CategorySelf Improvement/Motivation

Why You Should Have Visions and Not Goals


Self-help books and ‘gurus’ are constantly telling us that we need to set ourselves goals if we want to go far in the world. The idea is that without concrete goals and objectives, we can’t know precisely what it is we’re trying to get out of life. And when you don’t know what you’re trying to get out of life… well how are you supposed to get it? Seems fair enough… But life isn’t all about...

How to Make Sure You Are at Peek Creativity and Productivity When You Need to Be


There are a lot of articles out there that focus on improving creativity, productivity and generally the capacity to do good work and get results. While these articles are often very useful however, it’s not always clear precisely what they are aiming to achieve. Improving creativity and productivity are undoubtedly noble aims but are we talking about increasing the peak of our potential...

One Quick Tip to Greatly Aid Productivity: Prep and Pickup


We all have ambitious goals that we have attempted and failed at at some point in our lives. Whether it’s starting a new training program, running a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch a new business, learning a new language or raising money for a cause; it’s often easy to lose enthusiasm once you get out of the planning stage and actually have to get stuck in and start being...

How to Separate Your Happiness From Money and ‘Success’


Life is hard going these days and perhaps more than ever before it is seemingly normal to feel at least ‘somewhat stressed’ the majority of the time. We’ve kind of accepted this as normal, despite the fact that it’s obviously nuts to go about life this way. The financial crisis hasn’t helped but even before that we were pushing ourselves harder than ever and it never...

How to Change Attitudes and Habits by Changing Your Neural Networks


So how are attitudes changed? The first thing to realise is that habits can be changed. That this should be patently obvious is confirmed by the transition that most children make to adulthood. Most infants scream and cry when they are hurt or can’t get their own way. In adulthood this behaviour is unacceptable. This is not to say that Managers don’t often feel like crying and screaming when...

Are Creative People More Disorganised?


While stereotypes are generally bad things and not to be encouraged by-and-large, in many cases they often turn out to have some basis in reality. This is particularly true when it comes to psychology or behaviour – we often hold various beliefs and associations about certain types of people or people with certain behavioural traits without really knowing why, only to have them later verified by...

Starting Again in Middle and Later Life


As the healthy lifespan continues to rise, “starting again” will become more and more common. For some, the prospect is scary, for others thrilling and exciting. And, as with so many things in life, the attitude you adopt will shape the experience you have. New Beginnings People begin again for all sorts of reasons. First, and most obviously, there is divorce. The longer and healthier...

How to Use a Management Technique Employed by Google to Achieve Your Goals!


It’s not just people who like to set goals and then work towards them. Companies and big corporations are actually just as goal oriented, if not more so. The only difference is that their goals are largely based around turnover and market share, rather than quitting smoking or losing weight. But this is not to say that both types of goal setting don’t have something in common. Nor does it mean...

Traits of Losers – What Are the Defining Characteristics of a Loser?


We all know someone who always seems to win: that individual whose partner is beautiful, whose children are successful, whose business flourishes, and so on. Others, however, seem destined to lose. But are they destined? Or have they simply developed traits that hold them back? Sulking First, there is self-pity. Some people go through their entire adult life in a sulk. And this is reflected in...

What Happened to the Polymaths? Some Modern Examples of Homo Universalis and How to Emulate Great Th


A polymath is someone who is considered an expert or even a genius in multiple fields. The most classic example perhaps is Leonardo da Vinci, who has been celebrated as an inventor, a painter, a scientist and much more. Other examples include Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Alexander Graham Bell, Imhotep, Pythagoras and Aristotle. During the renaissance, and also in the decades prior to that time...

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki is a full time writer who spends most of his time in the coffee shops of London. Adam has a BSc in psychology and is an amateur bodybuilder with a couple of competition wins to his name. His other interests are self improvement, general health, transhumanism and brain training. As well as writing for websites and magazines, he also runs his own sites and has published several books and apps on these topics.

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