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Mental Technology – Software for Your Life

An extract from the book The 10 Mental Laws by Barbara Berger

mental technologyJust as there are physical laws that describe and govern the behavior of physical phenomena, so there are mental laws  that describe and govern our thinking and the behavior. The application of these mental laws is what is referred to as mental technology. This a bit like the software that drives how we think and what we do. Here are the 10 laws:

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Meaning of Success

meaning of successHow many of us really understand what success actually means? The truth is that most people have absolutely no clue about this and the majority of those who have created a definition are likely to be wrong. How do I know this? Because I have struggled with this question myself for many years and it is without question one of the most vexing questions of our lifetime.

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Flow State – Triggers for Getting into the Zone

Flow StateThe state where you get a sense of optimum performance, everything is going according to plan and you just go from one win or success to another is often called the Zone or the Flow State. The Flow State is when a sportsman is in supreme form or a stockbroker keeps getting one winning trade after another. It is one of those states that comes and then disappears and it is hard to figure out how to get back into that state. Based on research by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, it is now possible to switch on the Flow State by understanding the triggers that create the heightened focus required…

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Taking Action – The Key to Change Things

taking actionBased on a web article by Scott Young

For most of us – other than the 2% of people who are really successful at what they do – there is a big challenge we face every day. We like to dream about what we want to become or what we want to have in the future but we can’t seem to take action. We have ideas but we can’t execute. As a human species, we are essentially lazy – we seek reward without working for it. So what is the solution? How does one get better at following up by taking action?…

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Science of Happiness – Key Lessons

science of happinessThe most popular class in Harvard University’s history (900 students) is “Positive Psychology” taught by Professor Tal Ben Shahar. This class became really popular because it taught as part of its curriculum what is now referred to as the science of happiness. Here are some key lessons from the work of Professor Shahar…

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Reinventing Yourself in 2016

Reinventing YourselfIt is December 25, 2015. In just a few days, you have an opportunity to start afresh with New Year resolutions. Maybe it’s the weight you wanted to lose, the new skill you wanted to acquire or the leap you wanted to make to start your own business. Now ask yourself how many times you have honored your resolution in all the years that have passed since you started thinking about some strategy for reinventing yourself.

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The Power of Focus

FocusOur natural tendency is to behave like butterflies: flitting from one flower to another in search of nutrition – or from one task to another before the first task is complete – or switching from one priority to another on impulse.

To justify this, we call this multi-tasking but this isn’t multi-tasking, it is a lack of focus and it extracts a heavy price: loss of productivity, missed goals and a sense that much time has been expended and not much achieved. Learning to focus on just one thing at a time is the answer; it is not easy to do but the rewards can be amazing…

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