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This is an inspiring read that focuses on how to be the best version of you, time management, leaving a legacy and making the most of life beyond exams.

1. Three Life Options!

Life – Do you want years in your life or life in your years? Use these three choices to decide. Some points to ponder: How long do you expect to live? How will you spend your time? What lasting legacy will you leave?

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2. The QQS of Customer Relations

Good human relations – These same three choices can inform and interpret the value of any social or professional interaction. Some points to ponder: What customer experience excites you? Why? When you receive? When you give?

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3. QQS Decision Framework

Greeting the day – Do you jump out of bed full of life or drag yourself out last minute? Some points to ponder: Is there room to improve your preparation for the day? Or are you fully automated?

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4. QQS Origins

Perfect employment – Three suggestions to be the perfect employee. Some points to ponder: What is the most important element to an employer? Is there a formula to become the Perfect Employee?

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5. The Simple Scientific Method

Study questions – A simple description of the Scientific Method which we all formally or informally use. Some points to ponder: What are you most interested in? How can Scientific study help?

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6. Thinking About Thinking

In The Simple Scientific Method (OW5) I indicated the very subjective role of the Examiner by the two-way arrows connecting this central element to each of the other four elements of the Simple Scientific Method. Today I would like to indicate several other subjective aspects of thinking within the context of Critical Thinking. (For more…

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7. Scientific Method vs Critical Thinking

In The Simple Scientific Method (OW5) I shared the five elements of the Scientific Method and offered a mnemonic to help us remember them (5Ex’s). Then in Thinking about Thinking (OW6) I similarly shared the eight elements of Critical Thinking and the mnemonic 4PC’s. I finished by asking you: “What correlation do you see between…

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8. The Biased Student

The Biased Student – how can you tell bias in another person? Or in yourself? Some points to ponder: What are the Intellectual Standards and other areas of intentional bias you can identify?

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9. Topic: Your Life and My Life

Study Life Systematically – Reflect on your life so far, the lives of others and the philosophies of others. Some points to ponder: What has worked well for your life? What would you like to change?

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10. Resonating with Euclid

My Influencer – There are some people that after meeting, you are never the same again. Euclid was such a man for me. Some points to ponder: Who has had the greatest influence on your life? For good? For bad?

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11. Practical Philosophers of Life

Different examples of Systematic Thinking about life – Who has done the best job, that resonates with you? Some points to ponder: What authors and books have meant the most to you? Why? What is missing in your world view?

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12. My Personal Intent

Getting Ready – Clarifying where you are coming from – Some points to ponder: What are your purpose(s), your problems(s), your perspectives(s), your premise(s) and your concepts for understanding life.

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13. The Elements of a Person

The Beginning – Body, Heart, Mind, Soul, Spirit – what are the sub-parts of a person? Some points to ponder: How do you think about your person? How do you care for each part? How do you use each part?

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14. Zooming Out a Little

Be Prepared – Alone, with others, in a team, in an organisation, in a community or in a country – where are you? Some points to ponder: What skills or habits do you need to not only survive but also thrive in your current circumstances?

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