If you want to upgrade your brain like Eddie Mora from Limitless, then unfortunately you won’t find it to be as easy as taking a single pill. Instead, you’re going to have to look at more arduous and lengthy strategies, including such things as brain training or improving your overall health.
If you choose to go the brain-training route though, there is one especially effective and ‘easy’ method that you may find helps you to see the kinds of results you’re looking for. That method is to focus your training on working memory. But what does that actually mean?
What is Working Memory?
The traditional view of memory split out capacity for storing information into three separate categories. Those were: working memory, short-term memory and long-term memory.
Short-term memory was described as containing all the information that you remember for a while, but that would ultimately be ‘sent to trash’. This includes such things as people’s names, or what you had for breakfast. Long-term memory meanwhile includes all that information that you will remember indefinitely: the names of your friends, the night you proposed, how to tell the time etc.
Working memory, based on this description, was effectively your brain’s equivalent of RAM. This is where information would be stored that would only be required for a very short amount of time. The most popular example is a phone number that you are going to write down.
In turn, the working memory – based on the traditional view – could be broken down into a ‘visuo-spatial scratchpad’ where we would visualize things and a ‘phonological loop’ where we would repeat things to ourselves in a bid to not forget them.
Today though, psychologists are recognizing that working memory has much more in-common with visualization in general. This is our ability to internalize information, whether that’s memory, imagination or something else.
In short, this is our ability to create a representation of the world whether for predictive purposes or something else. In conversation, this means keeping track of what’s been said and what’s next. In sports, it means knowing where everyone is on the pitch. When working, it’s what allows us to multitask and switch between different things. This is nothing short of crucial for your ability to work quickly and effectively.
How to Train It
The good news is that there is a proven method for increasing working memory and that is to train using something called the N Back test. Use this and you can gradually improve your ability to hold information in your mind with incredible results.
This might sound like the cheesy-kind of advice your parents might have given you, but it really is true that confidence can get you pretty much whatever you want. That and being yourself.
If you want to get a date, succeed in your career or otherwise take any aspect of your life to the next level, then boosting your confidence is one of the best ways to accomplish that. Here’s why…
What Confidence Really Means
If you have ever met an alpha male, or a woman who just seems to have everything under control, then you might have noticed that they are usually very confident. The truth is that the whole reason they appear so successful is that confidence. That’s because confidence sends a powerful signal – it says ‘I consider myself to be a catch’.
Speaking in evolutionary terms, confidence suggests that you are a good potential mate, or a superior competitor. Even if someone is short, poorly dressed and unappealing – if they are supremely confidence then it will seem as though they know something you don’t. The assumption is that they must have a reason to be that confident.
And thus we instantly assume that this person is somehow our superior: that we should try to impress them, or try to be more like them. That’s why we gravitate toward confident people, want to date them and want to be liked by them.
A lot of people don’t realize the importance of confidence and they think it is enough to be nice. They assume that by acting nice, they will get people to like them and they can that way overcome their looks, their stature, or their status.
But if you don’t have any self-confidence and you act very nice, then this can actually backfire: it starts to seem as though you want something and that you are being a creep in order to get it.
Conversely, if you act a little less needy, if you can show yourself to be highly capable and impressive and then you chat to someone in a friendly and open manner… then people will be won over by your charm and your appeal. This niceness seems much more genuine because you appear like you don’t need help from everyone.
So guys: stop trying to win the girl by being nice.
Employees, stop trying to get the job by being self-deprecating.
Act like you know your worth and then layer niceness on top of that. That is the winning combination!
We have all heard the saying that ‘Money makes the world go around’ and as true as that is, I would like to put my own spin on it based on my personal experience and that is…
“How you use your money determines how you experience your world!”.
We all need money to survive and therefore, that becomes our focus the moment we leave school and enter the working world. My experience has been that placing the wrong value on money can turn your world upside-down no matter how much you have.
Money Has No Value
If you think about it, money has no value until you use it in exchange for goods or services. Besides that, it is just a piece of metal or paper with a number on it. If you do not use it, there is no value.
