Written on Mar, 14, 2017 by in , | 3 Comments.

At any time your mind can be overwhelmed. There are unlimited possibilities of things you could be doing and many things that you could feel you need to be doing, now or later that day, week, month, etc. Why then are we not consistently overwhelmed? Because we have learned to compartmentalize thought. Compartmentalization – as we are using it in …

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Written on Jan, 28, 2017 by in | 87 Comments.

It feels good to finish something. You get a hit of dopamine and feel accomplished. The brain becomes addicted to the process – start a task, work towards it, then finish it. Let’s call this the task loop where we continuously start and finish tasks. When you don’t finish a task, you don’t close off the loop. This causes frustration …

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Written on Jan, 11, 2017 by in , | 6 Comments.

No one can know what is going to happen in the future. If they did they would be insanely rich. But we can make assumptions based off of what we know about the human mind. These assumptions will allow you to better assess the future. Assumptions in order of importance: Being liked by others Saving time Almost every successful company …

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Written on Dec, 23, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.

Our cognitive or conscious mind is responsible for very little of our success and happiness. At least directly. Our cognitive mind is the thought processes that we control. The thought processes that we don’t control is the subconscious or unconscious mind. The unconscious mind is responsible for how productive and happy we are. You are reading this post with your conscience mind (CM) but experiencing …

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Written on Aug, 27, 2016 by in , | 5 Comments.

Would you like to build skills that will be valuable for the future? How does maximizing your time so your effort has great returns? Both are possible with a change in strategy regardless of your interests. You could be reading this post on your phone, tablet, or computer. You could be reading this post in the mountains, at your house, …

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Written on Jul, 23, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

You will not find many worthwhile opportunities in doing what everyone else is doing. As Seneca puts it, “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness”. Greatness by definition is not available to the masses. To achieve this, you will face many obstacles and you must not let these obstacles affect you. Learn not only to excel in your current challenge …

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Written on Jun, 20, 2016 by in | 1 Comment.

When we look at the past, we sometimes think I can’t believe things used to be that way. Technology improves the way we interact. We call this disruption. The sharing economy (peer to peer exchange of services)1 became possible with ubiquitous smart phones. This disrupted multiple markets. For example, Uber disrupted transportation and Air BnB disrupted travel. Our Healthcare system has …

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Written on May, 30, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Is procrastination something you struggle with? Do you have trouble finding the motivation to start something? Or find yourself losing motivation to push through the difficulties? Many of us do because we focus on what needs to be done and ignore the more important question – what is it for. You should have a purpose for everything you do. From …

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Written on May, 14, 2016 by in , | 5 Comments.

Our educational system determines our future because it teaches us how to think, how to learn, and how to feel. Our educational system was built on learning facts. The person that knew more had an advantage. Today, you can find out what your competitors are doing while waiting in line at Starbucks. We live in a world where information is …

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Written on May, 07, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Some presenters are awful, some meetings are boring, and some information you just don’t have interest in. This creates a lack of focus which causes boredom which causes feelings of laziness and being unmotivated. You can work to avoid/limit these events but for the point of this article let’s say you have no choice.

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