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How to (Do) Priority Mapping

How to (Do) Priority Mapping

Priority Mapping: Noticing what’s important to you. The modern world is filled to the brim with information, perhaps too much information for your brain to deal with. So what can you do about this? Well, one thing you can do is prioritize.  The priority mapping...

The FIVE Hallmarks of Humility

The FIVE Hallmarks of Humility

Humility, or being humble, is a characteristic which is sometimes perceived to be a barrier to success, a weakness even. It can suggest that you sell yourself short. That you put yourself down when comparing against others. That you don’t think as highly of yourself...

How to Build Executive Presence

How to Build Executive Presence

The impression of yourself that you display to others is composed of a multitude of micro-behaviours. These are tiny fleeting verbal and nonverbal signals which wield significant power in your social world. And it is these micro-behaviours which can help you build...

Harnessing Interest is Key to Building a Better Brain

Harnessing Interest is Key to Building a Better Brain

Interest is a curious word.  Interest - the idea of being “interested” in something - plays a fundamental role in human nature. In fact, to some, it signals a cornerstone of human development - an inner drive that motivates us to seek out novelty, to learn something...

How Does Our Attention System Work?

How Does Our Attention System Work?

Strobe thinking: the ins and outs of attention  Attention is an all-encompassing brain process. It hums along constantly in the background of your brain influencing just about everything you are up to. This broad functioning means our attention can be directed...

Boosting Creativity in the Brain

Boosting Creativity in the Brain

Tracking and boosting creativity in the brain Thinking creatively isn’t just about generating novel thoughts, it is about suppressing obvious ones too. This isn’t anything new. It is obvious in fact. We already know from previous creativity research relating to what’s...

How to Find Motivation

How to Find Motivation

Motivation is both a thought and a feeling. It is the desire to do something — an inner drive that keeps you going until you reach your goal. But the key to motivation is to not just keep these thoughts and feelings inside your head but actually to translate them into...

The Human Body and the Human Brain – United Not Divided

The Human Body and the Human Brain – United Not Divided

The human brain is the main organ of the body tasked with controlling and regulating our thoughts, feelings and actions throughout the day. But it doesn’t operate in isolation. Its connections throughout the body mean that it makes more sense to think of your body and...

Courage: Conquering Your Fear

Courage: Conquering Your Fear

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear,” wrote Mark Twain in this novel Pudd’nhead Wilson. In other words, having courage isn’t about being fearless. It is about being able to overcome, control and manage your fear. What is fear?  Fear is...