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Brighton Sykes

I am a selftaught psychology student at online education platforms like edx and khan academy. I am yet to earn a certificate in psychology and Biological sciences. I have made thorough research regarding educational psychology, cognitive behavior and mindfulness. I have written blogposts and articles in medium and my newsletter for current updates. I am pleased and ready to hear from you.
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About Brighton Sykes

I am a selftaught psychology student at online education platforms like edx and khan academy. I am yet to earn a certificate in psychology and Biological sciences. I have made thorough research regarding educational psychology, cognitive behavior and mindfulness. I
have written blogposts and articles in medium and my newsletter for current updates. I am pleased and ready to hear from you.

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Brighton Sykes
Secret Power of Emotions to Magnetise Your Reward

Emotions or emotional intelligence is some aspect of psychology whose effect si usually twisted in other fields of psychology unnoticed. Nevertheless, if we are to sincerely talk of our life goals, emotions play a vital role in wiring our brains for success and happiness.

You can be dragged into deceit of failure to examine the real cost of a situation. So, with lots of emphasis on financial costs, you abandon the emotional price that must be paid to win the reward.

Under usual circumstances, you have 3 options always when you need something badly. Let us say you want a new Apple laptop. You need to toil and get money to buy the new laptop, you can buy a used one which is affordable – which wasn’t your goal or you can carefully plan a way-out theft.
I recommend you take the third option if you probably know you can’t afford the sum of money the laptop requires.

My advice is utterly insane, God’s own child can’t be too much of a noodle to such an extent. Now, where is your emotional intelligence hidden. Crave it from wherever it is – obviously I am talking of that head. Emotions are some of the cheapest commodities available. Anyone can have a mass of them as much as you want.

Do rewards come freely? Allow me to take the no response. Why should the world reward a precious thing freely? Pay for it, but use the necessary attention and concepts
So, the price we need is engaged with flexibility and uncertainty. You can pay for anything you need by accepting flexibility and uncertainty. You can obtain that asset with uncertainty accompanied with a low payment – think of the used laptop. You can assume all the related expenses it comes with while trying to avoid the flexibility that connects with it.

Power of emotional resolution over money
Just like the game will be judged by the God of money – whose decision we can’t assume, looks into the situation and grants a reward to those who didn’t pay the price – probably, they stole it or they were donated to. For some blessed thieves will get away with the laptop and no condemnation afterwards while others will be got red-handed. That’s the humorous nature of money.

Now **the real cost of investing into anything is not really money. **It’s the emotional and physical price demanded in today’s business setting - sounds pretty efficient and interesting, right? Probably, you have heard of companies that really crowned their achievements and later went downhill. It was discovered that such companies employ the psychological price to pay for regaining their dignity.

I usually use the inspirational thunderstruck occasion of **John Reed of Citicorp, one of America’s largest banks **is as a perfect epitome here. Let me tell it in a brief context. Reed was best known at Citicorp as the vice president in the bank who lost $175 million setting up the bank’s credit card division. So huge a sum of money for a loss. Reed’s gigantic error naturally gripped attention of his superiors. But his extraordinary ability to handle that crisis positioned him as a bold and decisive executive in their eyes. This was a big reason to make him a chairman of Citicorp in 1984.

Every reward for money has a price beyond the known financial fee you can see and count. I please summon you to accept it. If you really in need of success, figure out the price, then pay it in return. According what you have read in the previous paragraphs, you can figure this out. It is one of the best money advice tips that has re-echoed in my mind.

The eccentric truth about wealth
The mystery of wealth is that people have the tendency of needing it to alert others that they should be liked and admired. Yet in the reality case, other people use your wealth as a touchstone for their own desire to be liked and admired.

This mystery is dominant at every income and wealth level. For instance, today there is an emerging business of people renting private jets to take a selfie inside the jet for Instagram, in a nick of time. These Instagram fellows think people will love them. Unknowingly, they probably don’t of this scenario – people don’t care about the person’s wealth instead they just imagine of possessing their wealth.

Expert tip: You can accumulate your wealth and be crowned for it but don’t forget that people only think about having what you have, they will not think of you.

I hope you have got the real mental picture now. The point is not discouraging your efforts to accumulate income but to understand how that money psychology works. So recognize it that people generally aspire to be respected by others, and humility, graciousness, intelligence, and empathy tend to generate more respect than your unbeatable wealth.

What alters our decisions to capture long-term rewards?

