Before you make plans for a summer vacation, check out this week’s Video of the Week. Travel writer Pico Iyer explains in his Ted Talk why going nowhere can be as exciting as going to far-flung destinations. Taking time away from work — and those incessant emails — is important both to your ability to see the big picture, and to your health. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.
Do you have enough time in your day? Your week? Did you accomplish all of your goals last year? Apochromatik has some exciting news that we will be announcing in the coming months related to this…but in the meantime, we want to briefly talk about how busy we all are. And because you are busy, I’m going to make this post a really short 3 minute read.Read More
Why do we focus on the negatives when making a decision, or evaluating ourselves? How can you make more objective decisions and have a more realistic view of situations? Psychologist Alison Ledgerwood answers these questions and more in this week’s Video of the Week, her TedxUCDavis talk.
This week is the fourth and final part of our series on building your network in just 15 minutes per week. By the end of this week, you should be much farther in your effort to cultivate your network, based on just an hour of effort.Read More
Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner was recently quoted by Bustle on habits of highly successful people. Amy talks about time management, and why tracking your time periodically has such huge pay-offs. If you want to give it a try, join our email list and receive a free downloadable time tracker.
Want to work on your persuasion skills? Check out this week’s Video of the Week, where in less than 5 minutes, author and lawyer Daniel H. Pink explains “Jedi mind tricks” that will help you persuade anyone by asking two simple questions.
In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains why a pre-mortem — thinking through potentially stressful situations before they happen — can help you avoid things going wrong in the first place or help you think more rationally when they do. Check out his video, “How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed,” and consider whether his recommendations might be helpful in your own life and career.
In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, art historian Sarah Lewis discusses the importance of near wins in helping propel us toward both success and mastery, and why “[w]e thrive not when we’ve done it all, but when we still have more to do.” Check it out and it just might help you appreciate your own near wins and realize how “[c]oming close to what you thought you wanted can help you attain more than you ever dreamed you could.”
If it’s Tuesday, it’s VOTW. Take 20 minutes and listen to this discussion between Mel Robbins and Tom Bilyeu. If you have a collapsing career or if life is just not going the way you thought it would go…what are you doing to make the decisions that will move you forward? Don’t “hit the snooze button” in your life. Today is the day to “check-in.”
Don’t let tiny decisions take you off track. Discover your greatness!
If you need assistance making sure you have your “five second moments” exactly when you need them please contact Apochromatik!
What new habit would you like to try this month? In this week’s Video of the Week, Matt Cutts explains why it’s worth adopting a new habit for 30 days. You can do anything for 30 days, he says, and the month is going to pass by anyway — why not give it a try?
Recently we conducted a Q&A session where we heard from several professionals who asked about networking. In the next few weeks, we’ll address many of the questions they raised, including how to build a network from the ground up. First, though, three common networking mistakes you can easily avoid.Read More
Are you reaching the goals you set out to reach this year? Where are you on your resolutions for 2018? The second quarter of the year marks a new beginning for each of us to "try" again. The first Video of the Week of the new quarter is a short motivational video that takes a look at some "failures." If you haven't achieved what you set out to do this year, keep trying, you haven't failed. If you need help, contact us at apochromatik.com.