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  • 3 Ways You Should Be Comparing Yourself To Others

    You are never going to be able to stop comparing yourself to others, even if you wanted to. As a human being, you are hardwired to compare yourself to others around you. It’s just a part of who you are as a social being. And, while left uncontrolled this natural tendency to compare can become negative, when leveraged properly comparisons will have a positive influence. For example, a study in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science found that in races where a runner was competing against a rival, they ran about 5 seconds faster per kilometer of the race. Another study in Frontiers in Psychology found that when participants knew they were being compared to a competitor, they had a significantly faster reaction time. Comparisons can make you better.

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  • How To Stop Letting Your Emotions Dominate You And Dictate Your Life

    Success, in all areas of life, occurs because a person is already happy. Study after study demonstrates this relationship — that positive emotions predict how successful a person is in life. Experiencing more positive emotions is associated with having more success, better relationships, better health, and a longer life. But, no one experiences only positive emotions. So, what are these people doing differently? They know how to take control of their negative emotions and not allow that negativity to consume them. When people experience more positive emotions, they also report experiencing a higher level of life satisfaction. A study by Chapman University found that as people report higher levels of life satisfaction, their mortality rate drops by 18%. If you are less likely to die when you are satisfied with your life, and if experiencing more positive emotions leads to high life satisfaction, why haven’t you taken responsibility for your emotions?

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  • Overwhelm Is Not The Cause Of Your Burn Out. You’re Just Bored.

    Boredom is the cause of you feeling overwhelmed. You don’t feel overwhelmed and burnt out because you have too much to do — but rather, you are just bored. And boredom, especially at work, is very common. According to a Gallup survey, only 33% of employees are engaged at work, meaning that 67% of people are bored by their work. And many of those bored people, instead of recognizing their boredom, will blame overwhelm. They will blame never-ending deadlines and being overworked for their burnout. But, the only way to stop the burnout cycle is to address your boredom.

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  • 4 Ways To Be More Efficient And Effective For Increased Productivity

    The key to maximizing your productivity is to balance being efficient with being effective. That is, the right amount of preparation with the right amount of time for execution. This means controlling your focus by controlling your environment. Be strategic with when you work and how you work. Follow the right ratio of efficiency to being effective to do more in less time. Abraham Lincoln’s Law of Relaxed Productivity and a 2:1 ratio for efficiency over effectiveness will allow you to stay relaxed and maximize your productivity using these 4 strategies.

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  • 3 Ways You Should Be Comparing Yourself To Others

    You are never going to be able to stop comparing yourself to others, even if you wanted to. As a human being, you are hardwired to compare yourself to others around you. It’s just a part of who you are as a social being. And, while left uncontrolled this natural tendency to compare can become negative, when leveraged properly comparisons will have a positive influence. For example, a study in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science found that in races where a runner was competing against a rival, they ran about 5 seconds faster per kilometer of the race. Another study in Frontiers in Psychology found that when participants knew they were being compared to a competitor, they had a significantly faster reaction time. Comparisons can make you better.

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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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