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Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

Big up Big Brandon Carter for the recommendation. Notes: – Most common desire was to eat and sleep. Then sex. – Carnegie’s Win Friends and Influence People book spent 8 pages on explaining to people how to have that winning smile. Passive bashing of similar books. – Marshmallow experiment. Successful ones managed to distract themselves for 15 minutes to get another marshmallow. The ones that failed seemed to get in more trouble. The ones with more willpower had higher salaries,…

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The Spiritual Nature of Hair

The Spiritual Nature of Hair

“Our hair fashions might be just a trend, but if we investigate, we may find that we have been depriving ourselves of one of the most valuable sources of energy for human vitality.” -Yogi Bhajan Consider the possibility that the hair on your head is there to do more than just look good. Man is the only creature who grows longer hair on his head as he grows into adulthood. Left uncut, your hair will grow to a particular length…

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The TV and Your Brain … thanks Hems

The TV and Your Brain … thanks Hems

Note: I’ve put it under health because I think it’s a HUGE one for mental health. This is how the act of watching TV destroys your brain. Have you ever overheard an intense or heart-wrenching discussion only to find out the talkers were actually hashing out the lives of fictional TV characters? Do you ever wonder why people are so easily beguiled into trusting the talking heads? It might not be such a mystery when you find out how easy it is…

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Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work Goal setting may actually be counter productive if not a waste of time We have all heard this advice: Set goals if you want to accomplish anything substantial. That advice comes from personal coaches, self-help gurus, management consultants, managers and executives and is deeply imbedded in leadership practices. In organizations, “stretch goals,” or “hairy audacious goals,” as a management motivational and performance strategy, is widely practiced.  Yet, there is evidence that goal setting may actually…

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Millionaire entrepreneur explains why cycling (and not golf) is the new sport of choice for young professionals

Millionaire entrepreneur explains why cycling (and not golf) is the new sport of choice for young professionals

You won’t find serial entrepreneur Max Levchin on the links anytime soon. Every week it seems like there’s a new story with the headline “Cycling Is The New Golf.” While golf “still commands the highest portion of participants with household incomes above $US100,000 among popular sports,” according to Reuters, its popularity is waning, and thenumber of courses has been on the decline in the U.S. the past eight years. The Economist says “golf’s appeal has become its undoing. Its meditative…

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The Ultimate Goals Program by (Audiobook/Program) Brian Tracy

The Ultimate Goals Program by (Audiobook/Program) Brian Tracy

The Ultimate Goals Program – How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by (Audiobook/Program) Brian Tracy Quick note: The book has a lot of great knowledge but if you’re like me and want to get down to business just answer all the below questions but make sure you set a special time to do it as it’s intense. Breakdown of questions/exercise/notes: Unlocking Your True Potential 1. Imagine that you have the inborn ability to achieve…

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