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Motivational Speeches to Supercharge Your Mind

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A YouTube Playlist to reprogram your mind

For several months I listened to hundreds of YouTube Clips of motivational speeches. I decided to compile a playlist for myself with the absolute best. Talks, concepts, and ideas that make me realize new things every time I listen to them.
I want to share these with you. I aspire to help you reprogram your mind and find new energy you did not even know you had.
Play the list while you are walking, sitting on a bus, a subway or just while you are cleaning at home. Keep your body busy and make your mind available for new ideas.

Most know nothing about their customers

Here are some thought-provoking questions for you.

How many times have you started a new job and within the first week you are trained and educated about the customer. What jobs the customer has. What pains they want to avoid and what gains they are looking for. How much research material about the customer did you receive and were able to read? Did you read extensive buyer persona material?
I think it is safe to assume that you most likely did not receive any training or read any material at any of your jobs. There is one exception.

Make Your Attitudes Your Allies

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Can You Read Minds?

Reading mind is easier than you think. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it, but you read the mind of other your mind, every day.

How do we do it? We do it automatically, through attitude appraisals.

Remember the song “You Don’t Need to Know the Language to Say You’re in Love”? Bing Crosby made it famous many years ago. There’s a whole bookful of applied psychology packed into those simple lyrics. You don’t need to know the language to say you’er in love. Anyone who’s ever been in love knows that.

And you don’t need to know any language to say “I like you” or “I despise you”or “I think you’re important” or “unimportant” or “I envy you.” You don’t need to know words or to use words to say “I like my job” or “I’m bored” or “I’m hungry”. People speak without a sound. How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

You can read the mind of the fellow sitting at a desk. You sense, by observing his expressions and mannerisms, how he feels toward his job. You can read the minds of salesmen, students, husbands, and wives; you not only can you do. The expert actors those in demand in movies and television year after year in a sense are not actors at all. They don’t play their roles. Instead they lose their own identity and actually think and feel like the character they are playing. They’ve got to. Else they’d look phonies and their ratings would plunge.

Attitudes do more than show through. They “sound” through too. A secretary does more than identify an office when he says, “Good morning, Mr. Shoemaker’s office . In just five words one secretary says, “I like you. I’m glad your’re calling. I think you are important. I like my job.”

By David Schwartz

5 Best Business Ideas to Make Money

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1. Personal Shopper

Do you often get praised for your eye for fashion trends? Are you someone who friends and family come to for clothing advice? Personal shopping can be a business that builds on those skills. Personal shoppers find clothing items for clients who are struggling to find their personal style. Duties involve evaluating your client’s wardrobe, visiting websites, and picking items that will suit them. There are all sorts of products on all kinds of Online clothing boutiques so you don’t necessarily have to shop offline to get this business started. Plus, you don’t need to hold any special certification or degree to become a personal shopper. If your interests lie in business ideas with low investment, personal shopping might be the ideal route to consider.

2. Online Tutoring

If you’re an expert in art, maths, or another subject, you can start the business of online tutoring. An essential prerequisite is having a bachelor’s degree in the subject you intend to teach, so make sure to cover this area before you get started. You can find online tutoring clients on sites like Skooli and tutor.com. For the best results, always teach subjects that relate to your area of expertise because you’ll be able to share your skills and constructive knowledge to enhance

the learning experience. You can deliver lectures and interact with your students over Skype, making online tutoring one of the easiest online businesses to start.  

3. Greeting Cards

Greeting cards are always in style, so if you have a good eye for design or just love showcasing your artwork on physical items, this is one of the best creative business ideas for you. Before you can start looking for clients, you’ll need to have a handful of designs ready to go. Tools like Photoshop and canva make it easy to create custom card designs. Additionally, you’ll need to stock up on supplies required to create greeting cards (ink, paper, etc.). Here’s a pro tip: if you want to keep costs low, buy your supplies from a wholesaler. Once you have the inventory sorted, start generating revenue by marketing your business on Facebook, Etsy, and other similar platforms.

