Guided Breath Meditation for Stress Management

5 Minute Stress-Management Meditation The paradox about stress and stress management is: The more you feel under pressure the less likely that you feel like taking out an hour of your day for self-care (even though you know you should). Not only are we endangering our mental and physical health and put ourselves at the risk of burnout – our productivity is decreasing drastically when we are stressed. Just think about it: How much can you achieve in one hour of work at “full speed” and how often do you work long hours under pressure and don’t produce impressive results? I get it. When you have to meet deadlines or… Read More

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Positive vs. negative Motivation

Why positive motivation is better for your brain I just scrolled through my LinkedIn news feed and noticed plenty of negative quotes. You find them on all social networking sites.  Motivation is the sum of motives for our readiness to act which means our pursuit of goals or targets based on emotional and neuronal activity.  Today we will not look at the topic in its complexity, but just pick out one factor constantly in front of our eyes. We will neither look at sources for motivation nor different models. “Negative motivation” can be defined as something we do out of fear or to avoid certain consequences, but we will further… Read More

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Winning the Game of Money 2017 Review

Is Brain-A-Thon 2017 worth your time? For those of you who do not know John Assaraf’s “Winning the Game of Money” and the complimentary annual “Brain-A-Thon”: At the end of this posts are links to articles that share details about the training and former Brain-A-Thons. You have every right to be a skeptic (just like me) when you read about the next “free” event. Time is the most precious good we have so that nothing is free. Ever. I have to correct myself. Sadly, most of these events are free. Free of value but full of sales pitches and shallow information. “Must attend”-event is an expression I have never used… Read More

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8 Hacks For More Confidence

Confidence is self-trust. How far we trust ourselves decides about our results. A former trainer of mine, Lester Karrass, famously said: “In business and in life – you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.” The less faith you have in yourself, the weaker will you negotiate. You will settle for little. We ask for what we feel we are worth. People who lack confidence will neither ask nor get much from life. I put together for your 8 simple tips that allow you to increase your confidence and start re-negotiating with life. I will admit that the “simple tips” are a comprehensive collection of self-growth exercises. “Comprehensive… Read More

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8 Best Tips For Introverts

Extroverts benefit from these tips too! It’s difficult to be an introvert. Often it seems as if the surest way to be the center of attention is trying to avoid it. Most of our interests, character traits and likes have developed during our childhood. Our family, friends, our profession, and setbacks and failure – all of that influenced who we became and what is important to us. While you can change the color of your hair with some dye, the same does not apply to personality traits, for instance, introversion and extroversion. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert The third category is ambiverts (like myself). Introverted people are quiet while extroverted people are “loud”… Read More

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Why LOA Does Not Work For You – Revisited

Today I was reminded of an old post of mine when I watched a fabulous series of videos by NeuroGym’s John Assaraf. Ah, sweet nostalgia. I wrote this in summer 2015 when I just started this blog. “Why the law of attraction is not working for you” NeuroGym has created a series of four free videos of which the first has been released to the public today. NeuroGym Winning the Game of Money Video Series I had the pleasure to watch the videos and am thrilled to share them with you. Not only do they contain the explanation why the law of attraction does not seem to work for you –… Read More

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Mindfulness To Go

Picture Credit: Tony Brandstetter https://goo.gl/WVT2uy Mindfulness to go Mindfulness is the new trend to release pressure and prevent job burnout. A basic idea and purpose of mindfulness are to focus on what matters in life, but it is often the esoteric chic of burnt out managers. Self-awareness is a powerful soft skill that helps us break free from traditional thinking and behavioral patterns that do not serve us. The idea: If someone can perceive themselves unbiased, understands how and why he reacts to certain triggers, he will turn off the emotional autopilot that otherwise keeps us trapped in a stress spiral. It’s not a coincidence that mindfulness is trending. Stress related diseases… Read More

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