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 10,000 hours of deliberate practice rule by Suf Alkhaldi

The 10,000 hours deliberate practice was first introduced by K. Anders Ericsson in his famous article in Harvard Business Review in July-August of 2007, which has been famously used by Cal Newport (productivity blogger and Computer Scientist at Georgetown University) and Malcolm Blackwell, the author of Outlier. Blackwell proved that in order to master a skill like playing… Read More

The decision to be productive at life by Suf Alkhaldi

As I am moving forward with deep work understanding, even taking a class on that (Top performer) , trying to achieve more but keeping regular hours of work, planning my day has become a challenge and fun as well.  I try hard to place 90 minutes of deep work in the mornings and the afternoons… 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

The beauty of living with a growth mindset by Suf Alkhaldi

I finally finished reading the book ” Mindset: the new psychology of success” by Carol Dweck recommended by  a friend, two years ago — thank you Brighid. The book is a landmark for a new era of understanding the growth mindset and the fixed mindset.  Many chapters of the book made me examine my own life.  The explanation of… Read More

The joy of ignoring failure by Suf Alkhaldi

When Elon Musk built his company SpaceX , he was asked about the possibility for his company to fail. His answer was a textbook inspiration for me and for all the people who hesitate to do something big: “it is too important not to try.”   History will tell you that achievers failed more than anybody… Read More

Why laughter is contagious by Suf Alkhaldi

Properly, the most rewarding human habit, developed through thousands of years of evolution, is the ability to laugh. Laughing creates a state of happiness and relaxation that we all enjoy.  It is not surprising that we have comedy shows and comedy clubs as well as family gatherings, creating  a lot of laughter. Somehow when I was… Read More