Archive for September, 2011

Brain Training Games

Brain Training Games

In this post I want to share with you some games that you can start to play that will help you train your brain. These games are going to work different parts of your brain and will help you with improving the different areas of your brain.  

This exercise is simple and tests how quickly your brain recognizes a change in color. The goal of this is to see how quickly you can recognize a color change on your computer screen and click the mouse to confirm that you saw the color change. They tell you to shoot for a score of .20 seconds on this test. It’s pretty difficult the first few times but the more you do it, the faster you’ll be able to react. This type of test is good for you because it will help you with recognizing changes quicker. There is also a second Reflex Test, try to get 58 points in that one, If you do achieve these two goals then you’re very fast.

As you are aware, creativity is a great thing. It’s essential that business owners like yourself think and act in creative ways in order to grow your business and have your business evolve with the changing times. By stimulating these areas of your brain, it will wake up the dormant areas of your brain. This game can be pretty addicting so make sure you aren’t interrupting your work time.

If you ever played the game, Simon, when you were growing up; this game is very similar to that game. This game is great because it stimulates different areas of your brain that are responsible for storing and retrieving information. This game can be very fun and will definitely keep you on your toes and help you improve your memory.

This game blew me away when I first saw it. (Mainly because I didn’t read the directions)

The concept is that you want to move a number of disks from one pole to another in a specific way. You will have to figure out the algorithm to properly do it. I recommend grabbing a piece of paper and a pencil to write out the algorithm.

There are three games that are about chess that will help you improve your intelligence. You can play the regular version of  chess which is simply the best strategy game, also another strategy game called 8 Queens, and finally another brain game called (Chess Knight).

These are very good workouts, chess can help you gain the ability of good thinking and making creative strategies, if you don’t know how to play chess, then either check for the rules online before playing, or just jump to the next game. Chess is also considered the most left-brain game you can play so it’s a great way to train your analytical side of your brain.

This is my mom’s favorite game. Sudoku, is a very nice strategy game and one of the fastest growing games of the 21 century, simple but is considered to be a good brain stimulation and training. You can do a daily Sudoku game at

This is about Rubik’s Cube puzzle, a very challenging game, which can stimulate many parts of your brain that you usually don’t stimulate, including visual memory and spatial intelligence.

If you want to see other games that BrainMetrix has, you can see other games at

Do you have any other good brain training games?




Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How To Get The New Facebook Timeline Profile (VIDEO)

Facebook just released their new Timeline Profile earlier today on their #f8 Conference for Developers live broadcast earlier today.

If you are wondering how you can get in early and have the new timeline instead of having to wait “a few weeks” there are ways to get it early.

TechCrunch found a method for getting the new profile immediately. If you want to learn how to do it, simply watch the video below and follow along.



[The steps in the video are outlined below].

1. Get the Developer Facebook app. Type “Developer” into the Facebook search bar and click on the first result. Click “Allow.”
2. In the top righthand corner of the Developer app, click on the “+ Create New App” button. Fill out the App display name and description. (Just write a cool word there, like “superduper”).
3. Agree to the Developer privacy agreement. TechCrunch says you need to have a “verified account” for this, which means that you’d need to have a credit card attached to your Facebook profile; I don’t have a verified account but they still let me get it 🙂
4. Find the “Open Graph” on the left sidebar and type in a test verb and noun for your new app. I started a “Read a Book” app, so my test verb will be “Read” and my test noun will be “Book”:
5. Run through a few pages of new app information. No need to enter anything here, just keep on saving changes and continuing.
6. In five to ten minutes, you’ll have an invitation at the top of your Facebook profile to try out the new profile. WARNING: It might be buggy to start off with. Remember it’s still in beta so there will be errors.

What are your thoughts about this change?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How to Use RescueTime to Improve Productivity

RescueTime is a great tool to help you get a handle on how you spend your time. If you are interested, sign up for the free account through my referral link and I’ll earn two weeks of free RescueTime. Sign up for a paid account, and you’ll help me extend my account by 30 days. This is also a great way for you to get to use this tool, since referrals earn you free time. I’m sure that many of you will be interested after watching my tutorial video. It’s an easy way to increase your productivity.

