Life improvement workshop - Self-development - Personal-Revolutions

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Life improvement workshop - Self-development - Personal-Revolutions

  1. 1. Life Improvement Live Event Self Improvement Concepts – Life Strategy Personal Revolutions ™ November 12, 2011 © 2011 Paul Worsham
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction
  3. 3. Slides & discussion & breaks
  4. 4. Wrap-up and after-discussion </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>This is a first-time presentation of this information
  6. 6. The content is for informational purposes – consult a professional before taking action
  7. 7. Ask questions at any time
  8. 8. This information will be put online after the event
  9. 9. Housekeeping notes: If you need to feed a meter, we can help remind you.
  10. 10. Please put your phones on vibrate/silent/low volume </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 “steps” <ul><li>Know yourself
  12. 12. Improve yourself
  13. 13. Enjoy your life </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3 Things <ul><li>Know yourself – become aware of: </li><ul><li>Your passions/goals/motivation
  15. 15. Your capabilities
  16. 16. How you (really) function </li></ul><li>Improve yourself – once you know yourself: </li><ul><li>Map out how to get to where you want to be </li></ul><li>Enjoy your life </li><ul><li>Create “flow” in your activities
  17. 17. Happiness – recognize, allow, expand it </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How Do We Change, Improve? <ul><li>Just identifying a problem is half solved.
  19. 19. Identifying your own challenges gets you past denial and blockage.
  20. 20. Sometimes you need to act without believing. </li></ul>
  21. 21. mind-body connection <ul><li>Somewhat obvious, sometimes not
  22. 22. Vision example: </li><ul><li>Our eyes see “pixels” - not shapes
  23. 23. Our brain filters, for patterns such as “horizontal motion”. We can even dictate these filters.
  24. 24. Our mind gets this input, and applies “meaning” to these pixels and patterns
  25. 25. We “see” our world </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. biology, diet, and environmental interactions <ul><li>Exercise changes the brain in beneficial ways </li><ul><li>Neurons are created, chemicals are released
  27. 27. Blood flow is increased
  28. 28. Better mood, skin, muscle tone, energy
  29. 29. Confidence </li></ul><li>What you eat affects how your body operates </li><ul><li>Complex interactions within our biology
  30. 30. Who you are = in your head (brain/mind)
  31. 31. What you eat = who you are able to be (brain performance) </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. enjoy &quot;flow&quot; in life's activities <ul><li>Flow – a positive mental state of operation … </li><ul><li>“... in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.” (Wikipedia) </li></ul><li>Enjoyment without trying: </li><ul><li>“The hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task, although flow is also described as a deep focus on nothing but the activity – not even oneself or one's emotions” </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. focus, willpower, and motivation <ul><li>Focus – situations: </li><ul><li>Learning
  34. 34. Tasks – completing actions, thoughts
  35. 35. Communication </li></ul><li>Why USA phone numbers were 7 digits?
  36. 36. Biological focus & follow-through (theory) </li><ul><li>When running, we have to focus 1 to 5 steps out
  37. 37. The most important decsions are “near to us”
  38. 38. The better “working memory”, the smarter? </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. focus, willpower, and motivation <ul><li>Willpower </li><ul><li>Deciding on goals
  40. 40. Prioritization
  41. 41. Focus – battling internal & external distractions </li></ul><li>Motivation </li><ul><li>Expected benefits from an activity (reward) </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. focus, willpower, and motivation <ul><li>Motivation questions </li></ul>Now : What are you doing now? Think about the activity that you are doing at this moment Needed : What result are you working towards, but currently not on track towards? What course of action will move you towards your future happiness – towards your goals and vision of the future? Nuance : Honestly assess how will you feel later about your current activity-momentum. Next : Find the very next step… an activity that you can do right now…] .
  43. 43. Emotional Mathematics? <ul><li>Happy + Loving = Positive Support </li><ul><li>Happy + Purpose = Motivated </li></ul><li>Anger + Impatience = Revenge </li><ul><li>Anger + Understanding = Forgiveness </li></ul><li>Purpose + Energy = Confidence
  44. 44. (ingredient 1) + (ingredient 2) = Happiness </li></ul>
  45. 45. brain <ul><li>Human brains are the most complex. </li><ul><li>Four lobes, folds making each brain unique </li></ul><li>Composed of billions of neurons, each with thousands of synapses (connections to other neurons). 80 to 120 billion neurons.
  46. 46. We are born with more connections than we need, and lose them as part of becoming who we are
  47. 47. Belief factor – fiction more powerful than fact?
  48. 48. Multi-tasking – fact or fiction? </li></ul>
  49. 49. brain plasticity <ul><li>Neuroplasticity: re-wiring our brains
  50. 50. Refers to “the ability of the brain and nervous system in all species to change structurally and functionally as a result of input from the environment.” (Wikipedia)
  51. 51. “Plasticity occurs on a variety of levels, ranging from cellular changes involved in learning, to large-scale changes involved in cortical remapping in response to injury.” </li></ul>
  52. 52. meditation <ul><li>Practicing meditation may lead to changes in the neurological process, creating physiological health benefits </li><ul><li>Examples of benefits include: reduction in stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, pain, elevated blood pressure, improved focus, mood. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. “limitless” <ul><li>being limitless in pursuit of all that inspires us
  54. 54. what limits us? </li><ul><li>* physical - boundaries, energy,
  55. 55. * logical - laws, society
  56. 56. * emotional - confidence, social pressure - our interpretations </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. life planning, blueprinting, setting vision, goals <ul><li>Parameters for life planning: </li><ul><li>A blueprint is a structural design.
  58. 58. A plan is how builders take the blueprint, and over time make it a reality.
  59. 59. Plans change, timelines change, flexibility is always needed. </li></ul><li>A vision precedes a blueprint; not as detailed. </li><ul><li>You have a vision, it is what got you here.
  60. 60. long-term vision – create one, or use &quot;default&quot;.
  61. 61. default = dependent on external influences, training, expectations </li></ul></ul>
  62. 62. Goals <ul><li>goals - these are milestones.
  63. 63. a goal must have a deadline, or else it is a dream?
  64. 64. Really? Must be someone who likes deadlines.
  65. 65. A goal must have a feeling associated with it, which is perhaps the real goal.
  66. 66. Do you want marriage, or the feelings that it will bring?
  67. 67. the real goal may be happiness - pleasure. </li></ul>
  68. 68. Self-Deception <ul><li>Understanding how our minds deceive us, and using that constructively </li><ul><li>How do we decide, anyway? </li></ul><li>We think we know ourselves, especially our preferences, but not always.
  69. 69. Marketers continue to study this area. Why? Because if they know us, it will help them. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Destiny <ul><li>You are exactly where you are supposed to be. </li></ul>
  71. 71. Next Thoughts <ul><li>Meta-cognition – thinking about thinking </li><ul><li>Why are you acting/thinking this way?
  72. 72. Think it through – what do you really want? </li></ul><li>Watch What You Feed Your Brain: </li><ul><li>“You will move towards what you think about” </li></ul><li>Everyone wants to influence you
  73. 73. Keep learning, growing </li><ul><li>Happiness “set point”
  74. 74. Become comfortable with what fits in with your personal sense of destiny & purpose </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Wrap-up <ul><li>What did you get out of today?
  76. 76. What will you remember tomorrow?
  77. 77. What other topics are you interested in covering?
  78. 78. Social time is beneficial to our minds & brains...
  79. 79. (continue sharing with each other) </li></ul>

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