Category: Paul’s Monday Tips

Teaching a child

The expert’s trap

When an expert tackles a problem, they have many advantages, and also some disadvantages. “In the beginner’s mind, there are …

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Girl writing on exam paper

What’s on your exam paper?

Life is a test. Or at least, it can feel that way sometimes. We are tested by relationships, circumstances, and …

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Archer taking shot

Ready, Fire, Aim

The prevailing mantra, reinforced in the movies, is ready, aim, fire.And the hero or heroine pulls off an impossible shot …

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Stubborn billboard

Can being stubborn kill you?

Well, this billboard from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests it can. And the graffiti artist disagrees …

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Carpenter using measure

Measure twice, cut once

There is a saying in the carpentry world, “Measure twice, cut once”. I am sure there are similar aphorisms in …

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Hero

What are your principles?

Someone asked me about principles recently. I struggled to find an answer. Groucho Marx made the joke: “Those are my …

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Please do not disturb board

Don’t listen to the other voices

Last week I talked about each of the jobs on your to-do list having a voice. They still do. So, …

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Silence-shhh

The ‘voice’ of your to-do list

Each of the jobs on your list has a ‘voice’. Listen. Can you hear them calling you? Which voices do …

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Business man brushing teeth

Starting an extraordinary day

By the time you brush your teeth, what have you settled for from the day? How ordinary are you expecting …

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Ginger kitten reflection male lion

Are you an exception to the rule?

The Peter Principle: “In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out …

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