The Zeigarnik Effect

Have you ever struggled to get to sleep because your brain was tormenting you over everything you were supposed to accomplish that day? You’re not the only one, this is something called the Zeigarnik Effect. In this article I am going to explore where the Zeigarnik effect came from, and what that means for us. … Read more

SpaceX Lessons: How to inspire the impossible

A common issue that many leaders face is getting their followers to achieve something difficult, some might say “impossible”. How do the greatest leaders inspire their followers into achieving things that are hard, difficult or outright impossible? One such leader is Elon Musk. Now I have a bit of a fascination infatuation with Musk. Perhaps … Read more

Deep Work – Cal Newport

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I have never put a book summary or notes on my website before. I hope to do many more as my reading focus shifts from reading lots of books, to reading fewer books and retaining more information. This is an idea inspired by Alex and Book’s 25 X 250 Challenge Deep Work by Cal Newport … Read more

The Problem with todo lists

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My first interaction with todo lists started when I was still in high school. All my teachers touted the idea of writing down our homework in a “homework diary”. As a millennial, the idea of writing stuff on paper wasn’t so attractive to me.Instead, I used Wunderlist for my homework. It was in Wunderlist that … Read more

Why I am deleting WhatsApp

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I am writing this blog to answer questions I have received from friends and family. This blog is not to try and get everyone on the “Leave WhatsApp” bandwagon, or to cause mass panic.There has been a lot of drama around WhatsApp and Facebook recently. Facebook, who owns WhatsApp has recently forced users to accept … Read more

How to find a find a mentor

Intro Finding a mentor can be frustrating. How do you do it? Do you walk up to a person and ask them? Or, do you shadow them for years hoping your relationship will morph into a mentorship? Many people believe a mentor is going to find them. This is an unrealistic expectation. It takes work … Read more

Survivorship Bias

A story from WWII During World War II, Abraham Wald was tasked with finding a way to decrease the number of losses to US aircraft. Based on his findings the military (the US Airforce didn’t exist then) would improve the structural make-up of aircraft and possibly change tact against the Axis powers. 95,000 American airplanes … Read more