The cult of positive thinking dictates that if you’re unfalteringly optimistic and invest a lot of time in dreaming big, you’ll become rich and successful, thin and beautiful, and attract the best partner in the world. The cult warns that if you don’t think optimistically or dream big, the consequences are ghastly: you’ll get nowhere, [...]
Ancient circuitry, anticipation, addiction Heather Dugmore interviews Steph about the neuroscience of addiction. The familiar routes we follow to our bottle store, shopping centre, drug dealer, illicit affair, online porn site … these are physical or electronic routes but at the same time they create well-trodden mental pathways in our brains with powerful feelings of [...]
All fired up about the wiring of the human brain BY SUE GRANT-MARSHALL, SEPTEMBER 10 2015, Steph’s new book launched in Business Day STEPH Vermeulen, pioneer in EQ – emotional intelligence – has spent the century so far studying research on brains. Now, in one short book, she’s turning the approach to grey matter upside [...]
Steph interviewed by Ryan Hogarth on the inspiring future we face in this digital age.
BusinessDay TV Masterclass: Communication – Assertiveness vs Over-Confidence BusinessDay TV Masterclass: The truth about criticism and what to do with your ‘best’ critics.
BusinessDay TV Masterclass on emotional intelligence: Steph discusses how scientific findings have advanced the field of EQ to Personal Intelligence (EQ+IQ) and how we can manage emotions so that we can think clearly. BusinessDay TV Masterclass on breaking bad habits: Steph discusses how behaviour [...]
Steph chats to Shado about how our brains are literally wired-up by the experiences we have had and concludes that we are not our brain, just our brain wiring.
Steph discusses why Mind Power techniques like visionboards, visualisation and prosperity-theology don’t work and reveals why we achieve less if you we use these and other forms of magical thinking.
PART 1: Steph talks about how entrepreneurs can benefit from developing a healthy level of Personal Intelligence especially when it comes to building resilience and negotiating deals. PART 2: Steph shows why mind power techniques are a waste of time and how the emphasis on self-esteem is producing narcissists who [...]