New Year Fresh Start
Make your 2021 a better year

2020 is nearly done, and with that, we are preparing for the annual close-out and a fresh start into 2021. For many, if not for all of us, 2020 has been a very challenging year. We all had to deal not only with the various lockdowns preventing us from living a life we were used

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How to shave a Yak

When I entered the meeting room, nobody was there. I took a seat and waited. Waited longer. Patiently. Fifteen minutes after the agreed time, Allen finally entered. He was seemingly breathless and after a brief “Hello” he already started to indulge in excuses. “You know”, he started, “I wanted to bring a print-out with me

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How to brew outstanding Four Sigmatic Lion’s Mane mushroom coffee with a Chemex

How to make Four Sigmatic’s Lion’s Mane coffee in a Chemex with style in ten easy steps.

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The lack of consistency and what to do about it

What is it that makes us postpone execution to never-ever-land? Pushing out have-to-dos until the very last minute? It is our brains screaming for immediate rewards.

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Four simple habits to act on decisions

Did you ever not execute on a decision? It happens to all of us, right? In this mini-series, I discuss reasons why this happens, and what to do about it. This article explains the decision disconnect more in detail, sheds light on the relevance of brain states and how to deal with them.

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To own your day, fix your sleep

Sleep is a huge issue in our modern world. Insufficient sleep and sleep deprivation, voluntary or not, creates not only a huge cost to society but also to the individual. In this post I discuss the issues around sleep deprivation and approaches to improve sleep.

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Coffee & Cholesterol

This post was triggered by a recent online question about the cholesterol-raising effects of coffee: “Does coffee raise cholesterol, in particular LDL”? I have conducted a brief review of material available online from “trusted sources”, e.g. Harvard Health Publishing, PubMed, Elsevier and others.

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Why we procrastinate – and three simple habits to stop it

In this post I am looking into reasons for procrastination and how to build three simple habits to overcome it.

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Survival is Priority

This is an extract of my book The DART Principle.

The fundamental priority of the brain is survival and as a result the brain is organized to focus on threats and maintain a great alarm and an emergency response system.

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When Dark Forces Play

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt – just how we play the hand.”Randy Pausch Peter Peter came see me in 2010, because his life was falling apart. He had been ousted as CEO of a large electronics manufacturer, he had lost all his stock options and with that a large part of his […]

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