Parenting is arguably the most important responsibility in life. Unfortunately, many parents echo our school systems by teaching children wishful, rather than critical, thinking. Many of us grow up hearing how love makes the world go around, only to discover that love has little to do with it. The problem with wishful thinking is that it leaves our kids vulnerable to predators with street smarts and skills, whether it means applying to their college or career of choice, purchasing their first car or home. While the realities of the world can be cruel, unfair and even sad, making sure your kids
Emotional immaturity is one of the hallmarks of middle-class thinking. Its the primary reason we’re schooled as children never to discuss subjects like sex, politics or religion. Many people lack the emotional maturity to engage in a spirited discussion with someone that holds the opposite point of view. This relegates our society to discussing sports, movies and other socially meaningless subjects, which has stunted the growth of our citizens and our country. This Presidential election is the quintessential example of this amateur behavior. Social media is inundated with political posts that often generate hateful feedback. Watch this short video (if you
Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Kiplinger and other top shelf publications are all getting it wrong when to comes to making recommendations on how to spend your $1200 check from the federal government. They’re suggesting strategies that would be prudent during a short-term crisis, yet the worldwide shutdown may take many more weeks or even months. Critical thinking says that before we can select a proactive strategy, we need more information on the duration of this unprecedented crisis. In the meantime, watch this short video and don’t let the government or news media sucker you into believing they have a crystal ball.
The American news media is obsessed with every word President Donald Trump utters…no matter how crazy, untrue or outrageous. Politics aside, Trump is certainly a case study in psychology. He’s living proof of the theory that ego is insatiable. No amount of praise will ever be enough, which is why reminds the world daily how smart, rich and accomplished he is. How about Mental Toughness? Would you say that Trump is tough…or so weak that he must respond to every little criticism that’s thrown his way? Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to hearing your response.
There’s a little known formula for thinking that creates a psychological structure for high performance. World-class coaches like Nick Saban and Coach K are masters of it. The most strategic professional athletes use it to drive their performance. On the flip side, Tiger Woods got the formula confused during his personal crisis, and it cost him a decade in the prime of his career. The formula can work for or against you. Once you understand it, it will become as asset you can utilize for the rest of your life.
This is a question I get every day, and its valid. In the age of massive disruption, the opportunity to amass a fortune is greater than ever…as long as you build a business that’s moving toward the future instead of one thats mired in the past and present. Tomorrows self-made millionaires must be more calculated and strategic. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments.
What’s the secret to fearless performance? How do you overcome your fears to get what you want? I suppose there are many answers to this question, but I have a unique strategy that I used to build my dream life, many years ago. I’ll admit that it’s a little negative, and maybe even twisted, but it worked for me and many others far more successful than yours truly. Watch this short video (6 min) and see what you think. This one strategy changed my life, and who knows, it may be the one thing standing between you and world-class success.
Would you approach your goals and dreams differently if you knew you were dying? Would you take more risks, try more things and ignore the scorn of your critics? Most of us would. Suddenly having nothing to lose makes performers dangerous. Watch this short video (5-minutes) on this idea and I’ll look forward to your comments.
Are you motivated to achieve your goals, or are you inspired? Most people don’t know the difference, including most coaches. This is one of the fundamental distinctions between average and 7-figure coaches. You ever wonder why Nick Saban, coach of Alabama football, earns $11 million per year while the average high school football coach in the state of Alabama earns less than $50K? Watch this short video for an important part of the answer.
Hello everyone, this is Steve Siebold back with mentaltoughnessblog.com. Critical thinking question for you today. In your business or career, are you motivated to do what you