Cognitive nightmare

If you’re the lest bit confused about what’s going on with me this will help you understand.

There are three levels of cognitive functions that control our Behavior.

i.e., skill based level, rule based level, and knowledge based level.

Skill based level doesn’t take a conscious effort. It’s handled in our subconscious. We know exactly what we are doing. So we subconsciously act, or behave.

Rule based level is some what conscious. We have standard rules on how we handle the situations. So we draw from our rules that handled situations in the past.

Knowledge based level is I don’t know what I’m looking at, but in this other situation I handled it this way. So that’s how we behave. It takes a full consciousness effort, and many time we mess up.

The past nine years I’ve been stuck in almost full knowledge based level. So much that my brain hurts all the time. When I try to relax and slip into subconscious mode I’m disrupted by any means possible.

My skill based level is fully disrupted. All my skills that make me an awesome employee get totally disrupted. I’m a great negotiator. I’m a good leader, and motivator, but I don’t get to use the skills. It makes me very angry.

My rule based level is halfway disrupted. I’m a principaled person. I have rules for so much. What hurts the most is I’m forced to break them. It makes me angry when their disrupted.

Also theirs a none stop disruption of my belief system. Do to everything being so deferent then me. Almost every one forced the ideologies on to me.

All this combined with so much more has me in very bad shape, and over compensating for bad Behavior.


The little golden opportunities

When working in a team the little golden opportunities go a long way in keeping moral high.

Golden opportunities is a chance to pour out your best, or give the best you have to offer to your team. It’s a chance to give the team something they normally would get.

If we’re vigilant these golden opportunities are all around us.

We might find a great deal for a free lunch at a grand opening of a hot new restaurant.

We may see an opportunity to get ahead of everyone and pave the way to much easier work.

We may find a now tool that everyone will love.

What ever it is, these opportunities are all around us. All it takes is a little thoughtfulness to cease the golden opportunities, and gain influence, and motivate the team.

Post 5: What we see we can achieve

Now that we covered growing as a leader, we’re  going to cover emotional IQ and healthy thought patterns.

Emotional IQ is one of the major attributes that all high level Executives have in common. It’s what I’ve admired in people whom I’ve modeled after.

I develop this skill of emotional IQ, and healthy thought pattern when I was overcoming schizophrenia. I had to dispute between what was reality, and what was a delusion. When things where a delusion emotions were high. I ran the risk of behaving poorly, and letting people know I had schizophrenia.

Just like leaders can be made, so can emotional IQ people, and healthy thought patterns can save our Mental Health.

When we have poor emotional IQ we fall apart when we’re faced with difficulties. 

Everyone knows the knee-jerk liberal that crumbles over crisis. They are very self destructive when there’s injustices. They cause harm to innocent people because something wasn’t fair.

Here’s how we develop emotional IQ, and healthy thought patterns.

First we have to identify the problem, and how it makes us feel. Is it sad, angry or scared? For most people these initial feelings are how we behave. This is where people with poor emotional IQ fail, and fly off the handle. But before we act on our emotions we must rationalize.

We rationalize by thinking through every aspect of the situation. We basically dispute our emotions, and feeling toward the situation. Is this all bad? Is there any good parts. Can I live with the outcome? Can I defer a direct hit. How can I handle this in a way that mitigates risk?

Then we act in a way that’s best for the situation. We have all the necessary information to effectively solve the problem and behave well.

It’s a healthy thought pattern to identify, rationalize, then act. It’s also high emotional IQ. 

I went to group therapy where therapist where treating people with depression using a formula like this. I discovered because of my schizophrenia I naturally do it very well.

At first this takes a conscious effort. But if we consciously identify our emotions, rationalize our emotions, then act,  this will become very natural to us. Overtime we will subconsciously do it, and we won’t realize we do it.

Post 4: What we see we can achieve

The past two post we’re about discipline, and staying optimistic. These are major skill for entrepreneurs and leaders. Business is about make disciplined decisions, and leading teams with optimism. By doing this we gain resilience.

Now we’re going to cover major growth in our soft skills. I used to think leader’s were born, but the more I learn about neuroscience, the more I know we can develop leadership skills. We can be better persons for our family’s, our team’s, and for our company’s.

