6 Questions About Living an Extraordinary Life by David Arenson You deserve to achieve your dreams. I've learned that the quality of the questions you ask yourself (and the questions I have asked the people I've worked with) is the key determinant in unlocking, inspiring and activating change. Who doesn't want a better life for yourself and your loved ones? In my experience, people don't ask enough questions of themselves, and it takes an outside professional to give them the objective insights that will kickstart a transformation. Your hopes and dreams are there for a reason. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. I'm a big believer that some already have it so good that they forget to be grateful. I'm sure you've heard before - there is no success or failure – only feedback. Perhaps you're in a “bad” situation and instead of seeing it as a learning point, or stimulus for making a change, you're stuck in the perceived shock or drama of it. Some of the greatest leaders have suffered spectacular failures. 1.
40 Key Emotional Drivers B-to-B prospects respond to the same key emotion drivers consumers do. In “Mail Order Strategy” (Hoke Communications, 1956), Victor Schwab compiled the following 40 key emotional drivers. People want to gain:Health PopularityPraise from othersPride of accomplishmentSelf-confidenceTimeImproved appearance ComfortAdvancement: social-businessMoneySecurity in old ageLeisureIncreased enjoymentPersonal prestige They want to save:TimeDiscomfortRisksMoneyWorryEmbarrassmentWorkDoubts They want to be:Good parentsCreativeEfficientRecognized authoritiesUp-to-dateGregarious“First” in thingsSociable, hospitableProud of their possessionsInfluential over others They want to do:Express their personalitiesSatisfy their curiosityAppreciate beautyWin others’ affectionResist domination by othersEmulate the admirable Acquire or collect thingsImprove themselves generally
The Brain—Information about the Brain 1 Introduction “I think, therefore I am.” —René Descartes, 17th-century philosopher Few of us question the crucial importance of the brain. The brain makes up only 2 percent of our body weight, but it consumes 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe and 20 percent of the energy we consume. Scientists have worked for many years to unravel the complex workings of the brain. Despite these and other significant advances in the field of brain research, most of the processes responsible for the integrated functioning of billions of brain cells remain a mystery. An essential aspect of any scientific research is communicating results to the public in a way that is easily understood. To correctly interpret the information transmitted through these venues, we need a better understanding of basic concepts related to the brain. 2 Myths and Realities about the Brain As a result of the misinformation presented by various media, many people maintain misconceptions about the brain and brain function.
A Better Life In 100 Ways You don’t like your life? Change it! Change your life for the better! Don’t have any clue on how to do it? Here’s a list of 100 ways in which you can improve your life. [ Update: There is now an ebook based on this! Without further ado, let’s go. 1. You’re human. 2. Maybe you got hurt by somebody. 3. We’re doing a lot of stuff on autopilot. 4. Don’t wait for other people to impose discipline on you. 5. Reach out. 6. Shaking your comfort zone will often create a lot of value in your life. 7. You are, in a vast proportion, what you eat. 8. Write down you feelings, your ideas, your goals, your activity. 9. Whatever you say to yourself in the morning, it will most likely come true during the day. 10. Traveling long distance is incredibly rewarding. 11. Your life may be so boring and fade because… err, you made it like this? 12. Be your own boss. 13. Clean up your desk. 14. Challenge your mind. 15. Rather than disagree. 16. You can’t give something if you don’t have it. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
30 Questions That Will Change The Way You Think Technology has made our daily lives infinitely faster and much more compressed - everything is accessible 24/7 (including you with your smartphone by your bedside) - nothing stands still. With that in mind, it's important to give yourself some time to tune out, pause, decompress and reflect on the world around you. Here's 30 questions that will change the way you think about the world. 1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Via Marc & Angel How to Love Consciously : The BridgeMaker The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. – Gilbert Chesterton Knowing how someone wants to be loved and then providing that love are two separate things. Sometimes marriages and other relationships end because either one person does not understand how to love or meet the needs of the other; or one partner refuses to meet the needs of the other. To love consciously is a choice. Mary Beth and I often say being married is very similar to having another full-time job – you get out of it what you put into it. Our marriage is like a savings account. Yes, we argue over the temperature in the car or who really forgot to feed the dog, but when it really matters; when it really counts, we make the conscious choice to give each other the love that is requested and needed. With over 23 years of marriage under our belts, we have found the following strategies work best to love intentionally; to love authentically and to love consciously. Show Appreciation Be Happy, Not Right
Life Life is a characteristic distinguishing objects having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate. Biology is science concerned with the study of life. Though life is confirmed only on the Earth, many think that extraterrestrial life is not only plausible, but probable or inevitable. Other planets and moons in the Solar System have been examined for evidence of having once supported simple life, and projects such as SETI have attempted to detect radio transmissions from possible alien civilizations. According to the panspermia hypothesis, microscopic life exists throughout the Universe, and is distributed by meteoroids, asteroids and planetoids. Early theories Materialism Herds of zebra and impala gathering on the Maasai Mara plain Democritus (460 BC) thought that the essential characteristic of life is having a soul (psyche).
12 Things Successful People Do Differently Email I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime. In entertainment, I think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey. In business, I think of Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. Over the years I’ve studied the lives of numerous successful people. 1. Successful people are objective. S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Specific – A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” When you identify S.M.A.R.T. goals that are truly important to you, you become motivated to figure out ways to attain them. 2. Sadly, very few people ever live to become the success story they dream about. They never take action! The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. 3.
25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection, our new sister site, Thought Questions, is for you. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Thought Questions is updated daily. Title photo by: Oberazzi For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 6 Questions that Will Save Your Relationships When you don't ask sincere questions and talk it out, there's a lot of important stuff that ends up never getting said. May 21, 2014 In "Life" July 24, 2008
Children’s hospital doctor on duty playing games, 5-month-old baby dies Key | November 12th, 2009 [NetEase] November 5, 2009 afternoon, a tragedy happened in a Children’s hospital, but we the common people will not see it in today’s newspapers or from major media. It’s not that we didn’t ask for help, but there was no one helping us. Posting this in hope of friends in the society can support us, to make people responsible at the hospital step up, to make the major media step up including our beloved 110 (police) also step up. The incident: (The victim is my friend, the following is written by my friend to his lawyer, please patiently read on) November 1, 2009 Baby had a fever. November 3, 2009 we took feverish Baby to Nanjing Children’s Hospital and signed in for urgent care. Around 11 am, we gave the documents to the ophthalmologist and registered to stay in 14th floor bed number 45. Close to noon, the doctor told us to take Baby for an eye CT, and said will take appropriate treatment action according to the result. Security that beat us Our baby
Lamrim: The Stages of the Buddhist Path | How to Meditate In general, any virtuous object can be used as an object of meditation. If we discover that by acquainting our mind with a particular object our mind becomes more peaceful and virtuous, this indicates that for us that object is virtuous. If the opposite happens, for us it is a non-virtuous object. If we appreciate the great potential of this life we shall not waste it There are many different virtuous objects of meditation. We need to meditate on love, compassion…. and develop and maintain a good heart towards all living beings. We need to meditate on death and impermanence to overcome procrastination, and to ensure that our Dharma practice is pure by overcoming our preoccupation with worldly concerns. We need to meditate on love, compassion, and bodhichitta so that we can overcome our self-cherishing and develop and maintain a good heart towards all living beings.