When I was a 4-year-old, I said that I wanted to have a big car when I grew up. Then when I grew up, I realized that affording a car isn’t the best option for life. When I turned my teenage years, my dream was to become a neurosurgeon. Then I realized that I had to work so hard to attain that complicated career.

However, this is a point where all hell breaks loose for most people after getting aware of how hard our interests and ambitions are. So, some of them become stay-at-home parents and others get uncomfortable jobs probably with a poor pay. Then as such people age, they realize that they should have toiled had to save more money for their retirement.

It becomes difficult to predominate long-term decisions when your don’t embrace the view what you’ll exactly need in the future.

Consistency - Don’t interrupt money plans thoughtlessly

When you change your life plans, you interrupt your money plans in respect to your career, investments, expenses and anything else related .

Many successful people keep on doing the same thing for lots of time till the end, letting compounding run wild. However, most of us keep on changing so much over a lifetime. In order, to keep ourselves away from doing the same thing for plenty of time till the end. Probably, anything close to that sort.

Each day you have an average of 50,000 thoughts and if at all you are a normal human and I am sure it is so, it’s unfortunate that 95% of them are negative. So, are you conscious enough to analyze the 5% positive. Think it through. If you trust your mind to be over the average society, then this principle can be left out. Yet, remember it takes so much focus to construct a positive emotion from a mere thought.

So, if you started a business with that big emotion, trace back on how you struggled building it. I know you may be persistent enough to let it go, if so, well and good – we appreciate your unbeatable emotional intelligence.

All business tycoons agree that ***there is no medicine for self-contentment . ***So, if you are contented with what you have, their is no motivation that can push you to do better. Heavy-duty commitment to one goal, one way, one consequence can plunge you into crisis when at the same time, you are a good victim to change.

Brighton Sykes
Luck Or Risk? The Ultimate Battle Solved

It's high time we solved the conflicting behaviour of luck and risk in relation to success. It is some of the most complicated uncertainties in the art of **decision making **no matter ordinary life or business.

Managing about what you know but how you behave. If you consider the greatest rich men of all time, character is there predominant secret. It is not a secret by the way, we all can see it. However, that’s not how we learn financial education . Every finance department lectures typically what to focus on. Unfortunately, it never mentions whatever will become your head-scratcher after focusing on whatever it told you.

Under what circumstances does someone who lacks education, lacks appropriate experience, lacks resources, and lacks necessary connections surprisingly to compete one with the best education, the most appropriate experience, the best resources and the best connections?
We all know there is nothing more humorous than the mysterious. Perhaps, I don’t think you will ever meet a market vendor performing a neurosurgery on a patient. Or find an ordinary mechanic constructing a processor chip astonishingly beating android’s own.

Investment is simply, the behavioral attitude of people with money. Oh lord! The bad news is that there is nothing as hard to teach as behavior even if you try with the super intellectuals – that’s humanity. Behavior can’t be wrapped in the same category as those complicated mathematical formulae you memorize. Let’s not beat around the bush - behavior is innate, unique accordingly from person to person. It is so hard to quantify, varies with time, and people are predisposed to contradict with its existence – mostly when it comes to explain about themselves.

Luck: Free success or risk?

Luck and risk lie on opposite sides of the coin. However, we tend to underrate the purpose of luck and risk, and a failure in disguise keeps us away from recognizing it.
Is there anything you really know that we don’t know? Probably, yes. Each one of us follows different routes to success. However, the principles don’t distinctively change.

I appreciate the great principle that Napoleon Hill merged from analysis of the Carnegie likes – Patience, Persistence and Perspiration form an unbeatable combination of success. We all agree upon it, no doubt about it unless when you used some hypnosis to achieve your success – which we can’t guarantee in our typical humanity.

We are always challenged to think intuitively about any circumstances that invade our spaces of effort however enormous they may be – think-like-we-are-the-supreme-being. It’s exaggerated I know. Nevertheless, the way we turn to think upon situations that turn bizarre, pose us to stretch our mental-muscle far beyond what we could literally imagine.

Then if so, what is the exact role of luck in successful conclusions.

This is a universal truth - luck plays a huge role in financial success. Except that it’s automatically next to impossible to measure luck. When it is proposed that some people’s success is owed to luck, it is regarded idiosyncratic and sounds mean to some people. Just because of its vagueness luck is abandoned as a factor of success.
This shares the same scenario with risk. Did that businesses that failed not try hard enough? Can we suggest that bad plans and decision-making were not satisfactory enough? Don’t overthink it. Are bad careers the results of laziness?

