Be Smarter in 30 Days

If you are reading this than chances are you believe that it is possible to be smarter in a month. Fortunately for you, it is possible. The amount of progress that you make in the time you dedicate to this is determined by how well you can execute the practices that will help you become smarter. In other words, if you do these things you will see a difference, if you cheat you won’t. When I say that you can become smarter, I am referring to an increase of concentration, focus, productivity, understanding and overall intellectual knowledge. Professor Howard Gardner...

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Assert Yourself Effectively

Have you ever been in a situation where you had the opportunity to say something or to speak up for yourself but you didn’t?  Maybe there was a decision to be made but for some reason you couldn’t muster up the courage to make that gutsy decision?  With the lack of assertiveness, come missed opportunities to communicate your ideas and thoughts.  The lack of assertiveness can also make you appear self-conscious and not having your own opinions. On the other hand, those who are assertive are seen by others as confident, more knowledgeable, more fun to be around, and more likely...

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Building Self-discipline

Building Self-discipline

Why does it seem like every time you commit to changing a bad habit, something happens that tests just how committed you are?  You start a diet, and then you get a call from a friend who wants to go to your favorite restaurant.  Or sometimes you promise yourself you are going to immediately start on an assignment that has to get done but you end up procrastinating until the very last minute?  These types of things are common and one of the major reasons why they occur to all of us is due to the lack of self-discipline. Many people...

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Learn From the 8 Most Confident Men in Film History

1)Cary Grant From about the mid 1930s to the present, any leading man that wore a tux on screen was duplicating the persona that Cary Grant created. Dashing good looks and charm made Cary Grant a mega movie star and a film legend. For 33 years he was America’s ultimate movie icon. The ultra smooth British born actor created an image that every man envied and admired. Cary Grant (whose birth name was Archibald Leach) himself even joked about the larger than life persona that he created by saying “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant, even Cary Grant”. What you can...

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Perform Under Pressure

  There is something special about someone who can perform when the stakes are high and time is short.  There’s something very heroic about Michael Jordan stealing the ball from Karl Malone, taking the ball up court, and hitting a last second shot as his defender stumbles to the floor.  We love to see the dauntless doctor on television spring into action to rescue the patient whose vital signs are dropping at a rapid pace.  Or the firefighter who is able to maintain a certain level of focus even though flames and smoke threaten to consume him alive. In your life, you...

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How to be Good at Everything

You probably know someone or know of someone who is great at their job, excels in athletics, intelligent, and can even play an instrument.  Or maybe they are very artistic, social, good with numbers, and able to learn a new skill or task with seemingly no effort.  Who are these well rounded gifted people and how did they get that way?  A better question may be, is it possible to become more like them? What it means to be good at everything There are individuals in the world who seem to have a bottomless well of skills and gifts that allows them...

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Develop Mental Toughness

  What is the difference between someone who is a champion and someone who is the runner-up? What makes someone able to look an impossible situation in the face and willingly conquer it? It’s the same thing that Super Bowl MVP’s, successful CEO’s, and leaders of all types posses. It is something that you should posses! It may be the one factor that determines whether your goals are realized or not.  In all of my years in school, I don’t think that there was any course that specifically taught me how to be mentally tough. Those who play competitive sports may understand...

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Battling the Thief in Your Mind: How to Overcome Self-Doubt

  If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.  ~Vincent Van Gogh It really doesn’t matter how successful you are or have been in the past, everybody has had to deal with “The Voice”.  Its that voice that tells you that you are not good enough.  The voice that tells you are not strong enough.  The voice that tells you things are not going to work out for you. The very same voice that may be keeping you from accomplishing the things you want.I recently ran my first half-marathon.  It was a huge...

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One Minute Motivation: 10 Most Inspiring Nike Commercials

Along with making us want to buy their shoes, many Nike ads are very inspirational.  It is amazing how a 60 second shoe commercial can motivated us to workout, conquer challenges and face our fears.For years Nike has been the world leader in Athletic apparel.  They have also been endorsed by some of the world’s all-time great athletes.  Nike has also influenced the way world views athletic competition by presenting some of the most creative television commercials.Wieden+Kennedy is the ad agency responsible for creating those impactful ads.  They are the agency who came up with the “Just Do It” slogan.  Here are 10 of...

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