“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
A friend posted on social media the above inspiring quote, from an incredibly powerful, passionate leader. However, the way I read this quote today, is completely different from the way I would’ve read it 5 years ago. This change in perspective, this change in approach of how to most effectively and constantly be upgrading my brain, body, health, and power every second of every day to make a positive, powerful impact in the world is what this blog post is about. Unfortunately, many people will read much of the self-help advice and inspirational wisdom make the same mistake I did, make the same mis-interpretation I did, creating extraordinary stress and at the extreme complete breakdown.
If you’re like me I read the above quote and am shouting in my mind,
YES! MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT! YES! OPTIMIZE EVERY MOMENT! YES! EVERY MOMENT BE MOVING TO MORE POWER!
OPTIMIZE! OPTIMIZE! OPTIMIZE!
However, the processing and approach of optimizing every moment, and constantly be moving, and morphing into your highest, smartest, strongest self is quite different than you think. The optimal approach to creating extraordinary energy and power is far different from what you’ll see in 95% of people in the modern world who are stuck in a world of “busyness”, “time-famine”, “urgency”, “worry” and “hurry”, people who are constantly pushing, pushing and pushing the gas pedal with little thrust.
Do you find yourself always saying you’re too busy?
Do you find yourself desperately wanting more time? Are you absolutely drained at the end of the day? Is your mind foggy and brain sluggish?
Most people reading the above quote will think and say to themselves okay, “I need to optimize every second, work, work, work, achieve, achieve, achieve … I need to constantly be doing something and getting the edge … because, I can’t waste any moment!!!” … I know this because I used to be one of those people. Over-time the stress accumulates, the chaos rises, your mind and perspective narrows and the disorder in the brain overwhelms it’s capacities and energies. As the waves of chaos in the brain increase, you quickly lose the ability to think clearly, swiftly and intelligently to rise above the problems you face. You lose the ability to see and seize the solutions to your problems, which are often flashing themselves nakedly to you each day.
It took me a while for my former hyper-tense, hyper stressed Type-A self to learn this (I was a DETERMINATION MACHINE … still am but I’m now leading and directing that determination down a more intelligent path, with a more intelligent approach), but here’s the KEY:
SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP. Extreme Yin creates Extreme Yang. From tremendous potential energy springs tremendous kinetic energy and capacity to do work. Always remember the need to SLOW DOWN, re-boot, rejuvenate, transform, upgrade your engine, upgrade your brainpower, your mental power, your physical body so that you can drive so much faster, so much more proficiently, powerfully and skillfully with your life. SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP … otherwise you’re just going to drive yourself to the ground like I did.
Why spend 7 days going 100 mph when you can completely transform and upgrade your brainpower, energy and physical power to enable you to drive 300 mph any time you need to step on the gas pedal?
Do you want to bark like a dog or roar like a Lion?
Did you know that Lion’s sleep 20 hours a day? For 20 hours a day Lions are silent, building potential energy, rebuilding their muscles, immune system and nervous system, but when they’re awake, watch out you gazelle’s!!!
Now do you need to sleep 20 hours a day, or is increasing your sleep even recommended, maybe, maybe not. Too much sleep for humans can be harmful, not helpful. Too much sleep actually decreases Lung “Qi” and thus energy levels. You probably know many people who are in bed for 9,10 hours, but still feel exhausted during the day.
Bottom Line, to truly maximize your power and performance you need the proper balance of Yin and Yang. Heaven & Earth. You must give your brain and body what it needs to bring the tsunami of chaos which is constantly building in our mind and brain from stress, problems and experiences to a crystal clarity like a lake, a serene glass sheet of water at dawn as the sun begins to rise.
You must constantly be re-supplying energy to brain, nervous system, and immune system, so that it can rejuvenate and continue re-organizing and building more complexity and capacity to do work. In essence, you want to be both the Tortoise and the Hare. Not one or the other. In many cases you want to be physically relaxed, efficient and calm like a tortoise, but when the rubber meets the road, you want to be driving at full speed, and be speedy like a Hare.
