Our brains love questions. They have the power to engage us and to shift our mindsets. They drive knowledge and growth, and fuel both creativity and critical thinking. Here are 10 ways to ask questions more intelligently you can start using today.
Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and stupid decisions. Here are the 5 most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them.
Developing a great vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. It is often believed that learning many words is only useful for writers and speakers, but the truth is that everyone benefits from it, both personally and professionally.
There are several proven benefits in improving your vocabulary, but how should we go about learning new words in the most effective way? By using the following ten vocabulary-building strategies, you are guaranteed to develop a strong vocabulary and keep improving it every day.
If you’re stuck trying to find ways to achieve a goal or solve a problem, there’s a quick analysis tool that can put you back in perspective and save you hours of frustrated brainstorming. It’s as effective as it’s simple: all it takes is asking ‘why’…
There are some strategies we can use to dramatically increase the amount of ideas we generate. The Idea Quota is one of the simplest and most effective of them.
This is my own “personal productivity manifesto”: it summarizes what works for me about personal productivity. Since these principles work so well for me, I figured they might work for you, too. Here they are…
The time budget is a practical method you can use every day to keep your life always in balance. As a bonus, the time budget also helps you effectively deal with many productivity killers such as lack of focus, procrastination and perfectionism — all in one fell swoop.
Does fearing failure paralyze you? Learn how to create a first line of defense — a “psychological armor” — against fear of failure and stop being held back by it.
Recently, from a comment in blog, I found Adam Sicinski’s IQ Matrix Blog. What a wonderful surprise! The website has a wealth of amazing, beautifully-crafted mind maps about various topics relevant to personal development. Check it out.