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Stuff that Tom Whitwell has documented since 2014

Wait up, who the hell is Tom Whitwell? For all I know, he’s a consultant with Fluxx, a design and innovation company, and a former journalist whom I accidentally discovered, thanks to his Medium post on the list of things he learned in 2020. And from there I found he’s been documenting all he’s learned […]

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Chop the wood, carry the water

Oh, I so much love this piece from The Practice by Seth Godin.  161. Layman Pang, more than a thousand years ago, wrote: My daily activities are not unusual, I’m just naturally in harmony with them. Grasping nothing, discarding nothing. Drawing water and chopping wood.  That’s a routine without any drama, tension, commentary, judgement, or […]

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Read this if you’re feeling unmotivated because you don’t have an “original” idea

I discovered this profound piece on Reddit through one of my favourite newsletters — Recommendo. If you’re not on the list, you’re missing out something fantastic.  While I believe you should read the post in its entirety, here’s the big picture:  The idea doesn’t matter nearly as much as the execution does. No one will have […]

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Coaching Fascinating Personal growth

Habits vs routines vs commitments

I see people confusing habits with routines or, worse, commitments! Yes, they’re all interrelated but quite different from each other. Here’s a handy explanation that might help you understand the difference and prioritize what you need to work on right now. HabitsBehaviors that flow automatically and do not require a conscious effort. They’re often prompted […]

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Fascinating Personal growth

Here’s another thing you should consider documenting…

I have a confession to make — I started working on this blog, hoping that I’ll get to show off my expertise in leadership, coaching, change management, and organizational psychology to my prospective clients and employers. But that intention changed to something I never thought I would do — documenting my thoughts as an observer […]

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10 things I stole from Ryan Holiday (who stole them from others)

I’ve been following Ryan Holiday for the past several years, and his work has made me realize how deeply I appreciate the study of philosophy. Not just stoicism, although his ideas on the stoic philosophy are a must-read. He’s written five books on the topic but if you’re new to his work, start with DailyStoic.com. […]

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Demography vs Psychography

Marketers and researchers have used demography as an essential tool for their research and analysis for ages now. The word “demography” literally means the statistical study of populations, humans being one of them. And as with most study areas, various subtopics have spun off of demography, including demographic analysis and demographic profiling. As you can […]

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Ultralearning hacks

One of the privileges of being a life-long learner is that you learn something new about the science of accelerated learning regularly. It’s continually evolving, which is excellent for people who’re committed to this lifestyle. Scott Young is one of the foremost experts in accelerated learning, with some outstanding accomplishments under his belt, including attempting […]

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The Writing Hack Nobody Talks About

For as long as I know, I’ve enjoyed typing fast and getting the writing taks out of my way. It’s fast and efficient. But typing on a computer also means I have to constantly wrestle with distractions, a major major limitation for any creative and naturally inquisitive person. Back in the school days, things were […]

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This content is more suited for Facebook, not LinkedIn

I’ve had quite a handful of instances the past couple of weeks where one of my contacts (or perhaps one of theirs) post something personal and meaningful (to them) only to be flagged down by comments such as: “This content is for Facebook and not LinkedIn. Please, don’t post these kind of messages here.” “Please […]