15 Lessons Learned from Mikael Syding

Mikael Syding as seen on TV

We had just finished a 2-hour workout and got out of the gym.

—Now I was going to pick Mikael’s brain: was he going to head a new billion-dollar hedge fund, take one of the CEO positions he had been offered, or maybe become a full-time angel investor? It was not an easy decision to make. . .Continue Reading…

Success is Hard: 7 Evolutionary Mismatches You Must Overcome

evolutionary mismatch - blakeThe other day I was at an alumni event from my university. It was really good, and I met some interesting, accomplished people.

–All of them twice my age or more.

There were maybe 80 people at the event, and I was the youngest one in attendance. I benefited greatly from this contrast.

Two other guys under 30 stood by themselves at a table all night, poundingContinue Reading…

How to Become Smarter: Improve Your Decision-making with These 10 Clever Principles

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From: The commonplace of Sir Sunström.

Section: Checklists.

Topic: 10+ decision-making principles.Continue Reading…

How to Write Your Strategic Objective

strategic objective goalI don’t want to be a product of my environment.

. . . And neither do you.

I want my environment to be a product of ME.

. . . And so do you.

Because I feel this way I have now put together my strategic objective for 2015. I have created two copies of my strategic objective; one for my commonplace andContinue Reading…

How to Create Passion And Become Successful (but not at everything)

passion and successI hung out with Mikael of MikaelSyding.com a couple of days ago. We were discussing the topic of success, when Mikael said something smart.  Continue Reading…

The Secret To How You Can Get the Benefits of Being An Expert Without Putting in 10000 Hours

Our society is obsessed with so-called experts.become an expert withot putting in 10000 hours2

From a young age, you are told to “study this” or “do that”.

You’re told to apply to this college or that university.

You’re told to get this degree or that certification.

Then… Some day… you will be an expert in your field.Continue Reading…

Become Someone Worth Helping

457569270_434a85ae08_oSome people think that the world is out to get them, and that there’s some kind of organized conspiracy going on by unknown bad guys, to keep them from rising up.

Are they right?Continue Reading…

Free Up Time and Become More Efficient By Using 3 Techniques for Problem-Solving

Problem-solvingI know what you’re probably thinking…

…What the heck does saving time and becoming more efficient have to do with problem-solving?

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