Being on time is a sign of how much agency you have in your life. Various flip-flop-wearing slobs could tell you that people who are authentically free don’t bother being exact about their appointments and commitments. They couldn’t be any further from the truth. For my graduation, my grandfather gave me a golden watch. It … Read moreBeing and Time
You must have heard the expression “life is stranger than fiction”. If you’re honest about it, there’s nothing strange about either, just the narrow-mindedness and the narrative boundaries of the observer. Great fiction writing is remarkably revealing of what it takes to have a great life. It’s about ingredients mixed together in a pot more … Read morePrinciples of Great Writing That Make for a Great Life
To be good at sales, you have to talk a lot. If you don’t have the gift of speech, you probably won’t sell well. This much seems obvious for all sorts of practitioners – from pickup artists through startup founders to phone marketers, copywriters and novelists. If you need a good fictional example, I’d refer … Read moreHow You Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Every Persuasion and Negotiation
Consider yourself lucky if a parent or instructor tried to teach you how to write as a kid. And twice lucky if you’ve completely forgotten most of the writing conventions they taught you. Because a lot of those conventions are terrible. Many others have been rendered obsolete by changes in telecommunications, media and people’s attention … Read moreWriting Conventions You Should UNLEARN Immediately
Through the end of the final series of Game of Thrones, I will be typing all the main characters from the series, NOT the books. I will also make sure to find a character from each of the 16 cognitive types. What type is Jon Snow? Jon is one of the easiest and most obvious … Read moreCognitive Type “Game of Thrones” Edition: Who Is Jon Snow?
When I was young – until well into my 20s – I was an emotional basket case. No, I did not engage in everyday drama or constantly look for validation from people. But I was very frequently pushed off kilter by whatever trivial events in my life. Sometimes I even got depressed, but that was … Read moreEmotional Control