Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Learning builds trust and gives hope

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Reading Time: 1 minute What do you need to build trust? An article in Psychology Today points to five strategies: generosity patience and flexibility reliability consistency openness Learning means giving yourself to what you learn, and it requires a generous heart. Learning means being patient toward your failures and flexible to overcome challenges. Learning means relying on others as […]

How different is learning from studying?

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Reading Time: 1 minute Why do we feel there’s a major difference between learning and studying? We understand learning as gaining knowledge or a skill. And we do that through studying. Therefore, studying is one of the processes we can use while learning. Common sense says studying is one way to learn. But we still feel the gap when […]

Overcome fear with learning

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Reading Time: 1 minute Fear may stop us from reaching our goals and dreams. And we think the best way to overcome fear is with courage. But let us use learning instead. Modern fears include FOMO (Fear-Of-Missing-Out), social media anxiety, but the greatest fear of all is the fear of failure. In life, in our work, in our dreams […]

Learning Accountability

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Reading Time: 1 minute We can learn by ourselves, or learn with others. But what does it mean learning with others? It can mean we learn together, helping each other. Or it can mean we count on others while we’re learning. The later is accountability. Someone who helps us being on our learning track, or be ourselves the accountability […]

Get others involved in learning

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Reading Time: 1 minute We can always learn by ourselves if we set our minds into it. But there’s so much more we can learn if we get others involved and involve ourselves with others. We can study with others. Develop with others new knowledge. Share with others what we learn and ask for feedback. Ask others to teach […]

What you say and how shapes you and reality

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Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently came across a research study about the behavioral effect of two expressions ” I can’t” and ”I don’t” on students. Curiously, those students which were part of the group saying ”I don’t” showed healthier choices than those saying ”I can’t.” The reason for this result is the difference between limitation and choice. When […]

Digital Health

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you eat too much and mostly fast-food, the risk of becoming unhealthy is high. Apparently, the same happens with your digital health. Digital Sobriety The Goldilocks hypothesis comes from the fairy tale “The three bears” where there is a little girl which tastes three different bowls of porridge and chooses the one which is […]

Unblock creativity with Morning Pages

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Reading Time: 2 minutes We are creative beings. It’s just a human thing. And the more creative we become, the more we experience our humanity. What if I have my creativity blocked? For more than two weeks I decided to create a new habit: Morning Pages. The credit for this idea is Julia Cameron, and she introduced it in […]

What do we get when we understand

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Reading Time: 1 minute One of the greatest challenges of our time is forgetfulness. Memory is a precious human quality, but if we spend time memorizing things which are part of the status quo, we miss the opportunity of greater understanding. What do we get when we understand? Nobody can understand anything unless he or she thinks about it. […]

Join the Inbox Zero Movement

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Reading Time: 2 minutes I have 6 email accounts and two of the best moments of my workday startup and shutdown are getting to Inbox Zero. At first, it may seem hard, but once you start and create the habit, these are two victories in your day, every day. These are the five tips I’ve learned from experience. Folders […]