This will take a lot of focus and alone time. Prayer, and learning about the Bible can help us in these areas. The Bible is about building our foundations on Stone. It’s a great guide for leader’s.

Getting started we need to take care of our brain’s by getting a lot of sleep, and the proper nutrition for our brain’s. The better are brains are taken care of the more focus we will have, to grow, and develop leadership skills.

When I learned about Focus and prayer I had the biggest growth spurts of my career and life.

I spent one and half hour driving to and from work, alone everyday. This time was spent in deep thought about everything from business to being a good man.

I thought deeply about relationships with my business partners, and how to nurture my relationships. 

I deeply reflected, and role molded after business leader’s I read about, and watched on TV.

I stared to really develop strong skills in leadership.

Then I learned about, and modeled from Jesus. His leadership skills brought about religious transformation that has lasted for thousands of years, and is still going strong. It’s a great attribute to his leadership skills.

By take care of our brains, we will have enough energy after deep reflection on all these leadership skills to help use model behaviors of strong leader. 

At first we have to make a conscious decision to behave like leaders. So our brains need energy to make these conscious decisions. But overtime these skills will become second nature to us. And we will subconsciously be strong leaders. At that point it’s who we are. 

Next I will cover emotional IQ which is very important for business. It’s also important when coping with mental illness.

Post 3: What we can see we can achieve 

We’ve covered how to develop discipline. Over years of practicing making disciplined decisions it will  become second nature to us.

Now we’re going to cover staying optimistic. A long career as an entrepreneurs, or in leadership will test us. Life will get very hard at times. If we want success we must stay strong during the storms.

Many times this is when people fall apart.

First of all when hard time hit we must really practice discipline with a spin on optimism.

What we tell ourselves becomes our reality in hard times. It’s when our self talk that hurts us. If we say we can’t it’s our cue to the brain to give up. 

If we question our capabilities, we are less capable. 

Just like if we hang our head we naturally feel dominated.

By simply making decision to stand in a powerful stance we feel more powerful, and we naturally act that way.

Telling our self how good we are, and look for reasons that support it; will make us much better, and more capable at our jobs. It’s is trick That is backed in neuroscience.

When surviving hardships it’s important to look for all the opportunities. Seeing opportunities will boost our morale and make us feel better.

Sometimes situations are so bad that the only thing we can do is practice discipline. It’s the biggest opportunity. And it’s optimistic to think we’ll rise much stronger, and better.

If you look at economic crisis like the Great Recession we always rise much stronger. We spot problems. We fix them. We capitalize better. We build better system. 

This is how our individual situations should work if we stay optimistic and look for opportunities.

This was one of my major coping skills while dealing with schizophrenia.

Always be kind to yourself. Sometimes no one else will.

Post 2: What we can see we can achieve blog serious

In this blogging series I want to post in a comprehensive way on how to accomplish your goals using neuroscience. So this post will be on developing discipline.

Discipline’s the key to success in anything. Anything in life takes discipline wether it’s showing up to the job everyday, or building a multinational company. Discipline itself takes practice, and with a continued effort we develop more discipline.

I’m going to start with an example of a study I read in a book called The Brain by David Eagleman.

He rehabilitated a 20 year crack cocaine addict using neuroscience. The addict said when she sees crack she can’t turn it down. Her impulse to do crack cocaine is stronger then her will not too.

Networks in our brains are in constant competition. It’s how we make decisions based on many different benefits. To make the final decision one neural network wins over the other.

He put a device on her to read her brain waves, and showed her pictures of crack cocaine. The device registered her impulse to do crack cocaine, and the willpower not to do crack cocaine.

If her impulse to do crack was stronger then her will power a gauge needle was on red. If her will power to not do crack was stronger the needle was on blue.

To make her will power strong she had to think of reasons not to do crack like finances, or a job.

Overtime of practicing willpower she developed a stronger will, and was able to keep the needle on blue every time she seen crack. 

What happened was she practiced discipline, and the neural pathway of willpower got stronger. And the impulse to do drugs neuro pathway got weaker.

We can use this in our day to day lives. We can use it to create financial discipline to build great wealth, or even to go to a hard job every day. The more disciplin we gain, the more we can gain discipline.

