Let’s face it, when life gets in the way, the first healthy habit that disintegrates is your exercise routine. After a hard day at the office, the last thing you want is to go for a run, deadlift or do Yoga. At this point, just putting on your sneakers can be a test of willpower and motivation. When you are tired, exhausted and want to collapse, you are fighting your DNA and won’t win. While many of us succumb to the temptations of Netflix, mindless social media surfing or stuffing our faces with an unhealthy … Read More
[ Ben’s Note: This is a Guest Post from Emiel Bakker of Focus Supplements. ] After the movie ‘Limitless’ came out in 2011 there has been a surge of interest in the domain of cognitive enhancement. The movie portrays the main character as a stagnant writer whom after consuming a small pill of NZT-48 unlocks all of his brainpower instantly. He is able to learn and analyze situations at an astonishing rate. The movie sparked a surge of interest in the domain of cognitive enhancement because it portrays a situation we can all relate too. … Read More
A man who took a handful of white pills in an attempt to quiet the demons that called his name… A nearly empty fifth of vodka, perched on a table… A set of dark sunken eyes staring back in a dimly light mirror… The core of a man being challenged by his god…
…..He could no longer escape his past and his future threatened him…. He fell down and got up…. He fell again, this time paralyzed, unable to move… Everything went black….
…An instant that changed his life.
When he woke up, the men wearing white coats said he was two hours away from dying. He’d taken too much this time, it nearly killed him. Next time he might not be lucky.
The pills were supposed to be just like valium- a drug he knew all too well. It wasn’t. The amount of Methadone he’d taken was the equivalent of 4 bags of heroin. Enough to kill most men.
As he lay there, part of him wanted it to be over, to escape the life that that tortured him. It would be easier this way. The the other part still had a spark. That part still wanted to make music, to be a good father and live a good life.
His spark kept him going.
This is his story of Eminem’s recovery. It’s about how he got motivated, created new success habits, used mentors to get his life back and began making music again.
The other day, I was listening to Hypnotize by Notorious BIG and started to get nostalgic. Remembering the ‘good old days’ when life didn’t have so many responsibilities, bills and worries.
I then started thinking…
How did Biggie and Pac get so good despite being in their early 20’s? How did they stand out from the crowd? What was their path to mastery?
This post is an attempt at answering those questions.
This article is a series of lessons learned from Hollywood’s greatest promoter and biggest dealmaker. He’s the man behind Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, John Denver, The Ocean’s 11 Franchise, The Karate Kid and many more.
No matter what life threw at him from club rooms of Brooklyn, to Mafia hangouts of NY’s Lower East side, to the hills of Hollywood he found a way to promote and sell tickets to his shows.
“All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage,” he writes. “I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: ‘Jerry Weintraub Presents.’
He’s is the most persuasive man in the history of showbiz and changed the industry with his unique insights. His path to mastery is a model for all of us.
Ben chats with Sir John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower about his soon to be released book Mind Hacking. His new book is about reprogramming your brain using strategies taken from the world of computer programing. The tactics outlined are designed to eliminate negative thought patterns and replace them with empowering ones.
In the interview, we talk about growing up in the computer revolution, overcoming addiction and how he almost got arrested by the secret service!
Check out this and more in our interview.
For the past 90 days I’ve been field testing a strange technique which has created a 97% Habit Completion Score (AKA it’s made me way more consistent).
I call it the “The Maltz-Schwarzenegger Technique”.
This technique combines the best visualization techniques from top performers like Schwarzenegger, self-image enhancing methods from research psychologist Maxwell Maltz, neuroscience and biofeedback technology from the HeartMath Institute.
A guest post from Colin Robertson at Willpowered.co.
“Is there a way to strengthen someone’s willpower?”
That was the question on researchers’ minds as they learned more about how the science behind this human virtue. Through many tests, they had discovered that willpower is like a muscle – it gets tired from overuse and requires food to replenish.
So, if it does act like a muscle, can it also be strengthened?
After several studies, we have our answer! With the right practice, willpower can be strengthened just like any other muscle in the body.
Fair warning: like all practice, these workouts can be challenging. After all, you will be exerting your willpower in the same way that you would exert your legs on a run. But they are scientifically proven to get you results.
So although it will be difficult in the short-term, eventually it will be easier to say no to temptations, make it to the gym and stick with your long-term goals!
During the fall of my eight grade year, I looked at my skinny body in the mirror and realized something needed to change. Like many people I was not happy with my appearance and wanted to do something about it. I confessed to my mom and she offered to get a book from the library about “building muscle”. A day later she returned with a book that changed the course of my life The Arnold Schwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. In retrospect, she could not have chosen a better book (thanks Mom!). I was hooked within … Read More
It was Friday and I forgot to bring my lunch (I hate it, when I do that!). My coworker Blake (also without lunch) asked me if I wanted to go to The India Palace. We grabbed plates and quickly started demolishing mouthfuls of basmati rice and tandoori chicken. In between bites of naan we started talking about our current life struggles including our financial, personal and spiritual goals. Common conversation topics for me. Blake who is 24 and recently went back to school to finish his degree was suffering from “burnout”. The late nights and … Read More