Imagine being the go-to-person when your company has a problem that they need solved. Now.Â Imagine you are talking with a client or on a date, and you have an almost magic ability to steer the conversation wherever you want it to go, and the other person thinks that it was their idea. Imagine being surrounded by stressed out executives who are almost ready to call it quits when you tilt your head to the side, think for a moment, and say “Why don’t we try…” and they look at you in utterÂ astonishment. “Why didn’t we think of that?” They ask. “You’re a genius! We’re saved!” Would you like that? Would you like to develop the mental dexterity of thoughtÂ that Bruce Lee demonstrated with his nunchucks?
Well, here I give you two strong tips that when practiced, willÂ allow you to developÂ so muchÂ flexibility and creativity of thought that you won’t know how you managed after you naturally become incredibly smarter.
Since they both work on the same principle of how the brain is physically set up, you’ll probably find yourself able to make up new exercises after you make these a habit.
The first one is simple, but it’s pretty weird, so make sure you don’t do it if anybody is in earshot. Especially at work.Â What you do, is look at ordinary objects, but give them a different name. For example, if you look off to the left of your computer, now, and see a pen, look at it and say “apple!” Then look at something else, say a piece of paper, and say “pickup truck!” The key here is to make sure your ‘new’ names for the objects don’t fall in the same category.Â Like in the above example, if you called your pen an ‘apple’ and then called the piece of paper an ‘orange,’ it wouldn’t be as effective, because orange and apple fall in the same category of food, or even fruit. So try to pick your new names completely different categories, sizes, colors, uses, as different as possible. Beware, this sounds deceptively simple, but when you start to practice this regularly, you’ll realize it is anything but. The reason it isn’t as simple as it sound is because you are literally building new circuits in your brain.Â Be prepared to have some wild dreams when you start this.
The next trick requires a pen and paper,Â orÂ better, notepad or some otherÂ word processor.Â Think of anything, any regular object,Â for example, potato. Then pick something in a different category, but starting with the same letter, in this case, the letter ‘p.’Â So let’s say you choose potato, and Porsche. Next, you just start rambling off anything that comes to mind regarding those two objects, AND, whatever comes up after that, just let your brain flow, and everything you think of, write it down.Â Don’t worry about spelling, or grammar, or anything like that. Just write your thoughts out as fast as you can. This also literally causes you to build new connections in your brain, so you will be able to connect ideas in ways that will astound your friends.
One word of caution. It’s difficult to see results with these exercises because it takes time to build new neural pathways, and as you build them, it feels normal, and you can’t reallyÂ notice the results right away. It’s not like you’ll have to change hat sizes or anything.Â What will most likely happen, is if you put justÂ 5 or 10 minutes a day into either of these exercises, you will haveÂ a powerfulÂ ‘Aha!‘ moment.Â After about a week or so you will suddenly realize that you have an ENOURMOUS amount of data stored upÂ in your brain. And I’m talking about the whole size of the internet enourmous. And trust me, this is a really cool feeling. It will make you feel incredibly confident in a way that you never have before.
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