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A Kick In the Behind for Your Confirmation Bias

Hey there! How’s your day been so far? Today, I’d like to look at our natural bias to seek information that affirm and substantiate our beliefs and assumptions: the lovely confirmation bias.  At first sight, this bias might seem nice, warm and cuddly. It deceives us with the idea of what we know is true. It pretends to help us to understand what should be expected in certain situations or from certain people. Our brains love to feel safe like that because it means there is no (dangerous) surprises. However, this bias keeps us from

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Starting from the End

This one is really big for me. Solving a problem, creating a product or aiming at anything, working backwards is perfect for increasing clarity and certainty.  Let’s say you have a problem, we all do. Now write the problem down in detail, this is your starting point. Instead of immediately thinking what to do as a next step, think of your desired outcome when problem is completely solved. Write your optimum solution, be realistic but detailed.  This is your end point.  Now work backwards from the end to the start step by step to see how you can connect the

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It’s Time to Let Go of Your Imposter Syndrome

Let’s talk about my friend Peter – a lovely guy, who is very intelligent and personable. Someone who has the ability to walk into a room of strangers, where he radiates his charm and wits and comes out with a bunch of new friends.  You might think Peter is a very confident guy. But he isn’t. Peter and I also used to work together and he was often, if not constantly doubting himself: “What if Tina thinks I am dumb?”; “Why did Martin say he needs to think about it?”; “The Directors are all in

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Why I Chose Radical Honesty

What if not being fully honest creates most of your problems? A few months ago I was talking to a contracter who works with me regularly. He is generally doing avarage work while thinking he is great. I realised, me not willing to share this with him keeps him from progress. Not just that, it keeps creating problems for my work which spreads to other areas.  This happens all the time. Not just in work but in relationships, investing, count it on… It is also true for my inner talk, there is always a tendency

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How to Destroy Performance Playing the Status Game

“Could you move that desk for me and bring me a coffee, I’m way too busy for this…” Sure, at a certain hierarchy level you are just too expensive to take care of certain stuff yourself. Why bother to take care of super basic everyday tasks? Isn’t there an intern who could do it?! What you lose You might’ve just started to become comfortable in your ivory tower. But what happened? You don’t hear from your colleagues? Your team seems far away and sometimes you have the feeling they rather make jokes on your behalf

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How to Set Goals the Smart Way

“We don’t want your distance from the goal crush you” Jordan Peterson Obviously people have difficulty to set goals and execute them. We know you can’t arrive a place if you don’t start moving towards a direction. Well executed goal setting is fulfilling and will increase your confidence, make you achieve future goals easier. The more you achieve, the more you will be likely to achieve. But why it doesn’t work for most people? A few reasons why goal setting is not working for you: You are not defining it in detail Too hard or

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4 Steps of Business Development on Linkedin

I will recommend you to apply this through Linkedin (mindset and tools fit better) but you can go for other platforms as well. Here is the 4 step strategy for business development on linkedin: Step 1: Expand Potential Client Pool If you have a service or a product you should know who your potential client is. Linkedin search is super capable to find you 100s of similar profiles with similar job titles and location filters. The best part is when your audience grows your potential reach grows even more. Step 2: Prepare Authentic Personal Messages (Copy) You

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5 Steps to Building a Successful Online Service

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” Socrates Well, maybe you haven’t built anything in your life yet. Let me tell you, it is so much fun if you can get into the flow and support it with commitment. There is nothing to be afraid of, just get in there, be nasty, pay attention to detail, iterate and you will have the first version. Now some systematic details, workflow tips: After defining and narrowing down the idea for your first product, you

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Why Financial Freedom & How to Achieve It?

“Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.” Benjamin Franklin Living with your resources simply means controlling the decision making process for your earnings and becoming economically self reliant. Moreover being able to make experiments and look for deeper work-purpose, you will see the benefits of letting go of the job pressure and start owning your outcomes. This article is on why you should be economically self reliant, benefits of controlling your work and economics, why all freedom starts with financial freedom and what happens after you start living with your resources. I wish

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Why You Should Read Every Day & How to Read More

The most successful innovators, leaders and thinkers of all times read & learn everyday. The people that grow and change are addicted to reading in one way or the other. They let books mentor them as an infinite knowledge source.  They tend to choose educational books and publications over novels, tabloids, and magazines. And they obsess over biographies and autobiographies of other successful people for guidance and inspiration. Why do they do that? Problem solving & being able to adapt is a core personality treat among successful people. They achieve this with constant learning and books

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