We have to think of the long-term rewards, and the why to do something. These reasons practiced for a long time will create discipline, we need to achieve success. 

What we can see we can achieve blog series.

I’m starting a blog series about neuroplasticity. I found out how to use neuroplasticity in my early twenties while dealing with schizophrenia.

Neuroplasticity is how the brain changes. We can create thought patterns, and more will power. Just like people who pick up new accents when they move to different region of the country. Our brain changes welll into adulthood.

I was able to beat the schizophrenia by using neuroplasticity. Not only that I was able to achieve so much more in business. Almost no one survives schizophrenia as well as I did.

I always wanted to teach people how I beat schizophrenia. It was my calling in life. I want to do greater good for people suffering from schizophrenia, but Psychiatry was still quackery. 

Obama in the U.S. and other world leaders spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Neuroscience research. We Now understand a great deal about how the brain works neurologically.

Now the I’m well read in modern neuroscience. I’m able to teach much more effectively. I want to show people that if you can see it you can achieve it. If we can’t see it we can educate ourselves through many mediums. Anything we put our minds to we can accomplish. 

Why not have a better life? Now with changing ourselves founded in science it’s possible.

Pretend is not reality

Pretend is not reality.

There’s players. Then there’s movers, and shakers.

There’s want to be’s. Then there’s people doing things.

It takes ten year to build a career. So be patient.

It takes ten years to build a rich persons career at almost any pay range.

Not a rich mans cars and clothes. That’s for pretenders, and want to be’s. But a person who uses thier money to move things, and make money. A person who has power.

It’s all done by working, saving, and investing. 

Did I forget to mention? A lot of personal growth, and a lot of self education.

And don’t invest in the in wrong things. Do your homework, and don’t forget to pray about it.

Prayer is backed by Neuroscience

Have any of you worked on a problem, and when you wake up in the morning had the solution pop into your head, or out of nowhere the idea hits you? 

What’s happening is your subconscious is working on it. Then it popped into your conscience.

Our subconscious is constantly working on projects. Everything we’ve experienced is stored in our subconscious, and we have billions of neurons firing simultaneously creating all these connections that solve our problems.

The more we know about things the better solutions we will have. It’s important to know things like proverbs.

By God’s grace Jesus taught us how to pray. He showed us how prayer is a very private, person, and intimate thing. In church comedian is my favorite part. It’s my time alone with God. We look for answers, and give thanks. Prayer’s a deep reflection.

Once we pray like Jesus does we have a billion neurons working on this solution. We’ve kicked our problems into our subconscious.

Because our subconscious is working on this our actions will create opportunities, and we will have know idea what’s going on. Our subconscious will spot opportunities to create our solutions. 

God love us so much he taught us how to pray. And yes prayer works, and change lives.

People without leader’s

I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with people without leader’s to follow. It’s miserable for me. 

These people just hate. They’re bostful and arrogance. And they get extremely jealous of me.

I try to give them some of my secrets to ease tensions. But they reject it everytime. 

Most of them look to no one for answers. They believe they already know everything. 

If I I acted that way I would say I’m a god. And I hold all the answers. But it’s not true, and with that mentality I wouldn’t have achieved much.

Leadership development as is relates to neuroscience is about being able to model leader’s from a distance. For leader’s to grow they need to be able to do it. Especially since many don’t have a qualified leader close to them. Leaderless people are stuck.

I have many leader’s I follow because I don’t hold all the secrets to success. Without thier guidance I would never succeed. I’ve had many leader throughout my life.

Here’s my leadership.

First I heavily rely on preachers and pastors. I go to many different churches. I listen very closely to all of them. I still form my own opinion. But they guide me.

My parents still heavily lead my family. My mothers the glue that holds us all together.

I look to the Governor of Kentucky. He’s a solid man who’s making a big difference here in Kentucky. I don’t hear enough from him, and wish I could speak to him often. He offers guidance through social media, and as a leader of Kentucky. By listing costly I can hear his guidance.

The same with Trump. Not the promoter Trump. But the very sound judgement Trump.

These people have achieved success in a way I dream of. I’m more impressed with thier family values then business scucces. All of them have done both, and held it together nicely. So I molded them.