Day 7: Strengthen your most important relationships

It’s remarkable how creative people get when locked up in their homes! During the last few days, I have received so many hilarious clips on my phone that made me almost die from laughter. From all of them, I hate to admit it, but this is my favorite.Don’t get me...

Episode 1: How thinking influences our life and our relationships with Actor and Dating Expert, Luke Steele.

 Amongst other things, Luke shares: - What it takes to be an awesome actor. - Why thinking matters to be successful in life. - Why success doesn’t always equal happiness. - The habits and the thinking patterns that separate successful people from everyone else..

What Makes Nadal Superhuman

Ambitious individuals like entrepreneurs and entertainers love watching professional tennis because it is such a tough sport. Every point is a battle, and no matter what the score it is, anything can happen until you win the last point. To make things worse -- by the...

What Einstein Got Wrong When Speaking About Insanity

Have you ever noticed that often people complain about their business, their relationship or their health but they simply don’t do anything about it? For example, friends or family might complain that: They don’t make enough money but they refuse to work harder, sell...

The one daily practice that will make you more focused than ever before…

In a study published in 2010, which was conducted in Dunedin, New Zealand, researchers followed kids between the ages of four and eight and tested them thoroughly on cognitive control.  The researchers then tracked the participants down when they were in their 30’s...

Thinking in ‘’3-D Goals’’

Every ambitious person I know faces the following dilemma: “Should I choose big goals that excite me, even if they feel scary and unrealistic? Or do I settle for small, easily achievable, boring outcomes that will help me build some momentum?” In his book Feel Good...

The Mindful Traveller or how to enjoy your trips no matter how stressful they are

My wife and me have just arrived to New York, one of the busiest and hectic cities in the world. Although I think NY is a cool city, its crazy lifestyle excites me too much and this is why it is so important for me to slow down from time to time and simply relax....

Why you need to become an actor!

One of the funniest moments as the former agent of world number, Novak Djokovic, was seeing him impersonate his fellow players, following the US Open final in 2007 (You can see it here: Djokovic imitates Sharapova and Nadal). At the time, I thought that my client was...

My Wimbledon Hero

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”.- Andy Warhol There have been many exciting matches in Wimbledon, but to me, there is only one true fairy tale; It is the story of the 26 year old Swiss player Timea Bacsinszky. For...

Anti-habits and the curse of compounding

Albert Einstein called “Compounding” the world’s 8th wonder because over time an asset can grow exponentially. For example, say you invest $ 1,000 today and generate a return of 10%.  In one year, you will have accumulated $ 1,100. In year two, you will have...

Why Love matters!

Research has shown on numerous occasions that married people live a healthier life physically and spiritually, recover better from diseases, and live a healthier lifestyle. According to an article from Harvard Health Publications, a survey of 127,545 men proved that...

Never give up!

We have just concluded the first professional men's tennis tournament in Shenzhen. A surprise late entry was former Wimbledon and US Open Champion, and Olympic winner, Andy Murray. And what a lesson he has taught us.. Murray seemed very motivated and eager to win this...

Day 5: Prioritize Sleep

Today, I wanted to take a 20-minute nap. Instead, I woke up 2 hours later, feeling grumpy and tired. I felt lousy most of the day, started arguing with my wife about the most stupid things and kept losing my patience with my kids- all things I do not feel very proud...

Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education

With the release of an updated EDUCAUSE on Campus toolkit, Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) completes a trio of publications intended to guide those of you who are interested in making the move...

My first 2 weeks as a second-time dad!

Learning from past mistakes and overcoming three main challenges to stay productive and disciplined even while everything else at home seems to be falling upside down! How time flies! Two weeks ago, my wife started getting her first serious contractions. Every few...

The Science of Thinking Smarter

John Med­ina, Direc­tor of the Brain Cen­ter for Applied Learn­ing Research at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Prin­ci­ples for Sur­viv­ing and Thriv­ing at Work, Home, and School, wrote a great article for us on Brain Rules: sci­ence and...

Day 11: Visualizing your future self

On a cold wet day, on May 6th, 1954, in Oxford, a young runner from a regular working class family, made the impossible possible. Roger Bannister broke the world record by running a mile in under 4 minutes (in 3:59.04  minutes). He wrote history. But that was just the...

How to triple your level of motivation

Have you ever looked back and wished you had started with the pursuit of a goal, say 5 or 10 years ago? What if you had triple the motivation to do accomplish that task, do you think you would have started it?  If you are like me, your answer is probably, YES! So what...

The biggest moment of my life

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.- Albert Einstein I can’t describe the feelings that raced through my body as I was walking towards my girlfriend. This would be the last time she would be my fiancée, as she was...

How Did You Fall Into That Ditch?

As humans, we always want something more or better. This is the engine of evolution and progress. Whether we want to find a partner, stay alone, be loved, or be rejected these are all wants or purposes. A purpose is a change we want to achieve, because we think it...

Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education

With the release of an updated EDUCAUSE on Campus toolkit, Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) completes a trio of publications intended to guide those of you who are interested in making the move...

The best tools to eliminate anxiety

Whether it is a business meeting, a hot date, or a big sports competition, we all have moments in life that raise our pulse. For such occasions, I want to share two tools that have literally transformed my life. The first tool is called “foreburning.” “Foreburning” is...

The one secret you must know about love!

It is no secret that around half the marriages in the modern world fall apart after a few years. From the other half, we can also assume that many fail to really thrive in their relationships. This predicament is even scary to many singles, as they might sense that...

Why do top performers love pain?

Last month I visited Odessa which really is an awesome city. And to sweeten the trip, my parents in law booked my wife and me a daily 90 minute Thai massage. These daily treatments were a true highlight for us. But at the same time,  I noticed something very strange:...

The one biggest killer to peak performance

This week I am in Odessa, visiting the family of my wife. Odessa is a beautiful city, and a pleasant mix of sunshine with a light breeze give the perfect whether conditions. The other day we went to play bowling, a game I haven't played since I was maybe 10. In the...

New Year Resolutions

If you are like me, you are probably planning your New Year resolutions as you read this. You may also know that most people struggle to follow through with their goals. Therefore I would like to share the key steps that have helped me define and follow through with...

Introducing the habit of “Time Out’s”

A research in New Zealand tested the ability of self control amongst over one thousand young kids, and then followed them throughout their lives. The result was clear. The better their self control during their childhood years, the better they did in their 30’s in all...

The Power of Slowing Down

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. ~Andy Goldsworthy As a child, I always loved snow. In fact, while living in Switzerland, one of the coolest birthday gifts I would receive from my brother was a snowman. So my recent vacation in Odessa-- my...

How To Make Every Day Awesome!

“Make every day your masterpiece” – John Wooden OK, you planned out 2019 and spent a lot of time thinking about your goals, so what is next? It’s time to take consistent action. Like the famous basketball coach John Wooden famously said, we want to turn everyday into...

Day 2: Calming the mind

I used to love horror movies, like The Birds from Alfred Hitchcock or the Poltergeist movies by Brian Gibson. The problem was that I would often feel so anxious about any sounds I would hear, and any shadows I would see, that it would take me hours to fall asleep....

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