Most of us have heard, pretty much our entire lives, that we only use about 10% of our brain and that if we could ever use ALL of our brain, the results would be miraculous!

Sorry to say, this is an urban myth.  Although hundreds of famous people have stated these exact words, or words quite similar, the fact is that we use 100% of our brain at all times.  That includes reading this report, including you.

The facts are these:  whenever even a tiny part of the human brain is damaged, catastrophic results occur.  If you remove even 2% of the brain, you could wind up with a zombie, a vegetable, or a politician.

So here’s the REAL question you need to consider:

          How WELL am I using my mind?   Am I using it at maximum efficiency?  On a scale of 1-10, 10 being highest, where do I fit?  How do I begin to operate with Maximum Brain Power?  Read on…

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The First Key 

It turns out, there are THREE critical areas that are largely responsible for how well or poorly we generate “Brain Power.”

And, by the way, I am leaving the exact definition of Brain Power up to you.  You see, each of us already knows what it means to us.  It’s not really IQ, and it’s not how many advanced college degrees you have.  It’s operating at Peak Performance Levels, at a “10” level, isn’t it ? 

At this level, your thinking is crisp, your intuition is sound, your instincts are aligned, you are truly “in the flow” and firing on all cylinders!  So how do we get to that level?

Here’s the first vital trait:  Pay Attention!

Paying attention is all about being fully HERE, in this moment in time, on this planet, in this room, fully aware of what is happening.  It’s being able to see exactly what is in front of you, not what you think it is.  It’s the ability to perceive and feel and sense present time reality.  

There are many ways to train yourself to improve your awareness of the present moment, and I invite you to simply visit your bookstore or type into your favorite search engine the phrase “Be here” or “Pay Attention.” 

My personal favorite is active meditation, followed by taking a short walk outdoors.  During this time, I make a practice of noticing everything I can, one object at a time, one moment in time. 

So our first VITAL SKILL to develop is to Pay Attention !!

As Shakespeare said, “To Be or Not to Be, that is the question.”  What will you choose?