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Don’t Waste Time Tips - Have a Happier Life

Darryl Bachmeier May 19, 2019 Productivity

One day has 24 hours or 1440 minutes. We all get the same time to use on the things we must and on the things we like. The situation is the same regardless of the fact are you a businessman or a college student. The goal here is to use all that time (every single day) properly and don’t waste it. Here are a few tips that will make this possible and therefore have a positive effect on your life. You will be a happier person and your productivity will be improved. Do not spend hours on your smartphone Over 4.66 billion people are active internet users. This is 59% of the world population. Yes, you are one of them. Using the web for shopping, reading and similar things is perfectly fine. But, spending 10 hours per day playing games or surfing social media is the recipe to waste the...

Dealing with Common Cognitive Biases

Darryl Bachmeier May 18, 2019 Mind

Do you often find yourself stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea when dealing with people around you? Do you stereotype people’s behavior based on just one characteristic they possess? If the answer to the above questions is true, then you have reached the right place to read. Defining Cognitive Biases Cognitive biases are all about perception or thinking pattern which make one see the world in a manner which is not true. We all see things differently and are determined by our perception, past experiences, social factors, or other circumstances that impact our decision making capability and allow us to see things in a manner not necessarily real or true. Every individual is indeed irrational, which makes him/her uniquely interpret things. In literature, the list of cognitive biases is pretty long, however, there are some of the most common biases which one needs to address and work...

Stop Blaming Others

Darryl Bachmeier May 17, 2019 Social

Don’t get too guilty when you find yourself looking for a way to throw blames at others when you fail. The average human is more comfortable with throwing around blames instead of taking responsibility for whatever predicament they find themselves in. Even if you may not want to admit it, but you have blamed the people in your life more times than you know. Most times, the blame game is played as a defense mechanism to protect ourselves from further guilt and cope with the problems we have brought to ourselves. Initially, playing the blame game may feel liberating, but in the long run it does more harm than good. In playing the blame game, you are prone to losing your originality and the true essence of what makes you a functional human being. It takes away the ability for you to push forward and live your best life at...

Answer These Questions Before You Choose Your Battles

Darryl Bachmeier May 16, 2019 Social

Some battles, problems of causes are worthy of investing all you can and even more. Others are not. A wise person is able to make a clear difference between the two before he or she starts acting. You need to choose your battles in the same matter. Why this is essential? You won’t lose time, energy, and end up stressed. These are very good reasons in today’s world. Now, we will present you with questions you need to answer before you consider fighting for something. Is that battle worth it? The most common problem in this case scenario is choosing a battle that either isn’t very important or isn’t your battle in the first place. If you are dragged into a battle that belongs to another person, you will end up as a loser or an irrelevant winner. The best example can be when you stick up for a colleague...

The first step of problem-solving – The 5 whys analysis

Darryl Bachmeier May 15, 2019 Strategy

Looking for easy problem-solving hacks isn’t always effective. Sometimes it’s necessary to really dive into the details and ponder on the root cause of it. Luckily, there are a wide range of techniques that contribute to good lean management. In this article, we’ll be discussing the 5 whys technique. And yes, it’s really as simple as it sounds. The 5 Whys technique is a simple yet effective technique that forces teams to beg the question: “Why did this happen?” It’s commonly used for unexpected events or challenges. So, who started the 5 whys anyway? Toyota Motor Corporation happens to be the pioneers of the 5 whys process. The architect of Toyota, Taiichi Ohno used this approach to get his team to ponder on the actual cause of the problem. Benefits of the 5 whys analysis? The 5 whys analysis works by team members asking ‘why’ about a particular problem multiple...

Benefits of Being an Active Listener

Darryl Bachmeier May 14, 2019 Social

At some point, we’ve been advocates of free speech. We’ve felt that it is our right to express ourselves or comment on issues that are of public concern. But have you heard of active listening? In reality, the people who want to voice out are the ones who want to be heard or listened to. The problem is that many people can find confidence in sending their message across but not everyone wants to be at the receiving end. Just look at the comments section of a controversial news article. It draws many comments, but we rarely find straight answers. Everybody’s clamoring to exercise their freedom of speech, but only a few listen actively to the story and propose solutions. Importance of Active Listening Active listening is important in fostering trust among relationships. It also builds up your credibility with people since they know that you listen to them with...

Benefits of Mind Mapping for Your Life

Darryl Bachmeier May 13, 2019 Strategy

Mind mapping can either be a tool for you or an exercise for your brain. And gaining a skill out of it brings tremendous benefits for you. Whether you are a student, a professional, or even a stay-at-home mom who is juggling tons of tasks, mind mapping can help you organize your thoughts better so you can give your day a better direction. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be creative to do mind mapping. In fact, mastering it can unleash your inner creativity. Mind mapping mimics how our brains work when brainstorming, and learning how to do it in the physical can help us jive with our brains. While everyone else is scrambling to get the most effective digital tools to help them become more organized and creative, I find that they underestimate the capacity of their brains that way. Learning how our brains work, that...

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