19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

This is an extract the original article, very very useful….

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things.

  • You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
  • You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
  • You have to give more than you get in return right away.
  • You have to care more about others than they care about you.
  • You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
  • You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
  • You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
  • You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  • You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
  • You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
  • You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
  • You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
  • You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
  • You have to try and fail and try again.
  • You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
  • You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
  • You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
  • You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
  • You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

I found this awesome video explaining the Facts about Population from TED Hans Rosling.  Even better, below you will find an extract from an article below with an even more comprehensive video. Enjoy!!

Extract from a great article I found:

The world might not be as bad as you might believe!

Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.

The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here.
Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart which you can interact with online here and download offline here.

Hans presents some results from our UK Ignorance Survey described here.

Director & Producer; Dan Hillman, Executive Producer: Archie Baron. ©Wingspan Productions for BBC, 2013.
DVD version of this film is available to order from Wingspan Productions.

To learn more or view the original article click here 

Water: The Great Mystery

Water: The Great Mystery

What the documentary is about:

Fascinating movie spans the globe to reveal recent discoveries about water, the most amazing yet least studied substance in the world. Witness as researchers, scientists, philosophers and theologians try to understand this unique liquid and all its miraculous properties still waiting to be discovered

In this amazing film, Water, the Great Mystery, we can see that science has made a quantum leap into understanding how mind can be recorded by the most simple element in nature (water)

Watch Water: The Great Mystery

Post last updated: 2 October 2016

Water Has Memory

Water Memory Documentary (Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier)

Water memories (Documentary of 2014 about Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier)

What the documentary is about:

Water is the key element of life, but, this element that we thought we knew well, may have unexpected properties and might play a role greater than we could imagine in our tree of life. Continue reading “Water Has Memory”

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine!

Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people.


Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on.

Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am:

1. Exercise

2. Map Out Your Day

3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

4. Visualization

5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

To lean more and view the full article click here

Lesson in Trading Psycology and Technology: The Documentary – “FLOORED”

This is a really good movie about technology and how we as humans should choose to continually develop our skills and abilities.  The following is an extract of a review by Dave Friedman…

I recently had the opportunity to screen the documentary FLOORED, which is nominally about the decline of floor trading in Chicago.  Chicago, of course, is known for its resolutely blue collar work ethic, billionaire hedge fund managers notwithstanding.  And this movie delivers on that account.  We see middle-aged former floor traders smoking cigars, drinking, lying on their couches remembering the glory days, worrying about their family’s finances, and lamenting the rise of electronic trading.

In short, the movie is really about technology and how it obsolesces labor.  Floor traders historically provided liquidity in a market.  Each trade has a buy side and a sell side, and the floor traders act as intermediaries to facilitate the trade.  But, with the rise of electronic trading, the buyer and the seller can communicate directly and trade with each other.  This has the beneficent effect of making the bid-ask spread smaller and trading more efficient and liquid.  As happened with stock brokers, the floor traders were disintermediated: their market-making function was obviated by technology that promised better, cheaper, quicker, and more efficient trades.


The real problem here is that the floor traders were so focused on their business and the historic nature of it that they ignored the larger developments in the financial markets, namely, the widespread embrace of technology.  They remained ignorant of the peril that technology created.  We see in the documentary the quantitatively-oriented startup, with its computer programmers and physicists and compare them to the inefficient, laboring traders, none of whom needed any sort of formal education to shout to other floor traders.  And, of course, when floor traders did well, they did very well: they could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a day just on the bid-ask spread on thousands of securities or commodities or bonds, or whatever other financial instrument they could trade on the floor.

For Dave Friedman’s full review click here

To watch the YouTube clip of the movie click here

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

Molecular Changes To Your Genes