Think Clearly and Make Better Decisions

The Essential Guide to Effective Decision Making

The Essential Guide to Effective Decision Making

Making decisions is a fundamental life skill, and we can all learn to become much better at it. In this post, I present a simple, systematic approach you can use to make smarter choices starting today.

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Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part I

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part I

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.

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Boost your Brainpower

How to Become a Human Calendar

How to Become a Human Calendar

Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. You don’t need to be an autistic genius – all it takes is basic memorization effort and some trivial math.

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Improve Your Memory by Speaking Your Mind's Language

Improve Your Memory by Speaking Your Mind’s Language

By learning the language your mind uses, you’ll be able to tap into your mind’s full potential and develop a remarkable memory. It’s easier than you think – and you’ll actually have fun doing it.

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Be Creative and Solve Difficult Problems

Deconstructing Creativity: The 4 Roles You Need to Play to be Fully Creative

Deconstructing Creativity: The 4 Roles You Need to Play to be Fully Creative

Do you want to be fully creative? To not only have wild ideas, but to actually create and bring remarkable things to life? Learn the 4 roles you need to perform, how they help unleash your creativity and how to master the skills each one requires.

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Are you stuck in a rut? Run from the experts!

Are you stuck in a rut? Run from the experts!

When you’re stuck, it’s tempting to go seek help from the experts. After all, someone much more knowledgeable should be the best source of ideas, right? Well, maybe not.

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Do More in Less Time

15 Time Boxing Strategies to Get Things Done

15 Time Boxing Strategies to Get Things Done

Putting it simply, time boxing is the most effective time management tool that I know of. Even if you already know and use it to some extent, there is a good chance that you can make it even better with some of the tips that follow.

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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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Overcome Obstacles and Thrive

Overcome Fear of Failure, Part II — 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Use

Overcome Fear of Failure, Part II — 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Use

In the first part of this series, we focused on building an effective mindset for overcoming fear of failure. Now it’s time to get down to action: here are 6 powerful strategies you can use to conquer fear of failure right off the bat.

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How to be Great: Rising Above the Talent Myth

How to be Great: Rising Above the Talent Myth

Think of the greatest athletes, musicians or artists that inspires you. They were each born with a special gift: wired from birth with talents and abilities that we don’t have access to, right? Research shows it’s not that simple.

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