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High vs. low standards

Some people have said to me over the years than I am a difficult person to work with because of my high standards. Some said it directly, others around corners – acquaintances, clients and/or business partners. And from the point of those who have said it, it’s probably true but Read more…

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School vs. life

This is the second part of the knowing vs. understanding series and in it I write about how school differs from life. One way to see the difference between knowing and understanding is to look at our social educational system. The fact is that today’s formal education does not guarantee Read more…

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Support vs. challenge

In all my years of working with people, I have learned that one of the key features of an effective leader is the ability to be able to balance himself and those around him. Both challenge and support are essential parts of a whole and we usually lean towards one Read more…

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Trends vs. foundations

It is easy for people to get obsessed with a certain view. And rarely does this show as nicely as it does in a world of food and nutrition. When we look at the world of nutrition I like to classify it into three categories. We have foundations, specifics and Read more…

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Security vs. growth

People don’t want to move forward but they at the same time don’t want to be left behind. So if they see you advancing in life they will do whatever they can to stop that. It has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with them. They Read more…

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Seriousness vs. playfulness

Year after year overworked and overstressed people come to me for advice on feeling optimal. And for years I have been giving them advices like: increase your sleep quota, eat better in terms of macro and micronutrients, meditate, go to sauna or massage, try to reduce your work time and Read more…

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Wide vs. narrow perspective

I’ve been criticized in the past by some people that I am simplifying things. For them, the problem they’ve been seeing was much more complex than how I have been seeing it. That remark was usually coming from people who had a problem with a very narrow perspective. Perspective is Read more…

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Reason vs. no reason

An acquaintance of mine asked me: “Why do you write these posts?” and when I told her I don’t write them for any specific purpose she was perplexed. Do I have to? Who said we have to have a reason to do something? If nobody sees a reason in what Read more…

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Joy vs. pleasure

In the third part of Focus and energy series, I will write about how to gain energy if you have none. I write and talk a lot about enjoyment. Why is it important, why we should explore ourselves to see which are the things we enjoy in life, why we Read more…

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