Biofeedback is an emerging field of study that links psychological functions with physiological and neurological metrics. That might sound like a whole bunch of jargon, but it’s actually a pretty simple concept. When you’re stressed, for example, your heart rate and the brain waves you emit are a lot different than when you’re relaxed. What biofeedback does is allow you to recognize, with more than just a feeling, the state of your mind and body and how they relate to your performance. In the coming years, you can expect biofeedback to go from niche concern to widespread trend.Read More
How many hours did you work last week? How about the week before that? Without knowing anything about you -- other than the fact that you’re reading Entrepreneur -- I can guess it was probably more than 40. A lot more.Read More
How do you know if you’re having a good day?
On the surface this sounds like a simple question, but a lot of people have no idea how to answer. It’s not something they spend a lot of time analyzing. But as an entrepreneur, it’s essential to have a very clear answer.
When you’re your own boss, no one is going to define success or acknowledge when you reach a goal unless you do that for yourself. Also, as any entrepreneur knows, it can be so easy to get caught up in the endless cycle of doing more because there are always opportunities for that. The drive to build and improve is part of the reason why you might have become an entrepreneur in the first place. But that forward-looking mindset doesn’t exactly lend itself to acknowledging success in the present or looking back on accomplishments.
A few years back I went to a colleague's brother's funeral to support him in his time of loss. I had never met his brother before, but after attending his funeral, his life did make an impact on me from that day forward. His friends and family all had prepared things to say without sharing it with each other in advance. One after the other each went up to speak and it was soon obvious they had a common theme. As each person spoke they mentioned in their speech that they had been his best friend. As one after the other said the same thing it started to become a joke - "I thought I was his best friend too" as each laughed and went on with their speech. So, why did each person think they were his best friend? It became apparent as more and more of them spoke that the reason for this was because he was completely present when he was with each of them. One said - "he never wore a watch, but somehow he was never late and he was always on time to everything". Another said - "when he was with you he was completely focused on you and didn't get distracted."Read More
Breaking the patterns that we have takes courage to first admit to ourselves we have them and then second to take the actions we need to change.Read More
We have all been there in a business situation - just as you are about to make a decision, you have a sinking feeling that it is the wrong thing to do. We fight that pit in our stomach because we can not rationalize why we have the feeling we do because we have all the factual reasons why it is the right decision. Many times more than not, we find out later that our intuition was right.Read More