Jeff Ramos

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We Have Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Motivation -- Here's The Cold, Hard Truth

We have been lied to our whole lives about motivation.<p>Television and movies, where we derive most of our knowledge and education about life, personifies motivation in the form of the gruff, surly coach who shouts words of encouragement to his team. The sweaty, pudgy, middle-aged high school coach …

Motivation

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.<p>Neuroscientist Vaughn Bell once called dopamine the "Kim Kardashian of neurotransmitters," by which he meant dopamine is seen as the scandalous celebrity amongst its shyer peers like glutamate or GABA. …

Neuroscience

6 Mental Tricks To Overcome Your Insecurities, According To Therapists

Whether you're someone who stresses over a body part or hates how shy you get in big groups, we all have a part of ourselves that makes us feel a …

How to run your life like a business in order to find personal fulfillment

Just like the Fountain of Youth, El Dorado, or the Atlantis, the concept of a real-deal work-life balance tends feels like the oft-talked-about, …

Work-life Balance

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

We're Closer to Understanding Why People Develop Anxiety (Hint: It's Your Parents)

If you're someone who doesn't live with anxiety, it may be difficult to understand the condition that makes some people feel completely out of …

Depression

8 Reasons Why Obsessive People Are More Likely to Be Successful

It's entrepreneurial fuel.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment to think about your role models. Whether they're business leaders, athletes or musicians, I guarantee they became successful because they were obsessive people.<p>When you hear the word “obsessive,” …

Success

12 Fabulous Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before You Hit 50 | Inc.com

I didn't learn about the concepts of emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. But even if you're approaching the half-century mark (or whatever your age), it's not too late to learn what has been hailed as one of the most desired job skills that will be required by 2020.<p>What we're finding is …

Emotional Intelligence

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-help

"Finding Your Passion" Is an Ineffective Way to Live Your Life, Say Scientists

So much for eat, pray, love.<p>When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

How to improve your memory, according to neuroscience

Mental tricks like “memory palaces” and mnemonics can actually help make memories stick.<p>Why is it that you can perfectly recite the words to *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” but can’t remember the title of the new TV show you started watching on Netflix and wanted to tell your coworker about?<p>We remember …

The Brain

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

What is depression and why is it rising?

It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is

10 Truths to Keep You Going When Everything Goes Wrong

<i>“Today, on my forty-seventh birthday, I reread the suicide note I wrote on my twenty-seventh birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend, Carol,</i> …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Music Preferences and Your Personality

Could your playlists reveal information about your personality? Research conducted by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Sam Gosling suggests that …

Psychology

5 Surprising Ways That Stress Affects Your Brain

How Stress Affects Your Brain<p>We are all familiar with stress. This stress happens each and every day and comes in a wide variety of forms. It might …

The Brain

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I don't really …

Relationships

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

How thinking like a C student made one entrepreneur more successful

You only need to make the right decision about 70 percent of the time to be successful.<p>Do you procrastinate on big decisions? You might be too much of an A student, according to entrepreneur Taylor Pearson, author of “The End of Jobs.”<p>To be truly successful, you only need to make the right decision …

Self-improvement

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Understanding the Mind of a Narcissist

Despite having a seemingly strong personality, narcissists lack a core self. Their self-image and thinking and behavior are other-oriented in order …

Psychology

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

13 Habits That Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …