Month: July 2020

Lev Vygotsky: brief history on the father of self-talk July 28, 2020 Soviet revolutionary and politician Leon Trotsky was staunchly anti-capitalist. He believed social classes cause perpetual struggle. His goal was to end such divisions with Marxist principles. He believed social classes inhibited conscious connection and turned people into servants of materialism. His views on the foregoing, which he called “reshaping of man” ….  Read More

J. Ivy: “Fear kills dreams” July 27, 2020 One of the most common reasons people don’t start their own businesses is fear of failure. Data compiled by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in 2018 found that 33% of Americans were fearful of starting a business. The fear of leaving a stable 9-5 job with benefits prevents millions of men from ….  Read More

COVID-19: The “new normal” is conscious command July 21, 2020 It took the coronavirus pandemic a while to sink in for many men. The first wake-up calls came in March when the NBA postponed its season indefinitely. The NCAA cancelled March Madness entirely, sending shock waves through the sports and gambling industries. Individual lives and well-beings started feeling the effects too ….  Read More

Ophiuchus: NASA did not recently “discover” a 13th constellation July 16, 2020 The headlines from numerous news sources and tabloids have ranged from ridiculous to hilarious., the top news site in Australia, wrote in a subheading below the headline of their July 16 article, “[A]fter NASA found a 13th star sign, the entire zodiac chart was thrown out of whack.” The Daily ….  Read More

Instant gratification, shortcut culture curtails personal development July 14, 2020 The best Italian chefs in the world say that a good Sunday gravy (aka spaghetti sauce) takes at least five hours of simmering to maximize flavor. Ragu and Prego are the choices for the impatient and hurried. Close friends living in different cities or states used to sit down and hand-write ….  Read More

Astrology: Important Men Use The Cosmos For Important Decisions July 12, 2020 The turn of the 21st century was a time of astrological awakening for many Americans based on statistics. A 1999 survey by the National Science Foundation found that 12% of Americans read their horoscopes everyday. Another 32% said they read horoscopes occasionally. The American Federation of Astrologers estimated in 2015 that ….  Read More

Re-training the brain, creating new habits a matter of repetition July 7, 2020 Theories as to how long it takes to form new habits and change mindsets have been around for decades. Plastic surgeon Dr. Maxwell Maltz said in the 1950s that it typically took patients 21 days to get used to their new noses after rhinoplasty. The same time frame was noticed when ….  Read More

Floyd Mayweather unorthodox training patterns lead to neuroplasticity July 5, 2020 Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s resume speaks for itself. He retired from professional boxing in 2017 with a 50-0 record. His final victory was by TKO over UFC boxer and mixed martial artist Connor McGregor. Mayweather’s victory over undefeated wrecking ball Diego Corrales on January 20, 2001 was perhaps his greatest victory. Many ….  Read More