January 2012

How to Generally Reduce Procrastination

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Defeating procrastination and increasing our motivation is probably the most useful life skill we can learn. Recommendations, advice, and methods abound on the internet and in popular self-help books. What should we do? Who should we listen to? What really works?  (Click here if you’re impatient and just want the advice!) The Procrastination Equation is […]

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Mindset by Carol Dweck – Summary

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For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt of yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. – Carol Dweck1 That is the central message in Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Dweck and her colleagues’ research has found a very simple belief about ourselves that guides and […]

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Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields – Summary

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This article contains my book notes for Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields (2011). We all suffer from uncertainty and doubt, especially when creating something new. It’s certainly something I have issues with. Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance is a book by Jonathan Fields that addresses this situation. If I were to summarize the whole […]

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Introducing Your Fast and Slow Thinking

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It’s a beautiful sunny day. You’re driving effortlessly along an empty highway. Twenty minutes go by and you hardly remember looking at the road! An hour later some menacing clouds roll in.Rush-hour traffic is picking up. A storm hits. You pass an accident on the side of the road. Your concentration is being pushed to […]

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