Mindset

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Never Mistake Stability for Certainty

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the most common thinking traps that we humans fall into is mistaking stability for certainty. I’ll bet you’re used to things being a particular way. The amount of traffic on your commute. What you do on the weekends. The type of tasks you do at work. How your morning coffee tastes. What’s it …

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Why A Fellow Traveller is More Powerful Than Empathy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Empathy is wonderful, but what’s even more powerful is connecting with a fellow traveller. I learned that from talking to my cousin The picture by the title is a throwback to 2017 when I met up with my cousin Brigette who lives in The Netherlands. We were visiting the Wynand Fockink ‘Proeflokaal’ (tasting room) and …

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Get Yourself Unstuck With 3 Simple Questions

Reading Time: 7 minutes When you feel stuck, it’s hard to imagine how you will ever get yourself unstuck. Stuck sucks! But stuck is usually a mindset issue – and the good news is that you are in control of your mindset. With the three simple questions in this article, you can challenge and refresh your thinking, getting yourself …

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Do You Know What Time It Is?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Time. Despite the English language’s love of pillaging other languages for rich and varied vocabulary, it forces this one tiny word to cover two very different concepts.  In contrast, the ancient Greeks had two words where English has only one: chronos and kairos. And the distinction between these two types of time provide a powerful …

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What A Pizza Disaster Can Teach Us About Mistakes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Life tends to serve me up metaphors at every turn – and the last day of 2021 gave me a fantastic object lesson in my attitude towards mistakes. The Great Pizza Disaster of 2021 My lovely partner bought me a pizza stone for Christmas. I already had one, but wanted another so we could cook …

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