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 …

Ape Not Kill Ape (aka There’s Nothing Wiser Than Nature)

After years of being mis-treated, experimented on and lied to by Humans – via a freak accident causing a global virus – Apes end up being the dominant race on the planet. Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle: “Ape Not Kill Ape.” They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other. Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple. We are stronger when we are together. We are stronger when we help each other. Apes, like humans, are … Read The Full Article …

Office Politics: How To Deal With Office Politics

Let me ask you something… If somebody asks you the simple question “What Do You Do?”, how do you answer them? You tell them what you do as a job, right? (well, most people do). That’s because most of us define ourselves by what we do for a living – and seek to define others by the same measure. So it stands to reason that we deserve to be happy in what we do, particularly as this makes up a large portion of our life in the hours we have as well as in our psyche (read this article if … Read The Full Article …

Networking: The #1 Secret To Great Networking

How about if I told you that you could be great at networking and do so effortlessly? Networking is something that presents us with many opportunities, it’s always been important in business but also for having a better, richer life, so it’s something worth being good at. How about just getting over a simple aversion to the idea of ‘Networking’? Perhaps you see networking as a sleazy activity, something that’s not for you. Well, if the latter is the case, then you are working against your natural instincts. We were born social animals and networking is a perfectly natural activity. … Read The Full Article …

Finding It Difficult to De-clutter? Try This Simple 3-Step System

Do you like the idea of de-cluttering but when it comes to it have items you just don’t want to throw away? I’ve got a system just for you. You know I like systems 🙂 1. Get Rid Of The Junk But Try This First… You shouldn’t have any qualms getting rid of junk, dirty and broken beyond repair items, surely they hold no value to you as they are. BUT before you do though… a few things to try for free: The Repair Cafe: They’re a latest trend and have been spreading like wild fire. If you’re lucky to … Read The Full Article …