Beat Procrastination… Tomorrow?

The prospect of doing something is often more intimidating than the actual act of doing it. In a world seemingly designed to distract us, it is really easy to defer something awkward or difficult to another time, imagining that our future self will be better equipped to handle the task. In general terms we avoidContinue reading “Beat Procrastination… Tomorrow?”

Supercharge Your Memory with a Mind Palace

The human mind has an amazing power of recall. People have been know to remember things for more than 90 years. Memory masters can recall entire decks of cards. However your memory always seems to fail at the worst moments. If you’re under pressure, and/or have nothing to take notes with, it might be worthContinue reading “Supercharge Your Memory with a Mind Palace”

How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution

The start of a new year feels significant, as we can easily look back over the last 12 months and sum up our successes and failures. The idea of ‘starting fresh’ in a new year is attractive, but considering how many resolutions fail to stick, there has to be more than that to making longContinue reading “How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution”

Unlock the Power of Learning – the Feynman Technique

Richard Feynman was a brilliant scientist and teacher. Not only did he win a Nobel prize in physics, he was able to explain complex scientific principles across many subjects. Richard used the concept that you should ‘teach’ a subject to learn it. Whenever you learn something new, challenge yourself to put it into your ownContinue reading “Unlock the Power of Learning – the Feynman Technique”

Get better at anything – David Bayles

This story is based on making art, but the principal can be used for any endeavour you want to get better at. A pottery class was split into two groups. One was instructed to make as many pots as possible, and that they would be marked just on how many pots they produced. The otherContinue reading “Get better at anything – David Bayles”