Personal Development

The following articles talk about ways to improve your skills and/or learning new ones, and more generally how to develop your talents & potential. The goal here is to enhance your quality of life—and I like to believe too, make you a happier person.

Personal development is vast body of knowledge and I cannot cover all its aspects! So I’ll cover what I feel are the essentials. For example, I am particularly interested in a sub-set of personal development called productivity. In this day and age of information technology, many people do not fully leverage some basic automations that could save them hundreds of hours over the years. I consider topics such as time management and task management to be essential to master, and that should be taught to all kids at school.

The myth of perfect choices, intuition and self-confidence

Somerset, 20 October 2022— Read on to understand why there's no perfect choice and how your ego will try to convince you to change (even when you have little to gain out of it).

Happiness, desire and focusing on the positive

Provence, 22 August 2022— Happiness is a quest in which we believe the destination matters whereas it was the journey, all along. Fulfilling our desires can be seen as a sure way to make us happy, but often we are bad at predicting what the real outcome will be. Yet, there's still hope and knowing a few things will help you on your personal quest.

No matter where you go, fear will find you

Provence, 20 August 2022— FEAR. A big word. A bit taboo, a lot misunderstood, like emotions in general. What can fear teach us?

Living with no regrets

Somerset, 29 June 2022— Regrets are a disease of the mind that bring nothing but misery to our wellbeing. It's time to understand why we should let go of them.

Conflict resolution & emotional intelligence

Somerset, 29 June 2022— Conflicts are inevitable between people and group of people. So how do we learn to deal with them in the right way, instead of becoming victims, aggressor or staying silent?

The importance of journaling to know yourself

London, 30 November 2021— The old saying has it: 'Know thyself'. Discover one of the fundamental tools to achieve that!

Climbing Maslow's pyramid of needs

London, 7 August 2021— Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a simple yet powerful tool to understand one's journey throughout the needs of human life.

Beware of crypto-currencies and other 'revolutionary' ideas

London, 30 May 2021— Heard about bitcoin? Tempted to invest some of your money in it? You'd better read this then.

Going on a Technology Detox

London, 29 January 2021— The use of modern technology such as smartphones has become the norm yet they have the potential of becoming extremely addictive. Are you aware of your daily screen time? Could you live a single day without your smartphone?

Task & Time Management

London, 27 January 2021— Personal productivity is linked to 2 essential disciplines: task management and time management. Discover their core principles and best practices. Learn how to really focus on what you do. Make a real impact on the way you use your time.

The deception of the financial system

London, 23 January 2021— What is money: an abstract concept or a tangible reality? What if the system we take for granted was in fact an organised giant fraud? Just like Science, Finance has to make some base assumptions in order to build its discipline. And just like Science, it has made some incorrect assumptions. Except that unlike Science, this has consequences on the life of everyone.

The power of making decisions

London, 10 January 2021— We do it everyday: we choose certain things over others. Our life could be described as the succession of decisions we've ever made. Yet few people take the time to really reflect about the process of decision making. Is that not worth some investigation?

The age of Cognitive Dissonance & Conspiracy Theories

London, 7 January 2021— Have you ever wondered why so many people are inclined to dismiss some apparently whimsical beliefs as 'conspiracy theories'? Are you really sure that ALL what you believe in, even some of the most fundamental aspects of your understanding of this world, is true?

What are you waiting for to do the things you LOVE in life?

London, 15 December 2020— As absurd as it seems, some people 'resist' doing things that would make them feel good—or at least what they assume would. Read on to find out why.

Be careful what you wish for!

London, 27 November 2020— We've all been there... Sometimes we want something but soon realise that it doesn't serve us. So what can we learn from these experiences?

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