Stop Apologizing For Being Yourself

I’ve got a simple question for you: Who are you?

Look, this is not a job interview or any type of interview.

I’m not looking for a politically correct answer. “I’m a person who’s serious about his career. I like to spend time with my family and friends.” That’s true for every single person who is determined enough to have a job.

No, I’m talking about who you truly are — deep down.

Because let’s face it, you and I both know that we all have two personalities, who live two different lives. There’s the life we want to live, and then there’s the life we’re actually living.

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Why You Should Live Like You’re Immortal

It seems like all my peers have this idea that being young is an excuse for not living a satisfying life.

But millennials are not the only group of people who hide behind excuses. We all do.

I get it. Taking on responsibilities in life is scary. It’s way cooler to have toast with avocado.

But you know what’s also cool?

  • Building a meaningful career that you’re proud of.
  • Contributing to other people’s lives.
  • Creating a product or service that is useful.
  • Investing your money for your retirement.
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Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!

Every person creates their own social reality. The way you view the world is completely subjective because we all have cognitive biases.

The concept of cognitive biases was introduced in 1972 by two psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. A cognitive bias is a systematic thinking error that impacts judgments, and therefore, our decisions.

As of this writing, there are 106 decision-making related cognitive biases known! We all make these errors. So there’s no point in trying to become a perfect thinker. It’s impossible.

However, with practice, you can avoid some thinking mistakes that many of us make. And by avoiding these errors, we can improve our decisions, and consequently: Our lives and careers.

What follows is a list of three thinking errors. The question is: Do you make these errors? If so, I’ll also share a fix.

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How To Quickly Decide Which Book You Should Read Next

Update April 27, 2020: In this post, I talk about Blinkist. I’ve stopped using their app and no longer recommend it.

“Which book on my reading list should I read next?”

Does that question sound familiar?

Once I cross off a book from my reading list, I always add 1 or 2 new books. It’s a never-ending adventure of discovering new books.

It’s fun. But also frustrating.

By now, there are hundreds of books on my reading list. And there’s no way I can read everything. I’ve finally realized that.

I also realized at an early age that with the right knowledge, you can achieve anything.

But there’s a problem — books take time to read. Even when you train your reading skills and can read faster, it will take you at least several days to read a book.

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