Repressed Emotions: A Guide to Understanding Feelings Hidden Within Us (And How to Transmute Them)

by Scott Jeffrey

OVERVIEW: This guide explores how repressed emotions affect us and provides a step-by-step process for transforming negative emotions into positive energy.


I’ve always felt at home with thoughts and ideas; I play with them every day.

But emotions were like aliens inhabiting my body and mind. Like many others, I didn’t know how to relate to them or what to do with them.

As is the case with all psychic content, that which we can’t deal with often gets swept under the rug.

And although this approach may seem to work in the short-term, over time repressing our emotions reaks havoc on our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

So what are repressed emotions? What are they doing to us? And how the heck can we work with them?

Towards the end of this guide, I’m going to show you a powerful process you can use to become conscious of your repressed emotions and to transmute them.

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Everything You Need to Know About Spiral Dynamics for Psychological Development and Leadership

by Scott Jeffrey

Why do you humans have so much conflict with one another?

How can two intelligent beings be unable to see eye to eye?

What’s at the root of so much of our internal conflict and our frequent inflexibility to adopt different perspectives?

Spiral Dynamics addresses all of these questions and more.

If you’re interested in understanding human behavior, psychological development, cultural dynamics, leadership, and communication, jump in!

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A Complete Guide to the Secrets of Sexual Transmutation

by Scott Jeffrey

So let’s talk about sex.


Because it’s a vital topic for anyone interested in achievement, self-development, psychological maturity, and spiritual growth.

Sexual transmutation is also another one of those grossly misunderstood topics. Let’s change that right now.

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How to Earn Extra Income with a Lucrative Side Hustle

by Scott Jeffrey

What’s a side hustle? It’s a way of making money outside of your primary source of income.

Side hustles are becoming increasingly popular as individuals look for ways to boost their earning potential. While a side hustle can sometimes be a “part-time job,” the wise hustler seeks opportunities for growth and financial freedom.

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Best Books to Read for Personal Development, Higher Performance, Marketing, and More

by Scott Jeffrey

Through the course of over 20 years of “deep reading,” I’ve managed to consume over 1,000 nonfiction titles on various areas of interest.

Occasionally, I write reviews of my selections of “best nonfiction books to read” on a particular topic. Many of these titles are used as a reference in the in-depth guides I provide on this website.

Below are the best nonfiction book reviews currently available based on topics that might interest you:

Best Personal Development Books to Read

This selection focuses on books that provide practical strategies and methods for achieving more and realizing meaningful growth. If you’re interested in self-actualization, you’ll probably enjoy these titles.

Best books to read for personal development include:

  • Mastery by George Leonard
  • Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck

Read the complete personal development books review >

Best Psychology Books to Read

This selection of psychology books will help you better understand what drives you. If everyone read these books early on and developed an understanding based on them, we would live in an entirely different world.

Best books to read in psychology include:

  • Owning Your Own Shadow by Robert Johnson
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • King Warrior Magician Lover by Moore and Gillette

Read the complete psychology books review >

Best Business Books to Read

This selection focuses on titles that support professional development, behavioral change, and meaningful productivity. If you’re interested in higher performance, these books are you!

Best books to read for business include:

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney

Read the complete business books review >

Best Marketing Books to Read

This selection of marketing books will help you build your marketing intelligence and learn vital strategies for gaining awareness, creating customers, and scaling your business.

Best books to read for marketing include:

  • Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini
  • Blue Ocean Shift by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • Top of Mind by John Hall

Read the complete marketing books review >

Best Self Help Books to Read

These classics from the self-help genre guide individuals to achieve more and make more money by conditioning their minds, developing new habits, and finding motivation through inspiration.

Best books to read for inspiration and achievement include:

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Think and Grow Rich
  • The Magic of Thinking Big

Read the complete self help book review >

Do You Like Listening to Books On The Go?

Most of my clients now listen to audiobooks more then they read. Whenever available, I’ve included links to Amazon’s audiobook version for each listing. If you’re not already an Audible customer, you can start a free 30-day trial and get two free audiobooks.

The Definitive “Underground” Meditation Guide: Secrets to Effective Mind Training

by Scott Jeffrey

Overview: This in-depth guide provides meditation guidance, meditation instructions, and loads of “underground” tips based on over two decades of research and experience in mind training.


I was suffering from acute anxiety before and during exams in my sophomore year at the University of Michigan.

As a consequence, I was getting sick often and freezing during exams, lowering my performance.

My uncle shared with me a simple meditation practice he learned from a course. Using this method made a measurable difference in my health, performance, and well being.

And so, from then on, I began exploring and experimenting with different meditative practices and breathing techniques.

Perhaps you’ve never meditated before. Or, you’ve been meditating for years.

Maybe you dabble in meditation, or you tried it out and decided it wasn’t for you.

Regardless of your relationship to meditation (or lack thereof), I’m confident you’ll find tremendous value in today’s new guide.

In this comprehensive and unusual meditation instruction guide, I’m going to offer what I’ve learned from over 25 years of mind training.

Topics include:

  • The unconscious reasons most people resist meditation guidance
  • How to meditate even when you don’t want to
  • Powerful meditation instructions to make mind training more effective
  • Understanding the vital intersection between psychology and meditation

Let’s jump in …

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6 Formidable Obstacles to Personal Mastery and How to Transcend Them

by Scott Jeffrey

In Awakening the Mind, author Anna Wise defines “mastery” as:

“Being in the state you want to be in, when you want to be there, knowing what to do with that state, and being able to accomplish it.”

In a state of personal mastery, your mind is calm, quiet, and alert.

You are free of distraction, rumination, or any other disempowering tendencies of the mind.

In this state, the inner critic doesn’t attack your ideas before they’re formed or judge you or your performance. You access your higher potential naturally—without conscious effort.

Imagine what you can do in that state. That’s the power of personal mastery.

You have experienced this state before. But how often? For most of us, this state of personal mastery is rare. However, I see mastery as our natural state.

If that’s true, why does it often seem so challenging to access?

There are six primary culprits …

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How to Discover Your Company’s Core Values and Start Building a Strong Culture

by Scott Jeffrey

Most business never establishes core values. Even fewer businesses use them effectively and live by them in meaningful ways.

There are good reasons why you know the names of many organizations that use them, including Netflix,, Google, Southwest Airlines, Zappos, IKEA, Ritz-Carlton, and Under Armour.

Whether you’re a CEO of a 20,000 person organization or an entrepreneur with a team of four, core values are vital to creating a thriving business that consistently produces results.

Core values are a critical tool for outperforming leaders.


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