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What common business activity lowers IQ more than smoking pot?

According to a study by the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London, this common habit temporarily reduces your IQ by 10 points. 

Women pride themselves on doing it–and being better than men at it. 

Most fool themselves into thinking it make them more efficient.

I am guilty of doing it, and I would be willing to bet a pretty penny that YOU are guilty of it, too.

What IS this all-too-common brain function-reducing activity?

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kick to curbHow to Quickly Kick Your Negative Self-Talk to the Curb

"You're not good enough to do that." "No one cares what you have to say." "You have to be perfect or people will criticize you."I'm such an idiot!" "I'm never going to be successful." "They must have been laughing at me." "Everyone else has it all together, but not me." "This is never going to work." "If I ask them to work with me they're going to think I just want their money." "I can't afford that.

Are these the kinds of thoughts taking up residence in your head, repeating themselves over and over again? This is what is referred to as "negative self-talk" or "negative inner dialogue." It is pervasive and powerfully destructive. In fact it is the #1 cause of all failure or inability to achieve what you want in life. No matter how much money, skill, knowledge, or resources you have, you inner critical voice will sabotage it ALL. Unless you learn to fight back. Here's how.

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cloverDo You Need Luck to Have a Successful Business?

It's St. Patrick's Day and the "luck" of the Irish is in the air. There's this mystique around the day and being Irish that implies prosperity or opportunity (4 leaf clovers, horseshoes, lepruchauns with pots of gold, etc.). Along with all the celebrations that happen for St. Patty's day, it's no wonder most people want to be Irish for the day. 

I've heard struggling business owners lament when they compare themselves to more successful business owners they see or hear about. To them, that business owner seems to easily or "magically" attract clients/customers, and therefore "has luck on their side." Or they blame their own lack of success or experience of challenges on "bad luck."

So does "luck" have anything to do with having success in business (or life)?

Yes–and No.

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check mark5 Top Ways to Motivate Yourself

Motivation—here today, gone tomorrow.

What is motivation and why does everyone want to "get" it? Why do we think we have to have it in order to start or finish something? Why does it seem so elusive or fleeting?

I think it's important to answer those questions before I share with you 5 top ways I have learned and used successfully for myself and with my clients over the years. This will give you a better basis for understanding why the techniques work and be willing to try them out.

And if you can learn what motivation is, where it comes from (and why it leaves), and how to get it when you need it to accomplish something, you can achieve more of what you want to in your business–and your personal life.

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