Author Archives: Andrew Halfacre

About Andrew Halfacre

I can help you figure out what you really want and recover the motivation to go after it.

What Olympians Can Show Us About Setting Big Goals

The Problem With Goals You wouldn’t know it from browsing the self-help aisle of your local bookstore, but scientists are beginning to question whether focusing too much on goals runs counter to long-term performance and general well-being. In a Harvard Business … Continue reading

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The argument for mastering one thing at a time

If you want to master multiple habits and stick to them for good, then you need to figure out how to be consistent. How can you do that? Well, here is one of the most robust findings from psychology research … Continue reading

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How to pick a field in two minutes

Dick Bolles: When a woman is packing for a trip, she may throw in “this little frock, which can go anywhere.” Likewise, when a man is packing for a trip, he may throw in a dark blue blazer, again because … Continue reading

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Want to improve your presentation skills?

If one of the things you want is to improve your presentation skills, why not take a minute to consider Potential Energy:

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What focus means…

“Steve was the most remarkably focused person I’ve ever met in my life,” Ive said. “And the thing with focus is, it’s not this thing you aspire to, or you decide on Monday, ‘You know, I’m going to be focused.’ … Continue reading

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Two quick tips for unpleasant jobs

This’ll only take 30 seconds. I really love doing this. January can be a drag and somehow all those irritating jobs which come with living seem worse in the grey cold. So here’s a couple of things you can try … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

For years the priests had copied the words. As each scroll wore out they’d make a new one, copying the words they knew meant hope: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the … Continue reading

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