Outliers: The Story of Success

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

myMOODaily application can improve your life

Improve your life with help of the myMOODaily application

How can an application help you to improve your life?

As you know, our life is full of emotions and it is, in the majority, driven by our emotions. In fact, all our decisions are emotional. People without emotions, because of accident or disease, are not able to make decisions. Our emotions reside in small (or mammal, animal…) brain. Our emotions and moods are tight together. How are our emotions working? How are they changing? There are a lot of studies and theories about this topic. Well, actually, how can an application help you to improve your daily emotional life? With such complex thing as emotions? I will try to explain it to you.

How logging the life events can help?

Besides of hormonal influence on emotions, there are series, chained situations that have a significant impact on your personality, your emotional status, your life.

More than five years ago, sitting in a small pub in Prague, I was talking to one, well seasoned, psychologist. He explained to me about, how he is working with his patients and making diagnoses. He is asking them to remember their life stories, with high impact. Then he is trying to link them together and in the net of impacting live events. He even asked me to make a software tool for that purpose. So, finally, I made it. That is the myMOODaily application. You can try it. It can really help to improve your life.

The myMOODaily application, partly inspired by that guy, is here to help you to remember the events, situations and moments, that you feel, have had an impact on you. By recording such events into the application, you’ve got the possibility to thing about them, analyze them. And moreover, we will, step-by-step help you to discover them more. How they are sequenced, chained, dependent on people, places, and other attributes.

Your personality is highly impacted by what has happened to you. You can feel the impact immediately. But after some time you will forget, especially the bad things. But your unconscious mind is accumulating everything and you are not aware of it. And it has a big impact on your life, your reactions to daily situations. And there is now way how to stop it.

I have such experience myself and everybody have. If you want to improve your life, emotional life, you need to find the way how to minimize the impact of thing that happened to you.

The most important first step is to understand what happened to you. You need to understand nature, impact, and circumstances of your events. Then try to think about your reactions and internal feelings. And you will, step by step, get to understand how different things are impacting your life.

Application can help to improve your relationship

The another aspect of our lives, I want to mention here, are our relationships. To parents, friends, colleagues. But the major one is our life partner – wife or husband. And again, I was discussing with one professional relationship advisor, actually about mine, and we came together to the idea of Partnership Meter.

What is it? Couples are experiencing many ups and downs during their relationship. During hard times, they tend to keep troubles in secret, usually because it is hard to say it face to face, and finally let them explode. During good times they tend to forget to speak about positive feelings to the other partner. Se we thought that having a handy tool, that can easily and instantly help you to express your feelings, how you see immediate status of your relationship. That is our Partner Meter functionality of the myMOODaily application. It can help you to foster your communication with your partner thus keeping your relationship more vital.

Try it and let me know your feedback. It will, for sure, help me to improve the myMOODaily application further.

You can read mind to other people

Can we read mind of other people?

Yes, you can read mind of other people

You can read many articles even whole novels about how to read mind of the other people. People sometimes think about this topic and discuss it. Quite a lot. I even watched a movie about that.

It’d be very nice to read minds of the others and understand what the are thinking about. Yes?

Well, actually everyone has this capability. And, to make it more compelling, we’re reading other people continuously. Every day. Every single minute.

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Living in the current moment

Living in the Current Moment

Tang Yin, a Chinese poet from Ming dynasty, once wrote:
People live a lifetime of 70 years,
In the first decade, we are no more than a child,
In the last decade, we become feeble and old.
With just fifty years in between, we spend half sleeping.

 

How Are We Affected by Emotions?

In his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin wrote that most emotions bear purposes. Therefore they are products of natural selection. In a primitive tribe, anger, which seems negative and harmful in common sense, keeps one being feared by others and helps establish authority.
Make your partner listen

Making Your Partner Listen

There are always ups and downs as a relationship moves forward. In the process, you will discover more about your partner, and surprisingly, more about yourself. Many people tend to think that they have a good personality and sense of reason until their understanding of themselves is shattered after a relationship.

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Impact of life experience on our personality

    Have you ever wondered why you are who you are now? And why you are more mature, confident, charming, professional or sophisticated than before, or less of any of that than before?
 
    Most of us are living each day as it unfolds, and tend to come to terms with routine ways of living.

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Naming your emotions

Naming Your Emotions

In fact, each of us is an expert in emotions. We experience emotions—-sorrow, joy, anger or gratefulness day in and day out. They are as common and natural as breathing. But such emotions are not everlasting and sometimes can be transient.

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When You Are Too Shy to Speak Out…

When we are at the beginning of a relationship, things are so sweet and lovely that we feel the whole world is a lot better and more beautiful all of sudden. However, when the passion and ecstasy fade, reality and rationality set in. That’s actually not bad and nothing to be afraid of. It signifies the start of the whole journey. Continue Reading