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we help you discover smarter
ways to think, grow, and live.
This presentation consists of 10 highlights
from the interview with @MoeAbdou,
founder & host of 33voices®.
David DiSalvo
David DiSalvo is a science, technology and
culture writer who contributes to Forbes,
Scientific American Min...
1

Your brain is built to adapt, not to remain static.

re-imagine change and never stop evolving.
2

Your ability to step away from thought
and see yourself in the 3rd person is metacognition.

make it a habit to think a...
3

As human beings, our default setting

is to be threat sensitive.

before you go there,
reflect on how that thought patt...
3

As human beings, our default setting

is to be threat sensitive.

before you go there,
reflect on how that thought patt...
4

What you repeat to yourself
will eventually become the reality
you perceive yourself to be living.

don’t listen to you...
5

Great thinkers challenge themselves

to be more aware of their actions

and especially their default patterns.
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  All-or-not...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
- Overgeneral...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  Disqualify...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  Mind readi...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
- Magnificati...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  Emotional ...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  Labeling &...
6

Common thinking errors
are often the product of erroneous information

percolating from your unconscious:
-  Faulty com...
7

Next time you’re faced with an important decision,

or are in a contentious conversation,

use the awareness wedge.
it’...
8

Have a nagging habit you want to change?
Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward:
8

Have a nagging habit you want to change?
Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward:

- The Cue initiates the beha...
8

Have a nagging habit you want to change?
Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward:

- The Routine is the cued be...
8

Have a nagging habit you want to change?
Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward:

- The Reward is what your se...
9

The ability to navigator life’s challenges

is what often distinguishes the
most successful people from the rest.
10

Commit to using your metacognition
to harness your brains’ adaptive powers

and expect to see:
10

Commit to using your metacognition
to harness your brains’ adaptive powers

and expect to see:
- A higher degree of se...
10

Commit to using your metacognition
to harness your brains’ adaptive powers

and expect to see:
- A greater ability to ...
10

Commit to using your metacognition
to harness your brains’ adaptive powers

and expect to see:

- A greater ability to...
REALLY REFLECT...
If your were to change your thinking,
how will that change things?
Connect WITH US!
Tell us what you think
Chase@33voices.com
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How Harnessing Your Brain's Power to Adapt Can Change Your Life, with David DiSalvo

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David DiSalvo is a science, technology and culture writer who contributes to Forbes, Scientific American Mind, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Esquire, Slate, Mental Floss and a smattering of other publications. He's written three nonfiction books about the complicated business of thinking: "What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite" (Prometheus, 2011), "The Brain in Your Kitchen", and "Brain Changer".

According to New Scientist magazine, "DiSalvo will change the way you think about thinking."

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  1. 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  2. 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. David DiSalvo David DiSalvo is a science, technology and culture writer who contributes to Forbes, Scientific American Mind, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Esquire, Slate, Mental Floss and a smattering of other publications. He’s written three nonfiction books about the complicated business of thinking: “What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite” (Prometheus, 2011), “The Brain in Your Kitchen”, and “Brain Changer”. According to New Scientist magazine, “DiSalvo will change the way you think about thinking.” @NeuroNarrative
  4. 4. 1 Your brain is built to adapt, not to remain static. re-imagine change and never stop evolving.
  5. 5. 2 Your ability to step away from thought and see yourself in the 3rd person is metacognition. make it a habit to think about your thinking.
  6. 6. 3 As human beings, our default setting is to be threat sensitive. before you go there, reflect on how that thought pattern is working for you?
  7. 7. 3 As human beings, our default setting is to be threat sensitive. before you go there, reflect on how that thought pattern is working for you?
  8. 8. 4 What you repeat to yourself will eventually become the reality you perceive yourself to be living. don’t listen to your inner voice, watch it.
  9. 9. 5 Great thinkers challenge themselves to be more aware of their actions and especially their default patterns.
  10. 10. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious:
  11. 11. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  All-or-nothing thinking
  12. 12. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: - Overgeneralization
  13. 13. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  Disqualifying the positive or the negative
  14. 14. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  Mind reading or fortune telling
  15. 15. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: - Magnification & minimization
  16. 16. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  Emotional reasoning
  17. 17. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  Labeling & personalizing
  18. 18. 6 Common thinking errors are often the product of erroneous information percolating from your unconscious: -  Faulty comparisons & false expectations
  19. 19. 7 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, or are in a contentious conversation, use the awareness wedge. it’s an intentional pause to reflect before taking the next step.
  20. 20. 8 Have a nagging habit you want to change? Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward:
  21. 21. 8 Have a nagging habit you want to change? Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward: - The Cue initiates the behavior
  22. 22. 8 Have a nagging habit you want to change? Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward: - The Routine is the cued behavior
  23. 23. 8 Have a nagging habit you want to change? Focus on the routine, not the cue or the reward: - The Reward is what your seeking from the behavior
  24. 24. 9 The ability to navigator life’s challenges is what often distinguishes the most successful people from the rest.
  25. 25. 10 Commit to using your metacognition to harness your brains’ adaptive powers and expect to see:
  26. 26. 10 Commit to using your metacognition to harness your brains’ adaptive powers and expect to see: - A higher degree of self-awareness, enhanced creativity and greater adaptability.
  27. 27. 10 Commit to using your metacognition to harness your brains’ adaptive powers and expect to see: - A greater ability to detach from your thoughts and feelings.
  28. 28. 10 Commit to using your metacognition to harness your brains’ adaptive powers and expect to see: - A greater ability to assert more conscious control over your own narrative.
  29. 29. REALLY REFLECT... If your were to change your thinking, how will that change things?
  30. 30. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com
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