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Finding Your Superman Time: A Mindful Approach To Task Management. How to Design Behavior (The Behavior Change Matrix) Here’s the gist: The rising interest in the science of designing behavior has also sprouted dozens of competing — and at times conflicting — methodologies.Though the authors often flaunt their way as the only way, there are distinct use cases for when each method is appropriate.Behavior modification methods fall into four distinct types: amateur, expert, habitué, and addict.Each behavior type requires the use of the appropriate technique to be effective.

How to Design Behavior (The Behavior Change Matrix)

Using the wrong method leads to frustration and failure. Everyone suddenly seems interested in messing with your head. Gamification, Quantified Self, Persuasive Technology, Neuromarketing and a host of other techniques offer ways to influence behavior. At the heart of these techniques is a desire to change peoples’ habits so that behavior change becomes permanent. Here’s the problem: Until now, the explosion of methods for changing behavior has been a hodgepodge of author-centric noise.

Five ways to improve your brainpower. It used to be thought that the brain was hardwired and that, unlike other organs, it could not repair itself or restore lost functions once damaged or diseased.

Five ways to improve your brainpower

Now we know that, in fact, the brain is neuroplastic – that activity and mental experience can be used to change the structure of the connections within it. These new principles are being used to radically improve, and even sometimes cure, some brain problems that were previously seen as irreversible – and some of them can also be used in everyday life to improve our brain’s health and performance. Here are five things to try. Walk two miles a day Regular exercise, such as walking, has been shown to be a key factor in reducing the risk of dementia by 60%. Welcome to Forbes. How confident should you be at work today? Moderately overconfident.

How confident should you be at work today?

Being slightly delusional is a good thing here. How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless.

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips

Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer. So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more. Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students.He writes 6 (or more) peer-reviewed academic journal papers per year.He’s the author of 4 books including the wonderful “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” What can you do to eliminate stress? Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops And Navy SEALS. “One-man army.”

Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops And Navy SEALS

It’s a phrase that gets thrown around lightly. But for 7 hours, Hector Cafferata was exactly that. On November 28, 1950 during the Korean war, the then 21-year-old took on an entire regiment of Chinese soldiers, defending his group of badly wounded friends.

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Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops And Navy SEALS. Would introverts be better off if they acted more like extraverts? Yes: People enjoy acting extraverted, and this seems to apply equally across the dispositional introversion-extraversion dimension (Fleeson, Malanos, & Achille, 2002).

Would introverts be better off if they acted more like extraverts?

It follows that dispositional introverts might improve their happiness by acting more extraverted, yet little research has examined potential costs of this strategy. In two studies, we assessed dispositions, randomly assigned participants to act introverted or extraverted, and examined costs—both emotional (concurrent negative affect) and cognitive (Stroop performance). Results replicated and extended past findings suggesting that acting extraverted produces hedonic benefits regardless of disposition. Positive affect increased and negative affect did not, even for participants acting out of character. Lessons From The Samurai: The Secret To Always Being At Your Best. What's the key to dealing with stress?

The 4 Psychological Techniques That Increased Navy SEAL Passing Rates. Interview - 5 lessons from a Ranger/Special Ops soldier about leadership and persistence. Ranger School has been called the “toughest combat course in the world.”

Interview - 5 lessons from a Ranger/Special Ops soldier about leadership and persistence

My friend Joe (2nd from the left above) graduated class 495 in Ranger School and was Special Operations for seven years. Lessons From The Samurai: The Secret To Always Being At Your Best. How To Achieve Work-Life Balance In 5 Steps. Achieving work-life balance can look impossible.

How To Achieve Work-Life Balance In 5 Steps

And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder. In the ten years from 1986 to 1996 work-life balance was mentioned in the media 32 times. In 2007 alone it was mentioned 1674 times. Via The ONE Thing: A LexisNexis survey of the top 100 newspapers and magazines around the world shows a dramatic rise in the number of articles on the topic, from 32 in the decade from 1986 to 1996 to a high of 1674 articles in 2007 alone. 4 Things Astronauts Can Teach You About A Good Night's Sleep.

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4 Things Astronauts Can Teach You About A Good Night's Sleep

Astronauts. How To Be Resilient: 8 Steps To Success When Life Gets Hard. A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience. Sometimes you just want to quit.

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience

You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there right now, actually, with my laptop.) The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door.

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This Is The Number One Thing That Holds Most People Back From Success. Think Like a Navy SEAL: Training Lessons for Entrepreneurship. This Is The Number One Thing That Holds Most People Back From Success. New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Be More Successful. We all want to be more successful. But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a little more… fun? There is. Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and for years at Harvard he studied exactly that: happiness. He gave an extremely popular (and, in my opinion, the all-time funniest) TED talk. And his ideas even attracted the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who filmed an interview with him. A Quick And Easy Way To Make Yourself Tougher.

What's the best way to talk to yourself? The 4 Psychological Techniques That Increased Navy SEAL Passing Rates. How To Quickly Increase Confidence And Self-Esteem: What personality traits do SWAT team members have? They differed from the average person by being extremely confident (“self-deceptive enhancement”), more emotionally stable and more resilient: The present study was aimed at investigating whether different personality profiles could be found among Italian police Special Force (SF) officers. Our hypothesis was that different personality profiles would be found, and that they would differ with respect to psychological and organizational functioning.

This conjecture was tested on anonymously collected Big Five scores of all members of a ‘Reparto Mobile’ unit (n = 289) by means of a Two-Step cluster analysis. Two distinct personality profiles were found: two-thirds of participants showed a personality profile that was quite similar to the general population, with the exception of a higher self-reported emotional stability and self-deceptive enhancement, while the remaining third showed higher levels of any personality domain than both the other cluster and the general population.

What personality traits do SWAT team members have?