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  • 3 Worst Pieces Of Advice That Will Sabotage Your Goals

    A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that when undergraduate students were asked to write about their “best possible selves” (a.k.a. goal setting), they experienced fewer illnesses at the 5-month follow-up than the control group. Writing down what their ideal self looks like actually made the participants healthier. And, the difficulty of your goals matters too. Big, tough, difficult goals are the best kind to set for yourself. Although you might think that a more difficult goal — which you are less likely to achieve and would require more work — would mean lower satisfaction, a study reported in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found the opposite to be true. Individuals who set difficult work goals for themselves showed a stronger link between goal progress and well-being than individuals who set less difficult goals. By setting big goals, the study participants took greater satisfaction from any progress that they made toward the goal.

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  • How Losing Can Lead You To Your Biggest Wins

    It’s impossible to focus on more than one thing at time. This is true in your day-to-day activities, and in the bigger picture of your life. Research presented by the American Psychological Association shows that “multitasking” is really just rapidly switching between tasks. Your brain cannot focus on 2 things at once. And, when you engage in switch-tasking, it takes you longer to complete something and you make more errors. Shifting between tasks can cost up to 40% of your productive time. 40%! You are losing out on a huge amount of productive time and energy by not focusing on one thing at a time.

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  • Why Trends Matter More Than Your Feelings

    Trends matter. No matter what you’re trying to make happen for yourself, you cannot neglect looking at the trends. You are probably focusing too much on your feelings if you think that one negative health test means you definitely have a debilitating disease, or a bad day at work means your life is awful and you hate your career, or that one fight with your partner means you are in the worst relationship ever. Zoom out and look at the trends. Don’t just look at snapshots. Trends are more important than feelings. Don’t just look at one data point, or one snapshot, an n of one — instead, collect some more data and you’ll get to where you want to go, faster.

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  • 3 Steps To Align Your Lifestyle And Career

    The work you do is just one part of your life. But, it does consume a lot of your time. According to a survey by Gallup, Americans work an average of 47 hours per week. Because such a large portion of your time is spent working, work will impact your life satisfaction and happiness. But, this can be a good thing. A study in the Frontiers of Psychology found a positive link between job and life satisfaction. The paper states, “Job satisfaction predicts increases in life satisfaction, which in turn predicts increases in job satisfaction, and vice versa, thereby creating a virtuous circle in both individual and organizational well-being.” Basically, being happier in your job increases overall happiness, which then causes more job happiness,and further increases overall life satisfaction. It’s a brilliant feedback loop.

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  • 3 Worst Pieces Of Advice That Will Sabotage Your Goals

    A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that when undergraduate students were asked to write about their “best possible selves” (a.k.a. goal setting), they experienced fewer illnesses at the 5-month follow-up than the control group. Writing down what their ideal self looks like actually made the participants healthier. And, the difficulty of your goals matters too. Big, tough, difficult goals are the best kind to set for yourself. Although you might think that a more difficult goal — which you are less likely to achieve and would require more work — would mean lower satisfaction, a study reported in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found the opposite to be true. Individuals who set difficult work goals for themselves showed a stronger link between goal progress and well-being than individuals who set less difficult goals. By setting big goals, the study participants took greater satisfaction from any progress that they made toward the goal.

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    James Altucher
    Author of Choose Yourself Editor of The Altucher Report Writer for the Wall Street Journal

    The key to success is learning the meta-language of learning. Learning how to learn. How to achieve peak performance in a difficult arena of life that requires mastering 100 micro-skills to become among the best in that field. Isaiah Hankel breaks down that meta-language, and shows us how, regardless of our life's mission, to quickly achieve mastery in whatever field of life inspires us.   Read More

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    Anthony DiMarco
    Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Trainer CEO of the DiMarco Group

    Is there anything more boring than traditional self-help books? Thankfully Isaiah has written something untraditional here. The Science of Intelligent Achievement digs beneath the surface of what make measurable growth possible - identifying the patterns, processes and science behind being successful in any field. He does all of this while infusing each chapter with real world examples, humor, and a much needed dose of personal responsibility and hard truth.   Read More

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    Dr. Nick Ross
    Senior R&D Engineer at Intel

    The Science of Intelligent Achievement unapologetically slapped me in the face by telling me what common mistakes ‘average’ people do and how these ‘average’ habits and actions are keeping me in a mediocre career and life. There is something fresh and simple about Isaiah’s ability to sugar-coat topics. This books is full of relatable stories and interesting facts that stay with you after you are done reading. I recommend this tough as nails self-help book to anyone who wants to evaluate their direction in life.   Read More

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    Linda Mitchell
    IIN Health Coach ADP Holistic Health Practitioner CEO The ChickFit Studio

    The Science of Intelligent Achievement is well researched and provides an excellent blueprint to real success. Every page is loaded with sage advice and you will find yourself savoring every morsel of it. You will learn how to live the life of your dreams by eliminating negative people, thoughts, and things that drain your mental energy. Stop being busy, develop focus, get rid of distractions, and master the art of effectiveness by using the free tools Isaiah provides here.   Read More

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    Dr. Klodjan Stafa
    Senior Scientist at Estée Lauder Companies

    The Science of Intelligent Achievement showed me how to take ownership of my life and how to organize and prioritize myself both professionally and personally. Make no mistake, the book is hard hitting makes you face yourself head on. Each chapter practically forces you to start implementing positive and pragmatic changes. The book shows you that it’s never too late to turn things around as long as you’re willing to take personal responsibility for where you are in life.   Read More

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    Dr. Klodjan Stafa
    Senior Scientist at Estée Lauder Companies

    The Science of Intelligent Achievement showed me how to take ownership of my life and how to organize and prioritize myself both professionally and personally. Make no mistake, the book is hard hitting makes you face yourself head on. Each chapter practically forces you to start implementing positive and pragmatic changes. The book shows you that it’s never too late to turn things around as long as you’re willing to take personal responsibility for where you are in life.   Read More

Isaiah Hankel PhD

Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy & Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley & Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally. Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years.

Isaiah grew up working on a sheep farm in the Pacific Northwest of the US before going on to get his doctorate. Isaiah went on to become the founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist®, a career training company that specializes in helping PhDs transition into corporate careers; he is also the director of Hankel Leadership®. Through these ventures, Isaiah has consulted on career development, employee management, entrepreneurship, focus, and motivation at several Fortune 500 companies. He has been invited to speak at top institutions including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, University of Chicago, University of Oxford England, the Marie Curie Institute France, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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