Month: December 2019

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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Write down your goals

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, only 72% of people continue to honour them after the first week. Six months in, that

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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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Rapport

In the 1980s, Italian neurophysiologist Giacomo Rizzolatti was studying the brain functions of macaque monkeys when he made a discovery that drastically expanded

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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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In the zone

In 1984, John McEnroe exceeded expectations at his final match at Wimbledon, finishing the year with a match record of 82 wins and

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Positivity

Over the course of his career, Massaru Emoto was fascinated by the connection between water and human consciousness. Emoto encouraged over 1,900 people

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Gratitude

Acknowledging gratitude is wholly beneficial to the rebel entrepreneur. I’ve spoken

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Nocebo

In 1957, a patient known to the media as ‘Mr Wright’ was diagnosed with cancer in a California hospital. His tumours were the

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Directed energy

In 2018, the furniture company Ikea brought two plants to a classroom in Dubai in order to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Day. The

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Judging

Our brains are capable of processing the world around us incredibly fast – faster than we can consciously realize. However, sometimes this speed

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Oscar Wilde

I was eating a meal recently and noticed tables of people celebrating. When the waiter brought out a cake with burning sparklers to

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Action

In 1990, Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler set out to determine how our sense of possession is ingrained into our identity. The researchers

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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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Your Message

Most people are born with a powerful instrument that is completely unique to them – their voice. When our vocal cords vibrate they

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Leadership

A 2013 report by Gallup found that only 30% of employees feel inspired at work. It is estimated that this lack of engagement

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Networking

A study conducted by LinkedIn found that 85% of jobs are secured through networking as opposed to traditional application processes. Networking is fundamental

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Cold shower

When Katharine Hepburn was a child she would take an ice bath every morning and swim regularly in the Long Island Sound. The

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Goal

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Dr Joe Vitale. If your goal is too easy, it

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Resonate

For years, many have claimed that their success is due to the power of ‘manifestation’. In The Secret, Rhonda Byrne claimed that if

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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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Venture capitalists

When I finally got 3D4Medical off the ground, external investors and venture capitalists started showing interest. They’d get in touch with generous offers,

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Passion

When my business partner Niall Johnston and I got up and running, we visited many investors, to demonstrate the virtues of our 3D

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Future

I spent most of my adolescence in detention. From a young age – even though I was considered ‘clever’ – I was constantly

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The power of a hot sauna

It is thought that the sauna was first invented by the Finns over 2,000 years ago before they travelled and brought it to

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5 AM

Navy SEALs get up at 04:30 AM every morning for a gruelling physical session. As the sun rises, a SEAL will complete a

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Limit your focus

Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham was brought to life following a bet between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf. After

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Believe in your team

In 1964, Harvard psychologist Robert Rosenthal teamed up with school principal Lenore Jacobson in a study that would gauge the impact of teachers’

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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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