Now that does not mean you should not save, don’t get me wrong. Investing and saving is part of securing your financial freedom but, what I am talking about here is what value YOU place on money.
Let me demonstrate this using my own experience. In the last year, I had a career and life-changing event that rocked me to my foundations. That meant my financial security was being put at risk so as we do in these circumstances, money became my focus.
I decided to take my own destiny into my hands by building my own personal and financial freedom in the Digital Economy. Once I obtained the right education coupled with the tools and resources I needed, I started building my own online business based on something I love.
With the amazing support, I received from the community of successful online entrepreneurs I was now a member of, I was well on my way to secure my future.
Part of my entrepreneurial journey included reading books from successful entrepreneurs and coaches and the two books that provided me with my Aha moment were “Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power” and “Wealth Beyond Reason” by Bob Doyle.
The Law Of Attraction
I have been a fan of the Law of Attraction since 2007 when I was introduced to The Secret and since then, I have used many of the learning I got from personal development through reading.
My key takeaway from these last two books was that you get what you focus on with passion and commitment. I decided to increase my daily meditation which, had provided me with success every time I used it.
My meditation was based on music with instructions and those instructions were in my own voice which I recorded. The message was to focus on my vision and what I wanted. I was meditating twice a day.
The Results Speak For Themselves
Within 2 weeks of my increased meditation practice, I started seeing results that I was told would happen but, did not necessarily believe it would happen that quick.
This is where my Aha moment on my value of money came in. you see, I had previously been focusing on how much money I needed to make in order to achieve my vision. There is nothing wrong with that but, the true value is actually what I would achieve with that money.
Through my entrepreneurial journey, I had determined that my purpose was to help as many people as possible awaken the entrepreneur within and this is what my online business is based on.
My Aha moment came when I shifted my focus from what I was going to do with my money, to what impact I would have on others by using my money wisely. You see, my focus was no longer on how much money I wanted to make but, rather on how much good I could do with the money I make.
My Purpose Defined
Money was no longer my driving force and the Universe started to provide me with what I needed to achieve what I wanted to do. You guessed it, money!
Within weeks I received a rebate from the tax department which, I had no idea I was due. I received a notice from my insurance company that I was receiving a rebate for being claim free for 3 years, something I had completely forgotten about. I received a letter in the post from my bank informing me that my credit card limit was being increased and I received notice from a forgotten loyalty program that I had money due to me.
It was almost like magic. By making a subtle shift of my focus, I started seeing almost immediate results.
This now brings me back to what I have said earlier. What value we place on money determines how successful we are in life. Y shifting my focus from how much money I wanted, to what good I was going to do with that money and how I could impact others in a positive way, I started experiencing success and… because of the good, I was doing with my money… the feeling of living a life of purpose was out of this world!
It is not how much money you make or have that determines how fulfilled you are… it is what you do with it that matters! My Aha moment has started shifting me towards my vision at a pace I had heard was possible but, had not yet experienced. This was now changing at a rapid pace.
Don’t let money rule your life… let your purpose drive you to achieve your dreams and your legacy will be of value to those whose lives you impact!
When we’re trying to build a big following on social media, often we will ask our website visitors and customers to follow us and thereby imply that they’re doing us a favor.
“If you liked this video, then please consider liking us on Facebook – it really helps!”
This is a good strategy and it can certainly lead to a few more likes and shares.
But it’s not the best strategy.
Because if you’re asking people to follow you on social media, then you’re implicitly suggesting that they’re doing you a favor and thus there’s nothing really in it for them.
To get a HUGE number of followers, you need to make them WANT to follow you.
One way you can do this is to do what we’re always taught to do as marketers: to supply value. If you’re posting useful or interesting content, then people should automatically want to follow you to see more of it.
But to go further than this, you need to suggest that following you makes someone a VIP – that they are becoming part of an exclusive club or group.
People love to belong and they love to have things that other people can’t have. We love feeling like a part of a privileged group and this is why ‘Gold Memberships’ are so important. It’s not just about what that gold membership gets you: it’s about the status and feeling of importance and belonging that comes from it.
