Category: Rebel Psychology

Curb Anxiety

ARTICLE 124: Anxiety can follow an entrepreneur at every stage in business. Though they can take practical steps to avoid it, anxiety can rear its head



ARTICLE 123: Psychologists link uncertainty to anxiety. But focusing your attention on the things within your control can be beneficial for your



ARTICLE 108: Acclaimed pianist Vladimir Horowitz once said that the worst thing for a musician to do was to think about the position of his fingers as he



ARTICLE 104: When it comes to getting into the sea, there are two types of people – jumpers and splashers. The splashers enter slowly. They stand


Exceed expectations

ARTICLE 099: Before the 1950s, athletes and medical experts shared the consensus that running a mile in less than four minutes was a biological


Third person

ARTICLE 085: In a 2012 interview, Malala Yousafzai speaks about the moment she stood up to the Taliban, the terrorist group who had


Change your perception

ARTICLE 083: In 2005, Jessica Witt studied athletes to assess how perceptions can shape reality. After a game, Witt showed them images of


Condition your mind

ARTICLE 081: In the 1890s, Ivan Pavlov conducted a number of experiments on dogs in which he studied their saliva secretion. Pavlov


Rewire your brain

ARTICLE 080: I’ve spoken in the past about how a rebel entrepreneur must be psychologically equipped to deal with the challenges presented to



ARTICLE 071: Happiness and control are intrinsically linked, but how does this knowledge play out in the business world? Does this mean


Control and happiness

ARTICLE 070: When were you happiest? Maybe when you landed your dream job, or when ‘the love of your life’ finally asked you out. Maybe it was a


Can money buy happiness

ARTICLE 063: Can money buy happiness? In a study published in Psychological Science, Kathleen Vohs found that when people are


Don't Export Your Problems

ARTICLE 055: Sigmund Freud once said “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier


Let your fear go

ARTICLE 053: In 1920, psychologist John Watson wanted to test the extent to which humans can be conditioned to feel irrational fear. Watson had



ARTICLE 049: Elon Musk – who identifies as an “introverted engineer” – has spoken in the past about how he had no choice but to overcome his



ARTICLE 033: “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius During his prison


ARTICLE 033: The wisdom of stoicism can be a guiding light through tough times in business. You may encounter problems entirely out of your