the one thing

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This is where I find myself on this grayest of gray days here in the UK. I stole it from an Amazon reviewer, who stole it from Gary Keller’s book, who stole it from the movie City Slickers. It is the summation of all my searching. a dialogue between Curly and Mitch… Curly: Do you know what the secret of …

Beyond the Surface: How to Overcome the Limitations of Our Perception of the World.

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Alfred Korzybski, a philosopher and mathematician, is known for his concept that “the map is not the territory.” This idea refers to the idea that our understanding of the world around us is limited by the language and symbols that we use to describe it. In other words, the way that we perceive and understand the world is not the …

Think for Yourself: The Benefits of Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking is an essential skill in today’s fast-paced and constantly changing world. It lets you think about what you know and make decisions based on that instead of just accepting what you are told without question. In this microlearning, I’ll discuss the importance of critical thinking in various aspects of life, such as education, the workplace, and personal decision-making. …

Four Types of Procrastinators (which one are you?)

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Jenny Yip: “Laziness usually isn’t the reason behind procrastination. Laziness is like, ‘I have absolutely no desire to even think about this.’ Procrastination is, ‘It troubles me to think about this. And therefore, it’s hard for me to get the job done.’ That’s a big difference.” From an article by  Kristen Rogers If you want to go further down the …

Psych-K: The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life

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I finished reading this book this morning. My short review and recommendation is this: Overall, I liked the book. If you’re a veteran user of techniques like NLP and hypnosis, you’ll recognise most of the core tenants of Psych-K as being derivatives of both of these disciplines.  The book’s central theme is understanding the roles that the conscious and subconscious …

The Old Grad Podcast

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I had the great pleasure of being interviewed on the Old Grad Podcast, an oral history podcast featuring the West Point Class of ’91, “Duty Shall Be Done.” If you don’t know my backstory, this is the podcast episode to listen to. If this were a film, I’d say you get to see some never-before-seen footage. I don’t know what …