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.
Two of the most efficient learning tools are flashcards and mind maps. While flashcards are great for practicing recall (the mother of learning), mind maps are an excellent tool for building semantic trees of knowledge, connecting core ideas and remembering key facts more easily. Both tools are scientifically proven to work perfectly and they are fun to use, you just mustn’t be lazy with getting the most from your intellectual potential. The core idea of mind maps when it comes to learning is that they don’t only help you learn the individual dots (or the so-called knowledge chunks), but also to connect the dots in the right way. What am I talking about?
Flashcards are an extremely effective and popular way to learn (they’ve been used since the 19th century). Flashcards are a set of cards where every card has a question written on one side and the answer on the other side. You choose a card, read the question, try to recall as much as possible (it’s called active recall), and then you compare your answer to the correct answer written on the back of a flashcard. You can use the question-and-answer format for any kind of information and subjects you are trying to learn – from new words, to formulas and other specific types of information. The decks can be in physical form (on cardboards) or in digital form using appropriate software. People most often use flashcards to learn new languages, but you can use them for studying almost any topic you want.
Your brain is the most important asset you have in life, especially in today’s creative society. Smart is the new sexy, they say. That’s why you want to get every drop of potential out of your brain. The best way to achieve that is to optimize the use of your limited mental resources. Unfortunately, you can’t increase your IQ (although there are many different opinions about that), but there are absolutely several ways how you can get to your cognitive and creative maximum and become smarter. And that should be enough, since most people sadly live way below the potential they have. The first thing you can do to become smarter in a way is to employ the best learning techniques and consequently optimize the use of your long-term memory. The second, equally important, way to get your brain working at full speed is to optimize your working memory.
The closer I was to graduating, the harder it got for me to study (and writing a diploma thesis was an even more painful thing to do). Somewhere in the middle, I even convinced myself that I don’t care about formal education. Nevertheless, I just couldn’t firmly decide to stay a dropout forever. Throughout all those 10 years I was paying tuition fees, individual exams I only applied to, but never showed up, and so on. Consequently, graduating got me depressed, or pushed me into a severe emotional flashback to be more exact. Because for me, graduating was obviously a big emotional issue.
The 5S methodology is an important part of the Toyota Production System, recommending how to organize and maintain a workplace to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness. 5S stands for five Japanese words starting with the letter s – seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. If we translate them into English, we also get five words starting with the same letter: Sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain. Besides using these principles to organize your workplace, you can also use them to organize your home for maximum productivity.
The four most important life areas for the majority of people are love, health, wealth and general happiness. If any of these life pillars collapse, the quality of life dramatically decreases. Out of these four, love is probably the trickiest one, since many factors are beyond your influence. But here’s the thing. You can’t force somebody to fall in love with you, but you can definitely improve your odds. The book to go to if you want to improve your odds as a man dating women is Models: Attract Women Through Honesty written by Mark Manson. Here you can read the summary of the book.
All the change in the Kaizen and Kaikaku philosophy is done by following the PDCA cycle. PDCA cycle stands for Plan, Do, Check, Act; and that’s the also process to follow in your personal life to become the best version of yourself. Following the PDCA cycle doesn’t only lead to Kaizen Blitz and constant improvement, but also helps you stay flexible about how you will get to your goals.
The one metric that matters in the startup world shows if a company is building something that people want to use and pay for or not. It answers if there is any value in the product or points in the right direction of how to build it. Together with other metrics, it helps company management build a sustainable business model around the product. The one metric that matters is always simple, actionable, you can easily compare it with the past results, and it answers the most important questions related to the progress of the company. It forces you to draw a line in the sand, it completely focuses you actions and inspires a culture of experimentation and innovation. It’s a goal you hang on the main wall in the company and then everybody is fighting for.. We can, of course, use the concept of OMTM pretty well in personal life.
Good looks can help a lot in life, but smart is the new sexy. A well-working brain can get you very far in life. You can make more money, build a higher status, talk about more meaningful subjects, create more awesome things, understand complex systems and connections, and work smarter than others. That’s why you want to get the most out of your brain. No matter if you’re more creative or analytical person, you have to train both types of thinking. When both hemispheres work at full potential and in harmony, you get the most out of your brain. Thus we will look at different tricks and exercises that will train your left and right brain hemispheres and help you become smarter. Ultra-smart.