Category: Psychology

15 Laws of Growth

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? Is the book simple? You bet. Is it difficult to apply. Of course. But, the framework of the 15 Laws is one model that will…

Why Madonna and Gene Simmons matter

When I was a teenager, I didn’t understand the singer, Madonna. Neither, Gene Simmons from KISS. Okay, I still don’t entirely understand them, but I understand why the word “reinvention” was constantly associated with both. It was why she and…

27 Ways to Shake Up Speaker Introductions

27 questions that your introducers can use to reveal some of the lesser known facts about your speakers. Personal What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Who inspires you? Who do you aspire to be like? Who was someone you really looked up to…

Role Model for Your Kids

I want to share with you a powerful secret that will help your kids reach their full potential. It doesn’t involve sending them to fancy schools… or signing them up for extracurricular activities. It doesn’t require helping them get a…

Powerful Silly Ideas

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be…

Finding Your Best Mental State for Trading

One of the most important skills a professional trader needs to develop is being able to manage his or her psychological state. Effective psychological maintenance can make all the difference between trading success and failure. The Zero-State In my own…

Breaking the Comfort Zone

You have to do the 19 hard things. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more than you get in return…

Inner Listening and Intuitive Access

Intuition is knowledge that you can access; however, it is not contained in the logical part of your mind. The logical part of your mind has been over-trained while the other valuable part of your mind where intuition resides most…

Failing Forward and Succesful Mistakes

Being an entrepreneur is NOT for thin-skinned folk. You need to be driven to win, but accepting of defeat along the way. Some of the things I took home from my Oscar run, that I also realize are just as…

Self-disclosure: Be yourself

Day 1 of 30 days of self-disclosure: the real obstacles you face are not technical or strategic problems. They are issues at a deeper level that require some kind of transformation in your thinking to overcome them. Day 2 The…

How to get an MBA from Eminem

In 2002 I was driving to a hedge fund manager’s house to hopefully raise money from him. I was two hours late. This was pre-GPS and I had no cell phone. I was totally lost. I kept playing over and…

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

This book is split into three books, Resistance, Combating Resistance, and Beyond Resistance. Book One identifies what is known as resistance. Resistance is the little devil inside us all that prevents us from doing our work. The devil that pulls…

The 168 Hour Week

I’m always talking about the attributes of successful people: – They set goals. – They are action-oriented. – They are willing to outwork the competition. – They are eager to learn. – They are persistent. Today, for a change, let’s…

Audio Visual Stimulation (AVS) Technology

Brain waves do not “determine” your state of mind – they are caused by it.” Source: Steven Novella, M.D. http://www.theness.com/neurologicalblog Brain wave training has been found to yield excellent results in facilitation of human memory, attention span, and relaxation (Hutchinson,…

Instant Appeal

It is yet another book that tries to explain how and why people react the way they do. Initially, I thought it would be a re-hash of Blink and other such books. However, there were some new ideas. The book…

The Neuroscience of Success

Remember what happened the last time you bought a new car? Didn’t it seem like everyone was suddenly driving the same make, model, and even color car you had just bought? You know why that happened? Because buying a car…

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

A reader wants to know: “How can you fool your mind into positive thinking?” “How can I stop thinking of complaints and negative things?” There’s a Monty Python song that goes “Always look on the bright side of life” which…

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

To get started the millionaire mindset, here are some observations I’ve made from studying my friends and from reading about great wealth builders like Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. 1. A “normal” person is concerned with protecting his…

How to handle the fear of rejection?

Overcoming Rejection The salesman gets it at the door. The Dad from his child. The Husband from the wife. The employee from his boss. I get rejected. I hurt. Period. You too. It’s normal. But, we can get rejected, hurt…

How to tell anyone anything: Difficult Conversations

You will face difficult conversations throughout your life, but now you can learn how to cope with them. This book provides a framework and various strategies for achieving better outcomes from hard exchanges. You will learn: – Why understanding the…

Quantum Physics and Mind/Body Connections

The New Physics and readings from science: Quantum Physics has turned topsy turvy all of our cherished notions of how things work. In this world time can flow backwards with particles dying before they are born. Space is curved and…

Creativity

Creativity: These are some other books on creativity that you might like. It is unlikely that you will learn new “techniques” because most of these have been covered in the required reading, but you might think you have because you…

Experimental Creativity Thinking

“The Advanced Leadership Clinic by Srikumar S. Rao is a unique program designed for exceptionally talented executives actively looking for exponential improvement in performance. It will enable you to smash all previous achievement records and take you to new highs…