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Read everything three times.

1. For pleasure.

2. To learn from the writer’s style.

3. To think how you could write it better.

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Amanda Gorman’s Best Advice on Creativity



Self-awareness requires silence and space in your brain.

A practical step to do this is to ignore your phone as much as possible.

In those moments where you have nothing to occupy yourself with, you choose to either occupy it with other people’s thoughts or with your own thoughts.

Choose your own more than others.

3 Life-Changing Habits That Waste Your Time If You’re Not Careful


Write down your "Chief Aim"

It might sound silly, but try it for a month and watch what happens.

It firmly instills in your subconscious what you’re working on and helps attract into your life what you need to make that vision a reality.

5 Ways To Improve Yourself By 1% Each Day


Be Creative

Anyone can learn to be creative by using these five steps. That's not to say being creative is easy.

Uncovering your creative genius requires courage and tons of practices.

However, this five-step approach should help demystify the creative process and illuminate the path to more innovative thinking.

For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps


Box Breathing

The practice itself, which gets its name because there are four equal parts to it, is super simple.

It works on the principle that slowing down your breathing helps you to relax, increases your oxygen intake, releases tension, and stimulates the vagus nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body and starts in the brain.

One of its main functions is to slow the sympathetic stress response.

Box Breathing: How To Use the Technique to Combat Stress | Well+Good


An effectual approach:

The idea is quite simple – do not try to predict what cannot be predicted; instead, focus on what is within your control, take actions to make progress and course correct as the future unfolds.

The effectual approach can be summarized thus - control and shape the future, rather than predict and plan for it.

Entrepreneurial Mindset: An Essential Life Skill


What is Hallucination?

A perception of having seen, heard, touched, tasted or smelled something that wasn't actually there.

Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: An (Draft) Ecological Approach to Hallucinating


1) How have you approached building professional relationships while working remotely?

Here’s a few ideas on how to address this question in a thoughtful way:

Gettingto know a new person can be so tough without ever getting the chance to meet in person, so if I get the opportunity to get to know your staff, I plan to do my best to take every opportunity to share my perspective, my story and my experience. I hope this will allow me to introduce myself in a way that doesn't put too much of a burden on my future colleagues, especially while we're all navigating remote work.”

The 5 Crucial Interview Questions Of 2021 (And How To Answer Them)


Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion effect is where an individual’s performance is influenced by others’ expectations.

In other words, higher expectations lead to higher performance.

However, the Pygmalion effect specifically refers to how our expectations of others affect our behavior towards them.

In turn, this can contribute to higher performance.

Pygmalion Effect (Definition and Example) - BoyceWire


The Dunning-Kruger Effect

... a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are.

The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate their own capabilities.

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior



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