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    How to Find Your Ikigai

    Your ikigai is what motivates you to appreciate life every day, your reason for jumping out of bed in the morning. Ikigai is the confluence of what the world needs, what you can be paid for, what you are good at and what you love. The ikigai method says that if you have the right intentions, you will eventually find your true purpose. Finding your ikigai is finding your “reason […]

    OKR Method for Personal Goals

    The OKR method is perfect for setting goals outside the work environment. The method has been useful for people in building stronger relationships with family and friends, achieving personal goals like running a marathon, and more. Investor and venture capitalist John Doerr spoke about his personal OKR in an interview with Recode Decode: “You know, my daughters have both left home, but I had read and I believe that having […]

    Pareto Principle for Time Management

    One of the most well-known time management methods is the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule or “the law of the vital few.” This method is named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist who in 1906 noticed that 80% of the land was controlled by 20% of the people, and that 20% of the pea pods in his garden produced 80% of the peas. Business management consultant Joseph […]

    Sleep Chronotypes Determine your Peak Productity

    It turns out there’s a reason you function better at different times of the day, and it all comes down to biology and genetics. Dr. Michael Breus, a California-based clinical psychologist and sleep specialist known as “the Sleep Doctor,” said as much in his book “The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype.” According to Breus, knowing your sleep chronotype — or your natural inclination to sleep at a particular time […]

    The Zeigarnik Effect for Effective Time Management

    Research has shown that talented people did not become geniuses overnight. They are not extraordinary creatures with inexhaustible resources of willpower, oceans of time, or alien-like talents. Most of these successful people use their time in an extremely efficient way. And many of them use the Zeigarnik effect to do so. The Zeigarnik effect, developed by Soviet psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik and German psychologist Kurt Lewin, is based on the theory […]

    Your Beliefs Shape Who You Are

    Books like “The Power” and “The Secret” have influenced the increasing popularity of the idea that wishes can be granted through positive thinking and visualization. This mindset has received much criticism for relying on unvalidated scientific claims. Such as the use of quantum physics to explain how the mind works. Critics state that these unvalidated claims promote false hope among readers. Claims that beliefs single-handedly determine our physical health, financial […]

    31 Recommended Books on Setting and Achieving Personal Goals

    Below you will find a list of 31 recommended books on setting goals and achieving personal success. They are categorized into separate list, with some focusing on goal-setting. And others focus on the psychology behind the process. To books focused on creating happiness for yourself. Setting Personal Goals Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide– Caroline Adams Miller and Dr. Michael Frisch Filled with interactive exercises and quizzes, […]