Make every thought, every data come from your mind to benefit. Make them a reality and produce results for you. Think in terms of how they can happen, not how they appear. Don’t just dream, be creative. – Robert Collier
Tony Buzan is an expert on the human brain. He is the former president of Mensa – a corporation only for those whose scores on standardized IQ tests are in the top 2%, and is also the author of many books on creativity, learning methods , and wisdom.
According to him, and according to many other experts in the field, the mental potential of the average person is largely untapped and remains almost endless.
Your cerebral cortex has about 100 billion cells, each of which is ruffled like a hedgehog with about 20,000 ganglia or fibers that link it to other brain cells. These cells, in turn, are linked and connected to thousands or millions of other cells, like an electrical grid that lights and powers a large city.
Each cell and each connection contains an element of mental energy or information available to other cells. This means that the complexity of your brain is beyond human imagination.
As noted in the previous section, the average person uses about 1 or 2% of the brain’s capacity to perform 100% of the functional activities in life and work. The rest is a “reservoir” that is rarely mined or used for any reason. Most people “go to the grave with untapped talents”.
You don’t have to look for miracles to create extraordinary results in your life. You just need to use the existing power of your brain a little more than you are using now. This small improvement in thinking power can change your life in a profound way.
According to a study conducted a few years ago by Professor Sergei Yeframov in Russia, if you could use only about 50% of your existing mental capacity, you could fulfill the requirements for a PhD in the world. dozens of universities, learned dozens of languages easily, and memorized all 22 encyclopedias.
If you are currently only using about 2% of your mental potential and you can increase this to 4%, you can easily double your income, advance quickly in your career, rise to the top. the pinnacle of expertise and change lives.
If you can use this 5-7% potential, you will begin to perform at a level that even you and those around you will be amazed.
It is estimated that even if Albert Einstein never used more than 10-15% of his mental potential at his peak, he is considered one of the greatest geniuses of mankind.
USE OR LOSS POTENTIAL
Your creativity is like a muscle. If you don’t use, don’t practice and click
If you like it often, it will gradually weaken and lose its inherent capacity.
Thankfully, at any time you can start tapping into your creativity and use it to a greater extent. In fact, you can start to activate more neurons and minerals in your brain, forming more connections and hyperlinks.
Every time you use more of the existing brain power, you will be able to think better and more clearly.
IDEAS IS THE SOURCE OF EVERY WEALTH
Today, we are in the information age, ideas now play a very important role, it is the new source of wealth for you. Ideas contain the key to all problems. Those are the most important tools for achieving any goal. Since your ability to generate ideas is almost unlimited, your ability to accomplish any goal you set for yourself is almost limitless.
All wealth comes in terms of added value, from producing more, better, cheaper, faster and easier. A good idea to add value is all you need to start making your fortune.
When you have clear goals, written over and over again, visualized, and motivated, you activate your conscious, unconscious, and superconscious mind to create a stream of ideas, infinite to accomplish specific goals.
EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN REGULARLY
The most effective technique to improve your mind and increase your creativity is what I call “brainstorming”. The way this technique works is very simple. But the results you get are so amazing that they can change your life.
You can start the brainstorming process first by pulling out a blank sheet of paper. At the top of the page, write down your goal or problem in the form of a question. The simpler and more specific the question, the better the quality of the answers.
For example, instead of writing a question: “How can I make more money?”, write down “How can I double my income in 24 months?”.
Better yet, if you’re making $50,000 a year, your question should be as specific as: “How can I generate $100,000 in income by December 31 of next year?” .
Each of your answers should be written down with
“3P Formula”. Questions must be personal, positive and present.
LOOKING FOR METHOD
After you have written the question at the top of the page, force yourself to write down at least 20 answers to this question. You can write more than 20 answers, but the important thing in this exercise is that you set a goal of at least 20 questions.
About the first 3-5 answers are pretty easy. You will quickly think of answers like: work harder, wake up earlier and go to bed later, work focused on higher value tasks .
The next 5 answers will be more difficult. You will have to think more positively and dig deeper to suggest answers that, although they may be less obvious, are more creative.
The last 10 answers will be the hardest work. Many people find this part of the exercise so difficult that their minds go blank.
However, no matter how much time it takes, especially the first time you practice this exercise, you must force yourself to maintain the exercise until you get at least 20 answers.
