Change your relationship with time

In the beginning , man got up with the sun and went to sleep with the sun. The passage of time was measured in days or seasons. Time was spent slowly by hunting, farming and sleeping. Sometime after, with the invention of clocks I suspect, new measures of time took over: hours, minutes and seconds. […]

Schizophrenic decision making

When it comes to making well-rounded business decisions, a little bit of schizophrenia goes a long way. If you work on your own or need to make decisions on your own, schizophrenic considerations might make things a little easier ..and possibly more effective.   This morning, I have been faced with a lot of planning […]

I think, therefore I am. Not.

When French philosopher RenĂ© Descartes announced “I think therefore I am” he launched the first widely accepted dualist philosophy. There is mind and there is body, he said. Since that day, a great many people have talked about the power of the mind over the body. I myself once completed a marathon without running one […]

Going “All-In”

In poker the concept of going “all-in” means you put everything you have into one bet. Its high risk because you might lose it all.. …but maybe you win! Thinking about “life” and personal effectiveness, I’ve recently got it into my head that I should start going all in… What does this mean?   We’ve […]

Kill your sacred cows

Phaedrus remembered reading about an experiment with special glasses that made users see everything upside down and backwards. Soon their minds adjusted and they began to see the world “normally” again. After a few weeks, when the glasses were removed, the subjects again saw everything upside down again and had to relearn the vision they […]

You’ve got to WANT it (or not, I suppose)

Today is day 7 without Coca-Cola in my life. Its tough! After years and years of more than 1litre a day of the brown stuff, I’ve stopped. Since I don’t drink coffee, this makes me caffeine free for 7 days. And significantly lower in sugar too. I tried this before and failed. You can read […]

Honest or not honest, that IS the question!

My father used to tell me that I wear my heart on my sleeve. People know where they are with me and I always thought that was a good thing. Today I am starting to doubt this…   I am reading “Lila” by Robert Pirsig and he talks about the way the American Indian plains-people […]

2 questions that seem to set me free

I’ve finished reading “Getting Things Done” by David Allen and I have to say it was great. I wanted to share the concept that really hit home the most..   As a perfection-lover, control-freak and high-achiever (in my mind, at least) I really like to get things RIGHT. So much, that these “things” spin around […]