normal. There are, of course, plus sides to being half-human, half-machine. We can work from … Continued

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The Secret To Achieving Your Goals

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Sounds like good advice, but research suggests that it’s not quite right. To achieve complex goals across work and life, it is essential to develop Way-Power.

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From Loss To The Second Mountain

The second mountain is a noble but quiet journey. Unlike the first mountain, it happens inside of us and is hard for others to see. We rarely choose to climb this mountain, as it involves loss and suffering, but the older we get, the more unavoidable this climb becomes.

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Why Email Alerts Almost Always Cause Addiction

E-mail alerts (notifications, beeps and badges) are evil little suckers. They create addiction and fuel the widespread misuse and overuse of email seen in workplaces today. Here’s 2 reasons why …

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Too Busy To Think: 6 Ways To Create More Space

“I’m too busy to plan my week. I know it’s important, but I just can’t find time.” Ever thought this before? Even the busiest people are more productive when they carve out space in their calendars to stop and think…

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Can Exercise Make You Smarter?

Recent studies show that exercise directly and significantly changes our brain. It readies us to learn. It helps us to focus and remain alert. It helps us cope with stress. It primes us to be productive. …

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Don’t Be A Tool: What I Learnt from Overworking & Burning Out

There will always be more work. There will always be more things to achieve from your ever-growing to-do list. Slowing down won’t happen by accident but requires a different mindset and set of habits…

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Overworked? Here’s 3 Ways To Take Back Control

Everyone, everywhere, is busy. As a productivity coach, I come across this time and again. There’s not magic fix, yet here are 3 timeless strategies to help you overcome overwork and reclaim your life…

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