Of course, some businesses fail because of such cases except that it really depends. In fact, we are not really God to realise the every time cause-and-effect. And when it’s hard to realise, don’t be misled to assume the failure sector as originally caused by mistake. It’s itself a bigger mistake.

Our lives are a reflection of the experiences we have had and the people around us, majority of which is driven by luck, accident, and chance. The line lying between the adventuresome and devil-may-care is thinner than most of us think.

So, what should we take, luck or risk?

The fundamental conclusion is that you can’t believe in risk without believing in luck. Remember, they co-exist on opposite sides of the same coin. They form the simple idea that sometimes things that spontaneously happen influence outcomes more than effort can accomplish.

I want you to be successful, and I want you to earn it. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is results from laziness. Keep it in mind when judging people, including yourself.

Reminder: Judgement is different from perception. I choose perception, what of you?

Brighton Sykes
Why Do You Laugh at Things You Shouldn't? Here Goes the New Facts

Laughing is a humorous attitude that genuinely expresses our happiness. However, it becomes so ambiguous when one laughs under a situation we are not supposed to.

Accidental murder would be incompatible, assert superiority, and release tension but it has never been a chucklesome in the reality ideology.

The description in meticulous detail, why the comedians’ jokes — why talk of our friend who fell accidentally on the sidewalk?— can make us laugh.

Think of someone explaining a lesson about moral violations: ridiculous but aggressive actions For instance, one feeding on their dead dog as social psychologist Jonathan Haidt put it.

While reading Haidt’s paper, Warren, a psychologist student thought the scripts were merely funny. Concurrently, McGraw, a behavioral psychologist was giving a talk on moral violations and an audience member propounded a question: If moral violations are supposed to evoke disgust, why do we laugh at such moments?

For sure the psychologist lacked anything like a convincing answer. He also couldn’t stop thinking about it. McGraw brought the puzzle to Warren and the pair quickly began exploring why we laugh at things that are morally wrong. It may surprise you but it is not that psychologists are meant to know everything.

McGraw and Warren consulted another theory, by linguist Thomas Veatch, to solve the puzzle. The joke that emboldened Veatch’s target of thinking: Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead. Veatch claimed that humor occurs when someone perceives a situation that is a violation of a subjective moral principle while simultaneously realizing that the situation is normal.

The Benign Violation Theory

McGraw and Warren concluded, The violation? The dead monkey. The normal? Any dead creature can tumble from a tree, as gravity impacts. The major issue with Veatch’s proposition: The term “normal” doesn’t apply to some situations we find funny — absurd, peculiar humor. On several efforts to fine-tune Veatch’s theory, McGraw and Warren devised their own: They called it the Benign Violation Theory.

“We aren’t trying to create our own theory on humor, not at all ,” McGraw said. McGraw is a raucous motormouthed presenter with a boyish vitality, fortunate qualities to have considering the pellucid interviews and talks he’s given on humor.

“There’s plenty of models out there to choose from,” he said. “We were struggling finding one that was good enough to answer the question [of what makes things funny], plus all these other questions that were popping into our nuts.”

Settings that form that funny attitude**

These two psychologists, co-authored a paper that explained their affirmations. For us to find things funny, some specific things are considered: A situation - ranging from anything like your friend slipping over a banana peeling or someone stuttering their words, a violation of society’s etiquette - the benign situation and both happen simultaneously.

One of the studies published in their paper asked participants at the University of Colorado whether certain statements made them laugh. “Before he passed away, Keith’s father told his son to cremate his body. Then he told Keith to do whatever he wished with the remains. Keith decided to snort his dead father’s ashes.” Was the passage found both wrong and funny.

The violation in this scenario is clearly the snorting of the ashes. The benign part is that the snorting was technically okay since Keith’s dad said he could do whatever he wanted with the ashes.

Conclusive precaution

Through thorough studying of humor, Warren tells that his sense of humor has consistently turned darker and become basically disturbing. In one study, for example, he asked participants to watch drug awareness because he bounced-off them. The audience did not agree. So like anything in the humanity aspect – too much of use of humor is disaster.

Brighton Sykes
The New Deeper View of Laughing in Humor Psychology

Ever wondered why you laugh at things suddenly, let's enroll into the concept of humor.

