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3 months, 2 weeks ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Neuroscience, Personal productivity 0
Thinking hard Large

When you’re stumped and can’t figure out how to solve a problem do you work harder, rack your brain, try to push through using tried and true methods? In fact, trying to resolve a roadblock using your usual methods may get in the way of finding a new solution. And that’s because the brain’s electrical [read more]


4 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, The Digest 0

Here is The Digest, Edition 2, a smorgasbord of  the most relevant papers on psychology and neuroscience I’ve come across recently. •  To improve your quality of life, you don’t necessarily need more free time, but you do need to plan and organize the leisure time you do have. •  If you use positive affirmations [read more]


4 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Neuroscience, Personal productivity 0
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The self-help industry has got it all wrong. It’s rife with advice that we should think positive, recite positive affirmations, and use visualization to get what we want. The people who read the self-help books and attend the self-improvement seminars are being sold a lie: no amount of thinking about yourself will make you more [read more]


9 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, The Digest 0

A dilemma I’ve been facing is which research study should I cover in more depth. But the volume and rate of publication of empirical studies in psychology and neuroscience is so overwhelming that it’s impossible for me to cover more extensively all the papers I find interesting. How to choose? My answer is The Digest, [read more]


1 year, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Neuroscience 0
Right brain

Photo credit: TZA / Foter / CC BY-NC We live in a world that’s obsessed with managing time, with improving productivity, with getting everything done. Just in case you’re not convinced, try googling “time management.” When I did, I got a staggering 1.45 billion results in 17 seconds! Incredible, you may think, but that’s what [read more]


2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Keys to business success 0
Concentrate

Here is an interesting article by Peter Bregman, where he articulates the downsides of goal setting: contrary to commonly accepted business sense, goals can create tunnel vision, leading you to neglect non-goal areas. It reduces intrinsic motivation, being lodged in the future and, therefore, not fully real. Rather, he suggests that we identify areas of [read more]


2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Keys to business success 0
Business child

Photo credit: aniramYx / Foter / CC BY-ND Do you wish you were more confident and powerful than you feel? A recent study shows that putting yourself in a high power pose produces endocrine changes that actually make you feel more powerful and in charge. So “faking it” actually works! In this study, Carney, Cuddy, [read more]


2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Personal productivity 0

In this article, Jason Womack, proposes that whether you think in terms of “nouns” or “verbs” can reflect how you think and work. “Noun” people tend to be visionary, big picture people whereas “verb” people tend to think in terms of the steps they need to take to accomplish their goals. “Noun” people tend to [read more]


2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog, Business articles on motivation, Insight 0
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Do you know why you sometimes find it hard to get motivated? It’s because we believe that, to start, we should “want” to do that thing we don’t want to do. We look for that initial “wanting” and when we don’t get it immediately, we beat ourselves up. And that only makes things worse. But [read more]


2 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Blog, Insight, Personal productivity 0

An entertaining little video on procrastination and some tips on how to overcome it, by AsapSCIENCE.