Category Archives: Efficacy

Being effective

Should we Learn from Success Stories?

Most people are always looking for the “success formula”. They enjoy being inspired by huge success stories, and then try to emulate them. However, in general these success stories are often non-reproducible. They are the result of a combination of … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: My Secret To Defeat The Fear To Face An Audience

Are you afraid to speak in public? You are not alone… “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, … Continue reading

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Inside and Outside the Comfort Zone

I really like this picture, because it makes me think about the meaning of leaving our Comfort Zone. I’m not sure that we always feel fear when we step outside our Comfort Zone. Very often I experience excitement when I … Continue reading

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On Realistic Expectations, Preparation and Adaptability

People like to list “success factors” and even “habits of successful people”. My personal observation is that it is essential to have realistic expectations. When a person understands the real challenges he is facing, he is able to prepare accordingly. … Continue reading

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Networking is Overrated: Focus on Your Reputation

I’ve observed in recent years that many professionals became obsessed with networking. These are the people who constantly participate in conferences, meetups and other kinds of networking events. They like to collect business cards and feel excited whenever they connect … Continue reading

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Do we need more time or do we need more energy?

Busy people in general apply a simple formula: invest extra hours to get more work done. However I think there is a flawed assumption here: that the quantity of work accomplished grows linearly with the amount of time invested. Besides … Continue reading

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Priorities and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Recently, when I was thinking about the priorities of a project I’m working on, I used as a source of inspiration the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This hierarchy is usually depicted as a pyramid, as you can see in the image … Continue reading

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