4. Software Education

Do you have acquaintances who lack proficiency in computer software? If so, you can set up your own software education business and enroll students on a monthly basis. Pupils might include entrepreneurs looking to build on their IT skills, or other small business owners looking to master software like Excel and PowerPoint. If you have the expertise, you can lead from the front by teaching most of the classes. As your business grows and more people sign up for your programs, you can hire freelance software experts to teach students based on their area of expertise. Although you can rent out space for classroom lectures, consider hosting virtual classes to keep costs low and expand your business to international markets. 

5. Meals-to-go

Seriously, there is no end to the line of people who struggle to find time to cook nutritious and healthy meals. This has led to a rise in meals-to-go-businesses offering all kinds of cuisine options. You can capitalize on this trend by starting your own meals-to-go business right in your city, state, or neighborhood. Contrary to the popular belief, you don’t actually need to invest in designing a large commercial kitchen. A meals-to-go business can also be managed from a shared rental kitchen. These places are usually equipped with all the essential supplies and can be rented by the month, day, or hour. You can find shared-use, licensed commissary kitchens through websites like the kitchen door.

A Motivational Speech

A Motivational Speech inspires audience members to make a change. If you’re very passionate on a particular subject, audience members will be able to feel your energy. It’s important to plan your speech out in advance, to ensure your message is both clear and appropriate for the audience you’re addressing and to ensure it creates a deep impact.

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Clear Purpose

If you’re trying to motivate people to do something, it’s important to make the intended behavior clear. The level of explanation required may vary according to the topic of the speech. Provide enough information to give audience members a complete understanding of what you would like them to do and how they can get started. For example, if you’re giving a motivational speech to inspire the audience to quit smoking, clearly say you believe smoking is harmful to one’s health and offer tips to break the habit.

Personal Story

Include at least one personal story in your speech to which audience members can relate. Hearing your story will help inspire listeners and allow them to feel empowered to make a change. When you share your own success story, it adds a personal touch that allows listeners to really understand the impact making the change can have on their live. Your passion for the subject matter will really shine through as it has had such a deep impact on your life

Audience Fit

A motivational speech is most effective when it is tailored to fit the audience. Different groups of people may respond better to a variety of diverse delivery methods. Listeners who are already knowledgeable on a particular subject matter may quickly become bored if too much background information is provided, while others with little prior knowledge will be lost without it. Other issues such as cultural and geographical factors should also be taken into consideration when preparing the speech.

Best Motivational Speeches

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Who couldn’t use a few of the best motivational speeches for entrepreneurs?

Business can be hard. Heck, life can be hard.

We’re all on a journey, and we’ve all been down in the dumps before, wondering if what we’re doing is really worth it.

Wondering if what we’re doing is really making an impact.

But, it’s important that we’re always moving forward. This is a lesson that I learned early in life.

I remember I was around 4 years old, and I was learning to ride my bike with my uncle and my father.

Of course, I fell off multiple times while I was learning to cycle, and I remember the time I cut my knee pretty badly.

At that point I really just wanted to quit and go home. But, my family told me: “you can’t quit now, you’re almost there. Just try it once more!”

You’ve probably heard that before too, right?

You’ve probably heard that before too, right?

So, I got back on that bike. I didn’t want to, but you just need to power through and face your challenges head-on.

Sure enough, that was the first time that I rode that bike without any help.

After that, I was so glad I kept moving forward and that I never gave up.

Now, that probably wasn’t the motivational speech that you expected when you clicked on this article, but it’s evidence that we can do so much more than we think we’re capable of when we’re spurred on by others.

Brain Hacks to Boost Your Motivation

You sit down at your computer intending to work on your next project or task, then procrastination sets in. Two hours later, you realize you still have not begun the task in earnest. Why is it so easy to shrug something off, even when you know the job must get done?

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Each type of motivation can be effective. Internal motivation is thought to work best in the long run, but external motivation can be a useful tool in some cases, such as prompting you to complete a task or assignment that doesn’t internally interest you.

The secret is knowing how to tap into both types of motivations to overcome procrastination and be more proactive. To help you do that, here are 5 brain hacks to boost motivation and stay productive, even when distractions abound.

  1. Tap into your bigger purpose.

When you find your motivation is lacking, try focusing on the purpose behind what you are doing or on how it plays into the larger goal of what you want to accomplish. Focusing on the bigger goal gives you the feeling of working on something greater and being part of something bigger than yourself. It gives deeper meaning to the objective you seek or the project you are putting long hours into.

