“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”— Booker T. Washington
One thing that I notice about a lot of people is that they struggle to find happiness, they are searching for fulfillment and meaning or they are trying to find motivation or to end procrastination. A lot of us have no idea how to be happy or how we can start to do the things that we both need and want to do… like lose weight, be more productive or to stop that inner critic that creates negativity.
Over the years I have come across so many inspiring people who inadvertently provided me with some of the most valuable tools and ideas I use today. There are some incredible entrepreneurs, motivation speakers and teachers who have created some great ways to tackle all kinds of situations in life.
So I would like to share with you today some of my favourite “Mind Hacking Techniques” that help me every day and a YouTube video explaining these hacks so you can learn and use them too!
Mel Robbins is an Author, motivational and keynote speaker, television host and CNN Commentator. I first came across Mel Robbins while surfing the web for Ted x Talks, I love to sit down each day and watch at least one talk.
What I love about Mel Robbins is her no bull attitude… she tells it exactly how it is and that’s something I really appreciate. Her videos on YouTube are short and sweet. She explains things so well that almost anyone can easily understand what she is trying to say. I also love the tools and tricks that she provides to her followers as they too are simple yet so effective.
You can follow her on YouTube here.
5 Second Rule
This Mind Hacking Technique is a true game changer, I came across this rule while watching a TED Talk by Mel Robbins where she spoke about using the 5-second rule to get out of bed in the morning. Now this was something I most DEFINITELY struggled with every day, so I decided to give it a go and it worked!
After using the rule and finding it worked for me I searched Mel Robbins and found a lot of info about the science behind her idea and that you can in fact use this mind hacking technique for just about anything!
Here is her explanation of how to use The 5 Second Rule:
The Secret to Stopping Fear and Anxiety
Mel Robbins also uses her rule in conjunction with another to create a hack for stopping fear and anxiety. I have used a similar kind of technique to overcome fear and find this very interesting!
You can check out her video below:
How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
We all experience overwhelm during out lives and sometimes it can be debilitating, we spend days or weeks thinking about all the things we have to do but are completely unproductive. The cycle can be vicious and leave us feeling like we cannot possibly turn things around. This very simple hack helps you let go of overwhelm, refocus and get that flow going.
This can be used for work or home life and in my experience can be a great way to get out thoughts down on paper and sit back to reflect on what is really making us feel overwhelmed and how to tackle that going forward.
Learn how to stop feeling overwhelmed by watching the video below:
Jim Kwik is a learning expert, keynote speaker, trainer and adviser. He has helped thousands of people with memory improvement and brain performance and is the CEO of Kwik Learning and Superhero You. Jim has so many great mind hacks to help you in life.
You can subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.
5 Mental Hacks to End Procrastination
Everyone struggles with procrastination, some struggle more than others. Procrastination is a productivity killer and can really leave us feeling low. Jim Kwik offers some great hacks on how to overcome procrastination.
Check out what he has to say below:
10 Brain Hacks to A Better Memory
As Jim Kwik says “Two of the most costly words in your life are “I forgot”. How good would it be if you could stop forgetting things so often, if you could rely on your brain to remember things. Some of Jim Kwiks tips or hacks have been incredibly useful in my own life. In this video you can learn 10 different ways to hack your mind and improve your memory.
Below is his video:
Why You Should Start With Why
Simon Sinek is a best-selling Author, inspiring motivation speaker and teacher.
You can follow his YouTube channel here.
Simon Sinek believes with everything that we do in life, we need to understand the why. He has written a book called “Start with Why” and he hopes that one day all of us can feel inspired and fulfilled in out lives.
Here is short explanation on why you should start with why:
You have been hacked!
There are many more brain and mind hacks out there that you could use to tackle problems in your life, to increase your happiness, to motivate and inspire you, to help with decision-making, deal with emotional issues… and so on. This article has only given a glimpse of the resources available to everyone, for FREE!
Instead of sitting back and continuing to face the same problems every day, why not jump onto YouTube or Google and see what you can find that might assist you with moving forward.
I would love to hear your feedback about these Mind Hacking Techniques and I hope you find them as valuable as I have!
“Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.”— Rick Warren