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Objectivity's Blind-Spot: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Why are people’s thoughts obscured by their absolute belief in the correctness of their opinions? Why do individuals who lack certain abilities believe they are exceptionally qualified? Thank the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Why Does a "To-Do Today" List Work?
Tangible, simple, and visual, the To-Do Today represents a revolutionary update to the old To-Do List. Make creating one your next habit.
Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Become An Everyday Hero
Why are some people bad and some heroes? What goes through the mind of evil people? And why, on the contrary, do some people stand out of the crowd and perform heroic acts? Given what we know about heroism, how would we behave if we were in the shoes of an American prison guard in Iraq?
Decision Paralysis: How To Stop Overthinking Your Choices
If we want to find out why people procrastinate it's important to understand the phenomenon of decision paralysis.
Let’s Make Critical Thinking Less Rare
How to be more objective? In this TED talk, Michael Shermer explains why we believe in urban legends and why we are superstitious.
The State of Flow
How to jumpstart your flow in 30 minutes a day?
Sustainable Happiness and How To Get It In Just 3 Steps
The author of The Happiness Equation explains that our life can easily be awesome when you keep three important things in mind - your awareness, attitude, and authenticity.
Keep Your Mind Open - Avoid The Draw Of A Single Story
Why should we not believe a single story or follow a single point of view about someone or something? Chimamanda Adichie talks about how we risk a critical misunderstanding if we do so.
Hedonic Adaptation: Why Longterm Happiness Is So Elusive
Do you often find yourself fulfilling your dream and getting disappointed in the end? Are you quickly getting bored after you buy something you have wanted to acquire? Or maybe you just wished that the good feeling lasted longer?
Growth Mindset: An Overachiever’s Secret Weapon
Do your thoughts hinder or help you grow? How does a Growth or Fixed mindset change who you are?
Are your employees intrinsically motivated and self - directed? Do they care about the company, its targets, or their fellow employees? How often do they procrastinate?
Profit or Survival: Why Shared Purpose Is Essential For Business
Thinking of profit from a different perspective.
What Do We Know About Sleep
So what is it that we know? Not a lot, it turns out.
Procrastinating Away Your Happiness
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Satisfaction Management: Every Manager's Most Important Task?
An essential skill every manager today should have is knowing how to create an environment for his or her employees in which they can perform at their best.
Consciously Here and Now
Slow down for a moment. Notice your posture and how you’re feeling. What thoughts are going through your head right at this very moment?
Stop reading this article for a while and really take note of all else that you’re doing and of the emotions, you’re feeling.
Once you’ve taken this mental stock and really absorbed the current moment, you can start reading again. You’ve just tried out being mindful, or consciously experiencing a moment in its entirety.
DEEP TALKS: Spencer Greenberg
Petr Ludwig interviewed Spencer Greenberg - entrepreneur, Mathematician, and founder of ClearerThinking
How To End Bad Habits And Leave Them Behind For Good
It certainly would be nice if we could quit smoking or start running marathons using willpower alone. Unfortunately, that’s not how our brains or bodies work.
Extrinsic Motivation: The Downside of Being a Goal Junkie
Long-term motivation is crucial for fighting procrastination and for having a happier and more fulfilled life.
The End of Procrastination free minicourse
Defeat your procrastination with our free online course
Interview with How to Be Awesome At Your Job
An interview with an author of the book The End of Procrastination, Petr Ludwig, for a podcast How to be awesome at your job.
IKIGAI - The Key To Longevity
People with IKIGAI have more life satisfaction, better relationships and less stress. So what is IKIGAI?
Book Launch: The End of Procrastination
Petr Ludwig's talk at the launch of his book The End of Procrastination, which summarizes the core ideas of the book.
DEEP TALKS: Dan Seewald
Petr Ludwig interviewed Dan Seewald - Keynote speaker, innovation and leadership expert
DEEP TALKS: Ola Rosling
Petr Ludwig interview with Ola Rosling, Swedish statistician known for his work for Gapminder and co-author of the book Factfulness.
10 Ways To Strengthen Your Willpower
Research shows that our willpower can be strengthened in the long term. In turn, with stronger willpower, we can focus on our priorities and do essential things first. We can postpone less, be more efficient, and resist temptations better.
Adela Plesnik Schicker
! SPOILER ALERT ! New Year's Resolutions do NOT work
New Year's Resolutions do NOT work and here is why.
TEDx UNYP: Stop judging, start caring: The empathetic way to communicate | Mathias Durand
Focusing on effective communication, emotional intelligence, and the psychology of persuasion, our colleague Mathias Durand introduces his three-step methodology to help people apply empathy as a powerful communication tool for better relationships, leadership, and sales.
It's here again— another trip around the sun, another Valentine's Day. Before you get swept up in all the love in the air, we want to remind you of something important: perhaps the best place to start is by showing some love to yourself.
Spring cleaning - productivity booster.
Spring is in the air, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to engage in some much-needed cleaning. While spring cleaning is often thought of as a way to tidy up our physical spaces, it can also significantly impact our mental and emotional well-being.
Mastering the Dopamine Game: Turn Your Brain's Chemistry into a Winning Strategy
Have you ever felt a rush of motivation and pleasure when achieving a goal or indulging in a guilty pleasure? That's the magic of dopamine at work, the brain's motivation molecule. However, not all dopamine is created equal, and understanding its effects can help you optimize your life. Today, I will show you how to master the dopamine game to fulfill your goals.