  1. Don’t over thinks it

Overthinkers complicate an easy task by anticipating unlikely problems. When you overthink a project you are working on, it creates more stress and pressure. Ultimately, it obstructs your motivation. To counter a tendency to overthink a problem, make sure to keep your goals simple and small. This will break your objectives into more manageable chunks. Focus on accomplishing each step. This in turn creates motivation, because you see yourself moving forward and accomplishing your goals.

  1. Strengthen Your good memories

Another way to tap into your natural motivation is to strengthen those memories where you are succeeding and accomplishing your goals. By doing this, you can enhance and encourage your motivation and inspiration. To do this, recall as vividly as you can a fulfilling memory of succeeding or accomplishing your goals. Imagine this memory as if it were being projected on a huge IMAX screen. Make the memory bright and loud. Now increase the positive feelings that you experienced, just like turning up a dial.

Do this 5 or 10 times, and you’ll discover that what was once just a positive memory is now a driving motivation. The more you experience the memory, the more you’ll want to relive it and make it real again.

5 Personal Habits of Successful People

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1. Seek new experiences and learning

Expanding our horizons make us happier. And successful people are quite aware of it. As intelligent beings created for good and beauty, we are meant for a constant life of development and enrichment. Living, experiencing, and growing our knowledge about life, the world and all its wonders, work positively on one’s personal development. Research from San Francisco state university  has proven how people who spent money on experiences rather than material items are simply happier. 

This does not just mean traveling the world with a backpack—despite how fashionable it has become. There are many different ways to expand our perspective, depending on our own character and tastes. The only thing to keep in mind is that leaving our comfort zone and acquiring a life long learning approach is the master key to positive accomplishment.

2. Find happiness in the success of others

Successful people do compare themselves with those ones that are better. But they do it from a perspective of admiration and positive emulation. They identify in others skills and talents they lack and they work towards developing these—but not out of competitiveness or jealousy. Successful people are aware of the adverse effects and lack of results derived from enviousness and resentment. They compete exclusively with the best version of themselves. Never with others. They have role models, not rivals. 

3. Empathy

Successful people are incredibly empathetic. They create a world full of friends that help them, admire them, and accompany them. They listen to others and care about others. They know that after all, the road to success is never an isolated one. They are aware they need to rely on others to get where they need to get. Empathy, as the skill allowing us to put ourselves on others shoes and positively connecting with them, is a crucial tool for leadership and ultimate performance.

4. Lifestyle

Successful people do not think in terms of work/life balance. They just think in terms of “life.” They know they have only one, and they have committed to living it to the fullest. They design their own lifestyle. They enjoy what they do. They work very hard, but they are not married to their job. They follow a life-flow they can be proud of.

5. Challenge

Successful people do always have something to prove to themselves. They are driven by challenge. They are challenge-makers. Challenge develops mental toughness, stands down fear,  inspires courageous acts, tests the limits, focuses attention, matures perspective, and builds self-confidence. It’s through challenges that successful people find opportunities. It’s through challenges that successful people set ambitious goals to be achieved. It’s through challenges that successful people grow, develop and flourish.

5 Brian Tricks to Build Motivation

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1.Start smart

Even if you don not feel very motivated to begin something, that does not mean your efforts are doomed to failure. The way that the brain works is that it will naturally start to produce dopamine as you begin to get things done. If you’re not very motivated, pick a tiny, easy part of the task to begin with. Dopamine is produced every time you achieve something, no matter how small it is. The brain enjoys frequent positive feedback to let it know things are progressing towards a final goal. The dopamine boost you’ll get from that initial achievement will leave you feeling buzzed and pave the way to you doing more.

2. Believe in Yourself

Dopamine is one of the brain chemicals most strongly associated with motivation and reward. Studies show that experience self-belief causes a surge of dopamine; so a positive self-image can be a really powerful motivator.

Think of yourself as someone who relishes new challenges and can succeed. Build your identity by forming mental movies of yourself feeling motivated and achieving your goals. Surround yourself with others who believe in you as well. Research shows that being told you will perform well by others releases dopamine, too.

