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10 Reasons Empaths Are More Likely To Be Successful

10 Reasons Empaths Are More Likely To Be Successful

Empaths display the quality of empathy. According to emotion researchers, empathy and the display of such emotions by empaths is the ability to sense other people’s emotions and be intuitive to know what someone else may be thinking or feeling. This quality is synonymous with success as success is not simply personal but communal. Here is why empaths are more likely to be successful.

1. They are concerned about the success of others

Success cannot be attained without the support and help of others. Empaths do not only focus on their own personal success, they also focus on the success of others. They want other people to be involved and get rewards. When they do this there is a rebounding effect that also triggers their success.

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2. They can connect

Their sense of understanding and being in tune with the feelings and emotions of others affords them the opportunity to easily connect with the people around them. Their selfless offers an exchange that pushes others to react to them positively and help them attain their goals.

3. They can activate solutions rather than problems

They can discover and probe matters deeper. Empaths know how to see through us and find why things are going wrong. Rather than dwell on problems empaths seek for answers and possible solutions that will bring success to bear.

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4. They can communicate

Empaths know how to communicate clearly and say what needs to be done. They are easily understood just as much as they can understand others. They clearly exude the positivity and clear goals that they need to be achieved.

5. They are not selfish

According to studies, empaths are inclined to helping others. Helping others causes satisfaction and an accomplished spirit that cuts out their own self interested. Such energy to create a better place for others means they are better motivated than most people.

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6. They can impact sociably

Empaths want to reach out, something that our society needs and serves the purpose of a better society. They do not see any social, religious or racial divide that will stand in the way of attaining their goals. Actually being able to reach out and connect with people of all sorts helps them to reach their goals.

7. They are unconventional

They do not fit their ideals, values and perceptions into the mainstream approach. They are purpose driven and react to their environment by trying to improve it. Most times they do not have to wait for others to see things their way, they simply craft a pathway from the vision they can behold.

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8. They are open

Empaths have a rich imagination. They are free spirited. They love adventure and want to have a taste of the goodness the world has to offer. They are not rigid, but are open to new opportunities and road-maps that will cause the world around them to be more positive driven.

9. They can be great leaders

According to research, managers or leaders who show empathy have employees who report greater happiness and have better health. Since empaths can help their employees reach their personal and career goals, they create a better workplace culture and are better to handle the responsibility of being leaders.

10. They can accept responsibility

At the end of the day empaths are not people pleasers. They just want to have a better environment. Since they are sensitive to the feelings of others they are careful of how they treat them. If they have to apologize or say their “sorry”, they do it and they move on. Empaths can be responsible; they can be apologetic and are self aware. Holding a grudge could be hurting to them and this they know. Thus they can enjoy a personal well being and delight others to be more productive.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more.

Well, here is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain.

When you train your brain, you will:

  • Avoid embarrassing situations. You remember his face, but what was his name?
  • Be a faster learner in all sorts of different skills. No problem for you to pick up a new language or new management skill.
  • Avoid diseases that hit as you get older. Alzheimer’s will not be affecting you.

So how to train your brain and improve your cognitive skills?

1. Work your memory

Twyla Tharp, a NYC-based renowned choreographer has come up with the following memory workout:

When she watches one of her performances, she tries to remember the first twelve to fourteen corrections she wants to discuss with her cast without writing them down.

If you think this is anything less than a feat, then think again. In her book The Creative Habit she says that most people cannot remember more than three.

The practice of both remembering events or things and then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies.

Memory activities that engage all levels of brain operation—receiving, remembering and thinking—help to improve the function of the brain.

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Now, you may not have dancers to correct, but you may be required to give feedback on a presentation, or your friends may ask you what interesting things you saw at the museum. These are great opportunities to practically train your brain by flexing your memory muscles.

What is the simplest way to help yourself remember what you see? Repetition.

For example, say you just met someone new:

“Hi, my name is George”

Don’t just respond with, “Nice to meet you”. Instead, say, “Nice to meet you George.”

