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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Power of Questions: Shift Your Focus

Why is the iris wet? You thoughts have now been directed.


The Power of Questions: Shift Your Focus

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution,
I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask,
for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
- Albert Einstein

Questions are powerful tools.
When you change the questions you ask yourself, you change the direction of your life.

Remember, it’s not the events of your life that determine how you feel and act,
it’s meaning you create from the experience.

Learning to ask empowering questions – especially when something bad happens –
is a critical life skill that will ultimately shape the meanings you create,
and therefore the quality and direction of your life.

In today’s video I share three very powerful empowering questions that can ignite hope
and lead to new insights especially in the dark moments of our life. 

1. Questions are thought directors. 
2. Questions are empowering.
3. Questions are belief forming.
4. Questions are empowering mechanisms


You can TCR specialist and language dictionaries that are spontaneously accessed.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube 
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.innermindworking.blogspot.com        gives many ways for you to work with the stresses of life
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Friday, 19 February 2016

One Thing You Should Always Remember About Life

Purple sainfoin with yarrow behind.




You can TCR specialist and language dictionaries that are spontaneously accessed.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube 
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
TurboChargedReading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com                Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com         just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

14 Ways Positive People Separate Themselves From Negative Energy

  Columbine.

14 Ways Positive People Separate Themselves From Negative Energy
Oskar Nowik

Negative energy can be found almost everywhere. There are people complaining
about life constantly, practicing bad habits and bringing you down.
The emotions they spread influence your thoughts and actions in a bad way
so avoiding the sources of negative energy is obligatory if you want to be more successful.
Everyone can be easily affected by negative emotions and the only exceptions are people
who learned how to deal with it.
These 14 Ways will show you how positive people handle negativity so you can apply it to your life.

1. They create happiness from within.
Happy people don’t base their happiness on external stimulations.
They realize once the stimulant is gone, their mood would be ruined.
Instead, they look for internal sources of positive energy and practice mindfulness.

2. They practice positive thinking.
Thoughts influence your actions, so, if you think negatively, there’s no bright future ahead of you. Positive people don’t believe in the excuses their minds come up with.
Through positive affirmations and finding the good side of any problem,
they make sure they are mentally set up for success.

3. They look for reasons to believe in themselves.
“Never let the negativity get to you. There are gonna be a lot of people you have to plow through, 
but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.” – Becky G.
There are endless reasons to believe in yourself even if you feel completely helpless and worthless. These negative thoughts are temporary obstacles and most of the time, they are made-up.

4. They cut off negative people.
Your surroundings have a tremendous impact on yourself. If you spend time with positive people,  you are more likely to be happy and content. On the other hand, if you are too close to naysayers and complainers, you will have a hard time removing the negativity from your life.

5. They train regularly.
Physical training is associated with releasing endorphins which are responsible for “feeling good.” Treating your body the right way pays off and results in reduced stress and boosted happiness.
 On the other hand, if you ignore your body’s needs,
it will let you experience the negative consequences soon enough.

6. They spend time in the nature.
Being in the nature clears your mind and relaxes your body. Positive people dedicate a part
of their day to get outside and admire the beauty of our planet.
It’s a great way to load your batteries!

7. They avoid impulsive spending.
Nowadays, extra deals and sales fight for your attention, so it’s easy to end up lost
in the buying mode. Whereas excessive buying may make you feel better instantly,
from a long-term perspective, it’s an unhealthy habit positive people avoid at all costs.
They would rather invest in experiences to discover the world and create some great memories.

8. They accept failure.
Positive people embrace failure as they realize it’s the only way to learn and grow.
Whenever they collapse, they work hard to get at the top again instead of giving up.
Even though a failure brings negative emotions, they comprehend these are brief
and will fade away quickly. To accelerate the process, they keep thinking positively.

9. They take full responsibility.
Positive people always give themselves the responsibility for what happens in their lives.
Whether it’s a success or failure, it’s always an effect of their actions and thoughts. A positive person will never blame external factors and focus on things within the reach that could be improved.
By doing that, they pursue being better and experience constant progress
instead of getting frustrated by things out of their control.

10. They learn to control their thoughts.
A mind can be easily brought out of control by sudden negative thoughts. Positive individuals know
if they don’t control their thoughts, they will lose control over their actions and behaviors.
For this reason, they practice mind control, for example through meditation.

11. They devote some time to relax.
Instead of trying to be perfect, positive people realize sometimes you need to slow down,
make your goals and ambitions secondary and simply loosen up.
By doing this, they avoid burning out which would cause unnecessary negative energy.
In a nutshell, they take a step back to move further the next day.

12. They believe there’s always a solution.
Sometimes, life hits you hopelessly hard. At these moments, you tend to doubt your abilities
to solve the current problem. The fact is, there’s always a way to overcome an obstacle
and positive people keep that in mind. Even if they reach rock bottom,
they believe it happens so they can get to the top even stronger.

