Monthly Archives: July 2012

The First PickTheBrain Book is Finally Here! (And I couldn’t be more thrilled!)

I am so happy to be able to finally announce that months of hard work with HyperInk have finally come to a close and that I can officially announce the release of our first book ever: “PickTheBrain’s Rock Star Productivity: Time Management Tips, Leadership Skills and Other Keys to Self Improvement!” r

5 Tips To Do Work You Love While Supporting a Family

There is no doubt that we all aim for: Freedom and Joy.

We are all seeking freedom of choice and having continuous joyful experiences. Most people live in pain because they are deprived of one or both.

For example, you’re hungry to quit a job you hate and start doing what you love. r

7 Lessons on Living Right from Stephen Covey

You’re a good person. You act with integrity, take responsibility, and live by the Golden Rule.

You’ve probably read tons of books on personal development because you’re always striving to do better. You believe you can never stop tweaking your habits and attitudes to improve yourself.

Your bookshelves might even hold the self-help classic, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by the late Stephen Covey. When he died July 16th the world lost a great teacher and champion for personal responsibility. r

How To Reduce Stress and Improve Your Memory

Reducing stress is crucial for optimal brain functioning. When you are stressed, you waste a lot of your valuable mental energy worrying, so you have less mental energy available for paying attention to the things that are important for you to remember. r

Getting Even with that Jerk Who Hurt You

Whatever form of jerk you have to deal with, it’s a good idea to keep yourself busy with other activities while he or she is traveling through the MSTC. These things should include tackling something you didn’t think you could do–like white water rafting or the creation of a massive sculpture out of Q-tips—and meeting new people along the way.

The important thing is to keep the faith while all this going on because it could take years for your particular jerk to travel through the entire mind space time continuum. r

Creative Thinking – What Is It? And How Can You Start Doing It Now!

I’m here to tell you that when it comes to creative thinking “thinking outside the box” is the worse possible thing you can do!

Many aspire to be good at it, there are countless articles and books about it but few really know what creative thinking actually is.

Which is kind of odd because most of us do it on a daily basis, (even if we don’t realize it.) r