Self Improvement

John Assaraf- The Mindset Expert


I have always been keen about brain science. We are all unique and we tend to think differently for the same situation. I always ponder why some people are more successful and earn the amount the income that we might not be able to attain in several lifetimes. I think the reason is that successful people think differently. John Assaraf is one of the mindset experts that always provide helpful and up-to- date contents about brain science.

John is one of the leading behavioral and mindset experts in the world with a unique ability for helping people release the mental and emotional obstacles that prevent them from achieving their very best in life and business. John has built 5 multi-million dollar companies including growing Re/Max of Indiana to 1500 salespeople and $4.5 billion a year in sales. Today he is CEO of NeuroGym, which develops some of the most advanced neuroscience-based brain training programs in the world helping individuals and corporations maximize their fullest human potential.

In the last 10 years, he has written 2 New York Times Bestselling books that have been translated to 35 languages. John has appeared on Larry King Live 8 times, and featured in 8 movies including the Blockbuster smash hit movie “The Secret” and “Quest for Success” with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.

John Assaraf’s Youtube channel has great brain retraining videos that will help you to achieve your goals faster. Several training programs offered on MyNeurogym are Brain-A- Thon, Winning The Game of Fear, Winning The Game Of Weight Loss, Winning The Game of Business and Having It All. The Neurogym’s blog is also packed a lot of useful free contents for you to understand your own brain better. The various categories of information that can be found on the blog are money, health, emotions, goal achievement and neuroscience.

Annual Brain-A-Thon

I have signed up to join the upcoming live event on 7th October 2017 and I look forward to the event. I would like to share this annual event with readers of this blog. The title for this year’s Brainathon is “Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Income”. I watched the last Brainathon event and it is really worth the effort. I gained a lot of knowledge about brain science from the world renowned brain experts. Most importantly, I realized that I am more relaxed in handling everyday life.

What You Will Discover on the upcoming Brain-A-Thon
• How to get from where you are now, to where you always wanted to be by developing new empowering success habits
• How to unlock your brain’s hidden power so you finally use more of your hidden potential and start achieving your goals vs. hoping and praying they come true
• 4 Simple strategies to break free of your fear of failing or fear of disappointing yourself or loved ones if you try again and fail
• 3 things you can do to develop an unstoppable “champion-like” mindset that helps you smash through any past negative event or setback
• How to access the unlimited power of your subconscious mind to squash disempowering childhood beliefs or unpleasant events that still prevent you from stepping into your fullest power
• Why stress might be the reason you haven’t hit your financial goals… and how to turn your stress into your fuel for wealth creation and financial success
• How to get from where you are now, to where you always wanted to be by developing new empowering success habits
• Meet 8 of the World’s Most Renown Brain & Success Experts Together for the First Time Ever!

His book

I ordered the book The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf and Murray Smith from The Book Depository.

Assaraf and Smith know how to minimize risk and maximize success, and The Answer provides a framework for sharing their wisdom, experience, and skills with the millions of people who want to accomplish their own dreams in life. Using cutting-edge research into brain science and quantum physics, they show how readers can actually rewire their brains for success and create the kind of extraordinary lives they want. By teaching readers how to attract and use newly discovered “uncommon” senses to achieve business success, the authors demonstrate the beliefs, habits, thoughts, and actions that they have used to build eighteen multimillion-dollar companies.

Any reader who follows this step-by-step process to build his or her career will experience an enormous life transformation and reach an exceptional level of living.

I hope what I shared today can help you upgrade your brain and life too.

Change Our Thinking

Everything starts with a thought. The plane we take to travel around the world starts with a thought of someone with a great vision. The way we think can change our life for the better.

How to change your thinking?

Read books

Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill
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Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!

The Magic of Thinking Big
David J. Schwartz
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More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big. First published in 1959, David J Schwartz’s classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better – starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to: defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates; make your mind produce positive thoughts; plan a concrete success-building programme; do more and do it better by turning on your creative power; capitalise on the power of now updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.

The Power of Positive Thinking
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

The Art of Thinking Clearly
Rolf Dobelli
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The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning – essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making-work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

Inspirational quotes

Inspirational quote is a short read but can have a profound positive impact on the way we think. It can help to unstuck our mind as we borrow the thinking of famous thinkers.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.- Steve Jobs

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”- Andrew Jackson

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”- William Shakespeare

“Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”- Harvey Mackay

“Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.”- Zig Ziglar

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Michael Michalko

We should read content that can positively impact our mind on a daily basis so that it stick to our mind.

