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Blinkist Black Friday Deal: Get 50% Off

Quick link: click here to get 50% off Blinkist If you want to reach your full potential, you need to invest in your self-education. Benjamin Franklin once said that “an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Related to that, there is a Blinkist Black Friday deal for you: for a limited time, you can get 50% off a Blinkist subscription....

The Steward Mindset: A Key Mindset to Maximize Your Personal Growth

Your mindset plays a key role in maximizing your personal growth. Why is that the case? Because your mindset determines your actions. The right mindset will lead you to the right actions. The wrong mindset, on the other hand, will lead you to the wrong actions. The question is: what is the right mindset to adopt to maximize your personal growth? ...

Preparing Yourself for a Great 2021

We are now at the end of October. That means there are only two months left before we enter 2021. What should we do? Well, I believe that we should use the last two months of this year to build a strong foundation for next year. Needless to say, 2020 has been a challenging year. The biggest challenge for many of us, of course, is the coronavirus...

What Is Happiness? A Definition of Happiness

Happiness is something that everyone wants. Different people might use different words for it, but everyone wants to live a happy life. But what is happiness? How would you define it? This is an important question because your definition of happiness will influence your decisions and actions. A common misconception is to define happiness with...

A Key to Adventure: Reimagining Your Life

In my previous post, I wrote about living an adventurous life. There I wrote that a good life is a life of adventure. I also wrote that living an adventurous life requires you to take risks. Here I’d like to share with you another side of it: living an adventurous life may require you to reimagine your life. Why is that the case? Well, because...

Living an Adventurous Life

I read an article a while back about what makes a good life. It says that an important element of a good life is something called “psychological richness.” Here is an excerpt: According to this view, a good life is one that is interesting, varied and surprising—even if some of those surprises aren’t necessarily pleasant ones. In fact, the things that...

Productivity and Longevity: A Timeless Lesson From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, the famed investor, turned 90 last Sunday. At that age, he still hasn’t retired. He is still the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Not only does he live long, but also he stays sharp mentally. In fact, one thing he did on his 90th birthday is announcing a new deal that Berkshire just made. Bill Gates mentioned that he has the mental sharpness...

How to Make Good Decisions With Probabilistic Thinking

I’m always interested in learning how to make good decisions. After all, optimizing our lives has a lot to do with the quality of our decisions. The better decisions we make, the more likely we are to reach our full potential. In that regard, I recently read Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. I was interested in the book because I have noticed that many...

How to Become Adaptable in Uncertain Times

We now live in an uncertain time. Things that seemed certain just a few months ago may seem uncertain now. What seemed like sure bets back then may turn out to be the opposite. So how can we go through this? Well, I believe that the key to survive and even thrive in uncertain times is being adaptable. You see, it’s not enough just to be good...

Ask the Readers: What Lessons Have You Learned From This Pandemic?

We have been in this pandemic for a few months now. Needless to say, this is an unprecedented situation for most – if not all – of us. This is a difficult time, but I believe it’s also a good opportunity to learn a lot. As I’ve written a while back, this is a good time to reinvent ourselves. So here is my question to you: What lessons have you learned...

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