The success matrix – how inspiration and hard work improve your luck

From the macro perspective, there are only two paths to success. Either you get lucky first and then play your cards smart, or you work hard and smart until you get lucky. Then we have two general motives for why people want to become more successful or at least make positive changes in their lives. One possible motive is desperation and the other is inspiration. Some people are inspired to take steps forward by their life visions and goals, while others wait until things get unbearably hard and they are forced to act out of desperation. This blog post is about further analyzing these four categories (luck, smart & hard work, inspiration, desperation) and then building a matrix out of them to seek some wisdom and various life lessons.

A simple trick to express negative emotions in a mature way

Every single person on the planet has to deal with negative emotions. Your goal is neither to suppress them nor to completely wipe them out. Your ultimate goal is to learn to properly manage your emotions and make sure they aren’t doing the damage – that means (1) becoming aware of the negative emotions before reacting, (2) controlling your reactions and then (3) expressing them in the healthiest way possible. In this blog post you will learn how to achieve that.

If you’re going through hell, keep going – here is how

Rare are the people who don’t face some kind of an extreme catastrophe, collapse or agony at least once in their lifetime. Most people go through several of these kinds of crises in their lifetime. Breakups, illnesses, accidents, violence, bankruptcy, natural disasters, there are so many ways how life can shake you to the core. Countless are the ways you can find yourself in hell. What can you do when going through hell? The answer is quite simple. If you’re going through hell, keep going. Just make sure you’re going in the right direction. It’s that simple. And this blog post will teach you exactly how to achieve that. So buckle up and let’s learn how to travel through hell like a boss.

Everything you need to know about optimizing images as a blogger

Images are an important part of every professionally designed blog. They make blog posts more appealing, they can smoothly break long blocks of text, refresh tired brains after reading, and add additional meaning to the content – you probably know the saying that a picture says more than a thousand words. Adding images to your blog posts can also help with search engine ranking. That’s why it makes sense to use at least one image per blog post if not even more, especially for longer blog posts. Nevertheless, adding images to a blog is not as simple as it might sound; especially if you want to do everything right – from choosing the right format to optimizing image size and adding data for search engines.

The best foods for your brain – to improve memory and focus

Your IQ might be more or less fixed, but there are so many ways how you can get more out of your brains – by mastering learning skills and then constantly learning new things you can develop greater crystalized intelligence, by optimizing your working memory you can be more productive, creative and learn faster in the moment, and by repeatedly performing certain intellectual tasks (practicing) you get really good at them. One way to additionally optimize performance of your brain is to eat healthy brain foods. Now, eating brain foods won’t double your smarts, but it might fine-tune your mental performance just a little bit. Most of all, you will have more energy to perform mental tasks during the day. Imagine your brain like a high-end car that needs the best gas and oil. Your brain deserves the best, like you do.

How to analyze the environment to make sure trends and people are working in your favor

The environment you operate in greatly determines how successful and happy you will be. The right environment is like a leverage or accelerator that helps you achieve your goals more easily and faster. Your environment also greatly influences how you think, talk, and act. That means your agency and potential are determined by (1) your personality and (2) the environment in which you find yourself. agileAn integral part of self-improvement is thus building yourself the right environment. I call it a motivational environment. An environment with many opportunities, where you can thrive by employing all your talents and where you can get promoted for good work done; an environment that encourages you and pushes you to constantly improve and grow, but also offers support, empathy and safety nets. Learn how to build yourself a motivational environment that will work in your favor.

All the possible theories why people fall in love with you

Why do people fall in love? Unfortunately, there is no single answer to this question. But there are several theories why that happens, and knowing them might give you a good idea of what are all the factors that have an influence on the attraction spark. In general, we divide theories into psychodynamic theories, and selection process or filtering theories. Psychodynamic theories focus on the influence of childhood on mate selection. Process theories are, on the other hand, focused on filtering out potential mates who are not suitable since they don’t fit certain selection criteria, and then in the second step choosing the one that best fits our expectations. Learn more about all of them.

Optimize your WordPress page speed for better search engine rankings

Page speed or page load time (how fast the page loads when your URL is entered) is a very important part of the technical search engine optimization (SEO) and assuring a good user experience. You only have a few seconds to convince a visitor to stay on your page. If your potential visitors have to wait too long for the page to load, they will simply click the back button. Every millisecond counts in this regard. That’s one of the reasons why search engines prioritize faster pages. They want to provide users high quality pages that load fast and save bandwidth. WordPress is a great blogging platform, but if you aren’t careful, you can quickly end up with an extremely slow site. Learn how to optimize your page speed and keep it loading fast.

Please don’t criticize people – instead understand, love or mentor them

It’s so easy to criticize other people, and so hard to give a single honest compliment. It’s so easy to see yourself in a good light and focus on imperfections of other people. But criticizing people is a complete lose-lose situation that only creates distance, spreads negative energies and causes tensions. Criticism is one of the worst kinds of negative thinking. If positive thoughts are creative thoughts of connecting, including, sharing and loving, then negative thinking is composed of thoughts and words (and consequently actions) that disconnect, exclude and spread hate. Since it’s impossible to live a positive life with a negative mind, it’s obvious why criticizing others is so unproductive and irrational. So let’s put a stop to it.

How to Thrive as The Highly Sensitive Person – Book Summary

If you were always wondering why you are so damn sensitive, this blog post is for you. First of all, you really are special by being a highly sensitive person, possessing many gifts and talents. But unfortunately, you are rarely understood, because only around 15 % of the population is highly sensitive. And many times you can be seen as a weak, shy or fearful person when you are too sensitive. Those are not the qualities attributed to successful and assertive people. Nevertheless, when you understand yourself better and know how to manage your sensitivity, it can become your greatest source of power. Reading this blog post you will learn how to thrive as a highly sensitive person.