Brian Tracy- Motivational Speaker

Doubling Your Productivity

Doubling Your Productivity

My favorite motivational speaker is Brian Tracy. I first know about Brian Tracy in Year 2012 after buying his book “Maximum Achievement” on Amazon. At first, I didn’t know that he is a motivational speaker and I was just trying to buy a book to learn how to achieve more in life.

Now in Year 2016, I am reading his book “Maximum Achievement” for the second time. I listened to many of his videos from his Youtube Channel. He is a well- trained speaker who has conducted more than 5,000 talks and seminars. He is able to speak fast with clarity and I can understand what he is saying clearly although English is not my mother tongue. I can listen to hours of his video without getting bored and was able to gain some knowledge from all his videos. I am promoting his products and books so that more people can know him and benefit from his teachings. I noticed the positive influence his books have on my life and I know your life can be improved by his teachings as well.

He provides superb sales training through his books and audio programs. He believes that the number one skill to achieve success is self- discipline and you can find out more from his book. Brian Tracy has inspired millions of people and makes people believe in themselves so that they can develop their own potentials. He said that “If you can learn how to drive, you can learn any skills”.

Profile of Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specialize in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.

He has traveled and worked in over 107 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Official Website

Books of Brian Tracy at Amazon Store

Youtube channel

Brian Tracy’s Blog

It has great contents about personal success, sales success, business success and leadership success.

Brian Tracy has created a series of personal development products in the form of videos, audios and workbooks. These programs are designed to make what you learned stick.

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All About Reading

Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy

Benefits of reading a book

When Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” Buffett takes this habit to the extreme  —  he read between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career, and still devotes about 80 percent of each day to reading.

Other than building up knowledge, reading indeed has many other benefits.
– Reading boosts brain power. Reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a complete work out and can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
– Research suggests that reading can work as a serious stress-buster.
– A book can be a good companion when you are alone and helps to kill boredom.

Where to buy books online?

Bookdepository is a UK based online bookstore that provides free worldwide shipping. It was acquired by Amazon in Year 2011. I have personally bought several books from them. Amazon also has millions of titles of books for you to choose from. You can check out the Bestsellers list on Amazon and choose books with many five stars reviews. You cannot go wrong with these books since many other people are buying them to read.

If you are not keen in book collection, you can consider selling your old books to Amazon for a few bucks. It is a great thing to do since you can free up space for your new books and allowing others to buy your pre-loved books at a low price.

How to read a book?

I would suggest that you choose what you read by assessing the kind of skills you are lacking of. As I need to improve my productivity, communication and writing skills, I will read books like Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, How to Win Friends & Influence People and The Elements of Style. This helps to fill your skill gaps.

As I read a book, I will write page numbers of the book that contain what I think are the nuggets of wisdom of the book. I will paste a post- it note on the book and write the page numbers on it. You can also write down key points on a notebook as you read a book. It is good to enjoy the process of reading a book but what is even more important are what you can gain from the books in the end. There will hardly be a time when we are able to finish reading a book at one go. A bookmark comes handy in reminding us we are on which page of the book.

Speed reading can increase your ability to read quickly and efficiently. Great techniques that you can use when practicing speed reading, include reading blocks of words, and breaking the habit of sub-vocalization. Sub-vocalization is the habit of pronouncing each word in your head as you read it. By practicing speed reading, you can read more in the same space of time.

Although a lot of people still prefer to read hard copies of books, e- books are getting popular since they can be stored digitally and are available for download immediately upon buying them online. Kindle books are usually cheaper than hard copies of books. With e- books, you do not have to carry bulky books around if you travel a lot. If you would like to invest in an E- Reader, I would highly recommend Kindle Paperwhite E- reader from Amazon as it is affordable at the price of $119.99 and comes with great functions.

Some of the functions of Kindle Paperwhite E- reader are:
– 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
– 4GB on device storage to hold thousands of books.
– No glare in bright sunlight
– Build your vocabulary. Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention.
– A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours

Audiobooks are another great option for accumulating knowledge from books. By listening to books, you can improve your pronunciation and listening skills. Take notes while listening to audio books are useful in writing a summary of the book. You can listen to a book while you commute or are driving a car. An abridged audiobook is a shortened version of the audiobook. It is condensed by using fewer words, but retains a sense of the book. An unabridged audiobook contains the original content. It is not condensed or shortened in any way.

If you are an avid reader, you should try out this Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30- Day Free Trial.
This membership program offers special benefits for just $9.99 per month:
– Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks
– Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
– Read on any device

I am currently reading Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy and I would like to build up the number of books I read. Start your reading habit today and increase your intelligence!