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The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment

‘Shyness didn’t happen overnight. It was a process of feeling exposed’

For Hayley Webster, shyness was a way of hiding herself in life. But finally she decided she didn’t want shyness to hold her back any longer…<p>I wasn’t always shy. Snapshots of complete confidence: a choir concert, my mum and dad singing, and in the audience, toddler me. I climbed on to the stage …

Self-help

6 Important Life Lessons You Can Only Learn Through Failure

Failure is required in order to learn these 9 lessons.<p>Nobody learns the hard lessons in life without some element of failure.<p>When we let someone down, we learn why. When we fall short of our own expectations, we become aware of our growth edge. When we crumble under pressure, we become attuned to …

Self-improvement

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank — holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup — is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for strengthening the core, not to mention a great way to sculpt abs. It's so good for the body there are now workouts based around that movement, including the …

Bodyweight Exercise

10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness)

Meaningful life changes start with letting go of what's not serving you.<p>Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

The One Thing You Can Do to Get a Perfect Night's Sleep (and Wake Up Relaxed and Well-Rested)

This one thing can also make you feel much more relaxed during stressful times. Definitely worth a try!<p>As others work on their time management skills in order to complete more tasks during the day, perhaps you may be working on improving your sleep schedule. It's not, of course, that you're lazy -- …

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

Self-improvement

Giving up alcohol for a year salvaged my mental health

My self-worth and confidence were shot to pieces, and something had to change. Quitting drink gave me some control over my life<p>As the clocks strike midnight on New Year’s Eve, I will finish a 12-month stretch of self-imposed sobriety. A year ago I had got to a point where I was drinking and smoking …

This 1 (Difficult) Change Will Make You More Creative and Happier

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It means dealing with sales and marketing. It means …

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly lucky. Those both may play some role in their success, but using …

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

Decoding Other People's Body Language

When it comes to communication, we Millennials have always had it pretty easy. The explosive invention of smart technologies over the last two decades has given us one thing above all: instant communication.<p>We connect. We message. We network. We chat. We do it all at the press of an emoji …

Psychology

I spent years — and a fortune — chasing the life I thought everyone else had until I recognized a simple truth

I used to have this problem. It was almost like an addiction. Except I wasn't actually consuming something — rather, it was like an addiction of wanting to consume things that I couldn't. I'm not proud of this problem. In fact, I used to hide it from family and friends. I used to pretend like …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett's personal pilot reveals the incredible prioritization method the billionaire taught him

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Warren Buffett

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Make an Impact

You're reading How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Make an Impact, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Motivation

Gene Simmons: How To Gain Power And Money In Your Career

I spoke to Gene Simmons, Co-founder of KISS and author of <i>On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power</i>, about why he focused on power for his new book, how he defines the word power, how employees can gain power in the workplace, how technology can be used for …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Former British MI6 spy reveals how to remember information without writing it down

Remembering things can be hard.<p>Former British Secret Service MI6 and Australian Secret Intelligence Service agent Warren Reed learned a simple technique during his spy training to help remember any information without writing it down.<p>One of the very first things spies learn is how to train their …

Humanity
Mindfulness

Tom Brady uses brain exercises designed for people with brain impairments to improve his function and it blew away the scientists who created them

At age 40, Tom Brady looks for any competitive edge he can get.<p>In his book, "The TB12 Method," Brady outlined his extensive beliefs in pliability, flexibility, and diet to prolong his career.<p>According to ESPN's Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham, Brady also uses brain exercises to improve his cognitive …

The Brain

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Public Speaking

Inside Thailand’s new adults-only island retreat

BROOK SABIN<p>It’s an untouched island paradise: Kiwis Brook Sabin and Radha Engling explore a new adults-only glamping retreat in Thailand.<p>Forget …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

Best little ski resorts in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Head to these lesser-known – and often cheaper – ski areas, some with challenging off-pistes and others with family-friendly runs and hotels, but all with breathtaking scenery<p>Winning tip: Secret skiing, Switzerland<p>Villars is only two hours on the train from Geneva airport and it is possible to get …

I stopped working at 34 and I'm convinced early retirement isn't about money — it's about lifestyle

<b>• The blogger behind Mr. Crazy Kicks saved and invested his way to early retirement at 34.</b><p><b>• He says there are two ways to get to early retirement faster: Increase income and decrease spending.</b><p><b>• The key is maximizing happiness per dollar.</b><p>The key to achieving financial independence is developing your …

Retirement