Think Clearly and Make Better Decisions

Framing Changes Everything

Framing Changes Everything

How you frame a problem profoundly influences the solutions you get. And it’s too easy to fall into thinking traps when it comes to it. Let’s look at one of these traps — and offer some ideas on how you can overcome it.

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Sunk Cost Bias: How It Hinders Your Life and 4 Ways to Overcome It

Sunk Cost Bias: How It Hinders Your Life and 4 Ways to Overcome It

The sunk cost bias can make people literally waste their whole lives on. The good news is that the biggest step to overcome it is simply becoming aware of how it works.

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Boost your Brainpower

How to Learn (Almost) Anything

How to Learn (Almost) Anything

Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available.

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Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary

Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary

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.

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Be Creative and Solve Difficult Problems

How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci does a superb job of capturing the essence of Leonardo’s genius and laying it out in a practical framewor. Here are the 7 key areas that shaped Leonardo’s genius and which you can use for your own self-improvement.

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Boost Your Brainstorm Effectiveness with the Why Habit

Boost Your Brainstorm Effectiveness with the Why Habit

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’…

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Do More in Less Time

Time Budget: An Easy Way to Avoid Prioritization Dilemmas and Keep Your Life Balanced

Time Budget: An Easy Way to Avoid Prioritization Dilemmas and Keep Your Life Balanced

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.

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Do It Tomorrow: An Interview with Mark Forster

Do It Tomorrow: An Interview with Mark Forster

Today I have a special treat for Litemind readers. I am honored to interview Mark Forster, one of the foremost thinkers in the field of time management. He is the author of three books on time management, including the innovative (and intriguing) Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management.

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Overcome Obstacles and Thrive

Study Matrix Mind Map Showcase

Study Matrix Mind Map Showcase

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.

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Send a Time Capsule to Your Future Self

Send a Time Capsule to Your Future Self

The time capsule is a great journaling technique you can use to raise awareness about the direction your life is taking, as well as capture your current wisdom and memories.

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