Blind spot

What’s your blind spot?

To most people the idea of having a blind spot feels unpleasant. It is about something you don’t know, can’t see, and where it’s hard to defend yourself against. Yet a blind spot offers you the best chance to bring about a real change in yourself. Discussing a blind spot is also a great way to build a deeper bond with someone else. Let’s start …

The algorithm of your life

This message is about algorithms, and how the principles behind them can help you to make your actions more satisfying for everyone (including yourself). On all sides our lives are determined and controlled by software. Without the development of ever more sophisticated programs, our modern world would collapse: the greatest fear if the power would drop out for a while. Software is again composed of …

Personality models, meaningful or not?

Have you ever done a personality test? Probably. And what did you do with the outcome? Did it feel OK? Are you proud of it? Are you actively trying to deploy and use it? They come in many shapes and sizes, from short, simple questionnaires in magazines to extensive tests via websites. Sometimes with a scientific background, and sometimes more for some pastime fun. After …

Start creating order!

How to start with “creating order”? The usual advice is to make a plan in which you record the most important choices and actions and decide what you’ll do and what you don’t, in which order and how. Sometimes structure is experienced as following a somewhat rigid discipline. All too often one starts with organizing and laying down new rules (possibly as a replacement for …

Am I normal?

“Am I normal? ” That’s not a question you should ask yourself too often. Without being overly confident, most of the time you should not have to worry about it. Yet it happens to us all, that gnawing doubt if you feel that your message doesn’t come across. You are not understood, everyone goes a different way and ignores you. People are angry with you, give …