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101 Excellent Resources And Tools For Students Of Any Age | Brain Training, Brain Exercise, Brain Fitness by Brain Training 101

101 Excellent Resources And Tools For Students Of Any Age | Brain Training, Brain Exercise, Brain Fitness by Brain Training 101 | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a student just starting the school year or you’re a lifelong learner like me, you’ll find resources, tools and a ton of fun stuff to stash in your virtual backpack.


If you find these resources helpful, please share this post with your friends. I would greatly appreciate it.


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10 Solid Ways to Bolster Your Willpower

10 Solid Ways to Bolster Your Willpower | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
You’re willing to achieve something, but your mind mechanism seems to defy it. So how do you bolster the willpower?


What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter. Peter F. Drucker.


You want to top the class in the exams, but you’re not preparing well.


You would like to blog regularly, but you keep finding excuses.


You’re dying to get that super client, but your competitor swept them away.


You’re trying to break free from all the messy stuffs, but you can’t find a way out.


Sounds familiar? What are the odds then? Buckle up; it’s about you and your willpower.


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When to Quit your Passion and Change Course

When to Quit your Passion and Change Course | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Remember what it was like the first few weeks in a foreign language class? The first couple days learning a new musical instrument? HTML or Javascript? Or what about the first few days of a new workout?


They’re easy—the first period of developmental progress in just about anything comes with the reward of great results.


When I first started playing trombone, I enjoyed the same sort of success—I was getting better and better, and putting in very little effort to do so. Throughout my grade school years, and even into college, my improvement slowed a little, but I was still achieving great gains in my playing ability.


But I wasn’t even close to “hands-down amazing.”


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The Happiness Project: To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments.

The Happiness Project: To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

One of the most challenging—and most helpful and fun—tasks that I've done as part of my Happiness Project is to write my Twelve Personal Commandments. These aren't specific resolutions, like make my bed, but the overarching principles by which I try to live my life.


It took me several months to come up with this list, and it has been very useful for me to have them identified clearly in my mind. It's a creative way of distilling core values.


To get you started as you think about your own commandments, here are my Twelve Commandments:


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5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box

5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
How do people think outside of the proverbial box? They know how to view things more expansively. Here's how.


A few years back our litigation team was faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: how to defend our client’s trademark rights against a Fortune 500 company with a massive litigation budget. They had the facts on their side. Moreover, they had money. Worst of all, they had a gaggle of lawyers that just made the case down right unpleasant. In spite of this, as luck would have it, they were missing one very crucial thing that they had never learned in law school. Something big firm life had failed to teach them. Quite simply, they were limited in their thinking to that which was rather than that which could be.


Looking beyond conventional defense methods, we deconstructed every element of the case until we discovered a plan to turn the tables...


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How to Tackle Your Clutter

How to Tackle Your Clutter | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

The clutter can sometimes seriously affect the proper functioning of our lives, this article gives you some insights and a video of more than one hour about how to improve this situation. [note Martin Gysler]


So you’ve been putting off tackling your clutter for months, maybe even years. Papers pile up on a counter, shelves are crammed full of books and magazines and other things, closets are stuffed to the point of spillage, clothes pile up on the floor or furniture, boxes and furniture and other miscellaneous things cover your floor.


How do you even get started?


If you haven’t yet, start by signing up for the free Clutterfat Challenge, a 30-day challenge to reduce your clutter. I created the challenge, along with my friend Courtney Carver, to help motivate you to finally tackle the clutter...


PS: Another post about clutter, but here it's social networks/tools clutter, you know this phenomenon... me yes! http://www.simplyzesty.com/social-media/a-plea-for-a-clutter-free-social-media-life/

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7 Powerful Actions to Bring Your Life in Balance Today

7 Powerful Actions to Bring Your Life in Balance Today | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

How complete is your life? Can you say that you are 100% satisfied with the direction that your life is going, with your relationships, your goals and your health?


Some people call this type of life completion “control,” others call it “inner peace” but I call it “life balance.” It really doesn’t matter what you call it, the only thing that matters is whether you have it.

 

So, do you feel in balance today?

 

Imagine your ordinary day. How does it start? How many things do you accomplish during the day? How do your relationships unveil during the day? Do you spend enough time with the people you love and care about? At the end of the day do you feel that you have completed everything to make this day great or do you feel that you have accomplished a lot but still are missing something?...

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2 books about brain: What best neuroscientists can teach us about memory, creativity, society, productivity, work & leadership | ZZE.ST - inspiration & lifehacks to make life better

2 books about brain: What best neuroscientists can teach us about memory, creativity, society, productivity, work & leadership | ZZE.ST - inspiration & lifehacks to make life better | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Not a long time ago I wrote a post about My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. And during last couple of months I listened to and read 2 more: Brain Rules by John Medina and Your Brain at Work by David Rock. Unlike Jill, they don’t tell their own stories but try to give real life recommendations based on neuroscience research.