Sometimes it is the 20th answer you come up with that will be the breakthrough answer, saving you a lot of both time and money. Often, your final answer is an inspiring idea that has the potential to change your life and career.
After you’ve got at least 20 answers, go back to look at the entire list and each answer more thoroughly. Then, choose at least one action you can take right away to move faster toward your goal or solve an existing problem.
You can multiply the efficiency of this process many times over by choosing the best answer you identified from your first 20 ideas list and writing it at the top of the page as a question. Then see if you can brainstorm 20 answers to this question. This coordination exercise will speed you up intellectually. Your mind will flash and dance with spiritual energy and ideas like twinkling lights on a Christmas tree.
For example, your first question would be: “How can I increase my income to $100,000 within the next 24 months?”. One of the possible answers is: “I will work 2 hours a day”.
You can transfer this answer to another blank sheet of paper and write it down as a question: “What can I do to get 2 more productive hours per day?”. Then you can write down at least 20 things you can do, to save time, gain more time, and use these extra 2 hours for productive activity each day.
Whatever answer you choose, turn it into action immediately. Let’s do anything. The faster you act on this exercise, the more and more continuous the flow of ideas will come to you throughout the workday. Conversely, if you form ideas and then do nothing about them, the flow of creative thinking slows down and stops.
THE POWER OF IDEAS FORMING ACTIVITIES
Imagine that you have to do the above exercise every morning, 5 days a week. You can use weekends to relax your brain. If you do this exercise 5 times a week, you can come up with about 100 ideas during the week. If you do this exercise 50 weeks a year, you can come up with 5,000 ideas in 12 months.
If then you have to implement a new idea of the day to get you closer to your goal, multiplied by 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, you’ll come up with about 250 new ideas in a year, this number most people need a lifetime to achieve.
So here’s another question: Do you think this exercise, if done regularly, will have a positive impact on your life and future? In a world where most people often have very few ideas, do you think this exercise will give you an edge in your field?
Do you think that if you do it every day, you will soon become rich and successful in whatever field you are in? I think the answer is too obvious.
A good idea can save you years of hard work and thousands of dollars in costs. Many great ideas, one after another, built on top of each other, will make you rich, happy, successful, and nearly impossible to fail.
HANDLING EACH PROBLEM EFFECTIVELY
As well as solving math problems, you also need a process to solve problems in life and work. The basic requirement is that you must approach carefully solving technique problems in a systematic and well-organized manner.
• Step 1: Define the problem clearly
A well-defined problem is half-solved. It’s a waste to spend a lot of time searching for a solution to a vague problem.
• Step 2: Ask the question: What are the causes of this problem?
Look for both obvious and vague reasons. How did the problem begin? What is its origin? What triggered the problem to arise? What important variables changed and caused the problem? What assumptions were made that led to this problem? Like a doctor examining a patient, you should completely analyze the problem before trying to solve it.
• Step 3: Ask the question: What are the possible solutions to this problem?
The natural tendency of most people to jump from a problem definition to a conclusion regarding a solution should be avoided. Always ask the question: “What is another solution to this problem?”
Sometimes the best solution is to do nothing. Sometimes the best solution is to gather more information. Sometimes you notice that it’s not your problem and pass it on to the person directly responsible.
• Step 4: Ask the question: What does this solution solve?
After you have identified several possible solutions, the only way you can judge the superiority of a solution is to determine in advance what you want the solution to deliver.
You’ve probably heard the saying: “The operation was successful, but the patient died”. Very often we initiate a solution and implement it, but the problem is not only unsolved, but worse than before we took action.
Make sure that the solution you have chosen is capable of accomplishing the purpose you aimed at when you started the process.
• Step 5: Assign specific responsibilities or you take on the process of implementing the solution yourself.
Once you’ve decided on the ideal solution, set a deadline to start implementation. Set metrics so you can determine if the solution is working.
Practice this systematic problem-solving method until it becomes a habit. You will be amazed at the effectiveness and the quality of the work I create using this method.
KEY OF WINNER AND SUCCESS
In studying wars and battles over the centuries, I have always been fascinated by situations in which a smaller force is capable of defeating a much larger force. In any case, what I have discovered is that smaller forces are often more scientifically methodical, and more disciplined in their plans of action, than stronger but less organized forces.