Got it? Good.

2. Do something different repeatedly

By actually doing something new over and over again, your brain wires new pathways that help you do this new thing better and faster.

Think back to when you were three years old. You surely were strong enough to hold a knife and a fork just fine. Yet, when you were eating all by yourself, you were creating a mess.

It was not a matter of strength, you see. It was a matter of cultivating more and better neural pathways that would help you eat by yourself just like an adult does.

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And guess what? With enough repetition you made that happen!

But how does this apply to your life right now?

Say you are a procrastinator. The more you don’t procrastinate, the more you teach your brain not to wait for the last minute to make things happen.

Now, you might be thinking “Duh, if only not procrastinating could be that easy!”

Well, it can be. By doing something really small, that you wouldn’t normally do, but is in the direction of getting that task done, you will start creating those new precious neural pathways.

So if you have been postponing organizing your desk, just take one paper and put in its right place. Or, you can go even smaller. Look at one piece of paper and decide where to put it: Trash? Right cabinet? Another room? Give it to someone?

You don’t actually need to clean up that paper; you only need to decide what you need to do with it.

That’s how small you can start. And yet, those neural pathways are still being built. Gradually, you will transform yourself from a procrastinator to an in-the-moment action taker.

3. Learn something new

It might sound obvious, but the more you use your brain, the better its going to perform for you.

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For example, learning a new instrument improves your skill of translating something you see (sheet music) to something you actually do (playing the instrument).

Learning a new language exposes your brain to a different way of thinking, a different way of expressing yourself.

You can even literally take it a step further, and learn how to dance. Studies indicate that learning to dance helps seniors avoid Alzheimer’s. Not bad, huh?

4. Follow a brain training program

The Internet world can help you improve your brain function while lazily sitting on your couch. A clinically proven program like BrainHQ can help you improve your memory, or think faster, by just following their brain training exercises.

5. Work your body

You knew this one was coming didn’t you? Yes indeed, exercise does not just work your body; it also improves the fitness of your brain.

Even briefly exercising for 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions. But it’s not just that–exercise actually helps your brain create those new neural connections faster. You will learn faster, your alertness level will increase, and you get all that by moving your body.

Now, if you are not already a regular exerciser, and already feel guilty that you are not helping your brain by exercising more, try a brain training exercise program like Exercise Bliss.

Remember, just like we discussed in #2, by training your brain to do something new repeatedly, you are actually changing yourself permanently.

6. Spend time with your loved ones

If you want optimal cognitive abilities, then you’ve got to have meaningful relationships in your life.  Talking with others and engaging with your loved ones helps you think more clearly, and it can also lift your mood.

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If you are an extrovert, this holds even more weight for you. At a class at Stanford University, I learned that extroverts actually use talking to other people as a way to understand and process their own thoughts.

I remember that the teacher told us that after a personality test said she was an extrovert, she was surprised. She had always thought of herself as an introvert. But then, she realized how much talking to others helped her frame her own thoughts, so she accepted her new-found status as an extrovert.

7. Avoid crossword puzzles

Many of us, when we think of brain fitness, think of crossword puzzles. And it’s true–crossword puzzles do improve our fluency, yet studies show they are not enough by themselves.

Are they fun? Yes. Do they sharpen your brain? Not really.

Of course, if you are doing this for fun, then by all means go ahead. If you are doing it for brain fitness, then you might want to choose another activity

8. Eat right – and make sure dark chocolate is included

Foods like fish, fruits, and vegetables help your brain perform optimally. Yet, you might not know that dark chocolate gives your brain a good boost as well.

When you eat chocolate, your brain produces dopamine. And dopamine helps you learn faster and remember better. Not to mention, chocolate contains flavonols, antioxidants, which also improve your brain functions.

So next time you have something difficult to do, make sure you grab a bite or two of dark chocolate!

The bottom line

Now that you know how to train your brain, it’s actually time to start doing.

Don’t just consume this content and then go on with your life as if nothing has changed. Put this knowledge into action and become smarter than ever!

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