Do We Really Live in a 'Post-Truth Era?'

Do We Really Live in a 'Post-Truth Era?'


“You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.” – L Ron Hubbard.

In 1953, science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard set out on a mission – create a new religion based on his book Dianetics.

Hubbard truly believed in the psychological benefits of the practices suggested in the book. So he released it to the psychological community – expecting to be hailed as a genius for discovering these new ways of understanding and improving the human mind.

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Rule #8: To Reach Your Goal, Shape the Path.

Rule #8: To Reach Your Goal, Shape the Path.

Imagine that you and I went back 100 years to a time when cars were first made available to the average person. 

It's an exciting time.

This disruptive change in technology has given us the freedom to reach destinations beyond what we dreamed possible. 

**But there's a catch.**

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Rule #5: Don't Multi-task, Multi-goal

Rule #5: Don't Multi-task, Multi-goal

You're probably familiar with the saying, 

"Hit two birds with one stone."

But imagine for a second that this saying was your reality. 
Imagine you were trying to hit two birds with one stone because you relied on those two birds for dinner.

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Rule #1: Listen. Understand. Act.

Rule #1: Listen. Understand. Act.

On November 4th, four days prior to Election Day, President Obama sat down with Bill Maher to discuss some pressing issues the country faced. 

*Note: I'm just using this as an example, this isn't about either man's politics.

To my great delight, one of the first discussion points was of great importance to me:

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Read the Frickin' Manual

Read the Frickin' Manual

At 24 years of age, Mark Cuban was far from what many would call a success.

“I was living in a 3-bedroom apartment in Dallas. I didn’t have my own bedroom. I slept on the couch or floor depending on what time I got home. I had no closet. Instead, I had a pile that everyone knew was mine. My car had the usual hole in the floorboard, a ’77 FIAT X19 that burned a quart of oil that I couldn’t afford every week.”

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My Planning Process for Achieving Unrealistic Goals

My Planning Process for Achieving Unrealistic Goals

Over the last 6 years, I have deliberately put myself in "no retreat" situations. 

I have moved to a new city, I have set a hard deadline, or signed up to do something out of my comfort zone. Whenever I'm becoming a big fish in a small pond with my personal development, I jump into a bigger pond – even if I'm not ready.

I've done this so often, in fact, that I developed a process that helps me achieve the "unrealistic" goals necessary to make it in the "bigger pond."

Right now, I have yet another unrealistic goal. So here is how I planned to achieve it:

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[Webinar] 6 Ways to Use Willpower to Beat your Social Nerves, be Likeable, and Improve your Social Skills

[Webinar] 6 Ways to Use Willpower to Beat your Social Nerves, be Likeable, and Improve your Social Skills

·      How to answer the question you ALWAYS get, "What do you do for a living?"

·      How to create social habits to make it easier to socialize NATURALLY

·      Word-for-word scripts to start conversations and be CHARISMATIC

·      The RIGHT way to set communication goals, so you can achieve them with flying colors!

·      The #1 way to be ENGAGING & INTERESTING in ANY conversation

·      How to re-energize during social events to build your "SOCIAL STAMINA"

·      Live Q&A session during the webinar, so you can ask me anything

·      My free mini-course: How to Shut Up that Inner Voice & Beat Awkward Conversations, just for registering! 

·      My free eBook: 5 Quick Hacks to Avoid Awkward Conversations, just for registering!

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My 5 Best Willpower Strategies After Over 5 Years Research

My 5 Best Willpower Strategies After Over 5 Years Research

Every once in a while you get that sweet, “AHA” moment. You have found the solution to your problem, and suddenly it seems like a New World of possibilities is now open. 

It feels great.

But the underrated cousin of the “AHA” moment is the “DUH” moment. When a solution has been there all along…but for some reason you ignored it.

I don’t know about you, but I have many more “DUH” moments then “AHA” moments–and this one was a doozy.

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The Incredible Power of the Intuitive Brain—And How to Master It

The Incredible Power of the Intuitive Brain—And How to Master It

In 1846, the head doctor of Vienna General Hospital had a crisis on his hands—1 in 6 women were dying of childbed fever. [1]

The risk of death was so bad, in fact, that women were choosing to take the risk of giving birth at home rather than going to his hospital. Not since the middle-ages had women willfully chosen to give birth at home–especially in a large city like Vienna.

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Why You're Deceived by "The Example Rule"—and How to Find the Truth

Why You're Deceived by "The Example Rule"—and How to Find the Truth

Frightened for her life, Alison Cebulla jumped out of the way of the car rolling toward her. Then she looked up…

“The car was actually just parked there,” she told me. “It wasn’t moving at all. I was so sleep deprived, I was hallucinating all the time. So I looked like a crazy person.”

This was Alison’s lowest point in her addiction to methamphetamine.

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How Your Optimism Can Hurt You–And What to Do About It

How Your Optimism Can Hurt You–And What to Do About It

The test was simple. 

The participants, all non-exercisers with the goal of adding workouts to their weekly routine, were asked to write down how many hours they planned to spend in the gym over the next 2 weeks. 

So each participant entered in the amount of time they planned to spend in the gym, then they would record how much time they actually spent in the gym. After careful calculation, the participants planned to spend about twenty hours working out over the next two weeks.

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Warren Buffett's Simple, Boring, and Willpowered Formula for Incredible Financial Success

Warren Buffett's Simple, Boring, and Willpowered Formula for Incredible Financial Success

“This is it!”

Thought a young Warren Buffet as he picked up a book that would change his life forever.

Until that point, Warren Buffet was far from what many would consider a future success.

He was a rebellious kid who hated what he considered pointless schoolwork and the fact that he had to move from Omaha to Washington DC when his father was elected to Congress. 

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How to Think Like Bill Gates by Taking Time for Self-reflection

How to Think Like Bill Gates by Taking Time for Self-reflection

In April 1994, Bill Gates completely cut himself off from his work, his friends, and even his family for an entire week.

This was part of an annual ritual that he called his “Think Week” where he takes the time to step back from everything and look at it from a high-level. He found that this separation gave him clarity and the ability to think outside the box.

This particular Think Week ensured Microsoft’s dominance for the next decade. [1]

He was struggling with the question of whether the Internet was a fad or here to stay. Until that point, Microsoft was completely focused on the personal computer and ignored many other opportunities like personal digital assistants.

This focus was part of what made them great. 

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Why You Need to Stop Visualizing and Start Taking Action

Why You Need to Stop Visualizing and Start Taking Action

“All men have the will to win. But it’s the man who has the will to prepare who’s going to win.” – Bob Knight

In 1975, the legendary college basketball coach, Bob Knight, led his Indiana Hoosiers to an undefeated season and a national championship victory – something that hasn’t been done again in over 40 years now. 

Upon his retirement from the game, he wrote a book where he told the world his approach to psychology in the game of basketball – The Power of Negative Thinking.

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