John focuses on general principles rules of brain functioning which he covers relatively briefly. David on the other hand provides more of a deep dive in various situations that we face daily, mostly at work but views them through the prism of our brain and its biochemistry. Social concepts, such as status, reward and others are explained through things like oxitocin, dopamin & epinephrin.


Those who find such topics interesting can find my notes below. Plus, a couple of great videos of authors’ talks and one fun Slideshare presentation...

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5 Common Obstacles to a Life of Wonderful Change, and How to Get Around Them

5 Common Obstacles to a Life of Wonderful Change, and How to Get Around Them | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” [Anais Nin]

 

Why are you reading this blog?

 

Probably because you want to make a positive change in your life. Perhaps you want to improve your social skills, simplify how you work or change your attitude and how you think.

 

Now this is great. But it is seldom that easy. There may be obstacles outside of you. There are almost certainly obstacles inside of you...

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Excuses Be Gone | Daily Affirmations by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Excuses Be Gone | Daily Affirmations by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Excuses Be Gone


How many times have you wanted to make a change in your life but you talked yourself out of it with excuses? You want to start your own business but it's just not the right time. You're sick of your deadbeat boyfriend but assume the other fish in the sea are even worse. We're usually not fans of the self-help genre but caught Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on TV and were inspired by his 18 Daily Affirmations from his book No More Excuses...

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Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training

Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
An amazing website to improve your Leadership skills!

Explore the Toolkit

The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 600 management, career and thinking skills. Use the buttons below to start exploring them.
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30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence

30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one. This is why giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all facets of your life. So, take a moment to think ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ What kind of habits would you like to have? You better start now if you want your new habits to influence your lifestyle and consequently your life! Check out this TED talk first to get inspired...
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33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation

33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Being motivated is a wonderful state of your being. In that state your body leverages huge amounts of energy. Your emotional field is totally balanced, physically you’re able to climb the Everest and mentally you understand the whole Universe in a split of a second. I know you know the feeling.

The good news is that you can re-create this state pretty much whenever you want. Here are 33 tips to help you get and stay motivated. By the way, if you’re into long lists, you may also check this one: 100 Ways To Live A Better Life.
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3 Questions Answered by Sir Richard Branson

3 Questions Answered by Sir Richard Branson | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

If you are a regular reader of this blog you already know that I am a HUGE fan of Sir Richard Branson?

Why?


Because he keeps going no matter the situation. If obstacles occur, he goes over, around or through them. If one plan won’t work, he thinks of another way to do it.


A badly damaged knee as a teenager stopped him from being the sportsman that he likely would have been. If he hadn’t been dyslexic he would not have left school at sixteen and started a magazine. That magazine ultimately led to the birth of Virgin Records. And the rest, as they say, is history.


In this brief 4 minute clip he is asked to give advice to entrepreneurs. That advice applies to all of us. Here’s why. Webster’s Dictionary says that an entrepreneur is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”


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How to Develop a Sound Mind

How to Develop a Sound Mind | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else. – John Locke


There are a number of diverse issues that could alter our wellbeing / contentment — entailing aliment, standard of living, workout routines, anxiety, family, and line of business et al. However, the principal aspect that frequently gets ignored is the strength of the mind. Sound mind is the gateway to form / sustain an active and cheerful life.


Your beliefs are exceptionally influential and can direct all phases of your life comprising your health. Most of us are only to some extent conscious of the reasonings that run through our mind. To truly concentrate and have knowledge of all ideas that you sense can be draining and not to point out, kind of intimidating too.


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3 Foundations of Courage – How to Create Momentum

3 Foundations of Courage – How to Create Momentum | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

How Do You Define Courage?


Do you think you are courageous? I know I didn’t think I was. A couple of years ago, I found myself curled up in my bed, depressed.


I had a good life. I had a reliable job and a nice place to live. I had friends around me. And I felt guilty about being depressed.


Deep inside, I knew that I was meant for more but I felt paralyzed to make a change because I didn’t have a clear vision of how to move forward.


I remember wrapping my arms around my knees and hugging them to my chest. I was so afraid to move forward, but I knew that I could not continue living a “good” life when my spirit longed to be free. I wanted to express my greatness!


You may feel the same way I did. Maybe not. You may doubt that same greatness lies within you or you may have absolute confidence in it.


No matter what your situation is, courage is the common denominator when it comes to success. Let me share what I did to move from depression to momentum...


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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Lose!

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Lose! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Lose is the food of winner.


Maybe you will ask you: but what does he say. I understand that you can ask you that question and yet!

If I refer to the quotation from Matthew Keith Groves, who say...

