Using Your “Whole-Brain”

Have you ever wondered why some people are dynamically successful and others seem to achieve goals by the sweat of their brow?  As they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat…but the key to ‘dynamic’ success is working smarter and not harder.

So – how does one ‘work smarter’ you ask?  And you’re absolutely right – when you think about it, working smarter and not harder is easier said than done. 

There are literally thousands of answers to this question – but one of our personal favorites is:  TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVITY

You may thinking to yourself “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”, but the truth of the matter is WE ARE ALL CREATIVE.  Or at least we all have the ability to think creatively (unless of course you’re missing half your brain.  You see, left brain thinkers are analytical, logical, and very “Doctor Spock” like.  Right brainers tend to be more creative.  The secret is learning to tap into your “right brain” even if you’re a “left brain” thinker.

One psychologist says this “In order to be more “whole-brained” in their orientation, schools need to give equal weight to the arts, creativity, and the skills of imagination and synthesis.”  In short, to tap into your creative side – you have to PRACTICE. 

Have you ever wondered why some sales coaches and sales seminars incorporate a “free thinking” type exercise in their work – this is exactly why!  Thinking outside the box is an excellent way to embrace ideas and techniques you may normally neglect.

Believe it or not, this is PRECISELY the way social networking got started – and exactly the way social networking became a staple in the business world! 

A few simple tips for getting started on your quest to become more “whole brained” –

  • Consider taking an art or sculpture class.
  • Help your kids do finger painting or decorate cookies.
  • Take a dance class with your spouse (or even by yourself)
  • Take up a hobby that requires “vision” and not “analytics” (Think jewelry making versus Sudoku).

Basically anything you do to flex your right brain muscles will help you begin to tap into the creative possibilities in your sales career.

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish it but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind. ~Albert Einstein

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2 Responses to “Using Your “Whole-Brain””

  1. […] Using Your “Whole-Brain” « Southwestern Company Certified Sales … – This entry was posted on 3 March 2010 at 2:03 PM and is filed under Motivational, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, southwestern company with tags business, career, Coaching, How To, Sales, southwestern, southwestern consulting, success, … […]

  2. I just got that picture off of Google. 🙂

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