Willpower

Each morning, we wake up with a certain amount of willpower; it is responsible for doing things which are difficult, for doing something we don’t like but it’s also good for us, and for making good decisions in general. As the day goes by, we lose our willpower. Therefore, in the evening we more often eat and drink things which are bad for us, we skip going to the gym, we buy things we don’t

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Willpower

Each morning, we wake up with a certain amount of willpower; it is responsible for doing things which are difficult, for doing something we don’t like but it’s also good for us, and for making good decisions in general. As the day goes by, we lose our willpower. Therefore, in the evening we more often eat and drink things which are bad for us, we skip going to the gym, we buy things we don’t

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13 Simple Rules Which Can make Your Everyday Life Easier

Rules are efficient only if they are easy to remember, there aren’t many of them, and when they cover the important aspects of life. For that purpose, I’ve created the rules which will help my work, mental and physical health, and my relationships with others. As the time goes by, I will inevitably have to change and adopt some of these rules, but since I have been following the majority of these rules for quite

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A Change

A change often doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t come by itself. First, you need to decide what you want to change; weight, job, where you live, skillset… The next step is to set a goal or in other words to determine the outcome of your change; to lose 10 pounds, to work from home, to move to Norway, to get a Master degree… Once you have a clear goal, you must design a strategic

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Where do Writing Ideas and Inspiration Come From?

One of the reasons writers write and talk about writing is because they don’t know what is the source of their ideas and they would like to find it by talking about it. For the same reason, nobody can teach you to write. Those who study writing are able to dissect stories with a precision of a surgeon, to shred it into the tiniest bits, to understand the shape of a successful story and that

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Reading and Writing

Writing and reading are the means of communication in which information is not necessarily exchanged in both directions.  Writing is a mean of communication which often doesn’t happen in real time, with the exception of the new inventions like instant messaging, but even there, a correspondent can reply later. Reading enables us to receive information written down centuries ago, but in that case we’re unable to reply, nor it is that expected from us; the

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Statistics

MailChimp, an email service which I’m using to send you mail each day, enables me to see statistics. There, I can see how many readers open my emails and how many readers click on the links in the email. It’s interesting Welcome email which you get after joining my Reader’s Club, which contains a free copy of my novel, opens only 44% of the readers, and only 28% clicks on the link and download the

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The Task of a Storyteller

Human beings are capable to process consciously only a fraction of information which they are receiving each moment and they are mostly relying on their five senses. Subconscious mind mostly process information which we can’t rationalize and it’s constantly trying to feed us with them; hence dreams and intuition. Dreams are the stories which our subconscious sends us and through which it tries to tells us something. Dreams are often unclear and unreal, but they

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Sleep and Decision Making

A grown human being needs between 8 and 9 hours of sleep, according to Matthew Walker, a scientist who devoted his whole life studying sleep. Among other things, san influences our decision making. Most of the things which are good for us, are not as often pleasant; it’s much more pleasant to sit for an hour than to workout; it’s much more delicious to eat donuts than salad; you require much less energy to watch

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The Feast

Patron saint, 18th birthday, weddings, 1st birthday, baptism, joining the army… just name it. People are making huge feasts and they want to have more guests than their neighbours, better band,  better meals…  Although it all sounds nice; friends and family gather around and they celebrate certain milestones in somebody’s life, they have fun and they all leave satisfied, but is it really all that good? Many people get a loan from the bank to

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