A new year has begun. New goals, dreams and vision of a better self are on the cards. Yet most resolutions end up as illusions, as millions fail in the bid to achieve what they initially wanted to. A new beginning, a better ‘me’, ends up being the same old tune sung every year. Here are 8 reasons why your new year’s resolution will most likely fail. Miserably.
Do you have awesome ideas? How often are those ideas translated to real world outcomes? If they aren’t, then you may have a problem. We all possess unique abilities to create. Whether it is solving problems and deriving new solutions, to new tech gadgets and apps that enable people to drive into a pole when chasing a Pokemon. The human brain is undoubtedly amazing in its potential. However, with all that ability, people are often not able to act upon their ideas.
One day I received a phone call from a PR company. I had been recommended by a colleague as a memory expert to undertake a challenge not many people would even think of. The PR company wanted me, as the Australian Memory Champion, to memorize the Yellow Pages as part of a marketing campaign for the brand.
I was invited to Iran in 2014 to present at the International Conference on Memory and Stress Management, I thought I’d share some tips with you on the advice I gave that day how to reduce stress and become a happier worker. Here are 7 quick ones I’ve just come up with.
I was never a reader. I didn’t read much at school and even throughout my university life. I have no idea how I passed but I was quite fortunate that I did. Then again, studying Information Systems didn’t exactly present you with library of texts to consume. I use to see leaflets and flyers around uni for speed reading claiming that you can read twice as fast and improve comprehension, but I just didn’t take it seriously and to an extent, didn’t believe it.
We have all the information and resources we need to be at our best. Knowledge is everywhere. In books, people, Internet, etc etc. But there is one inhibitor. Something that stops us from getting to where we want. Something that if we gain control, we can take on the world and become whoever we want. So what is this inhibitor?
I work with many stressed and busy executives that always complain about their memory and how they don’t have enough time to do the things they should be doing or learning, such as remembering people’s names! So I’ve decided to share some exercises with you that can help ease the situation and give comfort knowing that you can be much more productive with some basic exercises.
Below is an 7-step guide to learning anything in 48 hours. Applied with the techniques and tips from my book, ‘How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours’, it will create a structured process for you to follow and make sure you’re on track to achieve learning success.
Without any technique, numbers—whether they be telephone numbers, anniversary dates, PIN numbers or product codes—are very difficult to remember. However, I memorised over twenty thousand digits in eighteen days.
There are over one billion Muslims in the world today. Every single one of them understand the importance of the Quran. Over time people have tried to eradicate it, only for Muslims to memorize it and put it back together in the same order again
When I’m training I get two types of people – Creative and the not so creative. About half the people I train are not on the creative side. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just that I need to focus on different strategies to attend to their needs, rather than play the strengths of the creative.
Here’s the scenario: You are the CEO of a large organisation. You get called into a meeting where there are several employees and stakeholders present that you haven’t yet met.
You may have heard the statistic more people in the world fear public speaking more than death. People are scared to get up and talk in front of an audience. What if they forget?
I wrote my first book, The Yellow Elephant, in just 10 days. It is just over 200 pages and 40,000 words. You would argue if a book was written that quick that it would be rushed and somewhat lack some substance or quality. After all, how are you going to think of everything you need to add into the book in such a short time?
I love my work. It enables me to empower people with knowledge and skills to make a positive change in their life. It is extremely rewarding. Each individual is unique with differing needs and wants. Coaching for the last twelve years, you get a good sense of what works and what doesn’t. So I wanted to share my coaching formula with you. You can use it to be your own coach to achieve success.
Here’s something for a bit of weekend fun. The secret to memorizing playing cards. Memorizing playing cards is fairly easy and requires only 3 steps;
Creating Card Images Memorizing the images in a memory technique Recalling the cards
We have so many logins these days it’s difficult to remember them all, but we do know that using the same password repeatedly is neither secure nor smart. Even so, many websites demand a minimum of eight alphanumeric characters, including capital letters, and some workplaces insist you change your login each month! Memory techniques take the guesswork out of remembering multiple passwords.
For many years I believed I had a bad memory. I used to forget what people were talking to me about shortly after. I was never good at remembering names. I was horrified of speaking to a group people, anxious that I’d forget or say something silly. I barely even read as I’d get mentally exhausted when attempting to read, and re-read, and re-read, only to forget what I had read!
EACH YEAR PEOPLE of many nations come together for the World Memory Championships, where participants sit and memorise for an allotted time. Once memorisation time finishes, a recall period is given allowing competitors to show what they remembered. The purpose of the competition is to see who has the best and most effective memory. It sounds extremely nerdy and only for really smart people. That’s what I first thought, too, before entering it myself.
The thought of learning and speaking a new language can be exciting and yet daunting at the same time. Millions around the world have done it. However there’s millions also that are struggling, even though they want to learn so badly. Nowadays it is an essential skill, especially at work, to speak multiple languages.