Based on books, Creativity, Love and Relationships, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness

The ‘Upper Limit Problem’

The upper limit problem is from Gay Hendricks’s book, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. It’s all about our tendency to self-sabotage during peak moments in our careers and relationships. Having upper ...
Creativity, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Near Enemies of Love and Happiness

The meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg talks of love having both ‘near and far enemies’. It isn’t just love that has such enemies; other states emblematic of a fulfilling life do too.  For most of us, the near enemies are more ...
Love and Relationships, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Recommended products, Self-awareness

10 Ways I Benefited from Doing the Landmark Forum

I don’t recall the exact moment when my 29 year-old self booked onto education and personal transformation program, the Landmark Forum. I do remember that there was nothing specifically wrong with my life. My largest problem was me. I had ...
Based on books, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness

How to Go Deeper with your Thinking (the Rules of Deep Work according to Cal Newport)

Eternally fighting a losing battle with continuous partial attention at work? Find yourself ‘just checking email’ whenever you’re waiting at traffic lights for longer than a few seconds? It seems like every week, someone is warning us about the ‘myth of ...
Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Recommended Books, Self-awareness

How to Tread the Lonely-but-Rewarding Path of Essentialism

Essentialism might get you a bit of social exclusion. You probably aren’t going to win any new friends, or endear yourselves to the ones you already have, by following the principles (at least initially). Especially if you have been living ...
Based on books, Personal development, Productivity, Self-awareness

3 Counter-intuitive things that Help you Maintain a Competitive Edge

Don’t listen to all the naysayers out there: we all need to maintain a competitive edge if we are going to survive in this dog-eat-dog world. Anyone that tells you otherwise has probably just given up.  That job, career, house, ...