13. They know when to say no.
The value of saying ‘no’ and ‘yes’ at the right moment is priceless. Opposed to misconceptions,
these two words have an immense power and how you use them dictates what happens in your life.
Positive people focus on their priorities instead pleasing others.
That’s why they know there are many things you don’t need to say yes to.

14. They don’t look for anyone’s approval.
If you let others’ opinions paralyze you, you will have a hard time feeling good and happy.
Many people are afraid of not getting validation and being criticized.
Positive individuals think and act quite the opposite.
They use disapproval as an indicator of being authentic and true.
The fact is, there are countless things you don’t need anyone’s approval for though you think you do.

http://www.lifehack.org/284661/14-ways-positive-people-separate-themselves-from-negative-energy


You can TCR software and engineering manuals for spontaneous recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com               Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Saturday, 13 February 2016

How To Control Your Emotions –

Forking larkspur.


A radically different way to understand your emotions and create emotional mastery.

You can pre-read all your course material for internal knowing.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com               Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

"LOVE" (Everything you have been told was a lie)

 
  Sainfoin.


Love based on ownership and selfishness is a possessive type of love, compulsive attachment.
Scientists have found that the exact same part of your brain that activates when you are in love
is exactly the same as when you are high on cocaine.

You can pre-read all your course material for internal knowing.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com               Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Why I Got Rid of Most of My Friends

Vetch.


People dump garbage in your mind and lives.

You can pre-read all your course material for internal knowing.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com               Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Thursday, 4 February 2016

25 Tiny Habits That Could Totally Change Your Life

Crush the leaves and smell the aroma of mint.

25 Tiny Habits That Could Totally Change Your Life
Anne Mueller

Research, as well as common sense and personal experience, is showing us
that small steps get us to faraway places. The key is to consistently take those small steps
in the same direction. Building a big, life-changing habit is difficult:
it’s hard to keep the willpower going long enough to see change.
But building a tiny habit? That’s doable. BJ Fogg, Director of the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford,
has done extensive research this very topic. The Fogg Method uses the effectiveness of tiny, specific habits to create big changes in behavior.
Here are 25 tiny habits you could add into your life. They don’t seem like much,
but if you practice them regularly, they can change your energy level, your fitness,
your relationships, your work, your community, and your environment… in big ways.

Tiny Habits for Better Physical Health

1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We often don’t get enough water in our systems, and get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping to replenish our supply.
Or we replenish with soda or coffee or tea but not water. Trigger yourself by leaving a big glass 
out on the counter or table. Or do what I do, and get a big travel mug with a lid.
At night, I fill it up with a lot of ice and a bit of water, and in the morning it’s waiting for me:
a nice, cool cup of water. Flush the toxins, kickstart your system, wake yourself up.

2. Park as far away as you can from the door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle
by getting more steps into your day whenever you can.
In fact, simple things like a longer stroll from the car to the door might be more effective 
than a vigorous work-out at counteracting the effects of long hours at a desk.

3. Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal. Think: a green side salad, a slice of melon,
some berries, a few carrot sticks and cucumber slices. Not only will you get more nutrients in, 
you will also be getting in more fiber and potentially helping your body lose weight,
retain energy, and decrease hunger.

4. Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone
or watch (do people still wear those?) or computer.
Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain.
You need a mental and physical break, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal.
Just stop, when your on-the-hour beep sounds at you. Stand up where you are,
reach over your head, take a deep breath, touch your toes, roll your shoulders.
This is recommended when Turbo Cnarged Reading.

5. Carry a small bag of nuts or beef jerky everywhere you go. Something protein-rich
will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point
when you’ll eat anything in sight, no matter what the calorie count is. Getting a little more protein
in your diet can help boost your metabolism and build your muscle, as well.

Tiny Habits for Better Mental Health

1. Ask open-ended questions. Instead of throwing out questions just so
you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions.
Avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No.
Try questions that start with “What do you think about…?” and “How would you….?” 
or “What is your experience with…?” Then listen to the answers with the attitude that 
you are here to learn. Having an open perspective and initiating deeper conversations will help you to relate with others, cultivate empathy, keep your own problems in perspective, make new friends, and learn new ways of approaching life. Imagine the wisdom you would gain in five or ten years
if you just have one of these conversations every week.

2. Keep a tray of art supplies out on your table/desk/shelf. Don’t force or even expect yourself
to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions. Just keep them out, in reach,
so that when you feel like doodling around with something artistic, it is effortless.
Bonus points: switch the art medium out every week or month (pastels, crayons,
watercolors, ink, clay, playdough, carving knife & wood block).

3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation,
because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged.
You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be Zen-like in anyway.
Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything.
Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.

4. Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day.
This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal
or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself
a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit.
Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. 
Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression.
Alternative: use a voice recorder and simply talk, in unedited stream-of-consciousness style,
for a few minutes into your recorder.

