Category Archives: Mental Models

What the iPad Can Teach About Behavior Change

I like to use the phrase “mental models” to describe the ways we view the world. It’s a neat term, because it gives a sense of solidity to mental activity, which is, perhaps, the opposite of solid. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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You Are Already Wealthy

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. What a day. NPR played stories from victims’ families and the news replayed the crash over and over and over. Collective memories certainly hit hard. I posted recently about mental … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness: Stop It

I wrote yesterday about the concept of mental models. Here’s a talk that does a great job explaining how our mental models affect us: I love this talk because it dives right into challenging fundamental assumptions. That’s where the real … Continue reading

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The Ugly Non-Truth of the Mental Model

Like all relationships, the relationship we have with performing can change and grow. It’s not fixed. The “oh my God, I’ve got to get up and speak tomorrow” anxiety isn’t a fixed way of being, even if it feels like … Continue reading

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