Clear Your Mind with Neuroscience

Neuroscientists have identified 5 Effective ways to deal with unwanted thoughts. As a coach of ultra-endurance athletes, I’ve discovered that much of success requires more psychological finesse than it does aerobic endurance. Succeeding in sports is always going to rely on mastering your mindset and explanatory styles. As Yogi Berra said, “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” One of the most important skills I’ve learned as a Martial Artist and athlete myself is how to clear my mind…

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The Power of Focus & Clarity

3 STEPS TO R.A.S. UTILIZATION (How your brain’s Reticular Activating System functions to get you want you really want) Imagine if you could have anything you wanted… Literally — imagine it. Because if you do, then you’ll be putting your brain’s Reticular Activating System into function — and that can be the difference between achieving your dreams, or living a life of quiet desperation. When you focus on something–the vacation you’re going to take, the meeting you’re about to go…

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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier

It’s easy to believe our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man without being either elderly or male. There’s certainly no shortage of justification for disappointment and cynicism. But consider this: Negative attitudes are bad for you. And gratitude, it turns out, makes you happier and healthier. If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is mean and…

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The Secret To Motivation: Science-Backed Habits

Neuroscience has discovered the remarkably simple source for endless self-motivation. We can do anything we set our minds to. But sometimes it can feel like our brains are working against us when it comes to achieving our goals. Plans to learn a new skill, get in shape, or to save money and start a business, keep getting pushed back in the hopes that Future You will handle it “someday.” It’s a crippling behavioral cycle. In fact, in psychology, procrastination is…

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