June 25th, 2015
These are actual tips I found online for how to reduce stress:
Walk in the rain
Tell someone to have a good day in Latin
Throw a paper airplane
Are you kidding me? Is this what passes for advice these days?
If we’re going to get a handle on stress we need more than superficial tactics or ...
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June 22nd, 2015
I recently shared some advice with one of my students in my Brain Trust group, and I thought you’d find it interesting.
She asked me which book she should read first -- X or Y.
Click “Display Images” to see my advice to one of my Brain Trust students
Look at my response.
What I'm saying is to ...
June 16th, 2015
Ask someone for advice about how to break a bad habit and watch their eyes LIGHT UP.
Immediately, they’ll say “Oh! You should try this new app!” or “You should definitely read this book” or overwhelm you with a long list of tips that “worked for me!”
The thing is, we already KNOW what we should do. But there's ...
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May 29th, 2015
Let’s be honest, success is hard. Not complicated, just hard.
It’s hard because we’re wired to look for quick fixes, easy outs and ways to keep from failing.
And it’s not our fault. Our brain wants to use the path of least resistance. If we really want to be successful, we have to go against our ...
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May 28th, 2015
Do you know what most motivational “experts” hope you’ll never find out?
The stuff they teach is total BS.
When was the last time a motivational poster changed your life? ("You know what, yes, I WILL dream a little bigger today!")
Does seeing this on your newsfeed help you reach your goals?
Never. OK, then how do you get ...
March 2nd, 2015
One of the most surprising things I ever learned was something I call the Curve of Humble Mastery:
At first, when we’re trying to learn something, we’re bad at it and we know it. Imagine learning how to swim or dress better. Everyone sucks when they start!
Then we get a little good, and suddenly we think we’...
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