Brain Tattoos From Billionaires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billionaire research has revealed the following brain tattoos:

  • Don’t Do it if it’s not fun
  • Be your own competition
  • Seek Forgiveness vs. Ask Permission
  • Innovate versus Impersonate
  • Leave your ego at the door
  • Master you entire business
  • Have a ‘Dream Cottage’
  • Take lots of pictures
  • Become clutter free
  • Do it for the art, not the money

From this – what ‘steps’ will you do today??

Kaizen x 5 Productivity Techniques

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Five one minute productivity techniques based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen:

1. Have the courage to get great at saying “No Thanks” to any activities that don’t advance your priorities.

2. Take 60 seconds every morning to do a written game plan for a productive day. “The things that get scheduled are the things that get done.”

3. Take a few seconds each day to turn off all your technology and work deeply on a key project with zero distraction.

4. Take 60 seconds to breathe deeply and focus on your progress. This will re-energise and refuel you.

5. Take 60 seconds to un-clutter your work area so you create space for your creativity to flow.

Today take the first noble step in continuous improvement.

Problem Solvers

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Our perceptions of situations are what determine ‘problems’. It’s our minds that make our perceptions seem real. If there is a problem it is our perception. This is hard to see in a world that celebrates and rewards the finding and solving of ‘the problem’.

When we decide that we will no longer perceive the problem, we will then see only the facts, a situation, an opportunity. Facts are just facts and any and every situation can always be improved, unless it is in the past, then it’s just a memory, and memories are never a problem, are they?

If we can cancel from the patterns of our perceptions, and the  idea of ‘problem’ –  reframing them as growth opportunities then we will not only be positive thinkers and positive proactive actors, we will be leaders.

Embracing the Dream Business

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A Dream is a complete moment in the life of a client. Important experiences that tempts clients to commit substantial resources. The essence of the desires of the consumer. The opportunity to help clients become what they want to be.

At times we can be stuck in the old economy, old product thinking. We must take pages from the likes of the Virgin Group and come to grips, ‘strategically’ with the fact that Winners will be Masters of the Dream Business.

It’s about the marketing of dreams – “Dreamketing” ….

Dreamketing: Touching our client’s dreams

Dreamketing: The art of telling stories and entertaining

Dreamketing: Promoting the dream, not the product

Dreamketing: Building the brand around the Main Dream

Dreamketing: Building “buzz, “hype”…

The Power Within

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All too often we wait until ideal conditions appear before we show up at our best. True leadership is about doing your absolute best under imperfect conditions – leading where you are planted…

Let me share a recent experience from when I was visiting Kuwait. As I walked into the washroom, I was greeted by a young man with a beaming smile. His job was clearly to keep the place clean. Some would call him a janitor. But to me, he viewed himself as an inventor… innovating and iterating within his sphere of responsibility.

“Welcome to my workshop,” he spoke, with a sparkle in his eyes. “It’s nice to have you visit.” His uniform was impeccable. His work-surfaces and floors were immaculate. And his manners, superb. He could have made excuses to deny his enthusiasm. Could have complained about his job, the lack of authority, the limited power. But he didn’t.
Instead, he assumed his power-to influence all those he met, to impact others by his excellent example, and to inspire all by transcending his conditions. This young man did his work like Rembrandt painted, Beckham bends the ball, like Colombus explored.

My true point? No job is just a job, unless it’s viewed as just a job. All work is a platform to express creative potential, offer value and make a unique contribution. But we each face a choice each day as we walk out into the world: we can play a victim or we can step up to leadership. And in this messy, disrupted world we now work within, leadership at every level has become the single best way to win.

Learning from Business Athletes for Peak Performance

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Here are some insights from my business athletes’ research.

They learn:

  • How it’s essential to surround yourself with people performing and living at dramatically higher levels so that their ways of thinking, producing and living influenced my mindset and achievement levels. Just having a few conversations with the right people can be the event that triggers a tsunami of excellence for you.
  • The importance of having a  system to plan out and then schedule  annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly goals in the way that gets them done unbelievably effectively much earlier.  So much of ultra-success comes down to the time management tool you use. Please take the time to experiment and get the system that dovetails with you motivational preferences.
  • How to build elite project teams of fanatically focused and passionate people who deliver superb safe results (I took them many years to crack the code  but once they did, their business transformed…you can’t build a great company with a merely average team). And you’re wasting your talent if you’re trying to do everything yourself.
  • That “the key to energy is recovery” and the way to have rare-air stamina is to learn how the brain and body needs to be refuelled – maintaining bubbling health and vitality.
  • That the best way to get more done is to work less. It’s truly is about smart work versus hard work. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. That’s just not true.
  •  How to “retrain” their brain so as to clean out negativity and toxicity so they feel better, stronger and faster than when was first starting out.  That when totally focusing on problems they lacked the full-on inspiration that you absolutely must cultivate to achieve extraordinary results in your life.

