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Power of the Mind: 5 Ways Brain Research Can Help Your Business

THE POWER OF THE MIND HOW TO TRAIN YOURSELF TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL Here are several important tips based on recent discoveries in brain research that can help us improve our personal and professional lives. USE VISUALIZATION TO LEARNA NEW SKILL Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to create new neural pathways. When we repeat a skill that we are trying to master, we strengthen the neural networks that represent that action. The same happens in the brain whether we perform the action or simply visualize it. Your brain cannot tell the difference. ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS BY KEEPNG YOUR MOUTH SHUT Achieve better work/life balance! Get a promotion! Dovble my Sales total! Get 5 new clients each month! Psychology tests have proven that when you tell someone your goal, you are less likely to do the work to realize that goal. Your brain mistakes the talking for the doing and is tricked into feeling like the goal has already been accomplished. 3 CHOOSE TO SMILE TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD O Be angry Smile The Facial Feedback Hypothesis indicates that your brain cannot tell the difference between a posed smile or a genuine smile. A posed smile will elicit, physiologically, the same happi- ness response as a genuine smile. Your facial muscles cue your brain to experience that positive emotion. 4 UNDERSTAND EMOTIONAL PAIN TO DEVELOP EMPATHY Layoff! LAƻY! POOR PERFORMANCE! Consider that when we hurt someone emotionally, it can feel like the equivalent of breaking one of their bones. We can create a better world in our sphere of influence just by being mindful of this thought and using it to help develop our empathy towards others. LOWER YOUR STRESS LEVEL BY USING "THE CLEAR BUTTON" EXERCISE Step 3: Breathe.imagine blue Breathe.imagine green Breathe..imagine pink Step 1. Imagine a button that will stop fearful thinking Step 4: Exhale.relax into the present moment Step 2: Press Button Research shows that your brain cannot tell the difference between a real and imagined threat. Author Don Joseph Goewey provides a powerful visualization exercise called "the Clear Button" to thwart fearful thoughts and stop the escalating stress. Published on OPENForum.oom OPEN Forum Design by Text by Bruna Martinuzzi

Power of the Mind: 5 Ways Brain Research Can Help Your Business

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In the quest for success, our reliance on the hottest technology, apps and gadgets often overshadows our most powerful and natural tool: the brain. Commit to exercising your mental prowess and retrai...


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