Editorial Policy

How we provide authoritative, trustworthy, and actionable information that works.

In the self-development industry with lots of personal opinions, marketing fanfare, and what sells instead of what works, The Power Moves (TPM) stands out as a credible, authoritative, science-based and truth-based source of information.

At TPM, we’re committed to providing you with trustworthy, accurate, and actional information that works, so you can focus on applying it, and reaping the rewards.
We use an established Editorial Process to ensure we’re giving you the best possible information.

Our Editorial Process is based on 5 pillars:

  1. We choose high-authority writers only who possess first-hand experience of what they’re sharing, deep knowledge of the relevant scientific literature, or both.
  2. Clear labels for what constitutes our informed opinions/analyses VS personal experience(s) VS empirical evidence. We don’t believe that either of those 3 is clearly superior, but we believe it’s crucial to let you know which is which
  3. Clear labels for “general rules” VS examples & case studies. We view both high-level approaches/”general rules” and examples/case studies as fundamentals to learning and internalizing. But we clearly label which is which because they both present peculiar advantages and limitations.
    We also often remind of the limitations of both because we see it as a frequent error in the self-development literature to over-generalize a general rule, or to jump to conclusions making a single example into a general principle
  4. Continuous monitoring and updating of content. As the community tests and improves things in real life and as we read and learn more and/or the scientific literature expands, we always go back to our previous articles to update and improve.
    When we see a great example, case study, or video that can help further clarify our concepts or advice, we also amend previous articles to accommodate the new example
  5. Our very own 3-pillars golden rule of experience-science-rationality. Such as, we seek to write only when we have:
    • Experience: either personal, or witnessing and studying others, ideally both, and ideally lots of it
    • Science: scientific references and review of the research literature
    • Critical analysis of all the available data points with the goal of putting the dots together to draw meaningful conclusions, general strategies and approaches, and appropriate advice

Reviews Policy

Our content can be largely divided into two parts:

  • Own articles
  • Reviews of books, courses, textbooks, “gurus”, or any source of information

We apply the same high standards for our own articles to our reviews of courses, books, podcasts, etc.
Our critical reviews help our readers discern truly high-quality information from the space fillers and the lies.

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