Category: Alpha Brain Wavelength

Boys To Men: Traditional rites of passage in tribal culture

ArlenJ.com August 11, 2020 Most American boys prior to the turn of the millennium got the same lecture from their fathers in some form or fashion. A bully was picking on them at school and they came home crying. Dad told them to punch the bully in the nose. No matter what happened from that ….  Read More

Lev Vygotsky: brief history on the father of self-talk

ArlenJ.com 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”

ArlenJ.com 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

ArlenJ.com 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

Instant gratification, shortcut culture curtails personal development

ArlenJ.com 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

Re-training the brain, creating new habits a matter of repetition

ArlenJ.com 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

Positive Self-Talk facilitates conscious command

ArlenJ.com June 14, 2020 Writers are perhaps the most eccentric people in newsrooms, film studios and marketing agencies. Those who have worked in said industries know it’s quite common to see writers reading their own work out loud. Some view this as strange behavior. But every writer is taught in journalism or English school to ….  Read More

3 Tips for Becoming a Professional of Thought

ArlenJ.com June 8, 2020 Medical school is perhaps the most difficult career path of all professions. A bachelor of science is required – four years of undergraduate studies. Medical school is another four years of rigorous study. The residency lasts anywhere from three to seven years depending on specialty. Thus 15 years of education and ….  Read More

The Cocksure Soul Podcast Episode 2: Thoughts and Energy in Communications

ArlenJ.com June 2, 2020 Warning: this blog post contains explicit language Arlen J was born in Texas. He was raised under that proverbial “southern gentleman” guise. Always be polite, say “bless you” when someone sneezes, go to church every Sunday, etc. Granted Arlen still has a relationship with God, albeit different from the childhood version. ….  Read More

Mike Tyson: From Egoless to Ego-Go

ArlenJ.com June 1, 2020 The word “ego” traces back to the early 19th century. It translates to “I” in Latin, meaning the self. Of course “I” is a personal pronoun in English, referring to one’s self. Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud expanded on the concept of ego with his 1920s personality theories. He posited that the ….  Read More