Friday, 11 January 2008

Friday Freebie: Simpleology - Blogging Course

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

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Friday, 7 December 2007

Friday Freebie: Blog Profits Blueprint + Free Lesson From Blog Mastermind

Blog Profits Blueprint by Yaro Starak is the must have for anyone trying to get their blog up and running. It's absolutely free to download and is extremely user friendly and easy to follow.

Blog Mastermind, however, is the complete guide to having a successful and profitable blog. It consists of 27 lessons from blog foundations to buying and selling blogs. Yaro is giving away a sample lesson on blog marketing so hurry up and grab yours before 10/12/07 when he'll be closing the doors to the new students.

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Thursday, 6 December 2007

Brain Exercise: Statues

This exercise is based on logic and visual problem solving techniques.

A modern artist has 10 identical statues that are to be exhibited in one room of the gallery. The artist insists that there are 3 statues against each of the 4 walls. How would you arrange the figures?

See how much time it takes you to solve it.
If you see the answer instantly - excellent!
2 minutes - great!
10 minutes - good!
Not at all - practice solving more logic puzzles!

Answer will be posted in comments.
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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Genius Quotes: Brain

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward de Bono

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Ambrose Bierce

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Thomas A. Edison

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.
Emerson M. Pugh

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.
George Dorsey

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein

When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.
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Friday, 30 November 2007

Friday Freebie: Success University

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

Boost your Life with Subliminal Messages – For Free!

© Bradley Thompson, 2007

The US Government tried to ban them on TV and radio back in 1974. They were once arguably used to boost sales of popcorn in movie theaters by almost 60%. And today, they’re the subject of numerous Derren Brown-style “mind” shows airing throughout the globe.

I’m talking, of course, about subliminal messages.

However despite all the media hype, subliminal messages aren’t just used by advertising moguls trying to get us to buy another can of coke. They can also be employed to make serious and lasting change in our own lives.

In this short article, I’m going to share a method you can use to get subliminal messages working for you—starting tonight!

But before we begin, let’s ask ourselves: what exactly are subliminal messages?

Subliminal is defined as “below the threshold of consciousness”. Subliminal messaging refers to the act of sending messages direct to the powerful subconscious mind, the part of your brain that controls everything from memory to body temperature to providing your conscious mind with its core traits.

Subliminals really hit the headlines back in the 70’s, when advertisers began inserting messages into commercials. The messages were simply 100-millisecond flashes, and nobody officially “saw” them. Yet sales mysteriously rocketed.

Even Hollywood got in on the act. Alfred Hitchcock planted his own subliminals inside the movie “Psycho”!

These suggestions were having so much impact, that the US Government almost banned subliminals back in the mid-70’s – and UK, Australian and Canadian governments actually did ban the technology.

Yet by this time, the news was out – and individuals were beginning to realize the potential of subliminals as a revolutionary self-help tool. The idea of sending self-improvement affirmations direct to the subconscious mind was suddenly open to everyone.

But how? There are two primary ways you can actually “send” subliminal messages. Visually, such as using the latest Subliminal Power software program ( to flash messages around your computer screen as you work. Or, less effectively, using sound, such as with the subliminal CDs you can order online at sites such as Subliminal CDs (

Yet if your budget is low, there’s an even cheaper way to get the power of subliminal messaging working for you!

Here’s how. Begin by identifying a couple of core goals you’d like to concentrate on in your life right now. For example, you may wish to learn faster or quit smoking. Then, write that goal down as a simple, short, positive affirmation.

For example, “I am a quick learner” or “I am ready to quit smoking”. Other examples include “I invest wisely”, “My reading speed increases every day”, or “I am now more confident”.

Be careful: do not use negative terms, such as “Not” or “Don’t” in your message. The subconscious does not understand such words in context and would read “I don’t gain weight” as “I gain weight”. You have been warned.

Now write your affirmation, clearly and in thick black marker pen, onto a sheet of white cardboard. Create three-or-so cards, each with affirmations focusing on your core theme, and store them next to your bed with a flashlight.

Next comes the unsociable part!

We’re going to catch your mind in a highly receptive state, by waking it up in the middle of the night, when the door to your subconscious is wide open.

Set your alarm clock for 3am, then go to sleep as normal. As soon as you hear the ring, turn off the alarm and—almost instinctively—pick up the affirmation cards and your flashlight. The room should be pitch black.

Next, flick the flashlight on and off very quickly a dozen times over each affirmation card. While doing this, stare at the cards. Do not consciously try to make out the words. These subliminal messages are for the subconscious.

When you’re done, simply turn off the flashlight, put down the cards and return to sleep. It will take just two minutes of your time and I guarantee you’ll fall straight back into deep and restful slumber.

That’s it: you’ve just “sent” a bundle of subliminal messages straight to your subconscious. What follows is exciting!

After the first few nights of using this technique, most individuals report problem-solving dreams that assist in their goals or influence their decisions. Just a week later and practically all participants note a serious movement toward their core goal. Their leaning speed improves dramatically. Their nicotine addiction is cut in half.

As the change comes from within, it isn’t always obvious. Yet a few weeks down the line, most individuals sit back and realize just how far they’ve progressed without consciously realizing it. Soon, your goals have been achieved... the messages worked. When ready, you can move onto your next set of goals by simply writing out a new set of affirmation cards.

It’s a very simple system, yet remains highly powerful and terribly underused.

Most people reading this article won’t try this straightforward experiment. Maybe they just don’t believe it will work, or maybe they view it as being altogether too much hassle.

It’s inconvenient, certainly—perhaps not as user-friendly as a piece of modern subliminal software. But you think it doesn’t work? Then try it for a week, and see for yourself. Anthony Robbins, Tiger Woods, Derren Brown, New Scientist magazine, even the U.S. Government all know the power behind subliminal messaging.

And if you don’t, maybe it’s about time you caught up.


Bradley Thompson is a well-known mind guru and commissioner of the critically-acclaimed Subliminal Power software at as used by Olympic athlete winners. Bradley is also the creator of self-empowerment tools such as Subliminal-Studio,, Instant Hypnosis Downloads, and Binaural Beats. You can find his homepage online at
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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Brain Exercise: 9 points

This exercise will enhance both your lateral and logic thinking. Take a piece of paper and draw 9 points as shown below:


Task: Without lifting the pen or pencil from the paper, connect all 9 points together using 4 straight lines. Try to do it within 5 minutes.
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Friday, 23 November 2007

Friday Freebie : Self-Growth Giveaway

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Thursday, 11 October 2007

Logic Puzzle: Black & White Balls

Imagine that you have three boxes, one containing two black balls, one containing two white balls, and the third containing one black ball and one white ball.
The boxes were originally labelled for their contents (BB - WW - BW) but someone has inadvertently switched the labels so that now every box is incorrectly labelled.

Without looking inside, you are allowed to take one ball at a time out of any box that you wish, and by this process of sampling, you are to determine the contents of all three boxes.

What is the smallest number of drawings needed to do this?

Solution: see comment
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