Rainul Islam

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Intro to Meditation -- The Challenge of Self Observation

We can't become better versions of ourselves if we can't first see what we're doing clearly. Meditation using the method of self-observation provides an opportunity to look at ourselves objectively. But objective observation is not so easy. Here are some things to look out for :<p>Habit - If you're …

Meditation

8 Hacks That Make Meditation Actually Doable

Is it just me, or is adulting totally overwhelming? Behind my smile, I am usually feeling frantic, harried, and overwhelmed most of the time. Things …

An Uncommon Tool to Help with Tricky Decisions

Do you have a hard time making decisions? Could you use some guidance navigating your many passions and projects? Have you ever tried <i>tarot</i>?— hold up. …

Thinking or Feeling? Which Is the Best Option to Make Decisions?

Every month I check in with the PowerPath Forecast to get a pulse on the world. I don't know how they do it, but the forecast has an uncanny knack at identifying larger themes happening to us all. This information helps the work I do with my clients as well as helping me understand shifting …

Psychology

To go or not to go? That is the (wrong) question

At its most basic, flying an airplane is a never-ending series of decisions. Is the airplane airworthy? What’s the weather like? Where is that other …

How Mentally Strong People Manage Their Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

Tutorials

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men And Women And Why It Matters In Business

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in her professional success and impact, but also reflects a wide …

Why You’re Hardwired For Overconfidence And What To Do About It

Overconfidence makes risky decisions feel easier to make, even while it increases their actual riskiness.<p>Confidence can be a slippery thing. It’s a good and necessary characteristic for success, but in overabundance, it can devolve into recklessness and poor decision-making. Life has a way of …

Fact: It Only Takes 60 Seconds Of Intense Exercise To Get Results

Finally, science is answering the question we've all been asking for years: How much time do we really need to spend at the gym to see results?<p>Prepare to do a happy dance: Turns out, all it takes is <i>1 minute</i> of high-intensity training within a 10-minute workout to reap the benefits of your sweat …

How Bodybuilding Workouts Can Actually Make You a Better Athlete

The goal of exercise programming for enhanced human performance is to maximize training transfer. Put simply, some exercises provide obvious and …