Friday, November 24, 2017. Issue #151
It’s hard to feel a sweeping sense of perspective when you’re stuck in traffic, or feeling buried by work, or overwhelmed by family demands. But those are exactly the moments when some words of wisdom from your elders — the people who’ve been there, like the ones below — can come in handy.
Remembering things can be hard. Former British Secret Service MI6 and Australian Secret Intelligence Service agent Warren Reed learned a simple technique during his spy training to help remember any information without writing it down.
The need to do more great work drives many creators. More quality and (or) quantity. Or both. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. We have come this far because a few bold innovators and creators chose to create, build, make, do, or start something. 
Life can get complicated when you hit 30. You might be in the middle of countless transitions, like moving up in your career, starting a business, buying a home, getting married, growing your family — and a whole lot more. I help my clients with these transitions and other concerns on a daily basis..
Behavioral scientists have spent a lot of time studying what makes us happy (and what doesn’t). We know happiness can predict health and longevity, and happiness scales can be used to measure social progress and the success of public policies. But happiness isn’t something..
If you articulate why you need to be more creative today, you’ll set in motion an entire chain of events that increase the likelihood you’ll be creative. The better you can articulate why you need creativity today, the more naturally you’ll find it.

For the last few years, I’ve done something of an “end of the year” review of my life. I take some time to sit down, take authentic stock of my life, look at what the last year has changed about me and my life, and figure out where I want to go from here. I do this in the form of a written “life plan.”

To be successful or fulfilled, we all know you need to have specific goals. To achieve them, you should visualise, plan your steps there and attach deadlines and incentives. Work hard, even if you hate the work. And never stray from the path. But that outlook...
I’ve had several people ask me lately about what they can do about indecisiveness, and it made me realize that this is actually something I’m pretty good at: being decisive. Making decisions can be difficult, especially when there’s no clear choice. 
I appreciate ease and convenience (and Stranger Things) as much as anyone else. We should be grateful to have access to ingenious devices that relieve us from having to do laundry in a stream, heat water by the potload over a fire, and other laborious, dangerous, and time-consuming..
A book I’m reading: What Makes Your Brain Happy: And Why You Should Do the Opposite. David DiSalvo argues that much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions. He provides with actionable clues for overcoming the plight of our advanced brains.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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