30 Days to a More Powerful Memory

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With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, “30 Days to a More Powerful Memory” provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory – fast! The book introduces readers to memory-boosting techniques such as mnemonic devices, visualization, chunking and clustering, and mental triggers, and also shows how to: effectively decrease anxiety levels and combat the negative emotions that can affect recall; create powerful backup systems to help trigger associations; exercise both body and mind, and improve overall health to improve memory; get the kind of restful sleep that will increase one’s ability to retain information.The book discusses common myths about memory, clarifying what’s true and what isn’t. Packed with tips and memory-boosting activities, this guide provides readers with the simple but powerful methods they need to increase their mental agility. Authorbio: Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D.(
Oakland, CA) is the founder and director of Changemakers and Creative Communications & Research. She is the author of over 40 books, including “A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses” (0-8144-7298-2), and “A Survival Guide to Working with Humans” (0-8144-7205-2). Frequently sought out by the media, she has been interviewed for “Good Morning America”, “Oprah”, “Geraldo at Large”, “Montel Williams”, “The O’Reilly Factor”, “The New York Times”, “Glamour”, and “Cosmopolitan”.

Increasing Your Memory

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a bad memory. I’m getting older and my memory is getting worse.

When I was young, I used to be fairly good at chess. I haven’t played in a while and I recently picked it back up. I feel like I’m starting over. I used to plan several moves ahead for me and my opponent. Now, don’t pay any attention to my opponent’s moves, and I’m only planning two moves ahead. Needless to say, I’m losing the game.

I’m a musician. I play guitar and sing. I can’t think of a single song that I can sing from memory.

I can solve Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute. I don’t use a speed-cubing method- just the basic method with attention to the patterns to solve it as efficiently as possible. I haven’t worked the cube in several months, so I can’t even remember how. (more…)

Success and Devotion

Success can come from many places. Sometimes it’s entirely coincidence. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes it’s a matter of who you know. This type of success is like winning the lottery. It can happen, but don’t count on it.

Success should be deliberate. The best way to have surety in success is through hard work. The type of work I’m talking about is work that is focused on the goal. Work with the goal in mind. Devote yourself to your goal. Devoting yourself to your goal is the only way to fully realize what it takes to reach the goal. It keeps you focused and driven. Holding a strong devotion to God, your family, and your goals, will help you grow into the kind of person that you can truly call successful.

New Men’s Devotional Bible Kindle Edition

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An all-new devotional Bible, the New Men’s Devotional Bible helps apply God’s Word to a new generation of Christian men. It includes a full year of all-new devotions by well-known—and not-so-well-known—men of God. Added features from its bestselling predecessor make this Bible more engaging, practical, and versatile than ever.Features:* Complete text of the NIV—the most read, most trusted Bible translation* A full year of weekday and weekend devotions along with application statements, questions for reflection, and more* Devotions written by a gifted author team also feature insights by Rob Bell, Chuck Colson, Brennan Manning, Brian McLaren, John Piper, Lee Strobel, Rick Warren, and Ravi Zacharias* Multiple reading plans for year-after-year use* Introductions for each book of the Bible* Over 400 callouts spotlighting key verses of the Bible for memorization and contemplation* Author index with biographical information on each contributor* Subject index to help you locate topics easily* Presentation page* Easy-to-read typesetting in a double-column format

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1 Essentials of Genesis Genesis (meaning ‘origin’) outlines the beginnings of human history. Filled with dramatic stories and characters, it’s an easy book to read devotionally. You’ll find God intimately involved in this book. He’s the Creator, diren?’ Still others might attack the source of your trust: ‘The Bible is full of inconsistencies, and you’re choosing to base your life on this book?’ How prepared are you for the assaults that will come your way? Do you have a tight grip on God’s truth? Think about this today: How will God’s truth impact your actions—from the time you set foot on the floor in the morning to the minute you go to bed tonight? you can you say Jesus is the only way to God?’ Some may appeal to your sense of freedom: ‘Doesn’t God want you to have any fun?’ Still others might attack the source of your trust: ‘The Bible is full of inconsistencies, and you’re choosing to base your life on this book?’ How prepared are you for the assaults that will come your way? Do you have a tight grip on God’s truth? Think about this today: How will God’s truth impact your actions—from the time you set foot on the floor in the morning to the minute you go to bed tonight?ice paid by a husband’s family was to be held in trust to provide for the wife if she were to find herself abandoned or widowed (31:14–16). * A man’s seal, cord and staff were symbols of his individual and corporate identity—the ancient equivalent of an I.D. card or signature (38:17–18). * Both the Egyptians and the Babylonians compiled ‘dream books,’ containing sample dreams with keys to their interpretation (40:8). * The philosophy behind the Egyptian practice of embalming was a belief that the body was to be preserved as a repository for the soul after death (50:2–3).

Four Types of Workers

There are four basic types of workers.

  1. The worker that sees what needs to be done and then does it.
  2. The worker that asks what needs to be done and then does it.
  3. The worker that will do whatever you tell them to, but you have to tell them what to do.
  4. The worker that you have to tell them what to do and they still don’t do it.

I know people in each of these categories. The number 4 worker is the most aggravating. Most micro-managers that I know like number 3 workers. I like to think of myself as a number 1 worker. Realistically, this is probably only sometimes true. It comes down to the situation. If you are starting a new job it would be very difficult to see what needs to be done until you know the job better. I try to look at every task that I do and ask myself what type of worker I am in that task. Then I try to figure out how to become a number 1 worker in that task. The closer to a number 1 worker you can become, the more respect and credibility you will build and the more valuable you will become.