Problem Solving Category Archive

John Assaraf Interview

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

John Assaraf is an international best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. You may have seen him as one of the experts in the popular movie The Secret (as well as in The Secret book), talking about how he manifested his dream house. What’s most amazing is that he lived in that house for quite a while before discovering it was the exact same house he originally posted on his […]

Overcoming Jealousy

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Overcoming jealousy has been one of my most requested topics for new articles, but in the past I’ve always declined such requests because I don’t have much personal experience in this area.  I’m not prone to jealousy, so I can’t explain from personal experience how to overcome it.  Nevertheless, due to the demand for such […]

Life Sucks, Then You Die

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

What if you hate your life?  Or maybe you don’t quite hate it, but you’re just not happy with your current situation?  Perhaps you’re depressed, bored, or apathetic.  Or maybe you just don’t see the point in living at all. If you don’t see the point in living, then you’re missing the point of life […]


Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Sometimes we procrastinate on projects because we don’t know where to begin.  A goal like “write a book” might seem straightforward enough when first set, but when it’s time to act, the goal becomes this huge, amorphous blob.  Procrastination soon follows. A popular suggestion is to define the immediate next action that must be taken, and then focus on […]


Monday, July 9th, 2007

Journaling is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to accelerate your personal development.  By getting your thoughts out of your head and putting them down in writing, you gain insights you’d otherwise never see. Beyond sequential thinking While your brain is technically capable of processing a great deal of input simultaneously, your conscious thoughts […]

How to Make Smart Decisions in Less Than 60 Seconds

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Sometimes we face tough decisions that involve one or more unknowns.  We can’t know in advance what the consequences of each alternative will be.  This is especially true of big decisions like quitting a job, entering or exiting a relationship, or moving to a new city. When faced with such a decision, what do you do?  If you […]

10 Weaknesses of Human Intelligence

Monday, June 25th, 2007

In the previous article on How Your Mind Really Works, we explored the key strengths of human intelligence, such as our ability to identify invariant patterns and to recognize specific instances of them.  But these strengths don’t come without major drawbacks.  The human mind certainly has its share of weaknesses, gaps, and blind spots. It’s wise to cultivate […]

How Your Mind Really Works

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

How is it that your mind is capable of handling new situations you’ve never previously encountered?  How do you solve a problem you’ve never solved before?  Is this just the magic of consciousness, or is there an underlying process — or algorithm — your mind uses behind the scenes to deal with the unique experiences you encounter each […]

The Truth About Piracy

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

After posting the recent article on Copyright and Intellectual Property, I expected someone would question whether the whole notion of copyrights is fear-based.  Sure enough someone did.  It’s a very good question — is the whole notion of intellectual property inherently rooted in fear and scarcity thinking?  Should we feel free to pirate whatever we desire?  Or is […]

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

As a blogger and a former software developer, I must frequently deal with copyright issues.  For most of my adult life, intellectual property has been my primary source of livelihood and remains so to this day.  While some people take issue with the concept of intellectual property and believe that all content should be free, I don’t count […]