AuthorKristian Magnus

Curious Dane who also happens to be a writer. Creator of this site, where you can escape empty calories for the mind. I write about self-development topics such as mindset, habits and focus, which will help you forward in life.

Influence: Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion – #6 Scarcity

The last time you bought anything online, there’s a good chance the website read, “Only 3 items in stock” or “Only 2 left at this price”.  Even if you know that this is all marketing mind games, it’s hard to avoid the stressful feeling you must buy now before it’s too late, right?  This...

Influence: Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion – #1 Reciprocity


Reciprocity is the first principle of persuasion in Robert Cialdini’s amazing book, Influence. According to sociological studies there is no human society in the world that doesn’t subscribe to the rule of reciprocity. The rule says we should try to repay, in kind, what another person has provided...

These 12 cognitive biases will fool your mind


Clear thinking is an art. That’s why so many people fail at it.  We are all prone to cognitive biases, which are errors we make in our everyday thinking.  I hope you accept my warm welcome to this collection of 12 cognitive biases that can really mess up your decision-making, screw...

The most essential skill to master in the 21st century


A few years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 ‘I don’t give a shit.’  I’m afraid it’s terminal.  Let me clarify. It’s not that I don’t care about anything, you know, like a pimpled teenager. But at some point, my mid-thirties thick and balding...

6 Ways To Get More Productive and Quiet Stress (Part II)


This is a continuation of part I. Go here, if you want 1-3. 4. Prioritizing and single-tasking When people say they’re busy, it’s usually a boast disguised as a complaint. Instead of prioritizing and doing less, many people choose to run faster and do more. Willpower or working harder isn’t...

6 Ways To Get More Productive and Quiet Stress (Part I)


Do you know the joke where the doctor asks the stressed patient, “What fits your busy schedule better, working out one hour a day – or being dead 24 hours a day?” Admittedly, this isn’t much of a joke. But the doctor’s question is worth a thought. Ask yourself this: What did you achieve yesterday...

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