Psychology

Role Model for Your Kids

July 11, 2013
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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 high-powered internship… or sending them overseas to learn a foreign language or volunteer. The secret…

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Powerful Silly Ideas

August 18, 2010
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“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 part of unanimity.” - Christopher Morley It was an experimental wine that Thierry had been…

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Finding Your Best Mental State for Trading

July 1, 2010
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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 trading, I have found the essential state of mind I must be in to trade…

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Breaking the Comfort Zone

May 6, 2010
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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 right away. You have to care more about others than they care about you. You…

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Here’s how to predict your financial future

April 6, 2010
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My greatest marketing lesson has absolutely nothing to do with marketing at all: 5 .. 4 .. 3 … 2 … invincible! On a scale of 1 – 10 rate the following: 1. Your general marketing knowledge. 2. Your belief in your self. 3. Your copywriting skill. 4. Your persistence. OK, now chuck out questions…

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Inner Listening and Intuitive Access

March 30, 2010
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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 likely has been overlooked. I believe all aspects of your mind have valuable and unique…

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Failing Forward and Succesful Mistakes

March 11, 2010
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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 important in my business: 1. Never underestimate the challenge (and the competition). I thought that…

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Thinking: It’s One of the Most Difficult Tasks We Do

February 26, 2010
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“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.” - Edward de Bono Henry Ford once hired an efficiency expert to go through his plant. Ford directed him to find the nonproductive employees and, he…

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How to get an MBA from Eminem

January 19, 2010
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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 over again “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. I was afraid this was my one shot and…

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Motivation Research: Understanding What Drives You

January 1, 2010
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Motivating someone to action is, in most cases, the same as persuading them. Some would argue that persuasion is about attitude; and motivation is toward an action. We will review 3 reports on three studies that recently came in. In the first, you find out whether giving bonuses is more effective at motivating employees than…

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

November 21, 2009
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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 us off our project to read Lifehacker or 43Folders, or dare I say it, watch…

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The 168 Hour Week

November 12, 2009
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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 talk about what you don’t need to succeed. - You don’t have to be smart.…

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Audio Visual Stimulation (AVS) Technology

November 7, 2009
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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, 1994). Furthermore, this research has been demonstrating brain-wave training as an effective intervention in impaired…

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Instant Appeal

November 5, 2009
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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 consists of an introduction and eight chapters, each of which is focused on different factors…

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The Neuroscience of Success

November 3, 2009
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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 was an emotional experience that caused your brain to start focusing on that model and…

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

April 30, 2009
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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 basically says that life sucks. And if that’s your view, then that’s what your life…

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

April 18, 2009
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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 ego. When dealing with a problem he doesn’t really understand, he pretends he understands the…

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How to handle the fear of rejection?

April 14, 2009
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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 a lot less, and in some areas we can let rejection roll off our back….and…in…

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How to tell anyone anything: Difficult Conversations

April 4, 2009
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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 underlying structure of difficult conversations will help you handle them better - What the “Three…

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Quantum Physics and Mind/Body Connections

April 1, 2008
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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 exists in an infinite number of dimensions. Space and matter are inexplicably linked, neither can…

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Creativity

March 1, 2008
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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 find a particular anecdote or mode of presentation to be powerful. Browse away. Ackoff, Russell…

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Experimental Creativity Thinking

December 1, 2007
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“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 of personal effectiveness. Expect it to turbo-charge your career and take you to a higher…

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Protected: Hypnosis techniques with Derren Brown

May 2, 2007
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