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Free learning is complex

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

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Focus on one Goal

Why You Should Do Just One Thing In 2017

One of the best books I’ve read in the last few years is ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller who is a very successful real estate developer. The premise of the book is straightforward, through

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Higher Paying Excel Jobs

How To Transition To More Lucrative Excel Roles

Earlier today, I was giving some career advice to a student Raymond (name changed), I felt like I should share it since you may benefit from the ideas and approach. He works in a big bank in a  role that

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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

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The Reason Why My Wife Will Never Leave Me

I’ve been with the same girl for 13 years. 13 years ago, I was in my early twenties and dead flat broker than the western political landscape is in 2016. I got to that point partly from circumstance

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Cure for career

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

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Different jobs

Why I’ve Worked In 10 Companies

One of my students Olu, recently asked me why I’ve worked in 10 companies in the last 10 years (you can see them on my LinkedIn profile). He asked if that means I’ve been sacked often! It’s

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Excel Problem Solving

A Simple Way To Tackle Any Excel Problem

How do I know exactly how to solve a problem in Excel? This is the BIG question that stumps a lot of people; especially beginners or reasonably experienced people. Excel can be a vast and murky big world

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procrastination concept

How I Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination used to be my mortal enemy… but not any more. You see over the years, I found that procrastination is caused by 2 things: Overwhelm and Ambiguity. Too much to do and not sure how

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Test Form

Will You Fail This Mediocrity Quiz?

Here’s a quiz to see if you will become mediocre: 1. Is it important to you to be liked by others? The end. If you answered yes, then you are at risk of being average and mediocre. When the tide

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