How to: Listen better

How to: Listen better

Do you usually space out, think about what you’re going to say when it’s “your turn” to speak, or even interrupt those you talk to? It’s as common as the common cold. From we’re small children we’re taught to speak, but nobody ever teaches us to listen. Wait a minute, in school they taught us …

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There’s nothing wrong with you

There’s nothing wrong with you

Then why am I sad/overweight/uncool/awkward/introvert/unsuccessful and so on? Maybe you’re troubled by jealousy. Maybe it’s anger. Maybe it’s your metabolism. Too much body hair… Sometimes, when we don’t fit into the boxes we think we’re supposed to fit into, we ask ourselves, what’s wrong with us. The answer is: there’s nothing wrong with you.   …

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How to deal with uncertainty

How to deal with uncertainty

Uncertainty can be overwhelming and stressful, but it can be dealt with. It’s painful because we’re taken out of the comforts of knowing what will happen tomorrow. Not knowing leaves open hundreds of possible scenarios of what can happen, and that’s simply too much information for our minds to handle. With so much information we …

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Burn the boats

Burn the boats

“I decided to burn the boats” He said to me without blinking. “You what now?” I replied. He burned the boats. He was setting up an entrepreneurship (boat pun intended) in Vietnam, teaching English in an innovative new way. And was running out of money. Fast. Staying in a cheap hostel, nourished by the complimentary …

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