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I regularly publish posts and articles on science-backed tools, best practices, techniques, insights, strategies and knowledge. They’re all designed to make the “human” stuff a little easier.

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Why you need to choose your failures

Reading Time: 3 minutes Which of your recent failures did decide on in advance? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Aren’t I meant to be planning for my successes, not my failures?” The short answer is, “No”! Read on to

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A Tribute to the Humble Nana Nap

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a HUGE fan of the nana nap. There, I said it! I often see comments like “You can sleep when you’re dead” or “Sleep is for the weak”. As though this core human function

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What Many Approaches to Strengths Get Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes I love the huge variety of strengths-based approaches that are out there, but many of them get one key thing wrong. They focus on the extremes of super-strengths and worst weaknesses, and make only passing

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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

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Series: How to have great ideas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to my series on “How to have great ideas”. On this page, you’ll find links to the articles I’ve written detailing strategies for having great ideas. You can read

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