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It turns out that all the things that you’re avoiding; all the things that make you feel like you’re being unproductive, could actually improve your focus. The reason you haven’t realized before is that struggling to focus is like running …

All of those decisions you have to make — the ones that keep you up at night and prevent you from being present — they’re not worth the worry. According to the laws of physics, you don’t actually have any free …

Like most people, you probably have a handful of ‘idols’ that you look up to. People who you admire and aspire to be like. You read their writing, you watch their interviews, you listen to their podcasts, you follow them …

Has this ever happened to you? — The night before an exam when you start to panic because you think you don’t know anything, or the morning before you have to give a presentation and you forget all the words?

Italk to myself all the time. And I know that you do too. We all do. We all have an internal dialogue that sometimes makes us laugh out loud to ourselves when we’re walking along the street. It’s the same voice that sometimes …

Why do I want to work for you? I’ve just graduated from university, and I want to work for you because I want money. You’re (presumably) a decent company, and I need a job. Why not you?

Photo: Sophiaonline We’re all living through a troubling time. You’re not alone. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to Covid-19 is greater than the increase caused by the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment in the US in April …

You sit at your desk, open your laptop, and hope that perfection will flow from your fingertips. You sit there for ten, twenty, thirty minutes — it’s been half an hour and nothing. Your fingers aren’t moving today. Why aren’t they moving …

The hardest thing about going through a pandemic in your 20s is exactly that — you’re in your 20s. You’re at an age where your ‘real’ life hasn’t really started yet. You’re just starting your career, maybe not quite sure …

“If you don’t like climbing mountains, I promise the peak has nothing more to offer you” — Taylor Foreman I’ve never really understood why people who don’t typically enjoy running sign up for marathons. It’s an impressive achievement, I’m not denying …

Contrary to popular belief, being promoted at work doesn’t just depend on how well you perform. Whether or not you receive a promotion is influenced by your supervisor’s subjective perception of your ‘promotability.’ Their perception is heavily influenced by how …

When you look at Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires in 2020, you’re likely to recognise some familiar names; Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg. But there’s a man in the ranks that you’ve probably never heard of before. …

My unemployed younger brother reminds me of a multi-billionaire. One night, my parents called me ready to plan an intervention. My brother, who recently graduated from college, is living at home with them. He wakes up every day around noon. …

Itturns out that, you can literally fake it until you make it. Changing the way that you act not only influences other peoples’ perception of you, it also changes your own perception of yourself! Professor of social psychology and researcher at Harvard …

[Photo by NBC News] Imagine you’re in a crowded room. A group of people are leaning over a table, trying to solve a problem. You take a look, and you see the solution. So you try to speak up, but …

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and setting myself up for a …

And what leaders can do to help. Being promoted at work depends on how well you perform, right? Wrong. Promotion-related decisions are heavily influenced by supervisors’ subjective perceptions of an individual’s ‘promotability’, and these perceptions are heavily influenced by the …

You shouldn’t aspire to ‘have it all’. Michelle Obama has recently (and finally!) launched her new podcast, and the first guest on her show was Barack. They shared their thoughts on the philosophy of “having it all”, and as someone …

Without losing out on future opportunities In the early days of your career, you’re encouraged to unquestionably always say ‘yes’. We’re told to make ourselves available to anyone who needs us, because this is the best way to learn; to …

And become a great leader If you’re looking for quick progression, especially during the early years of your career, it’s not enough to just “do a good job.” That’s the bare minimum you should be doing. If you want to …

Life experience is the best experience. In the US alone, the Covid-19 pandemic has cost over 47 million Americans their jobs. Businesses globally are putting a halt to their hiring practices, and it has become increasingly difficult for people to find …

The Power of “I am” Entrepreneurs, professionals, students, graduates, you name it — so many of us limit our own success simply through the words that we use. How we introduce ourselves to others determines that person’s first impression of us, and …

It’s often proclaimed that us millennials and Gen Zs are more impatient and entitled than previous generations. It’s true that we’ve generally had things easier than previous generations. We grew up not having to buy DVDs because we figured out …

Anna and I went to high school together (one which, much to my disappointment, was nothing like Saved by the Bell). Anna wasn’t one of “the” popular kids, but she was “a” popular kid; she was liked by everyone, teachers …

My baby bro turned 23 this month. He graduated from University last summer and is thus a fellow limbo-er. His approach to commencing a career, I must say, is the exact opposite to what mine was. Like many final-year students, …

Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted …

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