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Keep Forgetting Things? Neuroscience Says This Memory-Fixing Brain Habit Works Best | Inc.com

‘The results were incontrovertible … regular, engaged reading strengthened older adults’ memory skills.’

By Bill Murphy Jr., http://www.billmurphyjr.com @BillMurphyJr

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Tell me: Do these scenarios sound familiar?

You’re late for an important meeting, but you can’t find your car keys.

You know you have to do one more thing before you leave the office, but you can’t remember what.

You run into an acquaintance you’ve known for years, but suddenly, you can’t recall her name.

Forgetting things can be frustrating, anxiety-inducing, and … oh, man, what was the third thing? Fortunately, there’s good news. There are simple habits, backed by science, that can help people improve and even rejuvenate their memories. Even better, some of these habits are quite enjoyable.

Source: Keep Forgetting Things? Neuroscience Says This Memory-Fixing Brain Habit Works Best | Inc.com

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says These 5 Habits Matter, Bigtime | Inc.com

The science suggests that if you want to do right by your kids, you should probably do these things.

By Bill Murphy Jr., http://www.billmurphyjr.com @BillMurphyJr, July 4, 2022

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There comes a time in some people’s lives when their aspirations for their children begin to rival or even exceed their aspirations for themselves.

It’s happened to me since I’ve become a parent myself. As a result, I’ve been on a years-long mission to collect as much science-based advice as possible regarding how to raise successful kids.

Here are five of the most interesting and useful strategies I’ve found and highlighted recently. The science suggests that if you want to do right by your kids, you should probably do these things.

1. Make them do chores.
Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia recently set out to determine whether children who do chores at home would develop better working memory, inhibition, and other success-predicting behaviors.

Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says These 5 Habits Matter, Bigtime | Inc.com

Keep Forgetting Things? Neuroscience Says These 5 Habits Improve Memory and Leadership | Inc.com

Let’s go to the neuroscience: five specific tricks to improve memory and recall things better.

By Bill Murphy Jr., http://www.billmurphyjr.com @BillMurphyJr

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When you forget things, you fall short: What time was that meeting tomorrow? Was it April who said she might want to become a customer in August, or was it August who said to call him next April?

Wait, what was the third thing?

I joke of course, but if there’s one thing many business leaders worry about — especially as they grow a bit older — it’s whether their memories have suffered. So, let’s go to the neuroscience: five specific tricks to improve memory and recall things better.

1. Walk backward. Let’s start with my favorite on the list, because the neuroscientists who came up with it can’t even explain why it works. Researchers from the University of Roehampton in London divided their subjects into three groups. In Group 1, participants were asked to watch a short movie, or memorize words, or study a set of pictures while walking forward. In Group 2, participants completed the same tasks while walking backward. In Group 3, participants acted as a control group, doing the same tasks but standing still.

Source: Keep Forgetting Things? Neuroscience Says These 5 Habits Improve Memory and Leadership | Inc.com

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Jeff Bezos Says Practice This 1 Simple Habit | Inc.com

If you’ve been trained to do the opposite, you’re not alone.

By Bill Murphy Jr. @BillMurphyJr

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This is a story about Jeff Bezos, raising kids, and maximizing success.

If you like it, I think you’ll also enjoy two of my free e-books, How to Raise Successful Kids and Jeff Bezos Regrets Nothing.

It’s about a habit that Bezos calls “super-important,” and that he has advised over and over.

In fact, he explicitly encouraged parents to “preach” it to their kids. And, as a father of four, he says it’s the advice he’s tried to give his own children.

Source: Want to Raise Successful Kids? Jeff Bezos Says Practice This 1 Simple Habit | Inc.com

Follow the ’70-20-10 Rule’ to Produce Your Best Work | Inc.com

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Most of us want to produce the best work possible. How do you pursue that goal?

One approach is to aim for excellence. You study everything you can about your area, read obsessively about top performers, and anxiously practice your craft with an eye toward perfection. 


This is one common-sense way to pursue excellence, but there’s another option as well. You could just throw quality out the window and produce a lot of work without worrying if it’s much good. Which path will get you closer to your personal best? 

Source: Follow the ’70-20-10 Rule’ to Produce Your Best Work | Inc.com