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The Secrets to Creative Imagination and Effective Thinking
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The Secret to Creative Imagination and Effective Thinking

“You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head. What are the models? Well, the first rule is that you’ve got to have multiple models — because if you just have one or two that you’re using, the nature of human psychology is such that you’ll torture reality so that it fits your models, or at least you’ll think it does” – Charlie Munger

From birth we are raised to believe that the smartest people get all of the glory and all of the gold.

Good letter grades, pass/fail marks, academic acclaim…all of these are used to praise those who submit to our neuro-centric society.

Still, that doesn’t explain an interesting fact: only 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a bachelor’s degree.

Why do people who never went to college have PhD’s and people with elite Masters’ degree distinctions working for them?

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5 Important Lessons from Ray Dalio's Life Principles
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5 Important Takeaways From Ray Dalio’s Life Principles

Every once in a while, there’s a book that comes along and absolutely short-circuits the chain between knowledge and experience.

Ray Dalio’s Principles: Life and Work is that book.

In a hefty 500+ page tome, the second richest hedge fund manager in America and the founder of Bridgewater Associates shares the key principles that allowed a middle class kid from Long Island to become one of the world’s most influential people.

There are lessons in the book, that if taken to heart, can change your view of and how you operate in the world.

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5 Methods to Eliminate Internet and Social Media Addiction
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5 Surefire Methods To Eliminate Your Internet Addiction (and In Extension, Your Social Media Addiction)

The year was 2007.

It was my first “hit”.

It was “alright” at first. But it had a strange pull on my burgeoning adolescent brain.

I had experiences like it before but this was different. It was something more…alluring.

It was “alright” until I got my first “like”. Then it started to go downhill from there.

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Three Hidden Factors that Prevent You From Breaking Bad Habits
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Three Hidden Factors Preventing You From Breaking Bad Habits (and How to Overcome Them)

Breaking bad habits isn’t easy to do…but why?

I remember when I first started doing self-development, I felt pulled like a magnet – towards the path of least resistance. This was especially exaggerated when I was doing something that I found slightly beyond my comfort zone.

As you can imagine, this cycle is incredibly frustrating. I can wager that you’ve gone through this cycle of agony and despair many times, leading you to believe that breaking bad habits is impossible.

Turns out, it’s not entirely your fault. There are subtle and sly forces in our environment that prevent us from breaking bad habits and quitting them for good.

I’ve highlighted them in this article.

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Becoming a Creative Force Through Daily Rituals and Creative Confidence
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How “Ordinary” People Can Become Creative Gods Through Daily Rituals

A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods. – Mason Currey

Our world is crying out for creative solutions to everyday problems.

The workplace and the home are two places we spend the most time…but these are two places where we feel creativity is “out of place”.

Why would this be?

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Seven Deadly Sins That Annihilate Your Attention, Personal Power, and Happiness
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7 Deadly Sins That Annihilate Your Attention, Personal Power, and Ultimately Your Happiness

Only 31% of Americans characterize themselves as “happy”.

For the most prosperous nation on earth with rising quality of living indexes across the board, that’s a piss poor rating. Why the fuck isn’t everyone happy?

Here’s why: happiness goes where attention flows.

The quality of your attention will determine the joy you get out of life. Period.

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