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Jill Ammon-Wexler

Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler is a doctor of psychology, best-selling author, and pioneer brain/mind researcher. She was among the first to introduce mind power training to the corporate world. [From her selfgrowth.com profile]
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We come into life equipped with five basic senses -- touch, hearing, taste, sight and smell. But we also possess some more mysterious senses. One such little-understood sense - intuition - governs our ability to arrive at spontaneous "non-logical" decisions.

Consider this: Who has the higher probability of success? A person with brilliant smarts who struggles with self doubt, or a person with average intelligence who has a focus on positive action?

It seems to me that everyone has a natural talent. But many of us share a common mistake: It’s so easy, we tend to undervalue it, assuming anyone could do what we do so well. Wrong!

Even if you are classified at a genius level, you are still potentially far more intelligent. And if IQ tests indicate you have an average intelligence, hold on to your socks! Attaining genius levels of mental processing IS within reach.

How can you tell if your past is having a negative effect on your life today? Try this: Would you kick a “dead horse,” then get mad when it wouldn't get up and pull your cart down the road? I don't think so! BUT -- if you're not achieving the lifestyle you truly desire, it's probable that painful old memories are in control of both your present AND your future.

Just like exercising to condition your muscles, your mind also works best if it is challenged frequently with creative thinking exercises.

Dreams may seem unimportant in your quest for success. And it’s true that ordinary dreams are often a mix of what happened during your day – plus some often “wild” random associations.

About 33% of all people age 60 and over have measurable memory problems. And the medical community estimates that by the time we reach age 85, fifty percent of us will have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This is NOT a pretty picture, but there ARE ways to fight back against both cognitive decline and AD.

If I asked you to describe yourself, what self-image would you paint? Another way to put it is this: Who do you believe you are?

What is confidence? According to Webster's dictionary, it's "having no uncertainty about one's abilities." Have you ever wondered why some people seem totally self-confident, while others are in almost total lack?

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