Most companies allow employees to allocate time for self-development. In some cases, you can use up to 20% of your time (1 day per week) for that. You won't probably get much guidance on the development path, and I don't see your boss complaining if you forfeit that time and decide to finish a couple … Continue reading Self-development time
Everyone who is involved in a business, has the interest of the business at the top of their mind. Of course, this is rarely 100% true. And yet, we should assume it is, and act as if. This would open us up for opportunity. Instead of spending our time trying to second guess others and … Continue reading Shifting attitude
A while back, somebody asked me to introduce their start-up to a friend of mine who is also a successful entrepreneur and investor. I did not do it. Not out of spite or malice, simply because I did not trust the idea, the people, the business model enough to attach my name to it in … Continue reading Associations
In the past, we used to go the office from 9 to 5. Most had very little responsibilities, as they were told what to do. Our professional life was figured out at graduation (for some, even earlier), and the personal life was fairly standard for the majority of people. We were closely in touch with … Continue reading There’s a time for everything
A typical meditation session looks something like the following. You set out to meditate, and you begin by putting your attention on your focus (breath in my case, for some it's a mantra, or the body, or something else). Very soon, a distraction appears. This might be something coming from within you, for example a … Continue reading Distracted
There are three pitfalls of "I'll do it later". The first one in that "later" rarely comes. When we are in the present and we say "I'll do it later", we expect a future moment in which we will not only recall that we have that thing to do, but we will also be sufficiently … Continue reading I’ll do it later
We commonly believe that empathy is for the person on the receiving end. And that is, at least in part, true. It gives them the space to be with their feelings, thoughts, discomfort, free of the burden of judgement and scrutiny. We need to be aware that empathy is not for the person on the … Continue reading Who is empathy for?