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Why Motivation Doesn't Last And What To Do Instead
Do you know why most information is given away for free? Because it’s meaningless.You could optimize your workload, but you (most likely) won’t. You could start following a diet and workout routine you saw on IG, but you (probably...
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Level Up Your Friendships: Simple Systems to Maintain Quality Connections
One of the common regrets people have on their deathbed is I wish I had stayed in touch with friends. As life becomes busy—when family and children come into the picture or we work hard to get recognised in our career—we tend to prioritize our i...
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How To Win Friends and Influence People (My Version)
Many sales folks say How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a go-to book if you want to get good at selling stuff. I read it when I was 14, but I only remember that we love the sound of our name.So I thought I’d attempt...
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Optimize For Success with This Essential Mindset Change
Despite the woo-woo-seeming presentation of ideas in this and his most popular book Think and Grow Rich, I think Napoleon Hill was onto something.I will share key concepts from his lesser-known book: Outwitting the Devil. Hill didn’t think ...
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The Puppet Master: Meet the Man Who Pulls Society’s Strings
Edward Bernays, often referred to as the Father of Public Relations, or, more truthfully, the Father of Propaganda, left an indelible mark on the world of advertising.Born in 1891 in Vienna, Austria, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays learned from hi...
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Cults in Everyday Life: How Language and Culture Mimic Cults
I just finished watching Escaping Twin Flames on Netflix and thought of a book I read (inhaled would be a better description) last year that delved into the world of cults - Cultish by Amanda Montell. I approached it expecting to read about...
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How To Set Goals And Make Them Happen
If New Year's resolutions don’t work for you, you might find this article helpful.January is an insane month for regular gym-goers because the rest of the world sets a not-so-interesting NY goal — start working out. But it goes a little bit like this...
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Why Businesses Fail To Sell According to Rory Sutherland
Just because logic proved useful in the physical sciences doesn’t mean it’s applicable everywhere, especially in the field of human affairs. We built a logic-run world because it gives us a sense of control. But that’s merely an illusion. The followi...
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What I Learned From a Year of Writing
This is my 80th piece. The 25th of November marked 1 year of consistent writing. Eighty doesn’t feel like much at all. Especially because 50% of it is 💩. I know that from the perspective of year 2, that’ll seem generous. The percentage of crap is pro...
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Want to Know The Key to Good Advice?
There are thousands of people online advising on pretty much anything. It’s great because you can find a solution fast yet I find it annoying. There’s so much conflicting information, that I noticed people deferring to anyone appearing the ...
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The Damaging Reality of Social Media
I was on a crowded train in London on a hot August afternoon. As often happens in places where your personal space is invaded, people pretend they’re fine and bury their heads in their phones.I stood next to a woman who spent 27 minutes editing a pic...
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Your No Fluff, Research-Based Guide to Happiness From Yale
Research data show that things we think will make us happy, don’t.Good gradesMore moneyGood jobMarriageBeautyNone of them makes you any happier yet you expect it will. Seeking happiness that way is going in the wrong direction. But we can become happ...
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If History Had Wi-Fi: Historical Figures as Today’s Influencers
I think about influencer culture a lot because it's become so ridiculous. Any bimbo with an online certificate and a social media graphics designer tries to tell you how to live life.I thought to myself - what if historical figures lived today? Imagi...
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30 Life Lessons From 30 Years
I often cringe at such listicles but here I am writing one.I cringe because humanity keeps finding the same principles to be true and yet every time we discover it, it feels new.Perhaps we enjoy reading lessons other people share to ensure we’ve foun...
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What's Wrong With Online Writing
Writing advice is always the same: it’s not about you, it’s about the reader. Yet I find that what I enjoy reading most is someone waffling about themselves.I’m sick of I went to the Galapagos and here are 10 lessons I learned&nbs...
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