Procrastination – Facts and Solution

Is Procrastination a Disease? Or are Procrastinators Just Lazy? We use the term procrastination a lot but do we understand what it means for those who suffer from it? I wanted to write this post earlier, but the fish of my pen pal´s mothers sister had the hiccups.  No, seriously. This article took me a long time because I did not want it to be just another motivational post but offer facts and info. Facts can be a bit of a dry read. I bet you see it every day on your timelines and in your email inboxes: Posts that imply you just need to be committed and stop being… Read More

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Foods That Make You More Productive

Food influences how much you get done My last posts were about goal-setting and how to achieve more by having the right mindset and attitude.  As pointed out in my articles Foods that boost your brainpower and 4 foods that sabotage your success the role of nutrition should not be underestimated when it comes to productivity. Just like bad fuel will make your car run slower or even damage the engine, your food choices have a huge impact on your productivity and finally your level of success.  Actually, that is a pretty good comparison – we all now what happens when you put sugar in the tank of your car (;… Read More

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GMO Danger – Foods to avoid

UPDATE 11/19/2015 GMO salmon cleared for human consumption. The AquaBounty frankensalmon I told you about received clearing by federal regulation. Shares went up 6.4 %. Cynical. No labelling required. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/19/us-aquabounty-technologies-fda-idUSKCN0T826T20151119 Avoid these GMO Foods After chatting with someone yesterday who was under the impression that he is not taking in any foods that contain genetically modified organisms, I decided to publish a quick list. This list of GMO foods to avoid is for the United States of America. With a great amount of help from Monsanto, America is the leading GMO country and the list does not necessarily apply to other countries with stricter GMO laws. Introduced into the market… Read More

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Elite Master DreamBuilder Annual Event

Spots for Elite Master DreamBuilder still available I think of myself as a thoughtful person. Guess how surprised I was when I have been called a “selfish person” today.  A friend wanted to know if I have time this Saturday and I told her that I would attend the annual Elite Master DreamBuilder Event.  Her exact words were: “You are such a selfish person. You send me so much marketing, but you do not tell me about this event.” Ouch. That hurt. After getting over the pain from the punch, I analyzed her words and I understood: “Please, do send me more marketing.” Anyway. Point taken. That event is awesome… Read More

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Play the Rejection Game

Hunting Rejection I get out of my car and walk to the USPS office when I see her in front of a Mexican restaurant. She is attractive, middle-aged and holds something in her hand that I want: A box with deliciously smelling Jalapeno poppers. Sadly, I did not even bring my purse. I just wanted to pick up a parcel quickly. What to do? Normally I would be a little bit mad at myself and promise to not go out again without any money. But I started to play a new game a few weeks ago. Today is not “normally”. That is why I look the woman in the eye… Read More

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The Neuroscience of Happiness

Happiness is not a Hammock Does that sound familiar to you? Your life is pretty good. You achieved a few goals that were important to you. Your relationship works well or you are a happy single. You are healthy and your financial situation allows for a comfortable life. Even your friendships and relationship with family members are generally positive and just like you´d wish for. Life is great. But still you are not fully satisfied. Something is eating you up. You are cranky. Maybe you are snappish and easily annoyed. And you have no idea why you would feel that way. Many people feel like that. They have the feeling… Read More

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Heaven and Hell – Short Story of a Samurai

About Heaven and Hell A very aggressive and combative samurai once asked a zen priest to explain to him what heaven is. And what hell is. The wise priest replied scornfully: “You are nothing but a bully, I do not waste my time with the likes of you.” The samurai felt insulted and disrespected. He tore his sword from its sheath and yelled at the priest: “You will die for your disrespect!” “That”, the priest said laid-back, “is hell.” Astounded by the realization of the truth in what the priest said about the anger he just witnessed the samurai calmed down. He put his sword back in its sheath, bowed… Read More

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Are you setting the right goals?

Goal setting done right  Vague goals = vague results When asked for their goals and wishes, many people will reply: I want to be happy I want money I want success Goals have to be concrete and tangible. These are not.  No worries – that does not make these goals worth less or wrong. It is more about the question: Are they useful? Do they aid you in achieving your goals? A vague goal is not tangible and that makes it hard to work towards it. That is one of the major reasons people do not achieve their goals and dreams. Vague goals generally only lead to vague results. Goals… Read More

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4 Myths about the Brain – Part II

Did you miss the first part? You can find it HERE More Myths about the Brain The three pounds of mass we carry over our shoulders define who we are. No other species´ brain is developed to an extent like ours. At the same time, there is no other organ surrounded by as many myths.  Have you heard statements like these? The male brain is larger than the female brain. A strong mental effort trains our gray matter.  But which statement is true and which is nothing more than a myth? After we checked on the veracity of 4 myths a while ago we will be looking at 4 more… Read More

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