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The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money

The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Imagine two people starting identical companies with the exact same resources, network, and time at their disposal (gender randomly assigned for brevity’s sake):


Person #1 wakes up every day with anxiety, stressed about his mounting to-do list. He immediately buries himself in reactive work — striving to please everyone else but himself by responding to emails, taking meetings and delivering what others ask of him. He gets whipped around by his moods — one minute he’s happy and excited, the next he’s tired, anxious, unmotivated and depressed. His productivity on any given day is completely unpredictable — sometimes he wakes up excited to work, and on other days you couldn’t pry him off the couch with a forklift.


Person #2 starts her days with purpose. No matter what her mood is upon waking up, she laces up her running shoes and gets her blood pumping with a 20-minute run.


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How to find inner peace

How to find inner peace | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

How to find inner peace by acceptance

 

How can I start accepting uncontrollable situations and events in life so I can find inner peace? How can I accept things that can’t be changed?

 

Heather applied for a job that she wanted so badly last week. She went to the interview all exited. A few days later when she learned that she didn’t get the job, she started to experience excessive anxiety.

 

Heather can’t take her mind off of what has happened and she can’t accept the fact that she was not chosen for the job. As her anxiety increases, the further inner peace seems to go from her.

 

Acceptance and finding inner peace...

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How to Be Yourself

How to Be Yourself | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Why do so many people feel confused about who they really are and how did the issue of personal identity become so challenging? While it may seem like you should automatically know how to be yourself, in reality that is rarely the case.

 

When you think about it, so many things in life depend on our ability to connect with our true self. After all, how are we supposed to know what we should be doing or who we should be doing it with if we don’t even know who we really are?...

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Learning to Live Your Authentic Life

Learning to Live Your Authentic Life | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

5 Tips To Start Living Your Authentic Life Right Now


One of the things you hear often in the world is that nothing is true, that everybody makes their own reality or that everything you see and experience is false. These ideas have some grounding in truth, but are often a misinterpretation of what is actually going on.


If everyone’s idea of reality is different and unique, it is a valid question to ask how can anybody ever be thinking the same things. Or for that matter, how can we share ideas or even communicate with each other if everybody sees things differently...

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Keys to Leading a Happy and Fullfilled Life

Keys to Leading a Happy and Fullfilled Life | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Some of you may believe that if you just had more money, or a better job, or another degree, or some other external “thing” that life would be better. Like there is a nagging feeling that you shouldn't have to be dissatisfied with your life- that you don't have to just 'put up with it'

 

Maybe you don't know what to do to make your life more fulfilled, or don't know where to start. But if you did, you'd be able to confirm those nagging feelings. It may even seem sometimes like there's simply nothing you can do. You hope and dream of living a fulfilled life, but it still feels as if it is simply out of your hands.

 

But living a fulfilled life doesn't have to work that way. Not only is it possible to live a fulfilled life, but the more you work at it, the easier it becomes.

How? By cultivating these 8 keys to living a fulfilled life...

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How to Stay Focused on the Important Things

How to Stay Focused on the Important Things | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
"I want to pass something by you," I said to my friend Jori* who has lost 80 pounds over the past six months. "Our ability to lose weight is based on our willingness to suffer through discomfort. To be a little hungry and yet to resist the temptation of eating."

"You're wrong," he said. "You don't know what my hunger is like. It's painful. Withstanding it might work for a week or two, but not for the long term."

I immediately knew that Jori was right. Discipline, willpower and self-control are unsustainable. Eventually, we weaken...
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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Relating to others is vital in the today's workplace. Learn how to build your emotional intelligence with this article.


When you think of a "perfect leader," what comes to mind?

You might picture someone who never lets his temper get out of control, no matter what problems he's facing. You might think of someone who has the complete trust of her staff, always speaks kindly, listens to her team, is easy to talk to and always makes careful, informed decisions.

These are qualities of someone with a high degree of emotional intelligence.

In this article, we'll look at why emotional intelligence is so important for leaders – and how you, as a leader, can improve yours...
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How to Hack Your Brain

How to Hack Your Brain | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
You are not who you think you are. Your personality and identity is significantly more malleable than you realize. With a few simple tricks, you can exploit your brain's innate functionality to change just about anything about yourself. Here's how.

You Are Not Necessarily the Person You Think You Are

You are not who you are, but rather the product of many influences. The saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" exists for a reason: the longer you've been the person you think you are, the harder it becomes to change. The thing is, you can dramatically change who you are. It's actually not so much that it's difficult to change, but that you've developed patterns and habits that make it easier to do things the way you do them. Trying something in a new way can feel very awkward, it will be generally less efficient by virtue of being something new to you, and it often lacks excitement for you when it involves giving up the comfort associated with your way...
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