David Amerland
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Working from home provides the opportunity to take the kind of breaks you couldn't take in a workplace environment. Not all breaks however are the same in terms of their effect. This is why it's important to understand the effect breaks have on cognition and be able to use that knowledge to your advantage.… more
3 days ago
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Working From Home. Tip #1. Enclothed cognition is a well recognized psychological effect with a remarkable body of neuroscientific experimental data behind it. Now that you're working from home it is important to understand how it affects you and make use of it to help you be more productive.… more
Mar 25, 2020
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Leadership in a time of crisis. The very best thing I can do for you right now is point you towards content that really helps, like Errol Doebler's post on leadership in a time of crisis.   Errol Doebler is highly qualified, very relatable and he totally rocks! However tough things are we are in this all here for each other. The ability of our tech to keep us connected, talking and sharing is showcased here, directly. Stay calm and stay safe.… more
Mar 18, 2020
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The things that drive you. We're all driven by something to some extent. Need, hope, ambition. These are the things that we take into account as we create our perspective and formulate our personal belief system. And, at some point, some of us will get tired. Stop. While others will go on to succeed in their goals.  There are many differences between those who stop and those who keep on going. The primary one, however, is persistence. The need to simply keep on going, no natter what. And persistence, alongside perseverance, always deliver some result.… more
Mar 13, 2020
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Be Intentional. Intentionality (i.e. the quality of mental states being directed towards a specific purpose) is a complex subject and this barely minute long video is just scratching the surface. Learning how to take control of our own decision making helps us take charge of our own life.… more
Mar 2, 2020
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Optimize the way you work and live. The difference between function and form in work and in life is that the moment we apply logic to what we do and determine a consistency in our approach we also begin to see where we get distracted, where we are inefficient and where we need to make changes.  None of this is as easy as it sounds, especially the distancing effect required in order to achieve a more balanced, dispassionate approach. Its effectiveness though is undeniable.… more
Feb 26, 2020
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Deal with the unexpected. Learning to deal with the unexpected sounds like an oxymoron. If we can predict something and prepare for it, it's not unexpected. Yet every unexpected event, however unique it might be, produces specific neurobiological pressures in us which we then must work hard to overcome in order to make better decisions and take actions that benefit us.  As it turns out there are small things we can implement in our daily lives that can better prepare us for adversity by hardening our mental and emotional responses.… more
Feb 17, 2020
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Being well-adjusted is all about emotional control. Being able to exercise adequate emotional control delivers tangible physical and psychological benefits. Less stress. Greater self-control. A calmer disposition. Better judgements. More measured responses. Better choices. Better decisions. And it all starts from relatively small, foundational elements of the self. The way we build up who we are and establish what we want.… more
Feb 10, 2020
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