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7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

This is the fifth on my series of articles which draw upon the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. You can read my previous articles about Habit 1 and Habit 2. Habit Number 3: Put First Things First “The successful person has the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do”. EM Gray from The...[ read more ]

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Begin with the End in Mind

This is the fourth on my series of articles which draw upon the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.     Habit Number 2: Begin with the End in Mind Picture yourself going to the funeral of a loved one. You enter the funeral parlour or church and walk toward the open casket. Looking down at deceased you...[ read more ]

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive

This is the third on my series of articles which draw upon the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.   Habit Number 1: Be Proactive Winning the internal victory. In 1943 Austrian-Jewish psychiatrist, Dr Viktor Frankl, was taken from his wife and parents and brought to Auschwitz concentration camp. He spent much of the next 3 years under...[ read more ]

Changing Paradigms: The Way We See the Problem Is the Problem

This is the second on my series of articles which draw upon the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” The Way We See the Problem Is the Problem A father steps onto a busy metro-train with his children. The children are unruly: yelling, throwing things, grabbing the belongings of other passengers. All the while, the father says and...[ read more ]

Building Character

This is the first on my series of articles which draw upon the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”   The Success Problem Imagine a successful person. Better still, imagine yourself as successful. Who do you imagine? If you’d asked me to do this exercise, the first thing I’d imagine was someone with two qualities: fame and wealth....[ read more ]

What’s that Noise? Invasion of the Hums

Last year, my wife drew my attention to a low rumbling sound. She pointed out that at times, especially at night, you could hear a factory a few blocks from my house. I’d never been cognisant of the noise beforehand, but as soon as she raised my awareness, I immediately knew that it had always been there. In the coming...[ read more ]

Happy New Year: Has ChatGPT Made Me Lazy?

“If users rely too heavily on AI algorithms for decision making, they may become less confident in their own abilities” ChatGPT from Post Human Thinking: ChatGPT and the Last Man   Happy New Year! I usually start the year by reflecting on the best of my articles (yes, self-indulgent, I know). But this year, it’s hard to make a short...[ read more ]

Thoroughbreds: The Unrelenting Standards and Self-Sacrificing Schemas

Olly* is a captain in the army. “Basically, there’s expectations on us that we’ll never meet, and if we did happen to meet them, they’d only get higher”. Olly was seeing me for burnout related depression. “I know I should have put my hand up earlier and got help, I just couldn’t let myself off the hook that easily”. “I...[ read more ]

Is it Safe to Seek Help when You’re a Helper?

According to medical science website, Medscape, a doctor was (allegedly) fired due to seeking psychological help for burnout. The doctor, an American anaesthetist Dr Peddada, was notified by the employing hospital that his offer of employment was being rescinded after he requested a 1-month medical leave due to burnout in his previous role. A significant part of my clientele is...[ read more ]

Your Next Psychologist will be a Cyborg

According to BBC News, Dr Paul Marsden, a member of the British Psychological Society, admitted that his best friend is an AI Chatbot. "Next to my wife the most intimate relationship I have is with GPT” said Dr Marsden. “I spend hours every day talking, brainstorming, bouncing ideas off it".   I found the tasty morsel above in an article...[ read more ]



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