The Goal of Knowing Yourself Creates a Good Life by Suf Alkhaldi

As we are in a society filled with the attraction of abundance, it becomes very hard to decide what you want exactly. The balancing act between what you want and what is good for you creates a daily struggle for all of us.  We all want to be disciplined and achieve our daily goals as well as our… Read More

Honesty, rudeness, and not knowing (chauffeur knowledge) are not the same by Suf Alkhaldi

I have to be honest with you is one phrase I hate to hear in meetings or in personal conversations.  As much as I love to have people be honest with me all of the time, I have started noticing that this phrase is usually used by people who act like jerks.  Humility and honesty are… Read More

Why you should aim for 100 rejections by Suf Alkhaldi

The power of rejection is a true path to achieve a lot in our life. The difference between high and moderate achievers boils down to how much we can handle rejections.  Successful achievers have more rejections than anybody in their field. Failure for high achievers becomes a normal price they accept.  It does not matter… Read More

Why it is not important what people think about you by Suf Alkhaldi

It is almost impossible not to hear this statement when you talk to someone: what would so-and-so think or say? My mind immediately shoots this subliminal fast response: who cares what people think or this person thinks! This question generates anxiety in many people, especially young people. Our low self-esteem usually does not let us… Read More

The wonder of Icelandic vacation 2 by Suf Alkhaldi

  Probably, the most amazing cure for stress and the way to recharge my life battery is to take a vacation. Vacations for me usually reset the time to calibrate my life priorities. On vacations, I slow down by looking  at my life with new lenses, asking myself different deep questions. Many people refuse to take vacations — an idea… Read More

How to self-control and manage your willpower by Suf Alkhaldi

Self-control is something we all need to work on when we hit our teenage years and beyond. Teenage years are often full of bad decisions — pushing against conventional wisdom and challenging anything that represents the establishment or authority. My parents worked hard to teach me to control my anger, joy, as well as my desires.… Read More

Why avoiding bad advice is hard by Suf Alkhaldi

One of the good skills I needed to develop was to know the difference between good and bad advice. It sounds simple, but it was not that simple for me and it is still not.  Knowing the difference between good and bad advice is not only hard, it is a skill – at least I have… Read More

The discovery of deep work by Suf Alkhaldi

It is highly unlikely to read anything about working habits of current and previous well-known people without stumbling onto the Deep Work trend. The new book released by Cal Newport about Deep Work contributes to the definition and explanation of using this concept.  Cal Newport’s blogs on the practice of deep work are followed by thousands… Read More