How to tell when your inner critic is lying through its teeth!

[4 minute psychology] “Thanks Rebecca, now I feel like less of a Ph.D. fuck up”. The ex-doctoral student was responding to my congratulations on his job promotion. He hadn’t completed his Ph.D. I wish everyone had a Ph.D. Then everyone … Continued

[1 minute psychology] ‘Failures’ are the stepping stones to success

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again – Nelson Mandela Thanks Nelson, I need frequent reminding that ‘failures’ are often the stepping stones to success – … Continued

Warning – Cath Vincent’s advice may lead to the fulfillment of impossible dreams

(2 minute read) A former p-lab. Champagne. A musician’s dream. A vivacious entrepreneur living her fun-filled present. Last night was quite a night. Electrifying speaker Cath Vincent and musician husband Jesse Wilde hybridized their dreams to carve a creative music-T.V.-recording-business … Continued

Procrastination is a phobia – and can be cured like one

[3 minute psychology] The ten minute timer trick (described here) for beating procrastination may appear simple, and it is, but there’s some intriguing – and very useful – psychology behind it. First, a definition of phobia: phobia n. a persistent and irrational … Continued

A love letter to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

It is fitting that I located a book on magic in a magical bookshop. Unity Books, the bookshop situated in quirky colorful High Street, Auckland – is the best book shop in my world. It’s the magical book shop you see in films. … Continued

The 10 minute trick for beating procrastination

[3 minute psychology] The 10-minute trick for beating procrastination Ever noticed the hardest part is getting started? Ever noticed that once you’ve finally started it’s not so bad? Why it’s so hard getting started But getting started can be really hard. That’s … Continued

Why I’m so scared of failure – and sabertooth tigers

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It’s not just failure I’m scared of. I’m scared of many things: Criticism Ridicule Put downs Being incompetent Not getting high enough grades Not being good enough….. But not good enough for what? Most of us are scared of all of these things. … Continued