The Smarter Brain

The Fastest Way to Lose Money, The Root of Unhappiness, Secret to Great Leadership

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3 Ideas For Better Habits


Lack of Courage Creates Unhappiness

Psychologist Ichiro Kishimi on the root of unhappiness:

“The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked. When you have gained that courage, your interpersonal relationships will all at once change into things of lightness.”

Source: The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness​


Showing Off Is The Fastest Way to Lose Your Money

Morgan Housel, partner at The Collaborative Fund, on the fastest way to lose money:

"Spending money to show people how much money you have is the fastest way to have less money."

Source: The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness


Lead by Showing What to do, Not How to Do It

Nike founder Phil Knight on the secret to great leadership:

“Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”

Source: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike ​(Original quote by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.)

Productivity Tools and Resources


The Beginner's Guide on How to Improve Your Focus and Concentration.

"The best strategies based on several years of research into proven, cutting-edge science and the habits of high-achievers, that will help you to stay focused and eliminate distractions." (Source)


Transform Your New Tab Page Into a Focused and Inspiring Dashboard.

Momentum is a free chrome extension that helps you to create new tabs that calm your mind and increase your focus.

Brain Food

Today I Learned: 60% of people can’t get through a ten-minute conversation without lying. (Source)

Science: Meditation can help you make fewer mistakes . (Source)

Have a productive week,

The Smarter Brain Team


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