Identity First: How To Build a Self-Sustaining Path To Better Learning and Growth

In his book, Atomic Habits, author James Clear shows us how to build good habits and cut out bad ones. One particular concept in the book has dramatically improved my own ability to learn and grow. It is the idea…

Mastering your Inner Game: the art of relaxed concentration

Back in the 70’s Timothy Gallwey made a breakthrough discovery while coaching his tennis players. During practice, he noticed some of his students giving themselves verbal instructions for improvements. They would tell themselves things like “get up for the ball”, “bend your knees”, “swing harder" etc. There was nothing unusual about this self talk, except it seemed to hurt rather than help progress.