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Personal development is a game. Let’s discover the rules!

This blog provides food for thought about the basic rules governing life. For start, grasp the elementary rules of the game. Then, skyrocket your personal development!


Personal Development

12 common archetypes - personality
The 12 Common Archetypes 2560 1789 Manolis Stratakis

The 12 Common Archetypes

Where do archetypes come from? The archetypes have developed through the centuries since the first societies. In ancient Greek, the word archetype means initial type. Carl Jung was the first…

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personal development and the dance between our present and future self
How far is your present self from your future self? 2560 1789 Manolis Stratakis

How far is your present self from your future self?

Personal growth and our two selves We all have two selves. Our present and our future self. When the first comes closer to the second, we call it personal growth.…

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personal development and maslow pyramid of needs
The pyramid of human needs and the path to self-actualization 2560 1789 Manolis Stratakis

The pyramid of human needs and the path to self-actualization

The pyramid of needs Abraham Maslow is one of the most renowned psychologists. He devoted an important part of his career searching for the meaning of life. After many years…

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Comfort zone and personal development
Exit your comfort zone to accelerate your personal development 1814 1598 Manolis Stratakis

Exit your comfort zone to accelerate your personal development

What exactly is a comfort zone? The comfort zone is the known, the familiar, this which we can do automatically, without too much thought, without too much difficulty. It is…

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personal development and Pareto principle (important/non-important)
Improve your life using the Pareto rule! 2560 1389 Manolis Stratakis

Improve your life using the Pareto rule!

The Pareto Principle (80-20 rule) Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist realized that 80% of his country’s wealth was held by 20% of the Italian population. It didn’t take long for…

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personal development and time management
Essential time management with the Eisenhower Matrix 2560 1784 Manolis Stratakis

Essential time management with the Eisenhower Matrix

Is the time in our day enough? Time is one of the most democratic things on the planet. Not intelligence. Neither money. Not even health or beauty. Not happiness. Time!…

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Happiness Cocktail
The Happiness Cocktail 2560 1789 Manolis Stratakis

The Happiness Cocktail

Is there a recipe that determines how happy we will be? Why some people seem to be happy while others aren’t? What is exactly that makes us happy? Is it…

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personal development and johari window
A strong realization towards self knowledge with Johari Window 2560 1957 Manolis Stratakis

A strong realization towards self knowledge with Johari Window

The Johari Window The Johari Window is a great self awareness tool. It is named after the first names of the two psychologists who have invented it, Joseph Lufft and…

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Response style in communication
What is your Response Style? 2560 1784 Manolis Stratakis

What is your Response Style?

Response Style in Communication Our response style plays an important role in our communication with people. Builds or destroys our relations in work, family or friendships. Finding our own, gives…

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Flow - Task difficulty vs Skill level
How often do you experience Flow? 2351 2126 Manolis Stratakis

How often do you experience Flow?

The state of Flow We have all been involved in activities where we have intense concentration and total commitment. During these activities we feel that we are very competent. We…

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personal development and life stages
The four stages of life: Which are you living in now? 887 712 Manolis Stratakis

The four stages of life: Which are you living in now?

The Four Stages of Life Carl Jung identified four distinct life stages in all people’s lives. These stages have nothing to do with what we do for living, how old…

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self-esteem and opinion self vs others
How our self esteem is influenced by our self opinion and the opinion of others 3033 2147 Manolis Stratakis

How our self esteem is influenced by our self opinion and the opinion of others

Our self image The image we have about our self and our capabilities is going through a daily trial. Both by others and by ourselves. This image determines the level…

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SMART goal setting
Set your goals SMARTER! 2560 1784 Manolis Stratakis

Set your goals SMARTER!

SMART goals: are you setting Goals or just exercising your wishful thinking? Sometimes we believe we have placed goals in our life, while if they are not SMART, we are…

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personal development and learning stages
The four stages of Learning, learn how you learn! 3408 2381 Manolis Stratakis

The four stages of Learning, learn how you learn!

The Four Stages of Learning The Knowledge Ladder Unconscious Ignorance Our learning process goes through four stages. In the initial stage, the Unconscious Ignorance, something is completely unknown to us.…

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Empowering Exercises

Adopt a winner attitude towards life with a growth mindset! 2560 1788 Manolis Stratakis

Adopt a winner attitude towards life with a growth mindset!

Coaching: Frequently Asked Questions and Short Answers 1280 720 Manolis Stratakis

Coaching: Frequently Asked Questions and Short Answers

How aligned is your life with your Personal Core Values? 150 150 Manolis Stratakis

How aligned is your life with your Personal Core Values?

How high is your Emotional Intelligence? 1587 1116 Manolis Stratakis

How high is your Emotional Intelligence?

Mindfulness exercises 150 150 Manolis Stratakis

Mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness and awareness sharpening games 150 150 Manolis Stratakis

Mindfulness and awareness sharpening games

Gratitude Jar: Empower your gratitude muscles! 640 426 Manolis Stratakis

Gratitude Jar: Empower your gratitude muscles!

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