time hacking Archive

Do you want your idea to stand out from the rest? Stop using this 4 fancy – cliché words

I like to see myself as a cliché detector. I hate when people talk about their work as “life-changing”, “the best in the world” or “the most innovative thing ever”. The world is flooded with false expectations and cliché expressions to describe people’s creations. The problem with this cliché expressions is that they drain

A real-time example is worth a thousand online articles: how to find and learn from the ‘Elon Musk’s’ and the ‘Warren Buffet’s’ that are close to you?

Every day, my Facebook feed is flooded with articles of blogs and media sites writing about the lessons that we can learn from top performers. This week, I’ve seen at least a dozen of Elon Musk and Warren Buffet articles. We get over-exposed to information that suggests that we should follow the advice of

How asking this couple of simple questions will help you finish your project in half the time

I’m writing this post right now and I have no idea of what the title will be. Some time ago, I realized that I was wasting a lot of time (and creative effort) thinking about titles for my posts even before I start writing them. This is a pattern that we see everywhere: We

Learn how to overcome ‘FOMO’ and start doing meaningful, cool and funny work

How often do you worry because you think you are missing some “cool” trend or opportunity? ‘Fear of missing out’ has become a normal component of our days. With technology and social media, we are overexposed to events, people and products, and every day we receive thousands of stimuli with the intention to convince

Learn the 3 secrets of the best artists and entrepreneurs: Stealing and recycling ideas to start successful projects

Sometimes, our emotions are more powerful than our reason. And that’s great…unless you don’t know how to funnel and take advantage of those emotions. It’s also great having a lot of energy and enthusiasm about a new idea, but the real magic happens when we learn how to funnel that energy into something valuable.

3 behaviors that are making you a mediocre person and how to avoid them

“Standard”. Dangerous word. I don’t like things that create any type of limit sensation in the mind. Sometimes, standard behaviors become routine actions. The problem is that, in almost all the cases, there’s no filter to let us know if those behaviors will be valuable in any sense. We adopt some standards for our

3 effective ways to prepare for ‘mental marathons’ and reduce your stress levels in the process

  There’s a trend I keep noticing in my mood and my stress levels every time I have to do something: the better I prepare for that, the less stress I have. The better you prepare, the better the results tend to be. It sounds obvious, so obvious that seems stupid to write about

What I learned using “controlled environments” to launch successful projects and test ideas

I learned about the “controlled environment” concept in the zombie movies, where they show some kind of virus or disease spreading around the world and everything becoming mayhem because something wrong happened with the controlled environment where the virus was being tested and stored. According to the Oxford dictionary, a controlled environment is an

3 ways to overcome the fear to talk to important people

On a previous post, I wrote about the fact that many times, the things we never think about are the ones that could take us to the next level. And one of the reasons why we avoid to think about those important things is because some of them scare us. One of those things

How to learn something from every person you meet

Sometimes, the things we never think about are the ones that could take us to the next level. I think there are two reasons why we never think about some things that are important: Because we don’t have them on the radar or because we don’t consider they are important. One of those things