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A Key to Being Creative Like Leonardo da Vinci

What is the key to being creative? What is the factor behind it? I believe that the answer to this question is important. After all, being creative is essential in this age of automation. More and more routine tasks are being automated, so your creativity can make the difference between thriving and sinking. I already wrote about creativity before...

Bold and Persistent Experimentation: A Key Tool for Progress

I just finished reading Think Again by Adam Grant. It’s a book about rethinking, both at individual and group levels. Here I’d like to discuss one part of the book. It’s about the importance of experimentation. Here is an excerpt: It was 1932, and the governor of New York was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He delivered his “try something” message...

How To Be Excited About Your Day

Do you want to be excited about your day? Do you want to go through your day with enthusiasm? While I still have a lot to improve, I can attest that I’m often excited about my day. As a result, I go through it with enthusiasm and end the day feeling fulfilled. How could that happen? Based on my experiences, here is how to be excited about your day...

Being Playful but Resourceful: Two Qualities for an Adventurous Life

I’m currently reading A Man for All Markets, a memoir by Edward O. Thorp. It chronicles his story as a mathematics professor who tried to beat the casinos in gambling games. Later, he did something similar in the financial markets. He eventually became the pioneer of quantitative finance. I enjoyed the book and learned a lot from it. Among others,...

How To Be Prepared for Opportunities

You only get a few opportunities, and you have to grab them aggressively when they come because even in the most favored life, they’re really rare. – Charlie Munger How do you reach your full potential? A big part of that, I believe, is making the most of your opportunities. The more you can capitalize on the opportunities that come your way, the...

Two Life Lessons I Learned From Reading This Kind of War

I recently read This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach. It’s a history book about the Korean War. It had sat in my Kindle library for a while and one day I decided to read just a bit of it. But then I couldn’t stop reading it! The book is a page-turner for me. It’s a history book but reads like a thriller. I found myself spending a long stretch of time...

Purpose Mastery Is Open: Get a Renewed Sense of Purpose

2021 is coming, and I believe we should be prepared to make the most of it. A key part of that is getting a renewed sense of purpose. A renewed sense of purpose will give you the motivation you need to thrive in 2021. To help you do that, Purpose Mastery is now open for enrollment. Purpose Mastery is a course I created on how to find and live out...

What You Need to Thrive in 2021

As we are ending 2020 and approaching 2021, a question came to my mind: how can we thrive in 2021? 2020, needless to say, has been a challenging year. The word “unprecedented” seems to be used again and again. But 2021 is coming. How can we make the most of it? I believe there is one thing that can make a big difference in your life next year. That...

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? ...

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