Articles about Levelling Up

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Stress

Keeping calm under pressure according to a NASA flight director

NASA flight director Paul Hill explained his strategies for staying calm when his job stakes elevate, and his tactics can easily translate to other industries.

Creativity

Create something you deeply care about (even if it sucks)

Creation means taking an active role in the world instead of a passive one. Making an impact. Create your world instead of consuming it.

Pop Culture

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the opposite strategy. I did the exact same thing in a different context and it completely changed my life.

The Whole Human

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

You can start giving deeper thought to investing in yourself – in other words, building on the wins you’ve already accumulated.

Levelling Up

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

There are seven things, in particular, that tend to shatter the success mindset. Not so for smart people, as these challenges never hold them back.

Communication

This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.

How To

Accelerate your learning curve with these 5 practical tips

I firmly believe there’s a difference in the way we learn. You can spend 10,000 hours doing something and learn nothing.

The Whole Human

How to fine-tune emotional intelligence to get ahead in business and life

Emotional intelligence is not just about job performance; it’s a life skill that can enhance all our personal interactions.

Leadership

The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams

Let me show you why self-awareness dramatically affects how your team collaborates, communicates, and performs. And how to benefit from it.

Office Life

What do you do when someone at work is annoying you?

An annoying officemate can quickly escalate from a minor inconvenience to the bane of your existence, causing you to dread going to work.

The Whole Human

The one thing that blinds you to the best in others

Assumptions blind us to seeing people as they really are. We only see the negative. This cheats us out of experiencing the best in others.

Personal Branding

Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

Time changes our circumstances. How well we accommodate this, then, depends on how well we are able to reinvent ourselves.

The Whole Human

Everything you need to know to have perfect timing

Author Daniel Pink talks about the importance of timing both for doing things within a day and across the timing of your life.

The Whole Human

The reason why ‘quiet your inner critic’ is bad advice

Much like the fellow human beings around us, once you start respecting your inner critic, you’ll find that it respects you back.

Levelling Up

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. Your memory gets better as you become more imaginative.

How To

Turning yourself from a professional into a brand

Like it or not, working in the digital era challenges everyone to create a personal brand — even if it is merely through Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Communication

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

These small steps can grow your courage in speaking up for things that are important to you. And isn’t that really what negotiating is all about?

The Whole Human

Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel

The problem with cheating: by trying to win at all cost, we miss long-term consequences. Even if we don’t get caught, you’ll experience the aftermath taste.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.

The Whole Human

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money.

The Whole Human

Confidence is belonging

True confidence is about deep inner confidence. I think it’s about a sense of belonging, and this impacts our identity.

Levelling Up

The 3 things the world’s most successful people do every day

Everyone’s path to being successful is different, and in reality, there are hundreds of things that each individual follows to get from point A to point B.

Success

8 unrealistic expectations smart people ignore

Believing that you’ll succeed really does make it more likely that you will. It also means that you’ll need to let go of some erroneous expectations.

The Whole Human

This is how to deal with passive aggressive people

We’ve all dealt with it. The subtle manipulations. Always angling to get what they want, but still looking like a little angel.