Episode #23: How to Disagree Constructively

Disagreeing can be frustrating but there can also be great value in it. When you disagree with someone — whether it be in a relationship or a political discussion — instead of digging in your heels and blindly defending your position, you can use it as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of a person or viewpoint. Of course, this isn’t easy. In this post, I’ll discuss four obstacles that keep us from disagreeing constructively, along with several strategies for overcoming them…

How I Built A Bookcase And Boosted My Creativity

As many of you know, I’m obsessed with keeping my brain in tip-top shape. After all, it’s my most valuable asset (and yours, too). If you’ve read my previous post on 5 Ways to Boost Your Intelligence or listened to my podcast episode on the same topic, you know that a powerful way to do this is by seeking novelty.

It’s been shown that engaging in new and unfamiliar activities, experiences, and tasks can help keep your brain sharp — which is partly why I decided to build this bookcase from scratch…

Episode #21: 4 Keys to Remembering What You Learn

In today’s world, we have so much information at our fingertips, it’s easy to feel like we know things. But there’s a difference between understanding something and just feeling like we do. This is sometimes called “the illusion of competence.”

What’s the point of reading a bunch of books if you don’t absorb the knowledge? The truth is, we can’t recall most of what we consume on a daily basis. So how can we learn more effectively?

In today’s episode, I cover the most important learning principles and strategies I’ve distilled from a variety of sources over the years. They have helped me remember more of what I learn. I hope they help you too…