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Choice vs. no choice

In today’s world, we are battling with choices and decisions. Sometimes we have so many options to choose from that in the end we don’t make a choice out of fear of making the wrong one. Sometimes when we think we have only one or two choices in reality we have much more than that but our limited perspective doesn’t allow us to see them. And other times we think we have many options when Read more…

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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 from my perspective their standards were low. So who is right? Standard means a level of something. Either qualitatively or quantitatively. So if you imagine Read more…

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Inner vs. outer revolutionaries

When we look out in the world we can see what I like to call inner and outer revolutionaries. Both are at one point or another unsatisfied with their lives, the world or sense tension and then seek a way to relieve it. But they will act very differently to find the solution and gain a sense of relaxation or inner peace. The outer revolutionaries believe that until something outside themselves changes on a personal 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 in most cases a bigger success later in life. Usually, it’s quite the opposite. The longer we stay in school the less prepared we will 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 or the other but whenever we get just one or the other from ourselves or people around us we become more and more unbalanced. Both 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 trends. Foundations are basic principles. They’ve been around forever and they don’t change. They could only change if our physiology would fundamentally change. In other 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 are doing this because you are their mirror. You are living your potential and that reflects back to their unlived lives. The most toxic people 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 so on. It’s not that these are bad advices. It’s that they are just a small part of the big picture. And that is OK 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 a way of looking at things. The first thing we learn if we study perspective is there are different ways of looking at the same 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 I do I am totally fine with that. I don’t write them to collect likes on social media or views on my website. I don’t Read more…

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