Feeling Insecure

In adolescence, one can learn to feel insecure in academics or social conditions due to peer pressure, embarrassing revelations (or threats of disclosure), or adult distrust. Teenagers may feel insecure about a traumatic rejection or a series of small rejections. Adults can also feel dangerous when presenting or performing tasks …

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Have A Nest Egg For Emergencies

The next priority for your short‐term goals should be an emergency fund. Many people don't have an emergency fund, which may be the result of the human tendency to believe bad things only happen to others. A fully funded emergency fund is also difficult to build quickly, which may …

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How To Remember People’s Names

Many people have difficulty remembering names when meeting a lot of new people at the same time. The best thing to do is slow down and focus. By this, we mean listen to the other person. Oftentimes, in trying to make a good first impression, we are so busy thinking …

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Working From Home

Anyone working from home needs to be self-directed. While this is certainly true if you’re running your own show, it’s still true if you’re working for someone else. You’re not so subject to visible group norms; you’re largely going to have to manage yourself. And …

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Distinction Matters

Look at the lists of the best-managed companies and compare them to the lists of the most innovative companies—there’s almost never any overlap. Why? The answer is quite simple. The criteria that define success on these two lists are different. Management is about controlling resources to optimize predictable …

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Shade and Shadow

A house’s striking patterns of light and shade arise in part from practical requirements. Traditional load-bearing walls were thick, so the jambs at an opening were deep, throwing a longer shadow. Likewise, substantial eaves were used to throw water far from the walls and foundation. Among more formal elements …

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Address The Issue

Picking your battles means occasionally you do have to address disagreements or bad behaviors. Our kids may not like it, but that’s okay. Life is full of disagreements. And frankly, if we don’t teach our kids how to deal with conflict in a healthy way, they’ll never …

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What To Do With Your Money

It was the 2008 stock market crash that fuelled Satoshi Nakamoto to launch blockchain technology and Bitcoin. But why was the 2008 crash so influential to him? I think it was the bank bailouts, lack of accountability, and lack of punishment (for the massive bets that banks took) that solidified …

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Growing Up

When I was little I was enchanted by video games. Kids will doodle and sketch, and like a lot of kids, I sketched video games. I would draw potential videogame levels, imagine my own versions of Super Mario Bros. where Mario had to collect a magic sea anemone instead of …

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War, Terrorism And Imperial Legacy

To say that Tony Blair is a divisive figure would stretch even the habit of British understatement. His decision for the UK to join the USA in the Iraq invasion has sullied his reputation beyond repair for a swathe of Britain’s populace. That decision, and how it came to …

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New Way of Being

Begin to defy the lie by bringing the defining story out of the shadows and into plain sight. As I say this, perhaps you’re already flashing to yours, or at least have a sense of it. It exists in the area of your life where you’re disempowered and …

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The Importance of a Mentor

A mentor teaches you not only what they know but where they screwed up along the way. They’ll teach you all about the Force, but a couple of drinks in and they’ll segway in the way the Sith penetrated their order and banged them over the head. They …

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