Science & Psychology

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This Is What the Latest Science Says About Empathy

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Being Empathetic is More Than Just Putting Ourselves in Another’s Shoes There were some really interesting findings recently published in the journal of cognitive enhancement about empathy. Now empathy, of course, is the ability to understand someone else’s world. To feel and understand why they feel the way they feel. To take our feet and put them in their shoes. To put ourselves in their body, in their mind, and understand how they feel — right? Well, you would assume the way to do that is to just get ...

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What Made Us Human May Actually Cause Our Extinction

Total Reading Time: 2.5 minutes. What Makes Us Human? Is it our capacity to love, to laugh, to cry… to be self-aware? Some would say it’s the fact that we manage to put on clothes every day (and as you know many solopreneurs don’t even do that every day). Others would say it’s our amazing brain or our ability to speak using the larynx (the voice box). While all of these are true, we wouldn’t still be here today were it not for our innate desire to connect, collaborate, and be an accepted member of society. This amazing human trait is what allowed a ...

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The Real Reason Why You Should Wake Up Early

Total Reading Time: 2 minutes. It’s Not What You Think The real reason you should wake up early has absolutely nothing to do with the conventional wisdom around the benefits of early rising. It has nothing to do with getting more done, or getting to the gym at an early hour, or having time for your morning ritual, or even making a green juice smoothie to be healthier. It has nothing to do with any of the attributes you might attach to waking up early and its benefits. The actual core, underlying root reason that a human being should wake ...

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Nobel Prize-Winner Richard Feynman on Learning Anything Using His Personal Formula

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~Albert Einstein Today there is more information being created and shared than ever before. We are all trying to learn more, do more, be more and grow our minds. Yet, ironically, it has actually become more difficult to truly gain and implement knowledge. It’s become more difficult to become masters of something while also being able to retain it. In school we were taught to retain knowledge for a short period of time, just to recite it with rote ...

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Dale Carnegie on How to Stop Worrying and Start Living in 5 Minutes

The worried person must lose himself in action lest he wither in despair Click to Tweet   Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. This is a quote by the great author Dale Carnegie, and the quote itself is from the book How To Stop Worrying and Start Living. I want to share the key lessons that I took out of this read. First of all, I think that the concept of worry is absolutely fascinating. I have another video on how to reduce your stress and stop being so busy. However, what Dale Carnegie talks about in ...

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3 Levels of Human Evolution: How to Get More by Trying Less

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. I want to talk about one of the foundational lessons that I’ve learned and concepts I’ve really experimented with when it comes to getting more of what we want out of life. It could be money, fame, achievement, success, whatever it is we want. It all happens in these three levels of consciousness of evolution — levels of your own personal development. We can break these down into three levels. If we understand what these three levels are, how to move from one level to another, and what the ...

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3 Magic Self-Awareness Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now

Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. I want to discuss this idea of emotional intelligence. This idea of increasing your self-knowledge and your self-awareness. At this stage we all know the importance of emotional intelligence. In fact, we know now based on the science of it that your IQ is pretty much fixed. By the time you’re done being an adolescent, that IQ that you have is mostly permanent. What we do know though is that your emotional intelligence (EQ) is malleable.     It can change, it can grow, it can increase, whereas your IQ is quite ...

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Floatation/Isolation Tanks: The Odd New Secret to Upgrading Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Total Reading Time: 14 minutes. Let’s get weird. Float tanks. Sensory deprivation tanks. Isolation tanks. I’m not one to argue over nomenclature, so let’s keep it simple with float tank. Well, they’re here, and they’re taking over every hipster neighborhood in the world by storm. Facetiousness aside, this topic is exploding and for good reason. Float tanks vary, but in general you will find a large tank filled with warm, body temperature water and around 1,000 pounds of epsom salt (here’s the Wiki). They are designed to shut out all light and sound, i.e., you are fully isolated and disconnected. ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Social Anxiety and Increasing Your Confidence

Total Reading Time: 19 minutes. “We’re not all extroverts”, my friend and former co-worker said to me once. “We’re not?”, I sarcastically replied. Too often we forget that the lens through which we see the world is not the only one, and this is a topic I often neglect for that exact reason. We often find that online entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, writers, and bloggers are actually introverted by nature. And whether we’re extroverted or introverted, there are a few mental myths that most of us subscribe to. That’s where Katrina Razavi comes in. Katrina first reached out to me as ...

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Premeditation: How Your Thoughts Create Your Future

Total Reading Time: 5 minutes. You walk into a cafe ready to place your laptop down on the nearest table and get some work done. Sitting opposite you is a person around the same age. From the way he has his laptop positioned on the table you can see there’s not enough space for your laptop too, so you start thinking about how he’s taking up too much space. You know you need him to meet you halfway and share the space so you can also sit and place your laptop down. Yet, before you even request this of him you decide (casually) that he’s probably going ...

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