Succeed Faster, December 8, 2016




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Self Help Advice #1: 25 Psychological Hacks That May Surprise You

From the Lifejottings blog:

- When you remember a past event, you’re remembering the last time you remembered it.

- 80% of conversations are complaining.

- Your brain is more creative when it’s tired.

- Relationships are more important for your health than exercise.

- You’re more logical when you think in another language.

 

Self Help Advice #2: 13 Brain Hacks To Fight Fatigue And Give You More Energy

Basically, keep jumping and keep moving. 

 

A 1999 Salk study led to the discovery that the adult human brain is capable of producing new brain cells. It’s a process called neurogenesis, and physical exercise stimulates this.

A study showed that students who listened to their preferred genre while performing a cognitive task did poorer than those who listened to classical music. Of course, the group of students that did not listen to any music did best of all. 

Nootropics have been around since the 1960s. They are supplements that are specifically designed to boost cognitive function. Nootropics are often plant-based and are also known as brain boosters and cognitive enhancers, and their intention is to foster long-term brain health improvements.

Via Lifed (what a name for a blog!)  

 

Career advice #1: Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned from Star Trek

From a post by Alan Henry on Lifehacker:
- Don’t Stay in the Shadow of Your Predecessors, Even If It’s Tempting

- Know When Your Ethics are Flexible and When They’re Not

- Trust, but Hold People Accountable

- Be Close, Give Advice, but Keep a Healthy Distance

- Stay Open to Options, but Don’t Apologize for Making a Call

 

Career Advice #2: Practices of Outstanding Professionals

From a newsletter by Aviv Shahar:

- Learn every day. Become better every day. 

- Build confidence. Develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-worth. 

- Take ownership. Take responsibility for the challenge in front of you. 

- Cultivate self-awareness. Understand your learning inclinations. Understand your strengths. Discover your sweet spot. 

- Become a resource. Become a resourceful asset. Build a network of capable resources. 

- Make it better. Make it matter. Make us better. 

- Build an application discipline. Turn learning opportunities into dramatic upgrades. Applying knowledge and learning is how you create momentous progress. 

- Demonstrate impeccable character. Be as good as your word. 

- Cultivate a support network. (This is my favorite bit of advice)

- Focus on the mission and create value. All the time.
 

Quote of The Week:

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” 
- Mother Teresa



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