You can create this same kind of identity through your social media by making your brand into more than just a product and instead making it a movement. For example, you’ll find that a lot of fitness and weight loss brands will talk about themselves as ‘The New Fitness Revolution’ or something comparable. Of course people will want to sign up to that! Who wouldn’t want to tell people they’re part of a new revolution? Or to feel like they’re a part of a big movement?
And this has another amazing benefit too: you’re making people feel as though they’re taking a step closer to their goal simply by following you.
When someone makes the decision to get into shape and to look and feel healthier than ever, they will want to do something to cement that decision and to make a statement to that end. Following you is the perfect way to do this!
From the moment we start our journey on this earth, we are programmed unconsciously by others to fit into what society deems to be a normal life. We are raised to get a good education, build a respectable lifelong career, and work for someone for the remainder of our days.
That seems to be the norm in the majority of our lives but, that is normal, right?
This is how the education system and society condition us to think, act and be. But, that is fundamentally flawed!
This is not through any fault of yours so don’t beat yourself up by believing you have made wilful choices since your first day on earth because society has been working on you by sculpting the way you view the world, and dictating normal, acceptable ways of thinking, doing and being.
This is something you can’t avoid and believe me, neither did I as I didn’t even realize there was such a thing as a status quo as I was stuck in it.
Your parents likely had the biggest impact on you which included where you lived, where you went to school and, even what career you chose to follow. This was just the way they were brought up so, in turn, they used the same techniques on you believing they were doing the right thing.
I know my parents did the best they could and I am grateful to them for that but, what they didn’t realize is that they were limiting my choices to what they thought was acceptable which, in turn, squashed my ‘out of the box’ thinking and my creativity.
That Stops Now!
You can’t change history and you can’t roll back the clock on how you were brought up and the decisions you have made to date but, you most certainly can WAKE UP to the fact that what your life turns out to be from this point forward… IS IN YOUR CONTROL!
This is the wake-up call I got in June 2016 when I was dealt a career and life-changing blow that would shake to right down to my core.
The fact that you are reading this article should be an indication that you are having a similar wake-up call making you question why you should abide by the status quo.
I realize that at this point you may be thinking that you have to turn your life upside-down to make this change and at the time, I thought so too but, with the right education, resources, and support, I soon discovered that this is not the case.
I came to discover that there is no need to work 40, 50 or 60+ hours per week to provide for my loved ones which, I don’t have time to spend with due to the long hours and long weeks.
Can you see the irony in that? We work the majority of our lives to provide for our loved ones but… we fail to provide the MOST IMPORTANT thing being valuable time spent with our loved ones creating memorable moments.
What I discovered is that it was and is possible to start building personal and financial freedom around my job at the time then, scale it up to the point where a job was no longer required.
Personal and financial freedom is absolutely possible and once you have it all in place and running smoothly, you can literally work 2 hours per day and have the rest of your time to do the things that matter with the people that matter.
I am here to tell you that it is possible to renew yourself, live a life of fulfillment and to become self-reliant through an Internet Laptop Lifestyle.
Now you may be thinking I am talking about making money online but, that is not necessarily the case. I am talking about first identifying your passion, your purpose then, put an action plan in place to turn that into a business you love which, you can then take online to leverage the power of this digital age we live in and claim your share of the digital economy.
How would it feel like to bounce out of bed, full of energy and excitement to work on your own business that you love which, provides you with personal and financial freedom?
What would you do if you had an extra 4-6 hours per day to do whatever you wanted?
How would this benefit your loved ones and those near and dear to you?
Creating and growing an Internet lifestyle is absolutely possible for the average person even if you have no idea where to start. With the right education, tools, resources, and support, anyone can do it… if you want it badly enough!
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You will come across many online opportunities offering you wealth overnight but, like I discovered in my first 3 months on investigating the digital economy, there is no silver bullet. Get rich quick DOES NOT EXIST!
If you are not doing what you love the right way, then you are bound to fail like 80%-90% of new businesses fail. With the education, you will have access to if you choose to take action, you will have everything you need to create the lifestyle of your dreams on your terms.
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