5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points. Make it something simple
to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life.
This is a simple way to retrain your brain and tell it how to respond to stress.
Instead of letting stressful points send you into a panicked mode,
you pull out your mantra and tell your brain that it’s going ot be okay.
A few of my favorites: This too shall pass. I am stronger than I think.
I can learn what I need to learn when I need to learn it. I’ve handled worse than this.
I am not alone. There is freedom here. When I take responsibility, I take power.

Tiny Habits for Better Productivity and Work

1. Pretend to be your hero. When you’re faced with a challenging situation, an intimidating project, 
a new career leap, an important meeting, think about a hero in your industry or career.
Then ask yourself what this person would do in your situation. How would she handle it?
Would he be intimidated? Fearful? Or confident and calm? Now imagine yourself doing exactly
what you think your would do. This helps to clarify what the right actions are for you
by removing the self-doubt and negative self-talk that can bog you down in uncertainty.

2. Do a 5-minute daily review at your desk at the end of the day. Before you leave work,
or from your desk at home before you wrap things up for the day (or night!), take five minutes. 
Write down what you accomplished in a quick, bulleted list. Write down what you didn’t accomplish that you had hoped to, and what stopped you. Don’t beat yourself up for your failures, just notice,
 if you can, what caused you to get off track. And notice how much you did accomplish.
This type of review is a way to help your brain focus on the positive
(I did accomplish something today) and will help you to become more aware
of the things that tend to derail you or distract you from productive work.

3. Turn off all notifications for at least one long block of work time every day.
Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another. The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose
up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your career a favor,
and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).
Turbo Charged Readers r
ead their emails efficiently making effective decisions in afraction of the time.

4. Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my calendar.”
Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive.
Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people-pleaser and you’re too quick
to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed. Give yourself time to evaluate
each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away.
Instead, say, “I’ll check my calendar and let you know.” Then, when you have a little time,
check your calendar, your priorities, and determine what you can fit it in.

5. Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you
to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result
doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take
to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.

Tiny Habits for Better Relationships

1. Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier,
but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones
who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that
to stay connected with the friends and family members you value.
It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship,
with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.

2. Write a thank you note every week. This can be an exercise solely for you: write a thank-you note to someone who’s passed on but impacted your life, and tell them all the things you wish
you could say in person. Or write a note of thanks to someone who is or was part of your life
and send it to that person. Cultivating gratitude helps to lessen the fear in your life.
How much better would your life be if you had trained yourself to be appreciative instead of afraid?

3. End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple habit
that can make or break a lifelong relationship. Before you roll over and go to sleep, 
let your significant other know you accept and value him or her.
You don’t have to be elaborate: “I love being with you,” or “Thanks for being there for me,” sends the right message. If you’re not in a relationship, give yourself a word of thanks or encouragement. Sounds silly? Maybe. But it can help build your confidence 
and keep you from letting one bad day spiral into depression.

4. Pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well,
by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking. This not only shows that you value what the other person is saying (which communicates
acceptance and respect) but it also gives you time to weigh your attitude and words.
In a high-tension situation or stressful conversation, a simple five-second pause
might be what keeps you from blowing up and ruining a relationship you value.

5. Give yourself a time out. Life happens. You’re going to hit points when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s okay, because if you can give yourself a time-out
then you can keep things in perspective. You can’t expect yourself to be a non-emotional robot,
but you can train yourself to take a five-minute break from humanity when things are getting to you. Walk around the block, lock yourself in the bathroom, take a quick drive with the windows down
and the music blaring. Find the “time-out chair” that works for you, and use it.

Tiny Habits for a Better Community and Environment

1. Take a short walk around the block with a trash bag and pick up litter.
This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment, and you never know the effect it can have on others. Sometimes just one person taking the time
to make something better can spark others to take better care of things, as well.

2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile.
It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello.
Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too.
Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence
and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything
when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.

3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases. It’s not always possible, but why not try it?
Save money and help the environment. Make it a habit to borrow first, try it out,
and see if it’s what you really need/want/must have. Then try to buy used before you buy new. Obviously this won’t apply to every big purchase… but it will apply to a lot.

4. Set aside money for giving. It can be a small amount. Really. 
Five dollars can make a big difference to somebody. 
Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit for giving. 
It has to be no-strings-attached, and anonymous is the way to go whenever possible.
Help out your neighbors. Donate to a charity. Buy that homeless guy a meal.
We are all part of the same human family.

5. Keep your bike out where you can see it. No, you don’t have to use it… Just put it out there,
in front of you, where you can eyeball it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in.
Wait, you don’t have a bike? Hmmm. Maybe call up a neighbor and see if you can borrow one.


http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/25-tiny-habits-that-could-totally-change-your-life.html

You can TCR software and engineering manuals for spontaneous recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com               Personal business development.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”