Treat Yo’self Before You Threaten Yo’self

The curse of almost every person with drive and ambition is this: High standards. Without them, you won’t get too far. With them, though? Well, things can go wrong. Things like… Becoming an overwhelming, micromanaging, brutal slavedriver who burns your people into ashes. When you have high standards, folk will disappoint you. The danger is

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Relive the Best Parts of your Best Experiences

There are certain moments in my life that stand out as highlights. Truly special, exceptional times. These moments are more than just happy memories. I’m fortunate to have plenty of those. What makes these stand out is how far beyond “happy” they are. They are moments of power, connection, hope and possibility. They involve deep

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How to hallucinate for fun and profit

When you’re in a hypnotic trance, you’re more susceptible to hallucinations. You can see, hear and experience things that aren’t really there. Sometimes, this is the spontaneous churning of your unconscious thinking. Your inner mind is constantly calculating, adjusting and deciding what’s happening in the world. You see something long and snakelike in the bush

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Your eyes may lie, but your brain lies more

Perception and memory are both classic examples of knowing something without being open to it. Many people know their perceptions are flawed – that what they see isn’t what’s really there. Take vision, for example. Cells in your retina turn light into an electrical signal. This signal turns back and forth from an electrical signal

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How To Meditate 40 Times A Day

Understatement time: meditation is good for you. I keep browsing the literature, trying to find something that meditation doesn’t do for you. If there’s something that uses your brain – and what doesn’t? – then meditation is useful. But not everyone finds it easy. If you’re looking to improve your mind, then here’s my challenge for you:

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