Month: January 2020

Negative

ARTICLE 117: Are we predisposed to think negatively? Our first ancestors were hunter-gatherers that were conditioned to yield to negative

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ARTICLE 117: The negative orientation of the mind is no longer effective as a survival instinct. It prevents us from achieving our full potential,

It all starts with desire

ARTICLE 116: Desire plays a huge role in the realisation of a rebel entrepreneur’s path. That primal, all encompassing urge to succeed feeds

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ARTICLE 116: Rebel entrepreneurs know that it all starts with desire! Our brains have been biologically optimised to help us achieve our goals,

ARTICLE 115: Without imagination, invention is impossible. W. Clement Stone famously said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it

Believe

ARTICLE 115: When George Nissen came up with the idea for the trampoline, he was 16 years-old. Nissen was watching the acrobats of a circus

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Resilience

ARTICLE 114: From an evolutionary perspective, children are natural born risk-takers. In the past, they were exposed to more threats and had to

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The power of breathing

ARTICLE 113: Humans can live without food for three weeks. We can go without water for about three days. But without any air, we’ll die after just

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Anxiety

ARTICLE 112: In recent times, anxiety has become an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people around the world

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Organisation

ARTICLE 111: Benjamin Franklin once said: “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”In any arena in life, time is a precious

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Laughter

ARTICLE 110: In 1964, Norman Cousins was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating condition that left him in constant pain.

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Happiness

ARTICLE 109: Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky trained a group of monkeys to know that if they pressed a button ten times they would receive a

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Overthinking

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

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Knowledge

ARTICLE 107: There was once a CEO who ran a hugely successful company out of a high-rise building in Manhattan. One day, a fuse blew at

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Creativity

ARTICLE 106: When I was a teenager, I had to clean the kitchen after dinner each night. I dreaded the chore until I found a way of making it work for

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Don't let the old man in

ARTICLE 105: Two days before his 88th birthday, Clint Eastwood played a round of golf with his friend Toby Keith. Eastwood was scheduled to start

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Pain

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

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Growth mindset

ARTICLE 103: When Michael Jordan was in high school, he didn’t make the basketball team. Instead of taking the rejection personally, he

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Instant gratification

ARTICLE 102: Amazon have built their brand on the understanding that modern consumers are willing to pay to get what they want as fast as

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Premium product

ARTICLE 101: In 2003, researchers Dholakia and Simonson used eBay to see how customers really respond to discounts. They sold the same album

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Choice

ARTICLE 100: The average American makes up to 70 choices per day. Choice is a fundamental part of life. While freedom is all about having options

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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

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Micromanage

ARTICLE 098: In a feature with NPR, Majorn Bell talks about her time with a boss who micromanaged the company. Bell had to email her

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Performance

ARTICLE 097: In 1993, Swedish psychologist Anders Ericcson set out to find what makes great performers tick. He was particularly interested in

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Sleep

ARTICLE 096: Stephen King was on a flight from New York to London when he awoke from a frightening nightmare in which he was being held

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Investment

ARTICLE 095: When Facebook secured funding in 2004, they didn’t have a formal pitch. Instead, they had a media pack which demonstrated the

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Click

ARTICLE 094: Investors say no to entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons, and more often than not it’s simply a case of the fit not being right. After all

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Research

ARTICLE 093: Investment expert Alicia Syrett maintains that the average investor says no 98-99% of the time, although this figure fluctuates

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Workplace

ARTICLE 092: A recent study by Harvard Business School has found that companies generate more success when the workplace environment is one

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Ecstasy zone

ARTICLE 091: Before he studied the flow state, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi had originally set out to determine what makes people happy. He was

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Flow

ARTICLE 090: When Steven Kotler was 30, he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. His symptoms were so excruciating he spent 90% of his day in

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Social Media

ARTICLE 089: In 2010, Cornell researcher Matthew Brashears set out to determine how human friendships have evolved since the internet

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Tell me more

ARTICLE 088: For most, listening does not come easily – not because we’re unintelligent or callous – but because the mechanisms of our brain make

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Golden ratio

ARTICLE 087: The total length of the human face divided by the distance between the eyes and mouth approximates towards the number 1.618,

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Employee feedback

ARTICLE 086: Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, likened the figure of an entrepreneur to that of a pilot by stating “Starting a company is like

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