How Many Goals Do You Have?

What do you want to achieve?

“Experts on the science of success know that the brain is a goal-seeking organism.  Whatever personal goals you give to your subconscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve them.” – Jack Canfield

It’s true. Your brain will actually help you out. But you have to provide a direction for your brain, in order for it to do its work.

That means you have to have Goals. What are you aiming for? What do you want to achieve? Personally? Professionally? What skills do you want to master? What experiences do you want to have? What material things do you want? What do you want to do for your community? Your family?

Give your brain Goals, and it will help you in achieving them.

#success #brain #neuroscience #subconscious #goals #development

Too Busy and Too Distracted?

Here’s how to take control.

“We live in a distracting world, and it’s not getting any better. New information crashes toward us at every moment. Technology companies work tirelessly to create products that bring convenience and delight to our days. The incentive structure hasn’t changed: usage creates data, data sells ads, ubiquity creates demand, demand sells devices.”

Use technology to your advance, not your demise. Know why your using it, and why you’re using specific apps on your digital devices. What’s your Goal? Why is it useful? If you know why you do what you do, the choices become easier. Identify the irrational and subconscious triggers, and move beyond them.

Additionally, create barriers to distraction. Remove the distracting apps, log out and change passwords, and get proactive with your time. Rearrange your schedule, and make conscious decisions about what you do when you’ve got a few minutes to spare.

#subsconscious #productivity #success #removedistraction

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There’s Only One Thing To Do With Today: Seize It

In need of a practical motivational post?

“The famous Latin phrase carpe diem, or “seize the day,” has stared at us from coffee cups and motivational posters for as long as we’ve been alive. Longer, in fact; it’s from a poem written in 23 B.C. We’ve been struggling to follow this simple anodyne command basically since the beginning of time. It was hard for the ancients, and it’s hard for us.”

The point is to keep moving, to start making progress.

#nerdsofhumandevelopment #success #stoic #subconscious #habits #carpediem #butbetter

For the amazing article by Ryan Holiday, click here.

Night Owls, These Neuroscientists Are Worried About Your Health

Entrepreneurs, sales people, beware!

It’s common among entrepreneurs and successful sales people. Wake up early, work all day long, have some times allotted to the family, and after dinner, do some more work. Late to bed, early to rise, with not enough sleep.

Everybody is different, and we think that makes the world a more interesting place. However, some habits have a detrimental effect on your health, your productivity, and thus your success.

There are some neurological issues that come along with having a night owl sleeping rhythm. Luckily, the health issues that researches see with night owls can be changed – if the habits are gradually changed.

Are you a night owl? Or are you a morning person? And how do you see it affects your productivity and success? Let us know!

#nerdsofhumandevelopment #success #productivity #subconscious #habits

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Three Tips From A Neuroscientist On How To Be The Most Productive Multitasker

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley says the human mind isn’t built for multitasking–but we do it anyway.

When we’re working consciously, we cannot multitask. It’s that simple – our brains can’t handle that. If we’re unconscious, about 93% of the time, we can multitask! But do we want to?

Gazzaley says: Human brains aren’t built to handle constant multitasking (on tech devices), and the constant task-switching of modern work life has negative effects.

Here are a few of Gazzaley’s best pieces of advice.

  1. Know your limits.
  2. Take frequent breaks.
  3. Set expectations.

#subconscious #unconscious #multitasking #neuro #nerdsofhumandevelopment #training #development #productivity

Want to know why you should know your unconscious limits, take breaks, or set expectations? Click here for the original article.

9 Ways To Show Your People You Value Them

You need to feel valued. So do your people.

“Your people need more than a salary and fulfilling work to be their best. They need to know that you see the value in them as individuals and in the work they deliver.”

What are the 9 simple ways to make your people feel valued?

  • Be interested
  • Provide regular, constructive feedback
  • Invest in them
  • Prepare to lose them
  • Set clear, measurable expectations
  • Make time for them
  • Acknowledge them publicly
  • Say the tough stuff
  • Give them an opportunity to use their superpowers

#leadership #superpower #subconscious #success #together #nerdsofhumandevelopment

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22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. Our subconscious mind fools us all day, every day.

Our brains love to present reality in a way that makes sense to us, based on patterns we think we recognize and experiences we’ve had in the past. That shows up when we look at optical illusions, but it also shows up when we move through life, relationships, and work.

Just look at this image below.

“Our brains filter a constant tsunami of stimuli and piece the important parts together to recreate what we know as “reality.” And they do all this in damn-near real time—which is really impressive if you think about it. But here’s the thing: a big chunk of what we consider “reality” actually consists of our brains making guestimates.”

Want to break out of the most important subconscious beliefs and patterns? Let’s get in touch.

#subconscious #patterns #success #nerdsofhumandevelopment

For the full list of optical illusions, click here.