Money is an interesting topic – it is both very quantitative and rational, as well as a touchy-feely, as people are not very comfortable discussing it. How important is it and how much is enough?
Sooner or later in your academic and/or professional career, there will be situations when your stress will overload you and your wellbeing and performance will suffer. How to deal with stress to keep sane, healthy, and at top performance?
Sooner or later, there will be time when you will think about changing your job. But how to differentiate between the ‘grass-is-always-greener’ temptation vs having a valid rationale to switch?
I recently came across a book called Deep work (by Cal Newport), whose main message I truly identified with. Our world is increasingly distracting our ability to focus and hence our productivity (and mental wellbeing) suffers. It is time to put the disruptions to sleep, and get some work done.
On the importance of growth mindset (Talent Economy; Jan 12 2017; Frank Kalman)
MBTI is a useful psychological tool for better understanding yourself and people around you. It describes people’s inner preferences and personal characteristics, which help one better appreciate other people’s behavior and actions. It is naturally a bit simplistic (as people’s personalities are much more complex to fit into a handy framework) and has its deficiencies, but I have found it a helpful starting point and you may too.