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[31 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Native American Wisdom for Getting Focused & OVERCOMING ADDICTIONS…

I believe that all habits are learned, and that we have bad habits (so-called “addictions”) for actually GOOD reasons. For instance, a person may use drugs to give themselves a false sense of self-confidence, which is essentially a healthy desire, just an UNHEALTHY way of meeting it.

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[30 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Last Message on CONCENTRATION…

“The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil dissipation.”, which is pretty dope, because I never thought of it in that context (almost spiritual). There’s more there too, but let’s end with one last jewel…..Whatever you choose to spend your time on, spend it well. Whatever you wish your goals are, make sure they are UNIFIED. Only the specialized become truly successful.”

Audio Content, Get Focused, Motivation »

[24 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
How to Develop PERSISTENCE: On Being Proactive, Overcoming Apathy and more…

“Most of us spend most of our time in RE-ACTIVE mode: we wake up, check our voicemail and look through our email…we look to see who wants us to do something. ‘Who’s snapping their fingers for us to behave? Who wants some attention? Who’s got a fire that we need to put out???’

Classics, Recommended Scrolls (Book Reviews), Videos »

[23 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Bryan’s “Recommended Scroll” of the Year: EMPIRE OF ILLUSION by Chris Hedges

“We ask…to be fed lies. We demand lies. The skillfully manufactured images and slogans that flood the airwaves and infect our political discourse MASK REALITY, and we do not protest…The worse reality becomes, the less a beleaguered (annoyed) population wants to hear about it, and the more it distracts itself with the squalid pseudo-events of celebrity break ups, gossip and trivia. These are the debauched revels of a dying culture…”

Classics, Psychology, Recommended Scrolls (Book Reviews), Uncategorized »

[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Are Our Schools Concentration-Campuses for Mental Destruction???

“Independent, self-reliant people are a counter-productive anachronism in the collective society of the future. In modern society, people will be defined by their associations – the groups they belong to – NOT by their own individual accomplishments. In such a world people who read too well or too early are dangerous because they become privately empowered. They know too much and they know how to find out what they don’t know by themselves…” ~ John Dewey (CREATOR of the Dewey Decimal System.

Psychology, Uncategorized »

[21 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Is the Self-Help Industry a SHAM??? (“Deceptive Intelligence” at it’s Worst…)

…because quite a few people seem to think so. The self-help industry is really “deceptive intelligence”: that, at the root of it all, the self-help industry is led mostly by fraudulent (sometimes even narcissistic or pathological), so-called experts who just spit raps about feel good psychobabble to SOUND knowledgeable and convincing…

Audio Content, Get Focused »

[20 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
WHY PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE (A Powerful Story on Habits & Routines…Aesop’s Fables Style)

“Everything is hunted, and what allows it to be hunted are its ROUTINES. A hunter, knowing this, then begins to reflect on what are it’s OWN routines and what allows it to be hunted…” ~ Wyatt Woodsmall

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[15 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
INTELLECTUAL DISCIPLINE: How to Become a More Action-Oriented Person (& Escape the Mind-Trap of “Intelligence…”)

Step 3.) Don’t get excited: if it applies, let go of the delusion that any book, video or audio product contains a “grand secret” or some “universal knowledge” that’ll make all of your problems go away. In my blog post about dating a few months back, I said “stop idealizing women,” and I’m going to flip that here again and say STOP IDEALIZING INFORMATION…

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[14 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
On WRITER’S BLOCK: The Best Technique for Unleashing Your Creativity

I want to talk to you today about writer’s block, because I got a pretty cool technique that I use for it all the time. The funny thing is I never really realized that I used it, until I heard this business trainer I’m learning from mention it as a “technique”

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[13 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
The 5 STUPID THINGS Intelligent People Do (That Keep Them From the Success They Deserve…)

>> STUPID THING #1: Trying to Be Everything to EVERYBODY…smart people tend to be very creative, and this seems to be the root problem.What I mean is that they tend to use their creativity in ways that create unnecessary challenges for themselves.