Tag Archives: emotional resilience

  • Insider

    Avoiding 5 Of The Most Powerful Psychological Manipulations

    Learn how to recognize them & de-fuse their power over you
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 6:39 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Understanding and defending against manipulations exploiting:
      1. The Contrast Principle
      2. Reciprocation
      3. Authority
      4. Consistency & Commitment
      5. Social Proof

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Weapons Of Mass Deception, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In the natural world, organisms called mimics will exploit the trigger features of other animals in attempt to activate their click, whirr response.

    For example, certain moth species have evolved color patterns in the shape of giant “eyes” on their wings to fool other animals into viewing the moth as a much larger and dangerous predator instead of bite-sized tasty prey.

    Similarly, Cialdini says:

    There are some people who know very well where the weapons of mass influence live and who employ them regularly and expertly to get what they want. Their frequency of success is dazzling. The secret of their effectiveness lies in the way that they structure their requests, the way that they arm themselves with one or another of the weapons of influence that exist in the social environment. To do this may take no more than one correctly chosen word that engages a strong psychological principle and sets rolling one of our automatic behavior types. Trust the human profiteers to learn quickly exactly how to benefit from our tendency to respond mechanically according to these principles.

    So, how do we avoid becoming their unwitting victims?

    We do by first understanding that…

     

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  • Podcast

    Being Real

    What to expect at our advanced seminar on Nov 9-12
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 23, 2017, 2:06 AM

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    In just a few weeks, Chris and Becca will be holding a special seminar for PeakProsperity.com readers called "Developing Your Emotional and Social Capital". It will be held at the Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, MA from November 9-12th.

    Its focus: With the daily deluge of worrisome information — species loss, financial fraud, resource depletion, warmongering, social injustice, etc — how do you "be" in this world without getting overwhelmed, defeated and paralyzed by it all?

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  • Podcast

    Teal Swan: The Role Of Spiritual Resilience

    While much less tangible, it's no less important
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, March 27, 2016, 5:55 PM

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    This podcast requires a special introduction because it is reflective of a side of myself that I have often alluded to, but largely kept private until now. 

    And that is my searching for personal insight, meaning, and deeper inner fulfillment.  I’ve been actively and intensively exploring this area for roughly 5 years.

    Some might call this a spiritual questing, while others would call it inner tracking.  Either way, this part of my life involves building my emotional IQ and resilience.

    It is perhaps the hardest and bravest work I’ve ever undertaken.

    I hope you enjoy this podcast, take from it what you will, leave the rest, and join the conversation.

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  • Podcast

    John Arden: The Science Behind Emotional Resilience

    How we can better cope with adversity
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:25 AM

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    No matter how large your bank account or how well-stocked your homestead, no one can be completely prepared for every potential eventuality. And nothing ever goes 100% according to plan. In the times where it doesn't, it's our emotional fortitude that determines how well we fare.

    As we often observe: it's not the specific insult that determines our fate. It's our reaction to it.

    So how does one go about cultivating a higher degree of emotional resilience? 

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  • Blog
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    Life Is What We Make of It

    Mastering Emotional Resilience
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, December 16, 2013, 11:27 PM

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    For most people, it won't be economic hardship that harms them, but their own lack of emotional resilience that does them in.

    After the fall of the former Soviet Union, in the years that followed, more than half of all premature deaths that occurred were due to the effects of excessive alcohol consumption:

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    Getting Our Story Straight is a Matter of Life & Death (Literally)

    Good narratives lead to good decision-making
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, May 13, 2013, 3:52 AM

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    The stories we tell ourselves have great influence over our destiny. These narratives shape our belief system and thus, in turn, the decisions we make.

    Find yourself making poor choices? That's likely due to a fallacy in one or more of the beliefs you hold.

    Psychology and social science has re-discovered this key learning: We can improve our odds of success in life by improving the stories we tell ourselves.

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