In terms of Brain Optimization, Super-Learning, Super-Memory, you want your body completely relaxed and mind shooting ahead.
When it comes to the brain, only by bringing your brain to complete crystal clarity and complete freedom & flexibility will you acquire the extraordinary power to see, do and create your future. From crystal clarity, your brain will develop the capacity to work at lightening speed. Yes, life gets REAL FUN when your brain works at lightening speed, and solves problems instantly, generates insights constantly, and is relentlessly feeding your mind solutions that take your life to the next level.
Since the Brain is intimately involved in both Facilitating Change, and Adapting and Changing in response to change (called neuroplasticity), let’s dive deeper into how build a Super-Brain.
Here are the two most important ingredients to build a SUPER-BRAIN:
1. OPTIMIZED BRAINPOWER – Optimize the Voltage, Electricity & Magnetism AKA the Sheer Power and Energy of your brain and nervous system. More Energy = more capacity to do work = more complexity = more expansive consciousness, which leads to the second key ingredient.
2. NEURO-FLEXIBILITY – this is the MOST IMPORTANT ingredient to going from a great brain to a GENIUS, from a smart person who still is often at the mercy of stress, to a Free-Flowing Brilliant Creator who can handle anything life throws at them.
In physics there is a dynamic relationship between Order and Disorder. Life is a beautiful dance of restoring order from disorder, and energy is the currency that is used to constantly bring life to higher levels of organization and complexity from randomness. Think of The Big Bang, from explosive chaos, matter coalesces to form the planets and our solar system. Or think of memories and learning. While studying and learning, you are adding more information, more bits of knowledge which are now floating in your mind and in flux, and must be systematized and organized into memories and new neural networks in the brain to stick in long-term memory.
Energy is the currency to facilitate this re-organization, which is why poor sleep, deficient brain nutrition, and low brain energy levels all are associated with deficiencies in memory and learning.
The point is that ENERGY must be added to a system (your brain), to reduce Entropy, which is a fancy word for chaos, inflammation or STRESS. Stress has a biological toll on your brain. Randomness and Chaos accumulates in the brain, learning and memory are compromised and at the extreme stress and disorder in the brain leads to learning disorders like ADHD, ADD, Autism and Alzheimer’s’.
Bottom Line: SKYROCKET your ENERGY, VAPORIZE STRESS, SUPERCHARGE your Cognition.
Let’s get into some juicy details about the brain:
Your brain is a super-quantum computer that when optimized operates with infinite flexibility and infinite intelligence. Specifically, your brain performs two major functions and plays two major roles:
1. The Human Brain is the Ultimate SUPER-ANTENNA that receives and transmits frequencies, and thus information and intelligence from the environment, transmitting and transducing these frequencies into signals in the body, which bio-chemically alter neurotransmitter and hormone levels. Also, the brain resonates and transmits frequencies back out into the environment – this has huge implications for Physical Relationships, Business Team Synergy, Cooperation and Performance, Sports Team Synchrony and Performance and very interesting implications for abilities like Telepathic Communication, Energy Work and Psychic abilities. Quite simply, the channels your brain is tuned into directly affect your conscious mind, and the streams of information flowing in and through your mind. Moreover, the frequencies you transmit back to environment affect your every interaction with other human beings and all beings.
So, do you want to become an attractive magnet for intelligence, information, power, people and opportunities? Of course, right?
Optimizing your brain’s SUPER-ANTENNA abilities, increasing it’s flexibility and manifesting it’s infinite ability to tap into, receive and transmit all the frequencies and thus intelligence and information in the universe is the long-winded answer … However, the systematic solutions are simple and sustainable. Supercharging your brain creates self-fulfilling success. Once your brain takes lift-off, you will ascend, ascend, ascend. You just need that initial rocket launch. Did you know that a space shuttle uses more fuel during the first three minutes after lift off than during it’s entire voyage around earth?
Like a rocket ship you may need that initial launch to break through your current brain patterns to get momentum going.
