Download e-book for iPad: Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions by Ph.D. Eric Maisel, Ann Maisel

By Ph.D. Eric Maisel, Ann Maisel

It’s real: a brain is a negative factor to waste. but that’s what we do once we spend our weekend — and neurons — reliving a place of work squabble, spend a kinfolk stopover at chewing over early life concerns, or spend hours beating ourselves up while an individual brings one in every of our personal long-held (but by no means labored on) rules to fruition. this sort of obsessing will get us, like a hamster on a wheel, nowhere. yet as famous creativity professional Eric Maisel asserts, obsessing productively ends up in success instead of frustration. A efficient obsession, even if an concept for a unique, a enterprise, or a vaccine, is selected intentionally and pursued with selection. during this provocative, functional consultant, Maisel coaches you to exploit the tendency to obsess on your artistic virtue, enjoyable either your promise and your gives you to yourself.

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If you can get from San Francisco to Paris in twelve hours, what can’t you do in a month? You could get in a lot of productive obsessing — or learn about your idiosyncratic ways   Brainstorm of preventing yourself from using your brainpower. In a month you could produce a brainstorm or learn why you refuse to cultivate one. Your month may fly by without your ever really getting started. That is information and probably means that most of your months fly by without your attending to your goals and dreams.

What had changed such that on Monday he couldn’t approach his contract work and by Thursday he was knocking it out? He concluded that he had built up the work into a kind of monster, internally bad-mouthing it as the most boring, unworthy work a human being could ever undertake. By choosing to productively obsess about his horror of tackling the contract work, he’d begun to examine his assumptions and listen to his negative selftalk with a new ear — and that proved enough. He used his brain’s full power to test his assumptions and examine his selftalk and concluded — at first subconsciously and then consciously — that his contract work was simply not that bad.

What was going on? What had changed such that on Monday he couldn’t approach his contract work and by Thursday he was knocking it out? He concluded that he had built up the work into a kind of monster, internally bad-mouthing it as the most boring, unworthy work a human being could ever undertake. By choosing to productively obsess about his horror of tackling the contract work, he’d begun to examine his assumptions and listen to his negative selftalk with a new ear — and that proved enough. He used his brain’s full power to test his assumptions and examine his selftalk and concluded — at first subconsciously and then consciously — that his contract work was simply not that bad.

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