Super U Podcast | Setting Ourselves Up for Success | The Focus Project #33
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how being in a better frame of mind can make us want to push harder and stay on task longer.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling family game Kittycorn.
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Setting Ourselves Up for Success | The Focus Project #33
“Researchers in Australia discovered that laughing makes us more persistent. People who watch a boring video before performing a difficult task we’re less likely to stick with it than those who watched a comedy prior to performing the same task. Those watching humorous videos had more sustaining power. Being in a better frame of mind will make one want to push harder and stay on task long. err, this intuitively makes street sense. We’ve all had those days where we hear ourselves say, Ah, I’m just not in the right mood to deal with this. The next time you’re about to tackle a difficult task, engage in humor prior to starting. Even if the task doesn’t work out, well, at least you’ll get a good laugh. With our minds in the right place, our results will improve. The same holds true for our stomachs.
A study at Cornell University determined that what we fill our stomachs with prior to grocery shopping also matters. Those who ate an apple slice before grocery shopping bought 13% more fruits and vegetables than those who ate a cookie prior to hitting the aisles. eating the apple put shoppers in a health-focused mindset said a study out there. Brian Wan sank Ph.D. director of the Cornell University Food and Brand lab. Putting ourselves in the right frame of mind whether through humor or food choice is a step toward helping us forge an iron will. Tim Ferriss and four and a half hour workweek stress the importance of being effective over being efficient. Instead of succumbing to every ping and treating each buzz as urgent, we become more effective if we focus on our most important personal goals.”
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