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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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Altruism is fascinating. Partly because it goes against what we understand of human nature —that people inherently desire the greatest amount of instant gratification with the least amount of effort. As I wrote recently, what separates us from our ape cousins is this very desire for instant gratification. Humans, because we have a better-developed pre-frontal cortex, can assess second, third, or even fourth order consequences of any given action, and CHOOSE to inject self-discipline in favor of a longer term outcome (i.e. pain now, gain later). The pre-frontal cortex is involved with planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision-making, and moderating social behavior; all of which, as it turns out, are highly involved in the desire and decision to be altruistic.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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As a management consultant, my success hinges upon radical honesty. When a consultant is brought in, it’s usually because an injection of truth is required. As Albert Einstein put it best: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

People are afraid of the truth.

 
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I have been considering what it takes to manifest more of what I want into my life. This led me to question: am I worthy of what I want? And how does one determine self-worth or self-value anyway? The whole endeavor sounds like a big ego trip.

It’s not.

 
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life-chart-connection-self-discipline-success-third-eye-6-25-2015

I want to bring together a couple of disparate ideas, some spiritual, some scientific, some empirical. By the end of this post I hope to have inspired you to consider meditation as a way of tapping into more fulfillment in your life. What’s covered:

-      Instant Gratification
-      Success (Happiness / Fulfillment)
-      Pre-frontal cortex & reptilian brain
-      Meditation practice
-      The Spiritual Third Eye (inspiration, clarity of thought, creativity)
-      Changing the world
-      Desire 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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I deactivated my Facebook profile. Why? Because no one cares. Well, actually, if you’re reading this post and have found your way here to my personal blog, you may care. But by and large, people will not.

If you desire my substantiation, or thoughtful reasons why you may want to do the same, here are a couple of reasons why I’ve taken  my ~10 year old profile down.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

It’s been quite a while since I’ve picked up my proverbial pen and sat down to write a blog post.  Anyone who understands me well also understands that my mind is constantly abuzz with information, thoughts, and ideas. But for whatever reason I’ve lately been unable or unwilling to take a breather —and a moment—to express myself. It’s been a compounding problem, as I’ll soon explain.  Over lunch yesterday with a dear and long-time friend who I hadn’t seen in a while, I was offered some simple and valuable advice: just start writing. And so I am.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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Fox Business News (foxbusiness.com) features Renee Schmidt (@FoxBusiness)

Renee Schmidt, Founder & CEO of SheBytes.com and consulting firm SheSquad is quoted as an expert source on technology, offering tips on how to clean up your digital life.

June 6, 2014 – Fox Business News

Featured on Fox Business News under Personal Finance at http://foxbusiness.com

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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This past week I listened to a presentation for young professional (20s and 30s) from one of the largest asset management firms in the world. The objective, which is of course to educate the audience, is also meant to help the firm snatch up talent and future wealth management clientele while those prospects are still spring chickens. Although I found the information presented to be generally useful and relevant to the respective audience, I couldn’t help but take a devils-advocate view on —well— just about everything. I bit my tongue until they presented this one particular example regarding a 401k

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

everest app

If you’re motivated to better yourself and the world, check out Everest, an app that helps you reach personal goals. According to the markers, “Everyone has their Everest. We help you climb yours.”

With Everest, figuring out how to reach your goals is all about focus and baby steps. You can add an unlimited number of goals, but you can only choose up to three to focus on. From there, you can break down each goal into baby steps so you can achieve something each day and set reminders to help you get into the habit of taking certain steps to reach the goals you set.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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New York Post (nypost.com) feature with Renee Schmidt on Cover (@nypost)

The New York Post is the 13th-oldest and seventh-most-widely circulated newspaper in the United States. I am featured online and in print (late city final on November 12, 2013) in an article titled Power pedicures: The new 3-martini lunch.

November 12, 2013 – New York Post

Featured as a Female Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of SheSquad at http://nypost.com

 
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