Genius - The Inner Workings Of The Mind

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Genius - The Inner Workings Of The Mind

  1. 1. ==== ====Learn How You To Can Become A Genius:http://tinyurl.com/GeniusRoadMap==== ====My good friend Jay Niblick, founder of Innermentrix International, recently completed a studycalled The Genius Project. His study became the basis for his latest book, Whats Your Genius?The results from The Genius Project are incredibly interesting. Before I share the results with you,let me explain what The Genius Project was all about.The Genius Project grew out of a desire to better understand two things:What was the cause of the problem he was seeing with many of his clients where they werefrustrated and under-performing. What were the real implications of it for those effected by what he call "The Problem"The Genius Project spanned seven years and involved hundreds of thousands of individualsacross twenty-three countries. Each individual was given a scientifically validated instrument tomeasure their ability in a wide variety of attributes relevant to individual performance. Theseattributes were naturally occurring talents that people possessed based on how they think andmake decisions. The science behind this instrument had been rigorously validated and proven inbusiness use for more than fifty years. The study itself was designed to compare the level of thesenatural talents in the most successful people against the levels in non-successful people. Ourhope was to see if we could find out what differences, if any, could be found that might answer ourquestions.One of the reasons he chose the Attribute Index, an assessment based on the science of axiology,for this study was because it measures natural talents for thinking and making decisions. As such,these natural talents are pretty much hard-wired, which means they are permanently set or fixed.In other words, they are the result of the way the neural networks in our brains operate, and assuch they do not change much over the course of our lives. As a result he was very interested infinding out if having any of these attributes (Talents) was significantly linked to achieving greaterlevels of performance. It is because of their permanent nature that he refers to them as naturaltalents (as opposed to learned or acquired talents which Ill cover in a my next post). He alsochose these attributes because his company had lots of experience with them, which is importantwhen you are trying to understand what these data are or are not telling you. And finally, he choseto work with these attributes because we already had over 75 PhDs and 900 certified professionalconsultants and coaches around the world with the experience and understanding required toaccurately administer and interpret the results as well - which was vital if he was going to be ableto gather good data.All good research follows the basic principles of the scientific method. Those steps are:
  2. 2. 1. Ask a Question2. Do Background Research3. Construct a Hypothesis4. Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment5. Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion6. Communicate Your Results1. The question he asked was, "why do some people seem to succeed frequently and with muchless effort while others, who put in similar amounts of effort, have similar abilities and intelligenceand exist in the very same environment, fail to succeed to the same degree."2. The initial background research he conducted was that we began talking with as many peopleas we could about this question. He interviewed people who were and were not satisfied with theirlevel of success. He spoke with industrial and organizational psychologists, thought leaders,educators, and experts in personal development. In the consulting work he did, he was alreadyusing the Attribute Index to actually measure individual thinking and decision-making styles so hestarted monitoring the results of those profiles to see if any trends popped out3. The hypothesis he developed was, "based on observation and anecdotal evidence, the moreself-aware someone is of their natural talents, and the more they incorporate this knowledge intothe work they do the more successful they are." In other words, the truer someone was to theirnatural talents - the more successful they were4. The experiment he did to prove or disprove this hypothesis became the heart of the GeniusProject itself wherein he profiled over 300,000 people around the world and statistically comparedtheir scores with their level of performance to see what correlations would show up. He wasinterested in knowing if there were any single talents, or sets of talents, that only the mostsuccessful people possessed in high amounts.5. Hisr analysis of all of this data (over 24,000,000 bits of it) revealed some significant findings thatI will reveal in my future posts..Whats a Genius?To be able to statistically compare the differences between the most and least successfulpeople, we needed to separate them into categories of performance. We started with afairly universal set of four levels of performance:1st Level - below average 2nd Level - average 3rd Level - above average 4th Level - excellent Very early on, however, as he started interviewing people and looking at the best performers, hebegan to see the need for perhaps yet another level of performance. Those who were describing
  3. 3. the absolute best performers they knew were having trouble with the four levels of performancewe were using. The interviewees were telling him that these people were better than excellent.Youve no doubt seen this yourself. Think of someone who is so damn good at what they do thatthey are better than "excellent." The word falls short of conveying just how good these peoplereally are, and you want to give them aneven stronger description."Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind"~ F. Scott FitzgeraldTime and time again, as he interviewed people, the most common word they used to describe thislevel of performance was "genius". They would say, "John is so great at seeing the big picture, heis a genius" or, "Mary is an absolute genius when it comes to understanding the clients problem."Because we heard this talk of "better than excellent" so much, we decided to add another level ofperformance on top of excellent.This became the 5th Level of performance and because we heard the word genius so many times,that became the nickname for this new Level of performance.The revised rankings then became:1st Level - Below average 2nd Level - Average 3rd Level - Above average 4th Level - Excellent 5th Level - GeniusFinally, since he was searching for what explained some peoples ability to achieve the 5th level ofperformance, and become a Genius for what they do, it only made sense to call the whole thingthe Genius Project.When he says Genius, by the way, we arent referring to a persons IQ. Our use of the term geniushas nothing to do directly with how intelligent a person is and everything to do with how well theyperform. Our use of genius is descriptive of a persons ability to perform, not their ability to acquirefacts or information (the more classical definition of genius).His definition of a Genius is: a natural and joyful ability for delivering the highest levels ofperformance. The natural part of this definition comes from the fact that these abilities are drivenby your natural talents, and the joyful part comes from the fact that being true to your naturaltalents is not only more comfortable, but also more productive (both of which are more joyful).Imagine for a second what you could do with a dramatic boost in intelligence and brain power.Who could you impress? Where could you get ahead? What kind of confidence would you unlock?What could you achieve that you always wanted to? Seem too good to be true? Check it out andread the success stories. Youll see a lot of skeptics whove become evangelists for this man.
  4. 4. Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Timothy_A_McGinty==== ====Learn How You To Can Become A Genius:http://tinyurl.com/GeniusRoadMap==== ====

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