Wouldn’t it be great to be one of the popular leaders at your company? Or to be the one having an easy time conversing with all kinds of people? Would you like to feel even more loved by your closest friends and family?
A secret to closer relations is attention! and how you use this attention.
One of the biggest challenges of the modern society of today is focused attention. We are becoming multitasking machines who switch continuously between devices and have a hard time keeping our attention in one place at a time.
The speed of our lives is…
#2: Attention a currency in decline, with great potential
The new year is typically a time for reflection and for setting goals for the coming year. There is a third often neglected part of the next year's plan that can easily be overlooked. What to learn.
The world is evolving and new skills and abilities become more important and having a plan for how you can evolve with the world and thrive under the new pressures and circumstances are vital.
Among the key pressures that have been increasing over the past decade is the fight for our attention. Phones, social…
The new year is both a beginning and an end. Saying goodbye is equally important as it is to look forward to the new year. I am not a religious person, but I believe there is a lot of power in rituals and in taking time to seriously create that special sense you can get at religious events. The new year is a great transition to ritualize and create time for reflection and positivity.
This year I will try a new ritual based on the elements that I have prepared for the occasion using a blend of exercises commonly used…
I always wanted to write but never had the time for it! About one year ago I did a critical examination of my life. I didn’t think I was moving forward. I did a horrifying analysis of my time and why I didn’t have enough time to fulfill my dreams.
Life is limited. You will approximately have 80 years to live, some of them are already behind you. For the sake of this article. I am close to 40 so living an average life, I am halfway through. But enough about me, let’s assume you have 60 years left to…
Sometimes it feels like my mind has its own will. Like it starts thinking on its own and is completely outside of my control. A thought appears and whisks me away on a line of thinking that I don’t want.
Sometimes it is work-related and a conversation from the day starts a stream of thoughts that continues down some seemingly random track. What if I had done something completely different? What if I hadn’t reacted the way I did? Should I have stopped myself from speaking at that time?
Other times my mind question my choices in life. Whether I…
Do less, to do more
I bet you want to be successful at your job? Do you want to excel at your responsibilities? Do you want to show your manager that you are a rock star?
That is why ever so often you will “pull it together”, “power through” when you are facing a tough deadline. Or maybe you will “do your part” to show your company that you should be praised, promoted, and celebrated?
But how often are you celebrated? And was it worth it?
How often is your drive to success in fact fear?
Fear of failure
If you are not acing your job interviews, there is a good chance you are not preparing right. Maybe you have the usual good answers to strengths and weaknesses and know the position and your resume by heart. That is not enough to stand out. You need to prepare the things that will make you special — to make you the most memorable candidate.
A successful interview has two main components and it is easy…
Decisions are a part of everyday life. You are making decisions all the time from you open your eyes until you go to sleep. Some decisions are minor, like what socks should I wear, while others are greater like when to have kids.
“55% of Americans are stressed during the day” Stress.org
All these decisions put a lot of stress on our brains and are part of the information overload that is an increased risk to our mental health. And vice versa, stress leads to bad decisions. …
Isn’t leadership really about getting people to do shit without being a Jerk?”
A question I got after writing about the 5 leadership behaviors of great leaders.
And when you think about the question perhaps there is some truth to it. Is it really that simple? And does that mean it is easy to do?
Everything in the workplace is about getting things done. And being a leader means you can and must get work done through others.
What matters most is the latter part of the question. How do you avoid being a dick? …
The biggest challenge entering the job market or being a young professional is spending your time wisely.
In today’s world, everything competes for your attention both in private and at your job. The constant pinging of slack messages, emails, and endless meetings clogging up your schedule make it a struggle to get your actual work done. And it can also be a struggle for you to get the attention you need to be successful.
The result is that many end up working extended hours. “If I just start a little earlier and finish a little later, then I will surely…