Brilliant minds have remarked that the human brain is the most magical and yet mysterious thing in the entire universe. Once you optimize it, your life will take off, the brain is intimately involved in and sculpts and shapes every aspect of your being – your mind, body, health, spirituality, energetic & higher dimensional abilities and so on.
So how does Stress fit in?
STRESS: Destroys brain cell signalling. When your brain cannot signal properly it cannot accurately receive environmental signals, nor transmit these signals as neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones like Dopamine. When brain dopamine levels decline brain voltage declines, and we see decreased brainpower on EEGs. This is akin to having a light-bulb which brightens your awareness, plugged into a battery that is dying and has little juice.
You can test this for yourself – the brighter the battery, the brighter the bulb shines. Similarly, the more JUICE and voltage your brain can use and harness, the brighter your mind shines, and the clearer and more expansive your awareness and perception becomes.
When your brain loses it’s juice, it’s ability to receive and transmit signals is destroyed. At the extreme it’s just like your radio shutting off, because your car battery is dead.
When your brain loses energy, your radio dial can’t work properly, nor can you can change the dials to a clear station, and your brain becomes tuned into and stuck with “static”.
The more stress that accumulates the more static your mind hears. This is why your thinking and memory can become one giant FUZZ, and at many times you may feel like you’re literally losing your mind! At the extreme your brain can become hyper-rigid and completely “locked in” like a person with Autism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
Static, inflexibility, “stuckness” and lack of clarity underlies neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Dementia and neuro-developmental disorders and learning disorders like ADHD, Autism, which are all problems of aberrant brain signalling.
Accurate signalling is the key to optimized, balanced brain function & cognition.
Now to The Brains Second Role:
2. Super-Librarian. Your brain is constantly acquiring new “bits” of information, new books of wisdom, new novels of experience and storing, sorting and systematizing them in the library of your memory. The efficiency with which your brain is able to accurately retrieve, recall and recite the information stored in your memory is a product of the efficiency of the Librarian that is operating your brain.
As you’re reading this you may be wondering,
Is my Brain Out to Lunch???!!!
Is my brain putting the adult books in the children’s section, and the comic books in the history section, so that when I try to recall a memory it’s literally a Joke!!! (pun intended) 🙂 🙂 🙂
So the key ingredient to Optimizing your Brain’s SUPER-ANTENNA capabilities, so that it functions as arguably the most infinite, flexible and capable, receiver and transmitter of information and intelligence in the universe is: ENERGY.
Having the ability to access information & intelligence is important, but being able to most effectively transmit and communicate that intelligence is even more important.
ENERGY is what restores order from CHAOS. STRESS = CHAOS. Energy reduces stress and improves signalling brain and body wide.
ENERGY is what gives the librarian in your head, what it needs to accurately store, sort and systematize all the information and bits of knowledge your brain is constantly acquiring. Energy is what builds the complexity of your Brain, which basically enables it to tune into and easily access all the information in the universal web of intelligence. This is no different than what your cell phone does, only your human brain is trillions of times more complex and more flexible.
To tie everything together, to optimize your brain, and truly be optimizing every moment and every opportunity you must SLOW DOWN to SPEED UP … otherwise you’re just going to drive yourself to the ground like I did. Remember Einstein – Relativity. Yin and Yang. Heaven & Earth.
How do you SuperCharge your brain by Slowing Down to Speed UP?
Daily meditation – at least 20 minutes. Ideally practice emptiness meditation, complete silence. It’s only when the mind is complete empty, completely released, that it can fully rejuvenate and synchronize with the full power of the universe. Extreme Yin (silence) breeds Extreme Yang (extraordinary power).
Upgrade your Meditative Practice with Brain-wave, Bioenergetic Entrainment technologies which increase the neuroplasticity and positive brain changes from your meditation by energizing and rejuvenating the brain through sound therapy (Tomatis Effect), and bio-energetic frequencies, while entraining and bringing the brain to a place of coherence and balance among many many other things.
3. Brain Training – Neurofeedback or Brain-Optimizing Neurotechnologies like the Neurofield or things like Trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.
