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Self-Improvement

Learn, grow, transform with Flavio. U win or U learn.

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Flavio reflects on how to tackle the New Year (and life in general) during the challenging times we live in. Learn about his concrete strategies how to be happy and successful. In this episode, Flavio discusses the difference between activities and goals, how to plan for contingencies without getting anxious, and how to do what he calls realistic planning, the magic skill that will make you more productive and happier.

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October 3, 2020

Episode 13: How to succeed

Flavio shares his key formula for success = creativity + structure + monitoring. Learn how to get to the next level by succeeding in an unstructured environment. Implement your good ideas by creating your own structure (and monitoring your progress). Check out Flavio's concrete examples of how to apply this formula with examples form academia and industry.

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September 20, 2020

Episode12: Synergy!

Synergy! Flavio shares his new insights about synergy and how it helps you achieve your goals without burning out. He talks about sharing, teaching, and giving as additional dimensions that provide synergy and increase happiness (and productivity).

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This episode focuses on self-care. Flavio provides an actionable definition and explains why it is so important. He offers a cognitive tick to avoid the fallacy of "I do not have time". In the second half, he discusses proven strategies for self-care and shares his own experience.

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In this very personal episode, Flavio reflects on being a cello student (again) as an adult. He talks about the lessons (for life) he has learned that go well beyond learning how to play the cello. Tune in for a behind-the-scene take on his journey as a (mediocre but happy) amateur musician. Get encouraged to pick up an instrument to learn how to play!

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We are back! After a stressful summer, Flavio reflects on the different kinds of stressors and identifies three types of stressors. For each one, Flavio offers a powerful strategy how to handle it. Listen to learn, grow, and transform. 

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In this episode, we talk about our emotions when we experience a setback and how to move forward. We first explore the importance of recognizing and understanding our emotions. Then, we discuss how to shift towards rational action that helps us move forward to learn, grow, and transform. Flavio calls this a "new way of winning."

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In this very practical episode, we deal with one of the biggest productivity thieves - email. Learn from Flavio how to handle emails in a smart and efficient way. We discuss how to organize your workflow around emails and go over the key rules of how to write emails. Lots of practical advice that you can try today.

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We all have mechanisms to avoid doing the things we really should get done. In this episode, Flavio talks about strategies to overcome procrastination. Learn his "from zero to epsilon" and other tricks to succeed in working on the things that matter most.

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We all make mistakes. This is how we learn! In this episode, we introduce the concept that we should all talk about our own mistakes. Let's be grateful for our mistakes - they are great learning opportunities. We must normalize mistakes and take the shame out of them. Great leaders can talk about their own mistakes and what they have learned from them. This way, we can learn, grown, and transform - together!

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