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Thank you so much for joining us! Let's show everyone you're a normal human being. What are your hobbies, favorite places to visit, pet peeves? Tell us about YOU when you're not at the office. "Well, to give you a quick summary: I am really into trying new things.


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Work outside of your comfort zone

  • Commit to working on your weaknesses.
  • Try to step back and take other ideas and criticisms.
  • When you're feeling overwhelmed with a problem, walk away from the issue for a minute to clear your head. This can help to find solutions.



3 Lessons In Failure

3 Lessons In Failure

One, what you like isn’t always going to be what other people like. Two, learn how to take criticism well. And three, be honest with yourself, and remember why you failed. Use it in the future.” - Eric Hernandez


What to do with your criticism of yourself

Access how you’re feeling, acknowledge that, and think about how you're going to be feeling one, two, or five years down the road. If the choices that you are making now can paint a picture of where you see yourself being happy in that future, then I know I’m in the right place.


Share your failure with someone close to you

Get a second opinion from people outside of your industry. If you have close friends and even family to bounce ideas off, it can be an invaluable resource.  Those that you trust outside of the industry are often the ones that will give it to you straight and can often show you the simplest solution to something you might have blown out of proportion in your head.



The Issue Behind Reading Hacks

Often manifesting as techniques for faster reading, nowadays, there is a mass illusion that reading many books by itself can bring about change into someone’s life. 

Many try to do it as...

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

The self-improvement process

If one day you find yourself in need to improve, you might as well take into account the following elements worthy of your attention: you ought to find an obsession that keeps your interest to i...

Improving micro-skills

If you are planning on improving yourself at something in particular, you should also be prepared to work on developing some other several micro-skills necessary in order to get the job done. 

It would be useful to gather up all the knowledge you have acquired up to the present moment, be it even by hours. The more, the better.

Failing is key to success

When trying to improve certain skills, bear in mind that failing is not an issue: the more you fail, the more chances you get to study your own mistakes and learn from them. 

Therefore, take risks by accepting different challenges related to your passion, which could teach you valuable lessons.

The peak-end rule

The peak-end rule

Is a cognitive bias that impacts how people remember past events. 

We don’t remember experiences accurately. Rather, we tend to recall the highlights and how things end. This appl...

Taking advantage of the Peak-end rule

  • End on a high note: to make better memories, always consider how you will end an experience.
  • More peaks, more memories: getting out there, even if it hurts, can create lasting memories if it leads to an intense payoff. 
  • Small bursts will do: we don’t need an experience to be long to make a positive memory.