• How To Relax on a Vacation (Without Stopping Learning)


    Giving yourself permission to finally relax on a vacation can be hard. It’s easy to forget that the biggest changes in perspective (and thus the most profound learning) can only happen in unexpected ways. You cannot plan for an insight. You can only seek to make it possible. Vacations are that possibility. If your fear is that […]

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  • 7 Important Life Lessons Learned Only From Playing Games


    This post is based upon the research on the importance of “play.” Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Modern theories on play suggests that it is an integral process of development for all animals, including humans. Play allows for experimentation: a sort of laboratory for life. Dogs […]

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  • How Rewards and Punishment Change Behavior


    This post is based upon research on the science of rewards and motivation. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable. The old “carrot and stick” are two of the most-used tools for motivation. Yet, do we really understand how they work? Recent research has found some surprising truths about […]

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  • Using Tracking to Accomplish More


    This post is a part of the 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment series. If you like the tips in this post, check out the other posts in the series for maximum accomplishment, energy, and motivation.   If there is a single undervalued psychological technique to accomplish more, it is that of tracking. If you don’t know where […]

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  • Building Focus

    Mind Control

    I’ve received a few requests for this post, so here it is: my approach to focus. It is not an end-all be-all solution for everybody, but rather a look at the key underlying ways you can keep yourself moving towards a task. The tricks here should work well for anybody, but some may need to […]

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