Think your brain IQ is a number you’re born with and that stays with you?
In fact, there are many ways you can improve your brain health, or damage or destroy it. And your IQ increases or decreases with the health of your brain. We’ve often talked about ways you can improve your intelligence, such as positive thinking, positive communication, letting your brain rest. etc.
In this issue, we look at some things many people do that can damage their brains, lowers their IQs, and makes them less effective in life and business.
Common Things That Can Poison Your Brain
Shivendra Misra is a dedicated practitioner of Kriya Yoga, and a constant student of the ways people can improve their mindsets and outlooks on life.
In this article, he identifies 6 things many people do (or fail to do) that can damage their brains.
Here’s his list:
- Sit inactive for too long a period. Get up and move around!
- Listen to loud music or other loud noise
- Read unimportant, and/or negative, messages and information on social media, email, etc.
- Watch “reality” TV – it’s not very real, just empty drama
- Multi-task – do twice as much as you should, half as well as you should
- Eat too much sugar
For each of these damaging behaviors, he explains how it damages the brain. He also suggests some ways to avoid the behavior or improve the habit.
In Shivendra’s article, he also offers several links to work done by various researchers to support his suggestions and provide other helpful advice for improving your brain health. If this topic hits home with you, check out Shivendra’s suggestions. Follow some of his links to enhance your understanding of brain health and the impact it can have on your life and business.
Note: Archived issues of The Unity Community are available here. Search that page for keywords representing your particular interest. Most of the articles offer suggestions for ways of improving business and personal relationships. Keep in mind that business is done by…people. Every business concern is essentially an inter-personal concern.
A “Shot in the Arm” Every Day!
My friend, mentor and sales coach, Eric Lofholm, hosts a 15-minute motivational call every business day and a few holidays. The call is at 7:45 AM Pacific time. Register for the call here. You'll find instructions on how to join the call on Facebook, Zoom, by phone, or later in a recording.
Do you believe you can improve your brain health and IQ? Are you engaging in any of the harmful habits Shivendra mentions? Do you find the potential gains worth forgoing some of the short-term pleasure you may get if you do the harmful behaviors? Reply to this message or click here if you'd like to chat on the phone.
Do you like The Unity Community?
Do you find value in the articles?
What's good about it?
What would make it even more valuable for you?
Suggestions for topics in future issues? Do you have something you'd like to contribute? It can be your work…or someone else's. I'll give you and the author ample credit for your contribution if I use it.
Your thoughts, suggestions and comments are always welcome. Reply to this message, or go here if you'd like to chat on the phone or Zoom.
Do You Know Someone Who'd Like This?
Forward it to them with the FORWARD feature in your email program.
Did someone forward this to you? Would you like to subscribe (free)? Send me your email address and tell me you'd like to subscribe.
Want to Do More Business?
Suppose you went to a networking event and were amazed to find all your ideal prospects waiting to talk with you.
Our Business Accelerator Platform can give you this kind of exposure to your market – the people you want to help!
We find your ideal client prospects and start conversations with them. Then we communicate your value and get them to schedule appointments with you…all on autopilot. This can happen for you! Learn how here.
When you join Smart Money Network's Business Accelerator Platform, we:
- Optimize your LinkedIn Profile Page so it better attracts people in your market.
(Hint: What painful issue do you resolve for your clients? If your LinkedIn profile describes how you make your clients' lives better, it's rare! Most describe the merchant's qualifications and expertise. They say little about what he/she does to eliminate clients' pain.)
- Search LinkedIn's 740 million members for the few thousand who match your ideal client profile. You define your best prospect for us. Then we go find them.
(Even if you can find these people manually, it will take hours away from your work with your current clients.)
- Invite about 100 of these best prospects every week to connect with you on LinkedIn.
- Send a welcome message to those who accept your invitation and connect.
(Typically 15% or more. Currently, over 25% of those I invite are connecting!)
- Deliver something of value to them from you, and then do it again!
- Begin a “drip campaign” of carefully timed messages, providing more value. These messages give…give… give…and then ask. No pitches!
All of these messages come from you personally. We want and expect your input in developing them…unless you want us to just do it. You can follow the threads and adjust your messages as you see better ways to engage your prospects. We're always ready to talk with you about improving your messaging.
See a “hot” prospect you want to engage with your unique message? Take over the exchange manually!
Click here to learn how you can put this program to work for YOU!
Would You Like to Publish a Newsletter Like This One?
Unity Copywriting can help you with newsletters or other materials to engage your prospects and clients. We help you stay top of their minds. Let's discuss how these materials can help you with your marketing!