I hope you found this tour of RescueTime interesting and that you’ll give it a spin. It’s really been helping me, and I think it could help you, too. My best wishes to you as you find ways to rescue time and find more life in your work/life balance.

What Is RescueTime?

After using RescueTime for a few weeks, you will start to see where the majority of your time is spent. If you are an Online Entrepreneur and haven’t been experiencing as much success as you feel you should be experiencing, it may be because you are spending a lot of time doing unproductive activities.

I personally am guilty of spending way too much time on Social Networking sites and have set up parameters to alert me when I spend more than 1 hour a day on these social networks. This helps me out by limiting my time on these networks to only use them in the most efficient way possible. It forces me to really focus and use these networks in the best way possible.

Here is what my last week’s productivity looked like. It just shows yesterdays I’m working on improving this by first recognizing where I am spending my time and then going to focus on eliminating most of the unproductive time. The images below are from the Sep 4-10 week.

(Click the Picture to See a Larger Version)

What do these graphs tell me?

Let’s take a closer look at this and really dig into what this chart is telling me about my productivity. Each of these charts has a specific purpose and is used to help you increase your productivity.

Efficiency Summary 

At this point, I am only at a 31% efficiency. This shows that I’m more distracted than 92% of people and I need to become more focused!

Productivity By Day 

This shows me last weeks productivity. As you can see, the red is “very distracting” and is where the majority of my time was spent. BOO!!
You’ll notice that most of my time last week was spent on “distracting” or “very distracting” activities. I havent’ gone in and changed all of the websites to find out which are considered productive and will be working on that and sharing it in another blog post. From this chart, it appears that I spent only about 8 hours last week on “very productive” activities.

All Categories

This is the all categories section and shows that the majority of my time last week was spent on Social Networking. I did create a few videos last week and spent quite a bit of time editing them as well. I’ll need to work on categorizing more of the websites because it looks like I spent 9 hours on “Uncategorized” activities. It does me no good not knowing what these activities are so I’ll be adding more details about this in another post.

You can see more in-depth details in the:

All Activities Section

You can see that I spent over 8 hours on Facebook. I spent about 5 hours on Twitter. I spent about 3 hours on YouTube. Spending that time on YouTube doesn’t bother me because I was going through the Video Traffic Academy course and doing research for the course. The time on Quicktime player was spent watching part of Frank Kern’s Mass Control 2 course. Some of the other time I could have spent better although I did a good job with spending less than 2 hours on checking my e-mails. (I’ve been working on spending the minimum amount of time on email)

This next week I am going to try to improve my productivity using RescueTime. If you want to start using RescueTime you can sign up for free:

Click Here to Sign Up For RescueTime for FREE 

Do you have any tips or tricks for increasing your productivity?
 Leave comments below. 

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Everything is Possible Just Train Your Brain

It’s unbelievable what is truly possible when you learn how to train your brain.

Take a few minutes to watch this video. Think about what these people have done and continue to do with their brains. You have the same capability as them and it is possible for you to memorize long lists of numbers or read at a faster speed. It all is about training your brain just like getting in peak physical health is all about training your body.

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At this point in your life, you may have some limiting beliefs that are holding you back from truly achieving the goals and dreams that you have set for yourself and I want to let you know that it is okay. We all have to break through these beliefs in order to achieve more with our lives. It’s all about taking action and doing the steps necessary to improve.

It is entirely possible to:

  • Increase your reading speed to over 25,000+words per MINUTE! – Mentally “Photograph” books at over 100 times the average reading speed
  • Unlock your built-in photographic memory
  • Dramatically improve your concentration and focus
  • Never forget anything again – Gain an impeccable MEMORY
  • Dramatically reduce stress
  • Become much more effective, organized, and efficient

If this sounds like something that you or someone you know would be interested, you should check out the Zox Pro Training System.

Click Here to learn more about the Zox Pro Training System

Mental Abilities & Awareness

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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