Small actions spark BIG change

Jim Bennett Global Leadership Speaker and Adventurer

FIVE  One minute productivity techniques based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen:

1. Have the courage to get great at saying “No Thanks” to any activities that don’t advance your priorities.

2. Take 60 seconds every morning to do a written game plan for a productive day. “The things that get scheduled are the things that get done.”

3. Take a few seconds each day to turn off all your technology and work deeply on a key project with zero distraction.

4. Take 60 seconds to breathe deeply and focus on your progress. This will re-energise and refuel you.

5. Take 60 seconds to un-clutter your work area so you create space for your creativity to flow.

Today take the first noble step in continuous improvement.

BRAIN WAVE KNOWLEDGE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Limitations of The Conscious Mind

Your mind can only handle 7 (+ or – 2) pieces of information at a time
Trying to remember too many things at once = danger
People new to the job or with a lot on their mind are more likely to overload their minds and forget about something that can put them at risk.

Brainwave Activity

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There are 4 main brainwave activities:

BETA brain waves – aroused and actively engaged

 

ALPHA brain waves – state relaxation, daydreaming, ‘automatic pilot++’ – rely on habits. 2 hour cycles

 

THETA brain waves – drowsy, meditating, idea generating,

 

DELTA brainwaves – deep sleep, dreaming…

The ALPHA State

This is part of the Ultradiam rythymn process that happens for about 20 minutes every 2 hours.
The brain and body is in a more relaxed state and allows both healing and creative states of conciousness. However, the “downside” is that you may be unaware of any hazards that are exposed to (daydreaming). Your are more likely to have an “ALPHA Moment” when you can do your job or task without thinking., also when you are nder stress or unwell. The more competent and experienced you are, and the more comfortable you are with your surroundings, the more at risk you are.

Take ACTION – nobody can concentrate 100% of the time

Use worksite briefings (toolbox talks) to anticipate ALPHA Moments – stop repetitive work frequently to see if anything has changed
Let others be your eyes or sensors
Ask others to intervene with us as we know they may see risks we don’t.
Intervene to stop others from getting hurt.

When in a “safe place” the Alpha brain wave state can be used to great advantage for problem solving and unleashing your creative talent.

With conscious competence you can be aware of your current brain activity level and choose the most appropriate for peak performance.

Transformational Leadership

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Transformational Leaders understand the quality of the practice determines the caliber of the performance. Let’s explore some of the practices:

  • The Olympic Athlete Protocol: Prepare Yourself Mentally, Physically + Emotionally
  • Bureaucrats talk about people and problems Transformational Leaders talk about possibilities and solutions.They focus on results and get things done. What’s the opportunity here? How can we leverage this situation. Focus on possibilities.
  • Transformational Leaders understand they are paid not just to work, but they are paid to be scared. The best Leaders play out on the edges and take calculated risks. Challenge the way you performed yesterday. Take calculated risks.
  • The empowered Leaders do what’s difficult, what causes them to stretch and requires commitment. Be committed. Be willing to do what the few do. Develop the leaders around you. Go into silence. Work on your customer experience. Have acute clarity on your 90 day goals. Work on your goals. Build relationships and trust. Persist.
  • Bureaucrats are threatened by change, Transformational Leaders are inspired by change
  • The informed leaders understand that change is required to get to the next level of  success and fulfillment.
  • Bureaucrats have jobs, HOT Leaders have crafts
  • Develop your talents and make a dent in the universe. Do something you are proud of. Elicit the best within. The best Leaders aren’t in it for the money, they’re in it for the pride they feel on creating world-class products and doing genius-level work.
  • Bureaucrats wait until they get the energy, Transformational Leaders understand that to get the energy you must first do the work
  • When you do the Work You Will Receive the Transformational Gifts:
1. Release of more motivation 2. Release of confidence 3. Release of energy
  • Transformational leaders understand the bigger the dream the more important the Team
  • Leadership is about influence – moving others to action by example. Leadership is about impact – less talk more results. Leadership is about inspiration – growing other leaders with dignity.
  • Transformational Leaders are obsessed with giving – ask not what can I get, ask who can I help?  It’s about producing outstanding value for as many as possible.

“BE the Change you wish to see.” Mahatma Gandhi

Resilience

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One of the cornerstones of Leadership is resilience.

Every single elite performer who has ever graced the planet before you has faced trials.  Nobody gets through life without facing hurdles, obstacles and even tragedies.

The question is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you in life.

You can choose to give up when you face adversity and play a small life.  And if you do, you will be playing the victim.

Or, you can reach deep into your heart and use the apparently negative event to fuel even greater success.

You can use the adversity as a platform for growth and a chance to let more of who you truly are shine and see the light of day.

In doing so, you will be aligning yourself with the fundamental laws of nature and showing true leadership not only of your career but of your life.

“I believe we all have more potential inside of us than we have any knowledge of. And when a crisis happens, you can find out what you’re made of.”  Christopher Reeve