Articles about Self-Help

Levelling Up

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

I read the things smart people write down. By deciding to read more, you’ve already become smarter than most “smart people.”

The Whole Human

Want more energy and bigger results? Stop asking ‘HOW’ and start asking ‘WHO’

When most people have goals, they immediately begin thinking about HOW. Billionaires immediately begin thinking about WHO.

Life

Read this if you’re going through adversity

After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.

The Whole Human

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior.

The Whole Human

A guide for thriving in a fast world: 3 things worth remembering

Anything that disrupts routines in this fast world gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it.

The Whole Human

The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use

Your innocence, uniqueness, and authenticity are what set you apart. They’re the qualities that can move you closer to your goals and success.

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Creativity

Create something you deeply care about (even if it sucks)

Creation means taking an active role in the world instead of a passive one. Making an impact. Create your world instead of consuming it.

The Whole Human

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

You can start giving deeper thought to investing in yourself – in other words, building on the wins you’ve already accumulated.

Levelling Up

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

There are seven things, in particular, that tend to shatter the success mindset. Not so for smart people, as these challenges never hold them back.

The Whole Human

FOBO is secretly ruining your life – here’s how to escape it

FOBO: the fear of better options. So how do you make the drawbacks of this decision fatigue disappear, you ask? It's easy.

News

Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Does our own perception of our bodies, even when incorrect, make a difference? In other words, does thinking about weight affect your wages?

The Whole Human

10 bad habits that might actually mean you’re smarter than you think

Here are 10 formerly bad habits, that might actually be good for you, and may even mean that you’re smarter than you think.

The Whole Human

How to fine-tune emotional intelligence to get ahead in business and life

Emotional intelligence is not just about job performance; it’s a life skill that can enhance all our personal interactions.

Communication

Pat yourself on the back. With words. Document your amazingness.

Early on, in spite of my shyness, I learned the importance of talking about myself, about what I do, and just how generally amazing I can be.

Leadership

The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams

Let me show you why self-awareness dramatically affects how your team collaborates, communicates, and performs. And how to benefit from it.

The Whole Human

The one thing that blinds you to the best in others

Assumptions blind us to seeing people as they really are. We only see the negative. This cheats us out of experiencing the best in others.

The Whole Human

The reason why ‘quiet your inner critic’ is bad advice

Much like the fellow human beings around us, once you start respecting your inner critic, you’ll find that it respects you back.

Communication

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

These small steps can grow your courage in speaking up for things that are important to you. And isn’t that really what negotiating is all about?

The Whole Human

Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel

The problem with cheating: by trying to win at all cost, we miss long-term consequences. Even if we don’t get caught, you’ll experience the aftermath taste.

The Whole Human

Bottling up emotions doesn’t work, but neither does brooding. Here’s a different approach.

How to listen to our emotions without letting them overwhelm us: “How we deal with ... our thoughts, our emotions, our stories — can drive everything."

The Whole Human

Sadness: The surprising emotion that improves focus

The next time sadness alights on your shoulders, take heart. It can sharpen your focus and maybe even lead you to creative breakthroughs with your work.

The Whole Human

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money.

The Whole Human

Confidence is belonging

True confidence is about deep inner confidence. I think it’s about a sense of belonging, and this impacts our identity.

Success

8 unrealistic expectations smart people ignore

Believing that you’ll succeed really does make it more likely that you will. It also means that you’ll need to let go of some erroneous expectations.