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Good Talks: The power of reframing things (Rory Sutherland)

“The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.” says Rory Sutherland, advertising guru in this highly entertaining talk. “The power of reframing things cannot be overstated”.

“When you can’t smoke, if you stand and stare out of the window on your own, you’re an antisocial, friendless idiot. If you stand and stare out of the window on your own with a cigarette, you’re a philosopher.”

“Reality isn’t a particularly good guide to human happiness.” It all depends on how you view things, not on what they are. Many problems can be solved psychologically. We have the power to rebrand experiences. Choose your frame of reference. Reframe reality.


Source: www.ted.com

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Good Talks: Try something new for 30 days (Matt Cutts, Google Engineer)

“The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out, 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit — like watching the news — from your life.”

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Lifestyle Entrepreneurs choose the best place in the world for living…

This map visualizes world-wide ratings of countries for criteria such as:

  • cost of living,
  • leisure & culture,
  • environment,
  • freedom,
  • health,
  • climate,
  • etc.

Pick your choice.



(data source: xxx)

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Are you a Maximiser or a Satisficer ? [mind metaprograms]


People generally use either a maximising or satisficing strategy.

Maximisers seek the the best.

Satisficers stop seeking when their need is fulfilled.

Satisficers are happier.


Happiness is about wanting what you have.

Set limits on life energy spending.

Eighty percent is good enough.



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Adopting a YES attitude [How to be happy]


Do not regret by adopting e YES attitude.

Answer YES to what life offers.

“Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.”
says Max L. Lucado

When you feel regret, use it as a wake-up call.

Do what is necessary, then think about positive viewpoints.

Then say YES.





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Try this: Accept uncertainty. Go for the 80/20 ratio. [Decision Making]

Nothing in “the” world is certain.

Except that everything will pass away.

Eighty percent safety is good enough.

Invest your life energy wisely.

I enjoy taking calculated risks.

Whatever happens, I will be fine,

Free to focus

on the really important things.

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Moleskine #005 – Diary snapshots by Akira Zeitgeist

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [Research Glossary]

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
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Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment.[7]

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MindWash #002: Accept and Surrender


Watch MindWash™ TV – your free multi-channel consciousness engine.
(an ongoing research project by IamCalm.com)


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Try this: Things To Do Before You Die

Ask yourself:

“What are things I wish to do before I die ?”

Write down your ideas…

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