The Primacy Effect

There is a phenomenon in psychology known as the primacy effect. This concept illustrates why it is a good idea to create a morning routine. Or to tackle your most important work early in the day. Reason being, the primacy effect is the observation that we tend to remember the...

Motivation vs. Inspiration

Here’s a question: What’s more powerful, motivation or inspiration? Answer: Inspiration. Why? Motivation comes from an external source, while inspiration comes from within. Motivation is more like a pulling force, while inspiration is moreso a driving force. And inspiration has everything to do with purpose.  When we are inspired, we...

You Are Not Your Thoughts

I’ve often heard the term you become what you think about most. That might be wealthy, famous, healthier, a nicer human being, or more intelligent. While I do somewhat believe in that notion, I must say that I also believe that you are NOT, actually, your thoughts. A thought is...

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

The practices and ways of thinking described in the book, on the podcast and on these blog posts have multiple benefits. First and foremost is stress reduction. But also greater focus and concentration, greater productivity, greater sense of purpose and well-being. There’s also another benefit that is extremely important when...

How Habits Form and How to Break Bad Ones

If you think about it, we really are creatures of habit. Most of the time we are running on autopilot. We do the same tasks over and over, think the same thoughts, feel the same feelings. Whether it’s out of necessity, or by choice, whether it’s reactionary or accidental, we’ve...