[SERIES] 2/7 Unpopular Belief: Be Good At One Thing

In his list of directives, Derek Sivers refers to this idea as pursuing market value instead of personal value. Part 2 of the 7 Unpopular Beliefs Series Don’t be a starving artist! When I was I college, I spent a lot of time studying and training for what I wanted to do: brain research. I […]

The Secret, Unharnessed Power of “No.”

The price is too high. I can’t commit to that timeframe. You can’t be serious with that offer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hostage negotiation, if you’re buying a used car, or if you’re convincing your boss that your idea is actually her idea . . . The words “no,” “can’t,” and “won’t,” are […]

Why Do You Take Things So Personally?

There’s this sudden impulse when someone criticises you. It can happen without criticism, too. In fact, it can happen even when you’re not even involved. The sound of it goes something like this: “Who does she think she is? She’s not better than me.” “I work harder than he does, I don’t know why he’s […]