Hello, my name is Pach Deng and I’m a 23-year-old recent college graduate — majoring in Psychology and Sport Science. My mom migrated to Australia with my family to start a new life after living in a refugee camp as a result of war breaking out in Sudan.
I was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, raised in Adelaide, South Australia and now live in Melbourne with my family.
I’m currently a freelance writer and podcaster ‘Patience Mindset’ — looking to work in sports media.
We all know when we are in the presence of outstanding people — we can just feel it.
They have something special inside of them we wish we possessed inside of us — the good news is we are all capable of excellence. It begins with a mindset shift. It is helpful to spend time learning about understanding people — and bear witness to how they do what they do to be who they are.
As we learn about them, all we have to do is emulate their character attributes and — own them as our own.
Outstanding isn’t something…
So really useful tips, getting feedback I've found is one of the best ways to become better at interviews. And remember that, you are also interview the organisation/place you want to work at. It's a two way street.
Stoicism has simply changed my mindset and lifestyle over couple years. I've more confident than I've ever been, more productive, going after what I want and see obstacles as lessons to become better. Mostly thanks to you Ryan, read all of your books. I appreciate all that you do.
As of May 10th 2021, it will be exactly one year since I quit Facebook for good.
It’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made — at least about my online life. Before that, I had been using Facebook since I was 14 years old, 2010 to be exact.
I joined the social networking site because of curiosity and keep up with my friends.
You’re probably wondering — what made me quit Facebook? Well, for a couple of reasons: I waste too much time scrolling and procrastinating and started to feel the negative psychological effects of perpetual social…
Congrats on getting the job. It's not always easy to get rejected and your persistence and hard work paid off.
We all have that annoying inner critic voice in our heads. It stops most people from pursuing opportunities for growth as a result of fear or self-imposed beliefs. Our inner critic voice is so nagging and believable — if you are not careful, it will have you thinking negative and unkind thoughts about yourself.
Some people believe their inner critic is there to motivate them to become better, however that could not be further from the truth.
It’s important to understand that your inner critic isn’t driven by logic, so arguing with it is a waste of time. …
Why do we have a tendency to attribute “natural talent” to people who excel in their field?
Most of us are born with natural talents, so it feels as if some of us excel without really trying. Those of us who do seem to find success easily boost a good work ethic as the main factor. We try to downplay our efforts because — we feel our talent does the talking for us.
What about those of us who don’t have a natural talent?
We’ve been told all of our lives that if you work hard, you can become successful…
Are you plagued by your past?
For a long time — my past had control over me. I had a very rocky relationship with my parents — filled with anger and resentment about the past. My mind screamed about the “should haves” and “ought to be’s”. I kept an endless list about what I deserved but thought I had missed out on.
There were periods of no communication and many arguments as we tried and failed repeatedly to find a way of meeting.
Until I saw the light.
In a moment of insight, I took responsibility for my own happiness…
I’m not mentally strong. I mask my insecurities — so others don’t see them. I worry too much about what others think of me.
I fear regret, failure — rejection and being judged.
I’ve let my anxiety controlled my decisions — leading to bad choices and missing opportunities for personal growth.
I’ve believed I’ve not good enough and felt hopeless. Until I came across an ancient stoic practice called negative visualisation — imagining worst-case scenarios in life.
It completed changed my perspective and mindset.