Peak Performance & Productivity

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.

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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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How to Use Nootropics to Boost Brain Power While You Work (Include the Four Best Nootropic Supplements)

by Scott Jeffrey

Nootropics, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is a fancy word for smart drugs or cognitive enhancers. This guide highlights the four best nootropic supplements, based on my research.

Smart drugs are prevalent in college environments where students try to increase their memory, attention, and motivation to study. But there’s a lot more to the story. And if you’re interested in activating more of your brain’s potential (especially while you work), the best nootropic supplements are worth a closer look.

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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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5 Transformative Methods to ACTIVATE Your Pineal Gland and Tap Into Your Superhuman Potential

by Scott Jeffrey

Most people sense that they aren’t living from their highest potential.

For most, this “knowing” is subconscious. That is, a part of us knows, but consciously, we don’t connect with this reality.

For some of us, however, as we get older, this realization becomes more conscious. (If you’re reading this, that likely includes you.)

We know the difference between when we’re operating from our higher potential and when we’re not.

But why do we often fail to operate from our innate power in the first place?

One reason is that our brains rarely function the way they’re designed to run.

The pineal gland—and many other vital glands and organs—aren’t functioning within their intended design.

Thankfully, we have the power to change that.

Today’s guide is the final segment in a 4-part series on the pineal gland.

Part 1: Decalcify Your Pineal Gland 
Part 2: Pineal Gland Detox   
Part 3: Restore Your Circadian Rhythms

If you haven’t read these guides yet, I recommend you do so as each guide builds on the next.

Now, we’ll examine how ancient traditions viewed the pineal gland. Then, we’ll explore traditional methods for pineal gland activation, or what’s often called “opening your third eye.”

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Powerful Secrets to Transform Your Sleep So You Can Actualize Your Potential

by Scott Jeffrey

Do you take an energy jolt of caffeine in the morning or a sugary drink midday?

Do you often sedate yourself with food, alcohol, Internet, TV, or “recreational” drugs in the evening?

Do you frequently feel wired when you go to sleep?

Most high achievers I’ve surveyed say “Yes” to at least two if not all three of the above questions.

All of these habits relate to our quality of sleep.

More specifically, the issue has to do, once again, with our pineal gland and how it regulates our internal clock.

Welcome to Part 3 of this in-depth series on the pineal.

In Part 1, we covered what the pineal gland does and how to decalcify it.

In Part 2, we explored specific foods, minerals, and supplements for doing a pineal gland detox to support the decalcification process.

Now, in Part 3, we’re going to explore:

  • The important role light plays for the pineal gland,
  • How our modern lives are hijacking this gland, and
  • What we can do about it starting right now.

Let’s jump in.

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11 Powerful Supplements to Detoxify Your Pineal Gland, Boost Brain Power and Increase Vitality

by Scott Jeffrey

In the last guide, we explored what the pineal gland does and how it tends to get calcified through various chemicals in our modern environment.

Due to these synthetic substances, the pineal gland tends to function improperly.

A calcified pineal gland impairs our sleep, cognitive abilities, reaction time, judgment, perception, and performance.

If you’re interested in psychological development and actualizing more of your potential, the pineal gland is important.

Why? Because when the pineal isn’t functioning properly, our perception is limited.

With limited perception, our minds are closed, reducing opportunities for internal growth.

Part 1 of this series reviewed a lot of research on the causes of a calcified pineal gland, offering numerous steps to avoid further calcification.

Now, in part 2 of this 4-part series, we’re going to explore ways you can begin cracking open and dissolving the existing calcification surrounding this vital gland.

Part 1: Decalcify Your Pineal Gland
Part 2: Pineal Gland Detox  (You Are Here)
Part 3: Restore Your Circadian Rhythm  
Part 4: Activate Your Pineal Gland

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How to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland (And Why It’s Really Important for Higher Mental Performance)

by Scott Jeffrey

Travel deep into the center of your brain, and you’ll find a pinecone-shaped gland.

The size of only a grain of rice, this tiny gland plays an essential role in how we sleep, perform, make decisions, and perceive reality.

A healthy-functioning pineal is essential for psychological development, peak performance, and spiritual awakening.

In this guide—part one of an epic 4-part series—we’ll explore what this gland does, why it generally doesn’t work properly, and how to restore it.

Part 1: Decalcify Your Pineal Gland (You Are Here)
Part 2: Pineal Gland Detox  
Part 3: Restore Your Circadian Rhythm  
Part 4: Activate Your Pineal Gland

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10 Best Personal Development Books for High Achievers Who Want to Realize Meaningful Growth

by Scott Jeffrey

I hated reading in high school. I did everything I could to avoid it. In truth, the only book I recall reading in its entirety was The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Something about that book captivated me. It didn’t have many pages. That was certainly a major factor in my completion of it.

But something in me shifted during college when I studied abroad in London.

I still remember roaming aimlessly through Charing Cross Road near the Leicester Square metro station. It was 1995, and bookstores, used and new, were still popular.

I can recall where I was when I read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, W. Somerset Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge, Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

I’m certain I can’t fully appreciate how these books shaped my mind, but I do know that upon returning from Europe I was a different person.

Before, I loathed reading. Now, I spent most of my available time in the University of Michigan libraries and local Borders bookstore (their flagship headquarters).

Each book turned new lights on in my now inquisitive mind. Each new section of the bookstore I explored opened up a new dimension to reality for me.

I couldn’t get enough books. Self-help, fiction, Eastern thought, psychology, philosophy, popular science, mysticism … it was all thrilling.

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