Ever felt like you just didn’t have enough mental bandwidth to accomplish something important?
Maybe you remember studying for that one test at school. And no matter what you did – the information just didn’t stick.
Or maybe you’ve had to take work home with you because it just took too long to finish it at work. And now work is often cutting into your family time.
Or maybe you’re a business owner, and you find yourself always busy – even though you became an entrepreneur to escape being busy in the first place.
Today I want to talk about the brain. Because getting things done all starts with your brain power.
Now, you’ve probably heard a lot of people tell you how you can improve your brain.
You’ve probably heard that…
– You should learn by teaching (to retain 90%)
– You should maximize your optimal hours each day (depending on your chronotype)
– You should master your memory (using really interesting techniques and imagery)
– You should start meditating at least 30 minutes a day
– You should learn to speed read
Now. These are all nice in theory. And if you want to go do one of these things to improve your brain power – go ahead.
But these all require NEW habits, and a lot of time and energy to get good at.
And what if you don’t have that kind of time right now?
Is there a way to actually do LESS everyday – and get more brain power?
How Using Your Brain Less – Makes You Twice As Smart
According to brainfacts.org, it takes as much energy to scribble mindlessly as it does to paint a masterpiece.
You may think.
“But isn’t it harder to paint a masterpiece?”
“Isn’t painting a masterpiece like sprinting – while doodling is like walking?”
Seems reasonable. But actually, it takes no special amount of mental energy to create a masterpiece…
The brain uses almost the same amount of energy, all day long.
Even when you go to sleep, the brain uses almost the exact same amount of energy…
Sometimes even more energy than when you’re awake.
So what’s the point of all this?
Well, if you’re using all this brain power even when you’re just doodling and lying around…then the problem is NOT your brain power.
The problem is how you’re using that power.
You’re probably using up a lot of your brain power on useless sh*t.
And don’t worry, I’m a victim of this too.
With all the information bombarding us on a day to day basis – it’s hard to not get overloaded with ‘mental garbage’.
Why not take some time out of your day (today) and remove everything and everyone causing “noise” on your social media / email?
And after you’re done with social media, why not also look through some of the people you message / talk to on a daily basis?
You’ll be shocked by how much energy sappers you know.
You know who I’m talking about.
EVERYDAY they seem to have a new problem.
And everytime you talk to them about it, they seem to try dump it all on you.
Now, I know what I’m about to say next is going to make some people really mad…
Stop hanging around those people.
Cut them out. They don’t have your best interests at heart.
Anyway, after you’ve done your social media purge, you’ll find yourself with all this energy you never thought you had.
So write it down.
“Distraction Is The Only Luxury Of The Poor”
When I’m working on something – I’m laser-beam focused. I don’t want to have any distractions.
I close my door. I unplug my phone, and I turn off all notifications.
And NO ONE disturbs me.
So right after you read this email, why not go clean some of your social media?
Why not unfollow those people that are sucking energy from your day?
And why not go unsubscribe from those people in your email inbox that are just creating “noise” for you?
When I did this for the first time, I never realized how peaceful it would make me feel.
And ever since then, I’ve been able to get way more done – in half the time.
Just like you can double your brain power by doing less everyday. You can also double your success in business by doing less too.
Instead of wasting time doing loads of different things. And trying all this different stuff. Why not just focus on one thing?
Focus on ONE skill?
Once you master that skill – you can start working on something else.