If You Want an Invincible Team, Make Them Feel Safe

If you are a #team leader, it is possible you may have come across one or more of the following problems: Members of your team rarely attend meetings, and if they do seem to be uninspired or lacking in energy. This can render meeting utterly useless. You may find that your team has trouble coming up with any new, interesting, or alternative ideas or solutions. There may be a real lack of critical thinking in your team. This can kill productivity. During meetings or discussions, some members may remain quiet,…

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The Voice Inside Your Head Is Playing with You

When LeBron James talked about his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat back in 2010, he was met with a barge of negativity. People burned his jersey. Longtime fans turned on him. Leborn was able to create distance from the situation simply by changing how he talked about the situation,[1] I wanted to do what was best for LeBron James, and what LeBron James was going to do to make him happy. He was facing a negative situation and the negative reactions of fans, but he was able…

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Entitled Kids Are Parents' Biggest Enemies

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have applied this to our own lives already. We believe that nothing good or worthwhile comes easily, so we work hard to earn what we want. Unfortunately, #kids these days seem to be missing that message. They are growing up feeling and acting as though their mere existence entitles them to money, the newest smart phone, TVs, designer clothes, and more. The entitlement attitude is…

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How to Drink Caffeine With Strategy to Boost Your Productivity

We have a love-hate relationship with #caffeine. We all know consuming too much will lead to a crash, and a headache, but we also know it can be a great energy booster in a pinch. Even if you only have a small serving of caffeine, your body will metabolize it out of your system within 8-14 hours, leading you to feel sluggish and sometimes even sick.[1] But what if I told you strategically consuming caffeine rather than drinking it habitually could provide an energy reservoir, so to speak, that you…

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Eating Fast to Save Time Is Shortening Your Life

Brits only spend 41 minutes of their day, total, to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. To break that down, that means an average #eating #time of 8 minutes for breakfast, 13 minutes 45 seconds for lunch, and 19 minutes 27 seconds for breakfast.[1] Americans take just a bit more time, with an average of one hour and 14 minutes a day spent eating the three major meals.[2] While any one of us could easily justify the need for speed when it comes to eating (after all, there are always so…

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Greed Is Something We Should All Strive For

Most of us don’t want to be called “greedy.” Nobody wants to be the person who fills his plate and leaves others hungry or the person who waits for relatives to drop dead so he can get an inheritance. #Greed reveals a darker side of human nature. There are 2 sides to every coin, though. Could there be a positive side to being selfish? Greed exists for a reason When someone is uncomfortable with personal security, their anxiety may manifest as greed. This anxiety may stem from trauma or neglect.…

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Boost Your Speed of Thought With This Technique

Are you looking for a way to increase your #speed of #thought? If so, you should start using metaphors and analogies. They are powerful tools that drive and steer the way we think and act.[1] The use of metaphors and analogies assist us in connecting the dots. Jane Hirshfield describes them as a way to feel and know something differently. She says that they are a way to talk about one thing by describing something else.[2] Essentially, they give words a way to go far beyond their meaning. Let’s take…

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