The Corona situation has seen a dramatic increase in conspiracy theories. Not only concerning the virus itself, its origin and propagation, but linking it to a multitude of other claimed conspiracies. I am not a big fan of conspiracy theories. I see it as a an attempt to short cut years of hard work by gaining access to “secret knowledge” that makes the person “special” and “woke” and able to look upon other people as... Read more!
The “Å” team interviews the amazing Chris Cook - Olympic swimmer, Commonwealth Champion, European and World Championships medal winner. Chris is a wonderful guy - empathetic and smart. We could learn a lot from his experiences. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/05/ChrisCook.html Read more!
The “Å” team covers mental training in eSports. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/04/eSports.html Read more!
The “Å” team covers how to handle stress, trouble and Corona lock-downs. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/04/Stress.html Read more!
The “Å” team shares all the secrets to doing great presentations. I present this here as a podcast since it may be easier to listen to a one hour show than watching the full video. But if you prefer the video, it’s at the bottom here. As promised during this talk: Here is Brendan juggling: Here is Øivind doing flair: And here is Nick Vujicic: Want us to cover other topics? Share your ideas by... Read more!
Anette is my woman, but Julia is a pretty lovable programming language. It’s a high level language geared toward mathematics, statistics and data science. It has a clear and simple syntax with a vast range of modules - from astronomy and chemistry to geophysics, finance and machine learning. It’s open source and can be used for anything, really. The neatness of Julia become apparent when you launce the interpretor on the command line and type... Read more!
Marcus Aurelius is one of my favorite philosophers. His views capture much of how I conduct my life, but with an extra dose of empathy. In these Corona times, Marcus has som good advice captured in this must-read article. Enjoy. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” “You have power over your mind - not... Read more!
Thanks to Brendan who discovered Calendly, you can now book a 30 minute online coaching session with me. Just follow the link in the bottom right corner and book an available time slot that suits you. We can talk over Google Hangout, Skype, Zoom, Signal, Messenger or any other means that you like. And it’s free. I enjoy coaching a variety of different people. But this doesn’t have to be a coaching session. It could... Read more!
“We stopped looking outward because this became more interesting to us.” “So it’s that simple? We’re driven by interest, and that’s all?” “Yeah, pretty much?” “But don’t you wonder what’s out there? If there is anything left on Earth, or anyone? Or if there is life elsewhere in the Universe?” “Why would you care? Isn’t this all you ever wanted? Everything you could ever wish for is right in here, with the flip of a... Read more!
Here is an example of a motivational workshop we do in our company “Å” (A-Circle). It is our way of helping people get a motivation boost while in some degree of Corona lock-down. We have done this workshop more than 20 times so far. and it is version 8 of this simple slide that we base it on: We make a habit of doing fun projects and workshops with fun people. This time we did... Read more!
The apprentice Fakir lied there squirming on the bed of nails. His master lied perfectly still beside him. “But… Master, don’t you feel the pain?” “Of course I feel the pain. The trick is not minding the pain.” One could go even further. Anything in life is either resisted, accepted, liked or enjoyed. While it is perfectly fine to have any of these four attitudes toward anything as you wish, it helps to be aware... Read more!
Are you afraid of dying? Then, to be blunt, that may just be the root cause of your problems in life. Fear, any fear breads irrationality. A fear of death is so basic that it underpins all of life and becomes a general lowering of rationality - to some degree. I find it underlying all other fears in my experience as a mental trainer and coach. Because what is the worst that can happen if... Read more!