Category Archives for "Brain food"

Jul 18

Sex On The Brain

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight , Personal Branding

It has long been suggested that men and women have different brains, but a recent study of over 1,400 brain scans reveals there really isn't such a thing as a distinctly male or female brain.

In fact, brains are visually the same and it’s impossible to tell the difference between a male and female brain from an MRI scan. But we do know that men and women use their cerebrum differently, especially when it comes to communication.

If you are a business, life or sports coach or mentor here is my latest article in Coaching Life Magazine, with some interesting insight from elite athletes and coaches along with tips on how to best coach the female and male brain.

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Jul 15

How Sweet Is Your Personal Brand?

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight , Personal Branding

One of the special treats we experienced while in Chiang Mai was afternoon tea at Dhara Dhevi, a luxury resort set in 60 acres with architecture based on the historic Lanna Kingdom and some of the world's most beautiful accommodation.

For all appearances it looks authentically Thai with peaked roofs, teak panels and a traditional Wat and gardens We felt like we were stepping back in time, exploring a beautifully restored ancient venue with an historic past. It was actually built in 2009, highlighting the fact that appearances can be deceiving and when it comes to branding it’s all about how you make people feel.

The Dhara Dhevi Macaroons are famous in Chiang Mai and you can buy them in a number of shops around the city, but to really experience this brand you need to go there and immerse yourself in the experience of a high tea.

Of course there were personal branding lessons aplenty at Dhara Dhevi

Here are some delectable Personal Branding treats to help you sweeten up your brand and become irresistible to your ideal prospects:

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Apr 03

Time, is on your side…

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

Yes it is! (Thanks Mick Jagger for those fabulous lyrics)

Each and every one of us has 24 hour in each day to do something magnificent. Given only 8(ish) are spent sleeping, some of it eating and even a bit of it using the bathroom, you still have plenty of time left to make a difference in the world, stretch your influence and generate massive impact…

So why aren’t you?

Time really is on your side, especially when it comes to personal branding, because (and I’m sorry if this comes as a shock to you) it’s going to take at least 5 years to really rocket launch you and your personal brand.

Yep 5 years,

But there’s good news…

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Mar 30

Goals Suck

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

Having goals is not going to help your business. In fact, having goals could cripple your chances of success.

The human brain is complex in it’s make-up and performance. Millions of synapses making thousands of instantaneous connections. But it still wants things to be simple.

With too much going on in your brain by feeding it too many images of potential success, it’s going to get confused, disoriented and discombobulated.

if you know anything about peak performance, that’s not a great headspace to be in.

Just ask any golf coach and they will tell you that having too much going on in your brain is the #1 major problem, in fact they call the few inches between your ears the most challenging distance in golf.

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Jun 16

Do What You Do Best

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

Do you currently do what you do best?
Ironic I know, but you might think you have nothing to teach's probably because you have forgotten just how much you know!
If you've been doing what you do for 5 years or more, chances are you do plenty on autopilot, you get it done without even thinking about it!
It's all part of the learning process:
Whenever you learn something new you begin with Unconscious Incompetence - you don't know what you don't know, you are just excited because it's all new.

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Jun 02

The Entrepreneurial Brain

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

The Entrepreneurial Brain is amazing, with it you have overcome the fear of failure and decided to start your own business, telling that "itty-bitty-shitty-committee' in your head to be quiet and let you just get on with it.

Trouble is, now that you have the superhuman power to be in control of the fear centre in your own brain, you are also incredibly wide open to opportunity.

Having a tsunami style flood of ideas on the go is typical of the entrepreneur, an effect otherwise known as 'bright-shiny-object-itis'.

It's a powerful thing to have all these great ideas, however it can lead to having called FOMO - the fear of missing out. when you suffer FOMO, you try to be everything to everyone, stopping you from standing out as different.

Of course standing out from the crowd will always help you attract more of your perfect prospects and the first step is to decide what you want to stand for.
Most brands have something they are known for - Nike is action, Apple is Imagination, Cadbury is a luxury treat, Volvo is safe...

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Apr 06

++ Just Do It ++

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

When it comes to goals... you need to Just Do It!
So here we are...the first quarter of 2015 is over and a nice 4 days off for those who celebrate Easter...what did you plan to be doing at this stage? Did you write goals in the New Year that are now buried under paperwork or gathering dust somewhere?

Do any of your goals scare you?
Do they push you outside your comfort zone?
Are they the type of goals that make you sweat at night and wake up gasping with your brain screaming at you "How are you going to do all that!!!???".
Are your goals motivating you enough?

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Dec 27

Beware Holiday Brain

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight

As your business takes a break for the holidays, your brain may be doing the same thing, with potentially disastrous results. When you are flat-out, running a business, your brain is focused on making clear decisions - Beware Holiday Brain!
During a holiday break the brain relaxes and becomes exposed to unfiltered creative opportunity that can distract and confuse future plans and divert momentum.

There is a unique difference between the normal brain and that of an entrepreneur and you may get caught up in the bright, exciting ideas you dream up this holiday season.
The normal brain has a safety device that protects against taking risks, where the entrepreneurial brain senses the fear but does it anyway.

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Nov 11

You Said What?

By Lauren | Brain food , Insight , Marketing

The Elevator Pitch - According to Wikipedia The name "elevator pitch" reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. It is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.

What did you say at your last "Elevator Opportunity"?
Is it different every time? Do you get interest, or do people glaze over and fall asleep while you're speaking?
Would you like to know the way to pitch that guarantees you will feel more confident with what you say and have people running up to you to get your business card after you deliver it?

Here's my proven BEST Formula:

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