In a well-known study by Shiv and Fedorikhin entitled Heart and Mind in Conflict, groups of people were asked to remember a 2-digit or a 7-digit number. Then the people in the study were brought into a room and offered two snacks. Fruit or chocolate cake. Those who had to remember the longer number were two times as likely to go for the chocolate cake. Continue reading
This is the way it’s done. This is the way society says it should happen.
It starts when we’re young. Choose these courses. Take this degree. Start this job. Buy this property.
And then one day we realize that we weren’t really sure about any of those decisions and we’re not truly happy, but we’re stuck. With bills and commitments and things we started that we feel we need to finish. Continue reading
I heard an audio essay by Tim Ferriss last week called the Choice-Minimal Lifestyle and it really stirred up my thoughts. He spoke about how money is renewable while time and attention are non-renewable resources. You can’t get them back once the moment is gone. Continue reading
Yesterday I was standing in a Grade 10 classroom talking to students about my journey to become a published author. Sharing my message about grit, resilience, embracing failure, finding your gift and never giving up. Continue reading