Category Archives: Psychology

‘Self-Leadership’ Is the Productivity Tool That Rewards Your Deepest Needs

While other people were managing their pandemic stress by baking sourdough and tie-dyeing their entire wardrobes, I was browsing the internet for stuff I didn’t need — candles, throw pillows, pajama sets, anything that could make the time in lockdown feel more like a cozy choice than a life-or-death necessity. At least once a week, a new […]

8 Things I Learned Reading 50 Books A Year For 7 Years

I’ve read over 300 books since the beginning of 2011, not counting the many I started but didn’t finish and the endless content we all read online. I’ve read about topics ranging from Buddhism to business, philosophy to physics, and writers ranging from feminists to pick-up artists (and even Trump’s “Art of The Deal.”) I’ve […]

Morning Habits, Jump-Start Your Brain For Success

Ever wondered why most successful people have morning habits? No, it’s not because they’re OCD or odd in any way. They develop habits for this one simple reason: to reduce friction in their lives so they can focus on what they do best. Makes sense, right? “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” […]

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive

When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and managed a not-for-profit organization at night. At that time, working long hours landed me countless national campaigns, opportunities to work with A-list organizations and a successful career. […]

The Healthiest People in the World Don’t Go to the Gym

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it — look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones— the places around the world with the highest life expectancy — don’t pump iron, run marathons […]

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled.” — Unknown. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from […]