How to unleash the 4 types of creativity in you

This article was originally published on Lifehack on October 13, 2020. Human history has no shortage of brilliant minds: writers, musicians, inventors, entrepreneurs.   Not everyone chooses a creative career, but all of us could use the power of creativity...

The ten obstacles to skill mastery — Part III

In the first and second parts of the series we have discussed seven obstacles to skill mastery: not having started early enough, lack of time to practice, lack of attention, lack of a roadmap, lack of access to quality instruction, difficulty financing your education,...

The ten obstacles to skill mastery — Part II

In the first part of this series we have discussed the first four obstacles to skill mastery: not having started early enough,lack of time to practice,lack of attention, andlack of a roadmap. As you may have noticed, I am trying to take the old adage of “you can...

The ten obstacles to skill mastery – Part I

A guide for late-starters and others who have the deck stacked against them. Many people have excusitis, the habit of making excuses, that prevents them from achievement. This is an incredibly useful idea, and whenever you have an obstacle of some sort, excusitis...

The pyramid of teachers: good luck getting to the top!

 School is predicated on a simple model of acquiring competence: attend a class; receive instruction (pay attention); complete exercises (try hard); repeat until mastered.    This enormously successful model has been replicated by every nation on earth. It has...