3. Drink Coffee

Coffee is known to release dopamine into the brain, as well as having the ability to increase mental focus. Scientists have found that caffeine can enhance some cognitive tasks, such as memory functions, and spark off the motivation and reward circuit in the brain. Drinking sips of coffee as you begin, and progress through, a task can help you to feel more motivated. However, make sure you don’t overdose on caffeine. Too much coffee can lead to an energy slump later in the day.

4. Eat Yourself Motivated

Catecholamines are important neurotransmitters for mental energy, stimulation and motivation. As well as dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline belong to this category of brain chemicals. If you keep levels high, you will have more motivation, energy and mental focus. Catecholamines are built from an amino acid called L-Tyrosine, which can be found in several food sources. Seaweed is extremely high in L-Tyrosine, but if that does not tickle your taste-buds, you can also get this important amino acid from turkey, cottage cheese, egg whites, chicken and Duck.

5.Get your Brain Going

The body is designed to conserve energy in harsher conditions and environments. For example, when winter comes, the body saves its energy for surviving, rather than enthusiasm. This is why you may find yourself lacking energy and motivation during cooler, darker months. However, hibernating can actually create an unhelpful feedback loop, confirming to the brain that it should stop all non-essential functions.

If you find your enthusiasm flagging with a change in environment or season, this is the very time to make an effort to get active. By getting outside and moving about, you are telling your brain to stop conserving energy. You should find that your enthusiasm and motivation return once you give your brain the green light.

Digital media Management

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So you’re looking for a job that will put your strategic communication, web analytics and social media skills to good use, but you’re not having any luck. Well, consider us your personal four-leaf clover because we’ve got the job for you. Ever thought about becoming a digital media manager? you should. Read what a couple pros have to say about the position and see why.

What exactly does a Digital media Manager do?

A digital media manager oversees a company’s digital media efforts, including websites and platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Penterest. Responsibilities include creating and curating shareable content; determining which platform is best suited for each piece of content; building and managing social media profiles and presence; directing paid search and social campaigns and analyzing the performance of those campaigns; maintaining brand Consistency across Platforms; managing the digital budget; and fostering vendor relationships.

There’s something new every day,” says Diana Williams, digital editor and strategist for Backstory with the American History Guys, a radio broadcast/podcast. “It’s a 25/8 job, but it’s incredibly rewarding,” adds Williams, who manages Backstory is digital presence, making content decisions for the website, blogs and social media. Williams handles everything from writing and editing stories and posts and determining where the content will live in the digital universe to reviewing data trends.

What does It take to excel in this position?

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“It is a mix of being [a] problem-solving scientist and creative wordsmith/designer, with a healthy understanding of the audiences mixed in,” says Crimsons. Offers Williams, “You have to be on and available [because] the Internet does not shut down, ever.” There’s little time for downtime in digital media. You have to keep on keeping on.

How can I break into this field?

A degree in communications, marketing or a related field and/or a certification in Google AdWords may help your resume stand out.  But there’s nothing like a trusty internship. “I think experience is more important than anything,” says Williams, “[but] I mean actual experience, not the ‘I have a Twitter account, so I can manage a Twitter account’ type of experience.”

Types of Communication

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1. Nonverbal

Nonverbal Communication is the use of body language, gestures and facial expressions to convey information to others. It can be used both intentionally and unintentionally. For example, you might smile unintentionally when you hear a pleasing or enjoyable idea or piece of information. Nonverbal communication is helpful when trying to understand other is thoughts and feelings.

If they are displaying “closed” body language, such as crossed arms or hunched shoulders, they might be feeling anxious, angry or nervous. If they are displaying “open” body language with both feet on the floor and arms by their side or on the table, they are likely feeling positive and open to information.

2. Written

Written communication is the act of writing, typing or printing symbols like letters and numbers to convey information. It is helpful because it provides a record of information for reference. Writing is commonly used to share information through books, blogs, letters, memos and more. Emails and chats are a common form of written communication in the workplace.

3.Visual

Visual communication is the act of using photographs, drawings, sketches, charts and graphs to convey information. Visuals are often used as during presentations to provide helpful context alongside written and/or verbal communication. Because people have different learning styles, visual communication might be more helpful for some to consume ideas and information.