Needles from the Haystack #27 – 01/2020

Needles from the Haystack Number 27

Happy New Year and All the Best for 2020!

Let’s start off with 5 strong pieces on creativity, parenting, communication, critical thinking and happiness.

I think we agree that improving our life in any of these areas will be worth it.

Not only for the next year, but every year after that as well.



How To Find Your Creative Calling – Chase Jarvis @ James Altucher – Show

Creativity is a super power.

It allows you to leave the beaten path to find your true calling.

But what is creativity exactly? And how can you increase it within you?

This awesome interview between James Altucher and Chase Jarvis will give you lots of tipps, strategies and tools to accomplish the things you really want to do in life.

How To Be A Better Parent: 4 Secrets Backed By Research – Eric Barker

Everybody wants their kids to make good decisions.

But not everybody’s wishes become true.

Here are 4 things you can do to support your kids in making good decisions all by themselves.

I got to know all of those methods before I read this article and I found them all to be working great.

I think 2) and 4) are especially powerful.

You Could Be Much More Persuasive – Scott Adams @ James Altucher – Show

If you want to debate better, avoiding weak arguments (or spotting them when others use them) is a great start.

Scott Adams calls it to avoid Loserthink: unproductive ways to think about the world that should be abolished as soon as possible.

This interview with James Altucher will enable you to learn a lot in a short amount of time.

30 Positive Reframes: How to Start Changing Your Perspective on Life – Steven Handel

Perspective is everything.

It determines how you feel about whatever the situation is.

How about choosing the more positive, more empowering one?

Here are 30 examples for positive reframes of negative / limiting thoughts.

You might get the hang of it and become happier in the process.

Check out Steven’s best articles on his blog as well. He has written a lot of great pieces in the last 10 years!

Happiness – The Minimalists-Podcast

We all strive for happiness, right?

But what does that actually mean? And how can one get there?

The Minimalists have great answers to those questions.

This episode is packed with practical, simple and easy-to-follow advice to live a happier life in 2020.