Everyone wants to be human and humanity is being mirthful. The humorous aspect of happiness in an expression of laughing is a stereotype inexplicable in all cultures all-over the world.

Psychiatry suggests that for someone who analyzes humor, tells still how astonishing its complexity manifests. Words, phrases and jokes have different meanings to all of us, but we all have that instinct to laugh.
Just like we have an innate ability to understand language, we reserve that reflex for comprehending every time comedy. We all realise that there are people who are better suited at making others laugh, but almost everybody can initiate or appreciate any wisecrack.

Mystery of humor

Humor is universal mystery, it works in surprising formats according to most people. We seek out laughs in nearly every form of media, from music, movies to memes, Instagram and TikTok . At the box office, popular comedies rake in big bucks. Funny people are worshipped in pop culture – the Charlie Chaplin praises.

Our desire for hilarious impacts who we choose to spend time with as well. To agree best, why the scrolling through profiles on dating apps? Probably, there is hope of dating someone who’s funny.
Depending on some 2023 Singles survey from online dating service sites, 92 percent of singles seek a partner who can make them laugh.

Version of Humor in Old Times

The ancestral version of humor differs from today’s version of humor – from knock-knock jokes to satire. Play is probable as the original building block of humor. Humans’ early predecessors, closely resembling the modern chimpanzees and primate engaged in play like teaser fights and tickles.

Later, play transformed into laughter and amusement in events that were safe and filled with positive emotions that help us to cheer up. Humor also evolved to optimize weird social tragedies to laugh at different adversities.

To early humans, humour rendered effectiveness during hard or confrontational conversations — issues such as “Can you surrender all your duties and help me?” “Will you like me,if I try?” “I wonder why you knocked me unknowingly? Or was it intentional?” — anger being highly discouraged.

Here, I can recommend the James Cameroon’s Avatar movies – I think they cast a proficient comparison of humor to our ancestral origin.
A toxic conversation was blown off with a mirth and a smile to help people deal with conflict. Then it is sensible that humor and laughter developed for the purpose of social cooperation.

** I said and they laughed, why? **

What makes things funny? For years, learners and great thinkers have tr**ied to clarify the head-scratcher – humor. Philosophers and humor academicians broadly admitted to thoughts when explaining why we find fun in life; the superiority theory, relief theory, and incongruity theory.

The superiority theory, explained by Plato and Aristotle, is one of the oldest and widely anticipated. It proposes that things are funny when we feel superior to others as we dominate the low versions of ourselves. Think of mocking humor or down-to-earth humor.

Sigmund Freud’s interpretation – the relief theory, is that the act of laughter releases confined nervous energy for instance, laughing at taboo or sex-related subjects.

The third, and most widely accepted, explanation of humor is the incongruity theory. Philosophers James Beattie, Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer and others suggested that we find amusement in things that are at odds with our expectations, a contradiction between the setup and the punchline. I also believe it and I think you as well because it’s practical.

In contemporary humor, the joke teller sets the scene in the public; the spot that makes us burst into laughter is usually a twist away from the path we thought we were on.

Ok, they laughed, so what?

For an audience’s thumbs up to your humor avails outstanding social benefits. Optimistic placement of a joke raises a person’s status while under grading the significance of one who is the cuckoo in the joke trade. To the ones engaged in the joke, feel a broad sense of companionship.

The field of research presently aims at analyzing and categorizing humor and how we use it. Learners are trying to elucidate the invisible and vitality associated with health, relationships and well-being.

Fun is constantly advancing into newer forms. Humor can never be estimated as it always remodels itself. It’s ever misunderstood shape can’t be figured out on how it works. Except when we scrutinize the feather of society, culture, and our own psychology.


Philosophy concluded it that we always find amusement in things that are at odds with our own expectations – a pure contradiction between the setup and the punchline.

Brighton Sykes
5 hottest well selected ideas to upgrade your career balance without schooling

To decide whether you want to change jobs or prepare for the next-level role, the most important thing to know is that upskilling is what every employee needs to be doing every time.
Jobs are changing as business demands change, and employees are expected to prove their self-worth with increasingly higher expectations. There are plenty of ways to educate yourself and upskill without going back for traditional schooling. I am going to present five ways to upskill without going back to school.

Current shutdowns Of employees aren’t just the result of an uncertain economy. They’re also the result of jobs changing more quickly than employees can upskill to meet business needs. With rapid changes in technology, including digitalization and automation, it’s critical to own your upskilling to ensure you’ll be able to adapt to dynamic business needs.

