Who’s afraid of failing? Most of us, even if we don’t want to admit it. But do we let failure stop us from succeeding? We’ve been taught to avoid failures, that “failure is not an option”. Instead, I believe failure is one of the best options for a successful life! Here’s how I work at failing so that I can succeed.
Are your notes becoming a vortex of ambiguous knowledge? I’ll share how I get more out of my notes using GoodReader and Evernote, and explain the importance of stepping into a rainbow of annotations for more impactful knowledge gathering.
Growing up in a blended family - one where two separate families merge to create one–was the catalyst for my interest in traveling the world and becoming a creative researcher. Here’s a little insight into how my blended family turned me into a global researcher.
A couple of tricks (with pictures) for how I configure Mendeley for an epic experience. What happens when you start accumulating hundreds of citations, but then your reference manager suddenly calls it quits? In this case, the epic journey is one of preparation and multiple takes.
What’s a phd style spring break? I consider it one where you get to step back from the intensity of conducting research, but also one where you can daydream and imagine new possibilities for your research. These are the five destination for a phd-style spring break.
With one semester of my doctorate complete, I’ve realised something is missing from my research process: just doing it. The importance of just doing it came about after spending about three months doing a lot of Thinking (capital "T", refers to high-level thinking, reflecting, analysing, and critical reflexivity) and a very small amount of actual "just doing".
Deciding to pursue higher education is a big decision. It’s definitely a gamble in today’s economy. You only really win big when you invest big. When I first decided to pursue higher education, I had come to a realization that I want to save the world through art.