When Googling Can Be Bad For Your Career

Marshmallows. Yep. Marshmallows. Yeah wtf… I hear you say? Stay with me. In 1972, psychologist Walter Mischel published what became a groundbreaking study called the ‘Marshmallow Experiment’ (Mischel et al, 1972). In a nutshell, he took a sample of 32 children aged 3 to 6 and offered them all a marshmallow but gave them an […]

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Why My Wife Hates Me

There is a fine line between love and hate. It used to be a song lyric but scientists have verified that the parts of the brain responsible for love are also the ones that trigger hate. Strange irony. Especially since yesterday I went on about how much my wife loves me. Today, I’ll tell you […]

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One Of My Sordid Success Secrets

When I mentor professionals, usually the first thing I ask them to do one thing before they do anything else and since I am writing to you I have just one request for you. Since you are an adult (hopefully you are an adult, otherwise get off my list and get back to collecting Pokemon!), […]

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The #1 Cure For Your Career

I read a fascinating study about therapists on Pub Med (the journal of medical research available to the public). The no.1 success criterion for a patient receiving therapy is not the medicine, the therapy techniques or application of research. It’s the therapist themselves. Specifically, how empathetic a therapist is. Empathy is the art of knowing […]

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