Change Your Brain

“…since the 1990s brain researchers have come to realize that the brain— even the adult brain— is far more adaptable than anyone ever imagined, and this gives us a tremendous amount of control over what our brains are able to do. In particular, the brain responds to the right sorts of triggers by rewiring itself in various ways. New connections are made between neurons, while existing connections can be strengthened or weakened, and in some parts of the brain it is even possible for new neurons to grow.”

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson

Where We Lose the Battle

Where we lose the battle is often found in our minds. We make mistakes; we get stuck with guilt. We hit resistance; we stop. We want to lose weight and we lose focus and momentum.

At times we spent our lives stuck in thought, not doing. We don’t make decisions because both the options both have potential; thus we remain where we are because we don’t decide.

The key to getting unstuck is found in the ways we think, balanced by the actions we take.

Your Degree is Key but No Guarantee

Here is the advice I’d give to anyone working on their degree or in the first 10 years of your career.  (if you are getting this in email, click here see the video)

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Are you working on your degree?  Maybe you just received it?  Or maybe been working less than ten years?

Many times we’re taught or under than impressing that your degree will be “the key” to economics success in your career and life.  The degree is a key that opens a door but what happens inside that door up to you.

Just because you have the degree doesn’t mean you have all the attributes that the organization is looking for.  The degree is a key but it isn’t a guarantee of the earning power that you’ll accomplish.

What can you do?

1) Be a value creator.  Deliver more value than you consume.
2) How does what you do tie to the bottom line of the organization?
3) Relentlessly focus on this drive toward the bottom line
4) Differentiate yourself and stand out

Watch for my free course on Leveling Up Your Earning Power in the coming month.