Brainhack: Tips and Tricks to Unleash Your Brain's Full Potential

Brainhack: Tips and Tricks to Unleash Your Brain's Full Potential

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Ever had those moments where you've been pondering a problem for ages, trying to make a decision or come up with a new idea, and then the second you get up to make a cup of tea, call a friend to talk it through, or simply decide 'sleep on it', you suddenly find the answers you're looking for, the solutions are obvious, and the new ideas just won't stop coming?

From Edison's light bulb to Hemmingway's novels and even the camouflage used by the Navy in WW1, for many years the world's greatest innovators, creators, and strategists have been harnessing the power of the subconscious mind to solve problems, generate new ideas, and make life-changing decisions; and recent advances in neuroscience have further revealed the amazing plasticity of the brain and its huge power as a processing tool. Using this knowledge of how the mind works, Brainhack reveals the ways you can use this brain power to change-up your thinking and is packed with a series of 'brainhacking' tips and tricks that will help you achieve success in your everyday life.

The book will contain over 40 brainhacks and be split into the following sections:

  • Thinking Smarter
  • Getting Started
  • Problem Solving Idea Generation
  • Breaking Through and Innovating

Each brainhack will explain:

  • A description of the technique - what do you need to do to you streamline your brain
  • The benefit - how this technique will help you and why you should do it
  • A real-world example - to bring it all to life and show you how to implement it
  • The science stuff - how this works and the brain-science behind it

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543630855
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Pavitt has over 25 years' experience as an award winning Creative Director and Writer in advertising and television working for companies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Sky. He is the founder of Lightbulb Consultancy, who specialise in demystifying the creative process for clients such as Lloyds Bank, AstraZeneca and Goldman Sachs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Thinking Smarter

1. Make a Done List 6

2. Change Your Memories 10

3. Be Kinder, Be Happier 16

4. Reward Upfront 18

5. Make a Better Impression 20

6. Exercise More to Make Your Brain Run Better 22

7. Let Your Body Do the Talking 24

8. Be More Musical 26

9. Don’t Get Labelled 28

Part 2 Getting Started

10. See Things Differently 36

11. Watch Cat Videos 40

12. Don’t Be Biased 42

13. Practice With Purpose 46

14. Stop Moaning 50

15. Don’t Get Stressed 56

16. Make Fewer Decisions 60

17. Count the Days, Minutes and Hours 64

18. Look on the Bright Side 66

Part 3 Problem Solving

19. Take a Break 70

20. Just Start 72

21. Take Away the Context 74

22. Keep Asking Why 78

23. Sleep Well 82

24. Be More Sarcastic 86

25. Take Notes 90

26. Notice Your Mistakes 94

27. Write by Hand 98

Part 4 Idea Generation

28. Map It Out 102

29. Run a Brain Marathon 104

30. Do Something Different 108

31. Don’t Try to Have Good Ideas 114

32. Think Like a Child 116

33. Don’t Finish 120

34. Take Part in Name Calling 122

35. Stay Focused 128

36. Work Messy 132

Part 5 Breaking Through and Innovating

37. Enjoy Being Blocked 136

38. Think Like Goldilocks 140

39. Take a Walk, Have a Shower 145

40. Switch Off 150

41. Think When You’re Tired 154

42. Just Say It 158

43. Give It the Overnight Test 160

44. Plan a Pre-Mortem 164

45. Make a Story of It 168

References 174

Image credits 177

About the Author 178

Acknowledgements 179

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