LASTLY & MOST POWERFULLY, and unfortunately this last one requires you to learn under a genuine master (B.S. Alert on self-proclaimed masters … always ask yourself, “show me the results, scientifically show me the results … thats what you should be asking yourself before placing your life and your money in the hands of any master, wonder-treatment or wonder-drug”), but the principles and philosophy noted below can be practiced immediately.
4. Qigong & Tai Chi. Tai Chi is essentially moving meditation, and when you bring the Qi “energy” into the Tai Chi the infinite power, fluidity and flexibility you develop in your body and your mind is profound.
Nothing is more powerful “Miracle Grow” for the Brain then fully merging with the TAO, The Way, by moving to infinity with the universe. For example, by performing fine physical movements like Tai Chi you physically activate the cerebellum which coordinates movements and also coordinates thoughts. By coordinating your physical body and merging it with the universe, you bring your mind and thinking to the same place of infinity and flexibility as the cosmic mind. The neuroplasticity and brain cell growth and re-wiring of the brain is absolutely tremendous from these fine physical flowing movements. Did you know that the cerebellum houses 50% of the neurons in your brain?
Not only that at the highest form of Tai Chi, your mind becomes empty, and it becomes moving meditation, and your Pre-Frontal Cortex (PFC), your inner manager, your conscious mind, shuts off and you completely lose your sense of self. Your brain synchronizes with the cosmic brain, your mind synchronizes and becomes the cosmic mind, your physical bodies energies synchronize and unite with the cosmic energies, you become all-powerful, infinite, flexible just like the universe. You become very confident, very clear, and also very flexible and graceful in achieving your goals and communicating and connecting with people and touching their hearts.
Overtime and with a systematic approach you become the brightest burning beam light, and the flames of your genius can shine as brightly as possible. In short, you become everything you were meant to be.
Remember this, the principle to turning the tsunami of chaos, stress, fog, daze and helplessness to crystal clarity and infinite power is:
The System is the Solution.
There is no One Magical Pill out there, but rather a Magical process, a Magical synergy, a Magical Systematic Approach that unleashes the Magical Pill Within. A magic process of combination, creation and synergy.
Einstein said that one of the most powerful forces in the world is compound interest.
Now we usually think of compound interest in terms of business, investments and money. But let me tell you compound interest is far more powerful when applied to incrementally increasing your brain, body, mind and energy and continuing to compound and compound these increases over time.
The most important thing is to Stack the Deck to Your Advantage wherever possible: Change the Game and play as many factors to your advantage – the foods you eat, how nourish and stimulate your mind, training, developing and harnessing the power of your brain, maximizing your energy through extreme Yang & Extreme Yin practices, Heavenly heights in what your nervous system can do, and Earthly balance and rooted power, achieved through High Intensity Exercise and Exercises with Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation. Ultimately you want Stack the Deck to Your Advantage wherever possible and get as many variables, as many things working for you. You want to get your brain, body and entire being firing on all cylinders.
An ancient Chinese proverb says, “Chance governs all” Why not change your chances by playing every variable to your advantage and giving it all you got?
In Tony Robbins book Money Master the Game, he shows how powerful financially compounding year after year is to building extraordinary wealth and Mastering Money.
Why not leverage this same principle to Master your Mind, Master your Brain, Master your Body and Master your Entire Life?
What if I told you we could take 7 aspects of your Being – your Brain, Mind, Body, Energy, Spirit, Lifestyle & the Environment you live in to name but a few, increase each by only 10% and at the end of the year you will be twice the person you are today. 2 times more powerful, more energized, more intelligent, more vital, more resilient, more determined than where you are right now.
Now based on the results of work with hundreds of people, can we increase all aspects of your being by way more than 10%? Of course. There’s no limit to how high and how fast we can go.
So, how hungry are you to activate Super-Human Genius? Do you want a Super-Human Body? Do you want to Master your Mind? Do you want a to live a Legendary Life and leave a Legendary Legacy?
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