Self-growth

How to Be More Decisive with Rational Decision Making

10 effective ways that I'll explain, can help you to become more decisive using rationality.

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How to Find the Right Career Path with a Framework in Notion

There are many things we would have done differently when we look back at our past. One of them is our career and education choice. If I travel back in time I would do things differently and it's very valuable for yourself to actually think about it because you can align your life based on the insight. This post is based on Wait But Why career choice article, however, can also be helpful to those who think where to study or what to do after the school.

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How to Practice Active Recall & Spaced Repetition with Notion

In this article, I will explain how active recall and spaced repetitions work from a neuroscience perspective and how you can use them to retain knowledge from books, lectures, and everyday life.

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How to Create an Enhanced Digital Vision Board in 2021

In this article, I will explain how to make a digital vision board and share a strategy to make it even more powerful using a goal-setting system in Notion.

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Notion Life Operating System: Overview

In this how-to, I will explain how to get going and share the system that helped me to get traction and move towards the vision I had planned.

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Notion Life Operating System: Execution

In this step-by-step guide, I will explain and show how to properly build a habit of actually performing your tasks and achieving your goals.

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Notion Life Operating System: Planning

In this guide, I'll walk you through the planning phase of the self-growth system I am building and share several essential tips to make your plans work.

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Notion Life Operating System: Analysis

In this article, you will learn and use a framework to understand yourself a bit better and start building a system to accomplish your goals and drive your identity changes.

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Self-Education: The Definitive Guide

In this guide, you will learn how to plan, research and execute your self-learning path.

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How to Create an Advanced Notion Goal Setting & Tracking System in 2021

In this article, I will explain how to create an advanced Notion Goal System to set, track, and achieve your goals.

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Maladaptive Perfectionism: How to Overcome with Excellence

Perfectionism is harmful. In this article you will learn what is the difference and you should strive for excellence instead.

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Morning Ritual: How to Empower Your Start of the Day

Instead of focusing on what to do in the morning, I will teach you how to start your morning rituals and be consistent to make them a habit.

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What is Creative Thinking: Neuroscientific Guide to Creativity

Creativity is what makes something unique. Whether it is composing music or engineering a rocket, a creative solution is not only satisfying but most importantly can make a breakthrough, bring something novel and push things further.

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Architect Career Path: The Definitive Guide

Architecture is a complex profession that requires a proper understanding. This guide aims to demystify architects' career and help young people to gain an insight.

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First Principles Thinking: The Definitive Guide

In this article, I will explain what is first principles thinking, how to practice it, and how to apply First principles frameworks systematically in your life.

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Productive Sabbatical: How to Make Maximum Out of Your Leave

I decided to take a break from work after 5 intense years. That decision ended up being essential to my health, self-growth, and the direction for my life.

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On Inspiration, Motivation and Discipline

I have always been wondering what makes people do what they have to despite their mood, lack of sleep, or other problems. Is it discipline, motivation, or inspiration? Do we need it to accomplish our goals? Inspiration feels good, but it is not consistent to rely on it. Instead, we should focus on discipline and deal with the boring part of an activity or task.

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Learning How to Learn Course Summary & Review

When I took a mini sabbatical during my relocation from Beijing to Berlin I thought to use that time learning something new. But then I asked myself, what is the best way someone learns a new material? This course was one of a few suggestions I found on the Internet. This is a summary of Learning How to Learn course. It was insightful and I learned a lot of new concepts and techniques. I hope you can learn something new for yourself and decide whether this course is a good fit for you.

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Why Self-help Books Are Useless (and How to Make Progress Nevertheless)

Self-help or other non-fiction books seem helpful. But in reality, they don't have a practical impact. People read them, get inspired a little, then the feeling wears off and they move to read another one. It seems that people chase pain killers instead of finding the root cause of the problem and dealing with it once and for all.

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Time Anxiety: How to manage and learn from it

For a long time, I used to have a disturbing feeling of wasting time and not keeping up with the progress I would like to have. It was the feeling of missed opportunities and the skills I wanted to acquire. It is the time anxiety that can be both a useful and harmful feeling. Most of us have it for one or another reason. I would like to share a strategy and actionable steps to understand it and benefit from it.

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Why You Should Start Writing

Two or three years ago, I decided to build a blog to write and share ideas. Due to my past detrimental strife for perfectionism, I spent months refining it and adding features that were aesthetic and did not add value to the result. As a consequence, I ended up writing a few articles and stopped. I learned several things and made things differently.

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Get Better at Anything: The Beginner's Guide to Deliberate Practice

In the current world of distractions it becomes harder and harder to work focused. The world is changing but the principles and significance of Deep Work and Deliberate Practice remain the same. If you want to excel a skill you should start using Deliberate Practice to improve your skills and your performance. Life is short and time is precious. Why spend the whole life doing the same thing if it can be meaningful, effective and satisfying. If you want to stay motivated and feel the progress in your life, Deliberate Practice is the tool you need.

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How Notion Can Improve Your Life

I learned about Notion while taking one of Meng's Design+Code courses. He shared his screen to show what is on the road map for his future content and it instantly caught my eye. It was simple and nice. He titled Notion as one of the best platforms for tracking ideas/projects/life. In the next couple of weeks I started to explore what Notion is capable of and how it can improve the quality of my life. To my surprise it was the tool I always lacked to bring all the ideas for my system to life and therefore improve it drastically.

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