Tag Archives: Workplace


Supervisors, in Service of Their Subordinates or the Other Way Around?

There are two approaches when it comes to the working relationship between a supervisor and their subordinates. The First Approach According to the first approach, supervisors are there to facilitate the best performance of their subordinates. The supervisors aren’t expected to do the job, but they are expected to guide, lead, and evaluate the work […]


This Is How You Annoy People without Even Realizing It

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw I remember my first job more than a decade ago. We were a bunch of tech enthusiasts researching algorithms. Those were the days when […]


Bias for Action

Act on an idea even if you aren’t sure you’ll succeed, if it promises secondary benefits such as new ideas, connections, experience, and more courage and self-discipline. Doing nothing is more valuable than distraction and busy work. Activities that have no value not only waste your time, they also waste your attention and mental energy. […]


Doing Nothing is Not Wasting Time

There is an obsession to take action in the modern western society. This obsession has its upside as well as its downside. Taking action is great, if the action you take is a significant step towards your most important goals. Let’s be honest. Most of the time, it’s not. Most of the time, our motivation […]


How to Switch on Your Genius Mode

Your deep mind is where your genius resides. You need to eliminate all kinds of distractions in order to access your deep mind. Besides that, you can take further steps to improve your access to your deep mind. Work Environment Accessing your deep mind requires relaxation and slowing down your mind. A silent and tidy […]


How to Tap into Your Genius

There’s a genius in all of us. Some of us tap into that genius and get extraordinary results. The rest of us aren’t aware of its existence or simply ignore it. Our genius, our deep mind, is capable of coming up with brilliant ideas, solutions, and insights, but we put all kinds of obstacles in […]


Eliminate Distraction to Strengthen Your David

Imagine there are two people in your consciousness who are running your life. One is awake all the time, big, strong, but dumb. This is your Goliath. The other one is weak, small, asleep most of the time, but intelligent. This is your David. Can you see the problem here? Most of us go through […]


How to Create an Environment for Success

Most of the success literature is about how to work harder, longer, and smarter. There is no doubt that working harder, longer, and smarter will improve your results. Nevertheless, that’s only one side of the coin. The other side is to create an environment and identity for success. The effort you invest in your environment […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly overview of my latest content on personal development and life lessons.