Entries by Dr. Doug Brackmann

5 Benefits of Meditation for Entrepreneurs

I think many would agree that the workplace is one of the more stressful environments we find ourselves in on a day-to-day basis. Take that stress experienced by millions everyday and add it to the complications faced when you’re an entrepreneur trying to run that business, and it is easy to see how you can […]

Mood: The Ultimate Productivity Hack

In mid-1997, I found myself nearly naked treading water in the San Diego Bay somewhere around 2am. I wasn’t alone, though. Around me were about 60 of my closest buddies, also treading water, complete with their shivering limbs and chattering teeth. We were the young men of BUD/S Class 214, doing our best to get […]

The 5 Elements of Capability

What does it really take to be able to accomplish something? What if you want to be competitive at the same thing? First a word about what would allow me to write on a subject like this. Just a few short years ago, I was a Navy SEAL sniper spending my days in Iraq hunting […]

Is Ambition Enough?

What’s the difference between drive, ambition and motivation; and why it matters. Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. –Rudyard Kipling Why? What is it that “drives” us to do anything? Why do you work? Why do you eat Oreos? Why do you start businesses? Why do you buy a lottery […]

The Struggle

“Resistance is futile.” –The Borg That’s what they want you to believe, don’t they? Just shut up, sit down and be assimilated. And no, I’m not talking about the Borg. Have you ever felt that way? I do, most days actually. Every stinking thing I think I want (or need) to do has numerous forces […]

Why Your ADD/ADHD May Be a Gift and Not a Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says that approximately 5% of American children have ADD/ADHD, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than double that number and say the reality is about 11%. But what if, for a select number of these individuals, there is something else there? What if there is something […]