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

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Uncertainty

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

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Overthinking

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

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Pain

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Control

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Behaviour

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

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Stoicism

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

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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