Making Progress In Life: In this Process We Trust

Progress is something we must do on a consistent basis. Otherwise, nothing will ever change. Everything we do on a consistent basis is called a habit, meaning something we do automatically without questioning it. In order to build a habit, it must contain three important components according to The Power of Habit. A trigger, an action and…

How To Remove Conflict When Everyone Is Always Right

A man enters the train while another passenger is still trying to get out. With his path blocked, the passenger angrily tells the other man to let people leave first. The man returns this anger and tells him to be at the door when the train stops, not sit until the last minute. Both men were angry,…

How To Be Happy Without Running The Hamster Wheel To Nowhere

The title is inspired by a quote from Peter Sage, where he describes the current trend of career planning and egoic satisfaction as a hamster wheel to nowhere. In The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal tells about a scientific study, where they took a few mice and let them get really, really hungry. They then put…

How To Effortlessly Communicate With Other People

Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.  – Anaïs Nin Our personal communication style is a direct reflection of our own objectives regarding other people and the skills we have…

Difficult Conversations: How To Always Stay In Control

I feel myself getting agitated while I speak. What are you doing? I keep getting faster and faster. You should know better. I explain my point as clearly as possible, while I see the other person getting more and more defensive. I just can’t seem to stop. I’ve been here many times before. He’s stopped…