A Superpower for You, You and You

It's almost too easy for things to be hard. There is often a safety in thinking something is too difficult - if we don't begin to do it, or we don't put ourselves out there again, surely we are more likely to be safe? That's the end game isn't it? To be safe so we …

The Enemies of King Joffrey: Good and Nice.

There is something amazing that can happen when you actually listen to people. We're not talking about the usual kind of listening where you are waiting for your chance to add in your two cents, or the kind when you are simply shaking/nodding your head to display mild agreement and let the person feel listened …

Taking Risks Like a Boss.

This post is connecting to our namesake - upgrading your thinking and learning. More specifically, it's focused on helping you upgrade to a growth mindset. A mindset that not only changes how you view yourself and your potential, but also how you can influence and affect the world of those around you. A shift in your mindset …

ET, Baguettes and Space Invaders: Part Two

Welcome to Part Two - you made it! To be honest, this post started becoming massive...which has led to an exciting announcement: We are officially creating our first ever three part series! We've missed you...unless you've become too excited and skipped part one. In that case, we still respect you, but are concerned you may not …

Upgrade or Trump that Reputation (not like Donald though)

There's you and seven billion other people around the world. There is you and the world you see and experience. Everything you hear, think about and choose to notice is in your world and really only understood by you. That's one world. Then there are the seven billion other worlds "out there" in all those other people's heads. …

Why You Should Upgrade – Right Now

When creating this blog, and working out what its purpose is, it came down to helping people upgrade their abilities in thinking. A run down of what Upgrade Think Learn is about is here, here or here. The hope is that through better understanding how you think, you can then improve in whatever area or skill …

A Window Upgrade (or Four)

This post builds on our the previous post about mindsets - specifically growth mindsets. Head back, peruse, enjoy and discover a little bit about how you can upgrade yourself, your brain and your world. Let's be clear - this won't involve Bill Gates or Microsoft. (However, I always need inspiration in my journey of upgrading my …

Upgrade Like Usain Bolt

Imagine a future not too far from now: you the need to improve or upgrade some ability or knowledge. You head down to the local Google, Apple or Elon Musk Upgrading Station and select an upgrade for your brain (think the scene from the Matrix where Keanu Reeves learns kung-fu). Whilst I would love to tell you …

An Introduction to Upgrading

The time has come for upgrading. After spending 12 years living and breathing (and at times surviving) a life in education and learning, it got to me. Throughout my time working with young kids, teens and adults I have been continually taken aback at the low levels of trust and belief people place in their …