Category: Rebel Psychology

Curb Anxiety

Anxiety can follow an entrepreneur at every stage in business. Though they can take practical steps to avoid it, anxiety can rear its head in spite



Psychologists link uncertainty to anxiety. But focusing your attention on the things within your control can be beneficial for your mental health.



Acclaimed pianist Vladimir Horowitz once said that the worst thing for a musician to do was to think about the position of his



When it comes to getting into the sea, there are two types of people – jumpers and splashers. The splashers enter slowly. They


Exceed expectations

Before the 1950s, athletes and medical experts shared the consensus that running a mile in less than four minutes was a biological impossibility.


Third person

In a 2012 interview, Malala Yousafzai speaks about the moment she stood up to the Taliban, the terrorist group who had threatened her


Change your perception

In 2005, Jessica Witt studied athletes to assess how perceptions can shape reality. After a game, Witt showed them images of softballs of


Condition your mind

In the 1890s, Ivan Pavlov conducted a number of experiments on dogs in which he studied their saliva secretion. Pavlov would ring a


Rewire your brain

I’ve spoken in the past about how a rebel entrepreneur must be psychologically equipped to deal with the challenges presented to them on



Happiness and control are intrinsically linked, but how does this knowledge play out in the business world? Does this mean that if your


Control and happiness

When were you happiest? Maybe when you landed your dream job, or when ‘the love of your life’ finally asked you out. Maybe


Can money buy happiness

Can money buy happiness? In a study published in Psychological Science, Kathleen Vohs found that when people are reminded of money they become


Don't Export Your Problems

Sigmund Freud once said “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” Freud was


Let your fear go

In 1920, psychologist John Watson wanted to test the extent to which humans can be conditioned to feel irrational fear. Watson had selected



Elon Musk – who identifies as an “introverted engineer” – has spoken in the past about how he had no choice but to



“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius During his prison sentence,


The wisdom of stoicism can be a guiding light through tough times in business. You may encounter problems entirely out of your control, and in this instance