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by Raj Persaud
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Psychology
  • Author:
    Raj Persaud
  • ISBN:
    0593046951
  • ISBN13:
    978-0593046951
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam Press (March 1, 2005)
  • Pages:
    528 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Psychology
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Complete with fascinating case studies, The Motivated Mind offers fresh & inspiring insights into understanding the key to success - the key to fulfilling your dream.

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The Motivated Mind book. The book is just too long at 500 pages.

The Motivated Mind could be the read you need. Dr Raj Persaud has produced a fascinating, intellectual essay on the secrets behind success and fulfillment. This book helps you gain real understanding of how your mind works and how, unwittingly, you may be sabotaging your happiness'" - Health and Fitness Magazine "The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Raj's direct application of his motivational theories to three case-studies on our programme was an unqualified success.

Город: London, UKПодписчиков: 1 ты. себе: Consultant Psychiatrist working in Priva. себе: Consultant Psychiatrist working in Private Practice in Harley St London. Emeritus Visiting Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry.

Rajendra 'Raj' Persaud (born 13 May 1963) is an English consultant psychiatrist, broadcaster and author of books about psychiatry

Rajendra 'Raj' Persaud (born 13 May 1963) is an English consultant psychiatrist, broadcaster and author of books about psychiatry. He is known for raising public awareness of psychiatric and mental health issues in the general media, has published five books and received numerous awards

Dr Raj Persaud is a consultant psychiatrist working at London's Maudsley Hospital, the author of the critically acclaimed books Staying Sane and From the Edge of the Couch, and the presenter of Radio 4's All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud is a consultant psychiatrist working at London's Maudsley Hospital, the author of the critically acclaimed books Staying Sane and From the Edge of the Couch, and the presenter of Radio 4's All in the Mind. Unusually for a psychiatrist he also holds a degree in psychology which he obtained with First Class Honours.

Do you make New Year resolutions? Almost everyone does, because we want to achieve positive personal change. But did you know that most resolutions are repeated five years in a row, and that the vast majority are broken by June. Have you ever dieted? Yet if diets work, why do we need so many, and new ones all the time? The evidence shows that we persist in buying diet books and following fitness fads because we want to believe the new approach will be the one that works...Today, we seem to be obsessed with advantage and disadvantage, fairness and the level playing field, without realizing that in life, the ability to overcome obstacles is a key part of any success strategy - as is our inner drive and motivation. In The Motivated Mind, award-winning author and psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud investigates the latest research on this fascinating subject - and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Complete with fascinating case studies, The Motivated Mind offers fresh & inspiring insights into understanding the key to success - the key to fulfilling your dream.

Skyway
Pretty cool book with lots of interesting findings from a variety of scientific researches carried out into the psychology of motivation.

This book does not give you a silver bullet answer on how to get motivated but does give plenty of food for thought on many aspects of your own personality related to a variety of different issues - dating, relationships, interviews, getting engagement from subordinates, etc

Some standout things I remember:

-Oscar winning actors live longer than actors who were merely nominated. Multiple winners live longer than one time winners

-People who are less afraid of failing or what other people will think about them are more likely to succeed

-After marriage scientists become less productive than before marriage and unmarried scientists are much more productive than married ones! People who achieve success often get it because they focus more on those things but also they lose out on other parts of life

-People can actually predict certain aspects of the personality by looking at faces

-People fall in love with people who look like themselves. Perhaps they are falling in love with themselves.

-Visualising your perfect day may be a better way of figuring out what you should be doing in your life than simply asking yourself what your mission is because quite often we have been brainwashed by events and society to say that we want to do something (become a CEO, climb a mountain) when actually we just can't motivate ourselves to do it because we subconsciously long to do something else.

-Most people don't follow on their resolutions due to vague wordings and not moving temptations from their daily routine

-Countries where there is no state social security have higher happiness levels because it forces them to maintain relationships with family despite petty differences and those relationships lead to a more connected sense of being

-The biggest contributor of stress at work is if you have to display emotions you don't actually feel inside

-We display different levels of dominance in our relationships and work but at all times we are engaged in trying to manipulate others, even those we love

-If you fantasise about you're going to do when you achieve your dreams you are less likely to achieve them because if you experience the joys now the motivation is actually less. More productive is if you focus on what you need to get there.

-Everything you are forced to do is work. Everything else is play. Trick to motivating others is to make work play.

-Trying to incentivise people to do something quite often makes people less motivated to do the task itself and more focused on just getting as much as they can get out of the job?

-Making people do two fun tasks together makes both less enjoyable. Doing two hateful things together makes them both enjoyable!

-IQ is often inversely related to practical intelligence! The smarter you are the less likely it is that you will be effective according to some recent research!

-Research shows that for doctors the 8 biggest predictors of success are: dominance, tolerance, sociability, self acceptance, well being, responsibility, conformance and independence (because you need to both stand out and fit it to become successful)

-People who take responsibility for failures and hand credit to others when successful are more likely to achieve more

-materialists are likely to be insecure about their own self worth

-Control freaks try to control more than they possibly can when stressed and therefore lose even more control resulting in a vicious circle in crises

-Procrastinators are often people who are very good at accelerating up at the last minute and so are not lazy as such but binge workers who end up working in cycles of hard work and very little work

-Women are more attracted to brave men compared to considerate men! That's why they quite often go for the lovable rogue.

-Putting yourself in dangerous situations is good for character development

-Men get obsessive when stressed. Women are more depressed (twice as much) on average as men

-Narcissistic people with higher self esteem than average make a good first impression due to their acceptance of themselves but later they become annoying and come across as arrogant

-Groundhog day is a great movie for the lesson it contains - live each day as if you would spend the rest of your life watching it again and again - would it be pleasurable or a horror?

The summary may not tell you much but when you read the book your mind is definitely stimulated to examine your your own personality quirks a little deeper and get some new insights on them
Androwyn
This book inspired me to study pscyhology myself. I really enjoyed reading it because its the language is straightforward and the narrative is compelling. I keep it close and refer to it when I need to. I constantly want to understand myself, and understand others around me. Dr Persaud's book is a brilliant source of advice.
Tall
This book is highly topical, yet misleading, in its approach to the issue of the mind, one's thoughts, behaviors and the concommitant quality odf one's life. It's chock-full of useful facts on human psychology, but look for a better "user guide" elsewhere in other self-help books.