Issue #259

James Clear 3-2-1

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Success is your enemy if you want happiness

What’s your plan after you become successful? One person that didn’t have a plan was Casey Neistat after he and his brother had made it.

Brain research confirms the stupidity of back-to-back meetings

Most people have way too many meetings at work. This sucks. And it's frustrating. Brain research now confirms what we have all experienced: back-to-back meetings are stupid.

Our memory is even better than experts thought

In some respects, memory is poor. In others, it is astonishingly good.

The praise paradox: when well-​intended words backfire

Most people would agree: praise is one of the most effective ways to build children’s self-esteem. We are told to be generous with our praise, and to find as many opportunities as possible to praise children so they feel good, learn better, and perform well. It’s such common knowledge, we don’t even question it. But is it true that praise unequivocally raises children’s self-esteem and motivation? The reality is a bit more complex: the praise paradox shows that praise can sometimes be detrimental.

17 principles for a successful hybrid workplace

The all-remote tribe will have its day, but this is not it.


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A short overview of my prefered self-reflection framework.

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.


Another idea if meditation does not work for you.

Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.