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"Sales Power is full of stories about people in sales who learn to tap more of their mental power while doing the tasks of selling, to achieve dramatic success. One technique, 'going to alpha,' involves deliberately slowing down your brain waves. Other exercises are aimed at activating your left and right hemispheres. The more effective you are, the more likely your prospect is to take action."
 
"Sales Power is full of stories about people in sales who learn to tap more of their mental power while doing the tasks of selling, to achieve dramatic success. One technique, 'going to alpha,' involves deliberately slowing down your brain waves. Other exercises are aimed at activating your left and right hemispheres. The more effective you are, the more likely your prospect is to take action."
 
-Srikumar Rao, in Success Magazine, May 1992
 
-Srikumar Rao, in Success Magazine, May 1992
 
==[[Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor]]==
 
 
Most important posts:
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lj/the_halo_effect/ The Halo Effect]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lm/affective_death_spirals/ Affective Death Spirals]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ln/resist_the_happy_death_spiral/ Resist the Happy Death Spiral]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lo/uncritical_supercriticality/ Uncritical Supercriticality]'''
 
 
==[[Seeing with Fresh Eyes]]==
 
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j7/anchoring_and_adjustment/ Anchoring and Adjustment]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k3/priming_and_contamination/ Priming and Contamination]
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k4/do_we_believe_everything_were_told/ Do We Believe Everything We're Told?]''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ Cached Thoughts]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k6/the_outside_the_box_box/ The 'Outside the Box' Box]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k7/original_seeing/ Original Seeing]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k9/the_logical_fallacy_of_generalization_from/ The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k8/how_to_seem_and_be_deep/ How to Seem (and Be) Deep]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jx/we_change_our_minds_less_often_than_we_think/ We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ka/hold_off_on_proposing_solutions/ Hold Off On Proposing Solutions]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ma/on_expressing_your_concerns/ On Expressing Your Concerns]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s3/the_genetic_fallacy/ The Genetic Fallacy]
 
 
==Noticing Confusion==
 
 
(Heavy overlap with [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]].)
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/if/your_strength_as_a_rationalist/ Your Strength as a Rationalist]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence ''Is'' Evidence of Absence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/il/hindsight_bias/ Hindsight Bias]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/im/hindsight_devalues_science/ Hindsight Devalues Science]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iw/positive_bias_look_into_the_dark/ Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark]
 
 
==Against Rationalization==
 
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ij/update_yourself_incrementally/ Update Yourself Incrementally]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ik/one_argument_against_an_army/ One Argument Against An Army]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/js/the_bottom_line/ The Bottom Line]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ju/rationalization/ Rationalization]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jy/avoiding_your_beliefs_real_weak_points/ Avoiding Your Belief's Real Weak Points]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/km/motivated_stopping_and_motivated_continuation/ Motivated Stopping and Motivated Continuation]'''
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ko/a_case_study_of_motivated_continuation/ A Case Study of Motivated Continuation]''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kq/fake_justification/ Fake Justification]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kz/fake_optimization_criteria/ Fake Optimization Criteria]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/wj/is_that_your_true_rejection/ Is That Your True Rejection?]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/uw/entangled_truths_contagious_lies/ Entangled Truths, Contagious Lies]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/9a/of_lies_and_black_swan_blowups/ Of Lies and Black Swan Blowups]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/uy/dark_side_epistemology/ Anti-Epistemology]'''
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/57/the_sacred_mundane/ The Sacred Mundane]''
 
 
==Against Doublethink==
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k0/singlethink/ Singlethink]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/je/doublethink_choosing_to_be_biased/ Doublethink: Choosing to be Biased]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/r/no_really_ive_deceived_myself/ No, Really, I've Deceived Myself]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1f/moores_paradox/ Moore's Paradox]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1o/dont_believe_youll_selfdeceive/ Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive]
 
 
==Overly Convenient Excuses==
 
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/19m/privileging_the_hypothesis/ Privileging the Hypothesis] (and its [[Privileging the hypothesis | requisites]], like [[Locating the hypothesis]])
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ml/but_theres_still_a_chance_right/ But There's Still A Chance, Right?]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mm/the_fallacy_of_gray/ The Fallacy of Gray]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mn/absolute_authority/ Absolute Authority]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jr/how_to_convince_me_that_2_2_3/ How to Convince Me That 2 + 2 = 3]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mo/infinite_certainty/ Infinite Certainty]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mp/0_and_1_are_not_probabilities/ 0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities]
 
 
==Letting Go==
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i9/the_importance_of_saying_oops/ The Importance of Saying "Oops"]
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/j8/the_crackpot_offer/ The Crackpot Offer]''
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gx/just_lose_hope_already/ Just Lose Hope Already]''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ib/the_proper_use_of_doubt/ The Proper Use of Doubt]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/id/you_can_face_reality/ You ''Can'' Face Reality]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jz/the_meditation_on_curiosity/ The Meditation on Curiosity]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nb/something_to_protect/ Something to Protect]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k1/no_one_can_exempt_you_from_rationalitys_laws/ No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/o4/leave_a_line_of_retreat/ Leave a Line of Retreat]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ur/crisis_of_faith/ Crisis of Faith]'''
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/us/the_ritual/ The Ritual] (short story)
 
 
=See also=
 
 
* [[Locating the hypothesis]] and [[Privileging the hypothesis]]
 
* [[Litany of Gendlin]] and [[Litany of Tarski]]
 
 
[[Category:Techniques]][[Category:Sequences]]{{stub}}
 

Revision as of 05:42, 1 July 2012

A sequence on the ultra-high-level penultimate technique of rationality: How to actually change your mind.

Posts in this collection are scattered across widely ranging dates and times.

Subsequences

What people are saying about the Silva Method

"Jose Silva, the founder of The Silva Method, is a man I have admired for a long time. I have used The Silva Method of visualization for many years. It has helped me overcome illnesses and accidents and avoid surgery. I urge you to attend Silva training sessions." -Wayne W. Dyer, author of Real Magic

"If you can count, you can count on the Silva Sales Power Method to skyrocket your sales. This teaches how to sell your way through the top. Learn to enjoy success, achievement and all the benefits of the good life like time, money and lifestyle freedom while selling yourself by Silva's ideas." -Mark Victor Hansen, motivational speaker, sales trainer, and author of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

"The most important technique I learned in The Silva Method was creative visualization . . . I found that it was amazingly effective." -Shakti Gawain, author of Creative Visualization

"Silva Method graduates told me they were able to relax, lose weight, quit smoking, find love, and achieve goals that had been eluding them for years. -Family Circle

"Sales Power is full of stories about people in sales who learn to tap more of their mental power while doing the tasks of selling, to achieve dramatic success. One technique, 'going to alpha,' involves deliberately slowing down your brain waves. Other exercises are aimed at activating your left and right hemispheres. The more effective you are, the more likely your prospect is to take action." -Srikumar Rao, in Success Magazine, May 1992