Remembering More of Everything: The Memory Palace “When information goes ‘in one ear and out the other,’ it’s often because it doesn’t have anything to stick to.”— Joshua Foer That’s a quote from the book Moonwalking with Einstein, the fascinating account of Joshua Foer’s journey investigating memory. What starts as a routine piece of writing ends with his participation in the USA Memory Championships. While interviewing contestants for the article he was told that anyone could have a memory like these champions if they trained properly. 12 Most Debilitating Hiring Mistakes Small Businesses Make Hiring is hard. When you are a business owner and you don’t have an HR department to help you or a boss to train you, you can make a lot of terrible hiring mistakes. Here are 12 that we’ve seen over and over… 1. Hiring friends
16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of all, they can be readily absorbed while driving or multitasking, which makes them perfect for people with busy schedules (i.e. - nearly all of us.) We asked Amazon's digital audiobook arm Audible to share some of its best-selling self-improvement titles. Here are their picks. Audio book picture from Shutterstock End Self-Limiting Beliefs What Do You Mean I Can Choose My Beliefs? When someone asks you about the meaning of success, or happiness, or joy in your life, do you ever stop to think about your beliefs behind them? Most of us immediately think about what we should “do” or how we should “feel” or what we should “say” to be happy, joyful and successful. Not what we believe. Funny how little we think about what actually we believe to be true.
Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life Positive Psychology (PP) is generally considered to be a subfield of psychology. Refreshingly, PP focuses on what is positive about human beings, instead of what our deficits are. The PP movement is global and at the moment flourishing, with an abundance of newly researched positive psychology interventions (PPIs) and master degree courses popping up across the globe (the last count being 12 different programs). 10 Ways to Live Your Truth & Create Emotional Healing “If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.” Emile Zola Do you know that feeling of walking through life trying to function and look okay, but on the inside being a complete mess?
Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God Michael Shermer has made a career of skepticism — he is the founder of Skeptic, for one — but in his 2000 book, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, he does not come across as the hardcore atheist you might expect. (He prefers "nontheist.") One can appreciate his honesty and integrity. 12 Most Timeless Principles for Bringing Out the Best in People No matter what you do, people are involved. How to interact, to lead and to motivate is an ongoing challenge. In short, what can you do to bring out the best in people? Over 25 years ago, Alan Loy McGinnis, wrote a book to teach people how to do exactly that. Though technology has changed much in the way we do business, people are the same. Thus, the principles in his book “Bringing out the Best in People” still apply.
How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of Salamis, he was locked in a vigorous debate with a Spartan general about potential strategies for defeating the Persians. Themistocles was clearly in the minority with his views (but which ultimately turned out to be right and saved Western Civilization). 15 Revealing Signs You Genuinely Love What You Do Passion and purpose--in short, doing what you love--can be difficult to find. Some people search forever. Some gain remarkable skills and talents only to think, I'm great at this.
Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level” I shouldn’t be able to read most of the books on my shelf. I never took a single classical history class and I cheated through most of Economics 001. Still, the loci of my library are Greek History and Applied Economics. Top 10 Signs You’re a Narrow Minded Person Narrow-minded people are not evil. They just have a limited sphere of thinking. While some of these people become narrow-minded after being exposed to harsh realities of life, others just lack education, varied experiences and most importantly – unconditional acceptance and love they deserve. Narrow-mindedness is not a permanent condition. The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading Before you get started: Filter the book by reading the preface, index, table of contents, and inside jacket. This tells you where the author is going to take you and, importantly, the vocabulary they will use. There are three steps to effectively taking notes while reading: At the end of each chapter write a few bullet points that summarize what you've read and make it personal if you can — that is, apply it to something in your life. Also note any unanswered questions. When you're done the book, put it down for a week.Pick up the book again and go through all your notes.
How To Instantly Connect With Anyone Is meeting new people your idea of hell? Would you rather get poked in the eye with a sharp stick than introduce yourself to a stranger? And what about that person you already know but just can’t relate to no matter how hard you try? You blurt out something dumb and their face scrunches up. Everything goes to slo-mo. You swear silently, chirp something inane, and then realize your tongue has become a thousand pounds of dusty cement.