The Chocolate Cake Principle

. This is a rerun of a post first published in 2015 “It’s impossible. I can’t do it. (…) I’m not good enough.” There’s a progression in the excuses we find at times to say a problem can’t be solved or a challenge overcame. It usually tends to go from “the problem’s fault” (too big,…

What type of work are you looking for?

. One problem with finding work isn’t about not having enough offers to choose from. It’s finding something “compelling” in any of them. “What type of work are you looking for?” asked the recruiter. “Oh, whatever work you have!” replied the person on the phone. After having asked for the person’s prior work experiences, the…

David’s problem

. Every time you come across a decision-making fork, the battle that then goes inside you resembles a very famous one. Here’s how so. The scene is commonplace. You’re living your life and suddenly something gets you thinking: “Should I do it?”. Is the trigger an opportunity, a gap, a problem, a dream, a desire…

About “instead of” and the power of choice

. “There are so many options to choose from. I don’t know what decision to make”. Using “instead of” between two options is one way to solve a decision-making dilemma. Here’s why. It is said that, on average, an adult makes thousands of decisions per day. Let them be about the food you eat, the…

When you come short on solving a problem

. The one mindset that prevents anyone from overcoming a recurring problem: “Because that’s how things have always been done… and we’ll keep doing them”. WHEN YOU’RE TAUGHT “HOW TO DO THINGS” ONLY IN A CERTAIN WAY… Starting at a very young age, we’re taught to replicate. School being at the forefront of all places…