Crowdsourcing II: 10 Interesting and Varied Crowdsourcing Examples

Are you ready to learn some more interesting crowdsourcing examples? A few weeks ago, when we started exploring crowdsourcing together, I promised at the end of that article that I’d continue on the subject giving you some more examples (mainly to save from writing war and peace on the subject in one mammoth article). So here it is – and I’m going to do that via some simple research. p.s. if you want to learn more about what crowdsourcing is and have a bit of background to this article, go and read the previous article on this subject first. I’m … Read The Full Article …

Overthinking: How To Retrain Your Brain To Think Less

Do you agonize over the simplest decision? Do you replay again and again in your head past dialogues or hypothetical ones you wished you had? Do you worry about the consequences of your actions to the point where it’s keeping you awake at night? You are an overthinker. Just like more than half the female population in the US and more than 70% of 25 to 35 year-olds. The good news… thinking IS a good thing. It helps with processing information, making informed decisions, solving problems. The more you think, the more you stimulate your brain, the more intelligent you … Read The Full Article …

The Art Of Nudging: How To Gently Influence Decisions

What do Barack Obama, David Cameron and Angela Merckel have in common? They all believe in ‘Nudging’. They all have ‘Nudge Units’ working for their governments and advising them on how to influence public choices simply by presenting these choices differently. It’s called Choice Architecture. Here’s the example that’s very often given when explaining Nudging because it’s simple yet very effective: changing organ donation from an opt-in to an opt-out option. Rather than having to say you want to donate your organs (which few people do), your organs will be automatically donated unless you say otherwise. Since most people don’t … Read The Full Article …

Learning: The Most Effective Methods To Learn …

… Are not the ones you think In our school days, we concentrate on the content without spending much time learning how to learn. Yet, learning how to learn is not just important as a child or student, it follows you in your adult life whenever you receive or even deliver training. If I’d ask you how you prepare for an exam, last minute bulk revising armed with highlighters would probably come to mind. I know it does for me.  Yet, although Re-reading and Highlighting methods are cited as the most popular learning methods, it might surprise you to hear … Read The Full Article …

YOLO: When Is It Time To Stop Wanting More And To Start Enjoying What You Have?

If you are for ever setting goals to improve your life, one after the other, when do you stop and start enjoying what you have? Somebody asked me this very same question a few years ago after a talk I gave about Life Coaching and Goal Setting. And she was so spot on! Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself and your life. On the contrary. … and … I do believe that goal setting is a very powerful tool to define and help you reach what you want. But what if what we want is always … Read The Full Article …

Volunteering: Reduce Stress & Help Others And Yourself

Feeling stressed? Have you ever thought of volunteering? It might seem like an odd question to ask because it doesn’t feel right when you’re stressed to start adding yet another demand on yourself and your time. Yet, the path to recovery from stress is not just about learning to manage time better, learning to set priorities and learning to say “No”. It’s also about learning to see and do things differently. And it works! According to CSA, a UK Volunteering Charity: 63% of 25-34 year olds report that volunteering helps them feel less stressed. 71% of volunteers who offer their … Read The Full Article …