These are more than just tricks. They are techniques for tapping
into the power of your mind. They may entertain, but they have
their more practical uses as well. A good example of this is
the "pupil trick."
Watch your eyes in the mirror as you vividly imagine something
pleasurable. Just think of a beautiful scene, your favorite naked
body, or whatever else will create desire in you. You'll see
your pupils getting larger almost immediately. Practice a bit,
and you can make your pupils instantly larger at will.
Your pupils enlarge when you are aroused, interested and receptive.
When your pupils dilate, the person you are talking to subconsciously
senses your interest in them or what they are saying, and they
like that. It makes it easier for them to like you, and to listen
to what you suggest. Once you learn to control your pupil size,
why not try this subliminal mind trick?
Motivational Mind Tricks
To get motivated, talk about your plans. This is a simple,
yet powerful mind trick. By the time I tell my wife about the
newsletter I'm going to write, I'm out of my slump and back at
the keyboard. You can quickly change your state of mind, but
not by willing it to change. You have to use techniques like
To get a friend out of a bad mood, get them to talk. Specifically,
get your friend to explain something to you that they are passionate
about. The process literally will change the chemicals in their
brain, and so change their state of mind. When you find the topics
that work best, remember them for future use.
When I was in school, I didn't "show my work" in
math class. In my thinking, 97 x 16 became 100 x 16 (1600) minus
3 x 16 (48). It was easier that way, and it became almost automatic.
In fact, I would just write down 1552 even though I couldn't
explain very well how I arrived at the answer. My teachers called
that a problem, but many years later such math shortcuts were
sold in seminars and books. You might want to learn a few of
Suppose you want to remember a list of the following things:
Soap, milk, honey, fork, and flowers. Start a vivid story in
your imagination, adding items to it as you go: At the sink,
reach for the SOAP, and find the soap dish full of MILK. Wash
your hands with that, and then comb HONEY into your hair with
a FORK. Finally, pick up a bouquet of FLOWERS and smile at the
mirror. Repeat each item while mentally reviewing your "movie,"
and you'll remember all five things, even the next day.
Here's an example of how well these memroy techniques can
work. This is Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres...
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I
was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig
to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is
taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset
can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas
thought slpeling was ipmorantt.
A Brainpower Newsletter subscriber sent me that last one.
For a more useful speed-reading "trick," try reading
just the first and last sentences of paragraphs. That's where
most useful information usually is, like in the last sentence
of this paragraph: Mind power comes from use, not from desire,
so why not try these mental tricks?
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