Nils Salzgeber

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“The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal (Book Summary)

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal is easily the best book on willpower I’ve ever read. It’s fun, easy to read, and packed with helpful theory and practical strategies for improving our self-discipline. If you’re someone who struggles with procrastination, temptation, or lack of motivation, or if you’re someone who wants to achieve their goals more […]

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Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney (Book Summary)

Willpower matters. A LOT. In fact, it’s the #1 greatest predictor of happiness, health, wealth, and general well-being. That’s true. Nothing predicts your future success and well-being better than your willpower. Best of all, there are some simple and proven ways to grow your willpower strength and become more self-disciplined. And that’s where Willpower comes into the picture. […]

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Vipassana Preparation: How to Be Ready for Your First Ten-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

So you’re thinking about attending a Vipassana retreat? Or maybe you have already registered for one. And now you’re wondering how best to prepare for it. I’ve got you covered. First of all, realize there’s no preparation necessary. On my own retreat, many people attended without any meditation experience and no clue of what to expect. […]

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My 10-Day Vipassana Experience (Silent Meditation Retreat)

Recently, I attended a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat – ten days without technology, speaking, reading, writing, listening to music, exercising, or communicating in any way. Oh, and of course, close to 11 hours of meditating a day. In this article, I’ll share my detailed experiences with you. This involves flow experiences, seemingly unbearable back and […]

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What Is Meditation? A Brief & Bullshit-Free Beginners Guide

What do Oprah Winfrey, Kobe Bryant, Arianna Huffington, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Miranda Kerr, Katy Perry, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Angelina Jolie, Sting, Lebron James, Hugh Jackman, and Madonna have in common? They are ultra-successful. And… they meditate. Tim Ferriss interviewed more than 200 highly successful people on his podcast. In his book, Tools of Titans, […]

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How to Overcome Severe Procrastination – My Personal Story

Pssst… I published a book on how to overcome procrastination. Check it out here: Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Hacking Laziness, Building Self Discipline, and Overcoming Procrastination.I’ve been a procrastinator all my life. I don’t know when it started, but I remember instances of procrastination when I was a little kid. I started playing football at […]

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“I Don’t Feel Like It” — No Excuse for the Mature Human Being

Most people in modern society have a very childish, one-way relationship with feelings.They feel a certain way and act accordingly.Feeling first. Behavior second.When they feel angry, they lash out at others. When they feel anxious, they retreat. When they feel sad, they crawl up in their bed. When they feel superior, they misconduct. When they […]

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