For the same reason, the average person, with a logical problem-solving system or formula, can outperform smarter, more educated people when these people dive into problem-solving. without a problem-solving method or process.
Thereby, we can see that the brainstorming process and systematic approach will give you a great advantage in mastering the inevitable problems and difficulties in life and work.
PLEASE WRITE DOWN ON PAPER
Make sure you always put your thoughts down on paper. There’s usually an implicit connection going on between your brain and your hands as you write. You will have a greater sense of clarity and understanding in the matters involved.
You think better. Your senses are sharper. You actually become smarter and more creative by the act of writing things down as you go along and before you make a decision.
ANSWER TWO QUESTIONS
During solution planning, you need to ask two questions. First of all: “In the coming years and months, what are the three worst things that are likely to happen that will have a negative effect on your work and personal life?”.
Write them down on paper. Be honest with yourself. Don’t dream or hope for the best.
For example, imagine that your closest customer is bankrupt or unable to pay for the products or services you sold them.
What you will do?
How will you react?
What steps can you take to prevent the situation from turning that way?
Then ask the second question: “Where are you?”
What is the best thing that is likely to happen to me in the years to come?”
Through your answers to these two questions, you can begin brainstorming possible scenarios. If it is a potential setback, ask the question “How can we avoid this setback?” Then come up with at least 20 answers to it.
If this is a potential opportunity, ask “How can we increase the probability of this opportunity occurring or take advantage of this opportunity?”
Write down at least 20 answers.
Every time you ask yourself one of these questions, it stimulates ideas and insights in your mind. The more you think about these key questions, the more likely you are to activate your superconscious mind to generate insights and inspirations that can help you seize opportunities and avoid problems.
Otto von Bismarck is considered one of the most famous statesmen of the 19th century. He was able to bring competing nations, landowners and opposing forces into the process of establishing a unified Germany. His political life was a constant process of negotiating forward and backward, winning and losing mixed.
Bismarck is famous for always having a well-developed backup plan before he begins to negotiate the main plan. This contingency plan became known as the “Bismarck Plan”, or “Plan B”. Likewise, you should always have a Plan B in place for important activities at work as well as in your personal life.
What is your plan B? What is your backup plan if your current job, career, or action plan doesn’t have the desired results? What is your backup plan if your current investments don’t work or if your best plan fails?
What are your alternatives? What will you do if you have to go out tomorrow or find yourself in a situation where you have to start all over again?
The more options you have, the more free and mentally free you will feel. The more complete alternatives you devise and develop, the more options you have in any given situation. This is why one of the
The single most important thing you can do throughout your life is increase your degree of “freedom of action”. Use your creativity to develop options and alternatives continuously, no matter how well the work is progressing right now.
LONG TERM THINKING
All profits, financial successes in society come from “added value” in some form. When you add value, you’ve created a position for yourself that can capture some of that value in the form of income, profits, or increased interest. This is the basic rule of all market economics, but it can be unpopular or sometimes misunderstood.
At this stage, one of the questions you can ask yourself is: “What can I do to add value to my customers today?”.
You can then go on to ask: “Who are my ideal customers? What can I do to attract more ideal customers?”.
Better yet, you can ask, “What do I need to do to deserve as many clients as I want?”
CONTINUOUSLY INCREASE VALUE
Always find ways to use your creativity to add value by working faster, better, cheaper, and in some way. The word “deserve” in English comes from two Latin words which mean “from service”. Therefore, you should always look for ways to achieve greater rewards by better customer service.
As a member of society, an actor in the economic system, your wealth and rewards will come from your ability to better serve others than your competitors. Use your intelligence and creativity every day to figure out how to enhance your value to the company, to the industry, and to the world around you. This is a sign of your personal intelligence.
PROMOTE YOUR CREATIVITY
1. Choose your most important goal or biggest problem, and write it on the top of a blank sheet of paper in the form of a question. Then force yourself to think of at least 20 answers to this question, and execute one of them right away.
2. Approach every problem systematically by defining it clearly, developing possible solutions, making decisions, and then implementing the solution as soon as possible.
3. Think on paper. Write down every detail of a problem or goal and look for simple, practical ways to solve the problem or accomplish the goal.
4. Identify the best and worst events that could happen to you in the upcoming period. Determine what you can do to reduce the impact of the worst outcomes and maximize the benefits of the best possible outcomes.