Without continuously growing your skills, you could become outdated quicker than you realize in the business world.
There are plenty of ways to educate yourself and upskill without going back for a traditional schooling.

Here are five ways to upskill without going back to school:

    Many careers offer certifications to prove you have both a baseline understanding of what’s required in a job or a mastery of best practices in a certain field.

For example, the Project Management Institute is globally recognized for its courses and PMP certification for project managers. Product School offers product management courses and certifications. SHRM and HRCI offer courses and exams to earn HR certifications.

There are dozens of certifications for other jobs as well, such as business analytics, business processes, inbound marketing, and leadership.
Certifications show you have knowledge, experience and capabilities in a certain field, which make them especially important if you’re transitioning careers and don’t have a lot of work experience in the new field.

Having those certifications as part of your credentials will help you break through many career opportunities and recruiter assumptions that you had no skills and capabilities about.
There’s a wealth of learning platforms out there. LinkedIn Learning is one of the most recognized, but there are many others with courses that can take your functional and leadership skills to the next level.

Coursera, edX, Open Culture, and Khan Academy are just a few online resources that offer free courses. You’ll also find free courses from some of the top schools in the United States if ate all you are American citizen including MIT, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford.

While taking individual classes may not seem comparable to a four-year degree, showing you’re continuously learning and growing your skills is an attractive quality in an employee. The best way to showcase your relevant coursework is to add a “Continuous Learning” or “Continuous Education” section to your resume after your formal education.

    Most internships, even paid ones, require that you be attending school. To qualify for many internships, you can register for a class at a local community college that would provide valuable knowledge in your field or the one you want to move into.

If you already have a full-time job, consider whether your boss would allow for a rotation in another area of the organization. You can find a passion in a job and get frustrated that you couldn’t intern like your classmates because you are working in your current job to support your family or your own education. Talk to your boss humanely you can be offered a chance to secure an internship in your area Of expertise.

For a lucky person, you can receive comments from a good employer like “Don’t come back. There are four openings in the department you interned for, and I expect you to prove you deserve one of them.”

So you not only interned for that department, but luckily your boss may have spotted for you a full-time job there immediately at the end of your internship. Just know, the key here is be good and communicative to your current employer.

This type of factory isn’t going to be feasible for every boss or company. Therefore, you may have to seek training on your own will and time. For example, if you want to move into accounting, consider joining a school board or non-profit board, volunteering at a familiar school as treasurer, or setting up your own small company if possible and taking on clients separate from your day job.

Another way to gain experience is to find a small business or family friend who can provide you an opportunity to help with one of their work projects, which will allow you to gain practical skills in areas such as analytics, customer acquisition, social media, or marketing.

Being paid is not much to be considered for gaining new or higher-level skills when those skills allow you to contribute more towards advancing a company’s goals.

    If you have the potential, ask for work from another department at your organization. You’ll not only bring value to the company, you’ll also enhance your recognition.

Stretch assignments teach you new or higher-level skills while also challenging you to demonstrate those skills to the people who gave you the opportunity. So even if the project itself isn’t easily seen, at least someone will know what you can achieve.

Importantly, this type of stretch assignment cannot interfere with your day job. And while you may be wondering of doing work on the side, remember that the goal is to continue to raise your skills so you can be considered for the next opportunity — or be so valuable that the company can’t imagine functioning without you.

    Mentors can provide so much more than a listening ear. The right mentor outside of your direct leadership or function will provide new perspectives on your work and how to boost your skills and challenge you to think with unique ideas.

When we’re heads over tails down in our work, we don’t always realize the bigger picture of the objective of assignments. If you find a mentor who is a senior leader in your organization, they’ll have deeper knowledge of the company’s growth and what capabilities will be needed as the company grows or shifts strategy.

Even if your mentor isn’t sure of what hard skills are needed, mastering visible skills like interpersonal communication, complex problem-solving, stakeholder alignment, and leadership is what advances employees to higher levels.

Having different perspectives on issues improves your thought leadership, which is critical in all jobs and will make you a fit candidate for later opportunities.

Whether you want to change jobs or prepare for the next-level role, the most important thing to know about upskilling is that every employee needs to be doing every time.

Jobs are changing as business demands change, and employees are expected to prove their value with increasingly higher expectations. Don’t lag behind when you can raise your skills to move on in this career competitive world.

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