Four keys to connecting with your inner genius
3) Intelligence. Get creative
Obviously, Stan thought plodding logically through difficulty was the only route that made sense. What he didn’t know was that half his brain was shut down. The creative part of his brain, the one responsible for breakthroughs and invention, was being ignored. Stan could do some easy things to wake up that neglected fifty percent of his intellectual capacity. Quick fixes to rev up his creative side could include:
-doing a portion of his note taking with his non-dominant hand.
-setting his silver and tableware backwards.
-taking a different route to work.
-take foreign language, martial arts, music, writing, or art class. These disciplines are obvious choices for taking steps into creativity.
These actions may seem inordinately simple, but they will work wonders in breaking stale old patterns of inefficiency.
4) Inspiration: Living the Accomplished Life
Plugging back into all the amazing attributes inside himself, Stan was inviting an entirely new lifestyle. Instead of looking for the cause of what was wrong, he could look for remain inspired, living large, achieving his wishes with ease. Al l that would be required was following an easy formula:
Intuition + Integrity + Intelligence = Inspiration
Stan’s stomach may have been speaking to his with the only voice it had: pain. The longer he avoided listening, the more intensely his abdomen screeched. Biologists have actually found that there are at least two centers, other than the brain, that create chemicals, which direct our emotions: the heart and the gut. Simply put, that means there is sound research to back up gut instincts-or intuition. Heart problems make sense too. Anytime you deny yourself, you are denying personal integrity, the domain of the heart. Now, there are scientific studies to back up why stress produces heart palpitations from an emotional perspective. Additionally, only using half a brain stresses our primary organ of intelligence. It can’t help but be out of kilter if we never consider looking at opportunity in a perceived crisis. Seeing the brighter side engages creativity-finding a solution when it makes no logical sense-but its there-sure as there are new innovations thought up every day that totally change the way our entire society lives and works.
Once Stan tuned in to the genius within his body-gut instinct, heart, and creativity-his confidence soared. From this newly inspired state, he realized he knew enough to transform his workplace. Within weeks, a business plan for expanding his department by thirty percent virtually completed itself, and he had rekindled an old passion for running, which, incidentally, was pain free. More than pain free, workouts were energizing particularly because five days into the new routine, he met up with his manager while jogging. Taking the risk to speak up about the expansion plan paid off big. The manager was ready to implement Stan’s plan-immediately. Not only did Stan release himself from a long-standing cycle of pain, he garnered himself a promotion and a hefty list of business accolades to boot. Charged up by his success, Stan found more than enough time to show his new co-worker the ropes. Within weeks, John and Stan became an incredibly productive team.
Marjorie Wolter, Ph.D., is a speaker, mentor and founder of Strategic Accomplishment, a consulting firm specializing in inspired leadership, and creating unique cultures of success. With over twenty years of experience, she is a catalyst for those who will only be satisfied having achieved the highest level of business success. Marjorie has authored three books: “Magnificent Men are Everywhere,” “Seekers and Evolutionaries,” and “Living the Accomplished Life.” For more information, http://www.drmarjoriewolter.comor call 800-959-8096.