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What Dollard, Dobb & Co Taught Me

When I was in college, I studied quite a few different subjects. Of course there was the standard Physical Education A Level you'd expect someone interested in sport and fitness to take. But alongside that, I studied sociology, psychology and also philosophy I loved social sciences, particularly psychology and the theory behind human behaviour. 'Why we think the things we do.' 'Do the things we do.' 'Or don't' on many occasions, 'Even when we know deep down we should!' I remember discussing the theory behind people that became aggressive because of frustration. It's actually called 'The Frustration/Aggression Hypothesis' and was proposed way back in 1930's by Dollard, Doob, Miller, Mower, and Sears. It goes some way to explain why some people get angry and confrontational when they are denied success

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Marshmallow Now Or A Bentley Later?

You can tell a lot about a person with just a simple marshmallow. How smart they're going to be, how successful they're going to be. Even how happy they're going to be. All with a simple Marshmallow. 2 Actually. More than 40 years ago, a psychologist called Walter Mischel explored the concept of self-control in children with a simple test, which came to be known as 'The Marshmallow Test'. Mischel and his colleagues presented children with a plate on which lay 1 marshmallow. The child was then told that the researcher had to leave the room for 15 minutes, but

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Can You Send Me More Information…

As you know, my emails can be pretty fiery. They can stir up some serious emotion in people. Usually after a particularly 'intense' email, (like the one coming next week...) i quite often get a direct response. As soon as i see the 'RE:[insert subject line], i know what's coming. Either, I'm getting some abuse because evidently i'm touched a nerve, so much so, the person has felt strongly enough to vent directly at me. If only they carried that same impassioned fire into achieving what it is they really wanted, they wouldn't be directing expletives at me via email, but anyway. Option 2 is less 'colourful', but no less frustrating. "I'm really interested in your programme,

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Your Most Precious Resource

When I sent out my email yesterday, I didn't realise how much it would resonate with so many of you. The hourglass was seen by many as a representation of Time. You may not realise it, but Time is your most precious resource. It can determine so much about you, what you can do. What you can't do. Yet we are quick to waste it on things and people we neither need nor want. And when we are short of Time, we panic, filling what we do have with pointless tasks, that serve no purpose for what we truly want. Choosing to finish one last thing in the office instead of heading home for quality

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Bio What Now!?

Biofeedback

Creating 'Bespoke' Through 'Biofeedback.'     You may be wondering what it is, why it’s important and what the ’ does it have to do with you? All relevant questions I may add! The purpose of this short article is to help explain what it is & why it’s something I focus on throughout my coaching programmes.   For a truly successful transformation ‘THAT LASTS’, we need to look at ourselves as what we truly are, ‘Individual’. Yes, we have many characteristics that are similar and we react to many things in much the same way, but at the same time

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I’VE GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT SLEEP AIN’T 1!!

"SLEEP : The Ultimate Performance Enhancing Drug With Only Positive Side Effects" In 2007, Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington fainted while working in her office. When she passed out, her head slammed off her desk, breaking her cheekbone and resulting in the need for five stitches in the area surrounding her eye. One of the main contributing factors to Arianna fainting was a signifIcant lack of sleep, the effects of which can be devastating to your health and wellbeing. As you read this article, more than 1/3 of people in the UK are getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night,

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