Is it Time for a Mental U-turn?

mental u-turn
Mental U-turn

Have you ever found yourself heading down the wrong street? You should have turned left instead of right? U-turn, now! Call it what you may, senior moment or brain drain. It’s simply a lack of focus. When we allow our minds to wander, it’s like surfing the web. There is no propensity for planning or purpose. In other words, we roam aimlessly through the day, ignoring direction from our subconscious mind. Our emotions, actions and thoughts work like cogs on a wheel. A mind void of positive, directed thoughts, yields negative random actions.

emotions, thoughts, and actions
Emotions, Thoughts, & Actions

Days like this require a hard reset to sync our mind, body, and spirit. But how? My favorite analogy is to visualize an iceberg as representing our conscious (above water) and subconscious (below water) minds. Our brains process at lightening speed, yet we are only consciously aware of a minute portion of our surroundings at any given moment. Although we are uniquely and miraculously made, we are not in control of all mind, body, and spiritual functions, nor were we designed to be in total control.

Some call it karma, I call it faith. Trying to control and master both your conscious and subconscious minds will lead to instability, unreliability, and uncertainty. Some questions cannot be answered with a simple yes or no, and wondering and worrying are not the answer. Your subconscious mind does not discern truthful or deceptive thoughts, that’s your conscious mind’s job. However, “keeping your foot” or staying focused on your current and present goals will prevent a wandering mind and ultimately spiritual warfare. Stay true to your beliefs and delete all thoughts of doubt, leaving no room or need for  mental U-turns! Wishing you a productive and relaxing day.

~ Dr. Doscher

Sales Tip #2 – Supercharge Your Brain

A career in sales requires high energy, along with logic, imagination and passion. I refer to the later as L.I.P. service! Your perception of opportunities and potential clients fuels your ability to think logically and creatively during any sales process.

Regardless of your daily sales routine, focus on supercharging your brain. Any deficit in your cognitive abilities will affect your sales numbers; that’s a “no brainer”. However, more importantly, a perception problem may cause a processing problem, which can lead to a sales slump and eventually an empty pipeline!

Supercharging your brain is a continuous process. The brain responds to activity AND lack of activity. Our brains are plastic; they adapt to our needs and repetitive activities. Therefore, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Physical and mental exercise bathes the brain in glucose (sugar), which promotes neural connections. Neurons that fire together, wire together. Concentrating on changing the brain’s firing patterns results in changes in logic, imagination, and passion (L.I.P.). Repeated actions (daily sales calls, website updates, and social media entries) and repeated thoughts (visualizing goals, positive mindset, and understanding customer needs) initiate a driving mental force, along with feeding neural pathways and triggering firing patterns.

A supercharged brain stores actions as memories and scripts in the subconscious mind. With repetition, the brain hard-wires the memories in the unconscious mind. Less energy is then needed for daily sales tasks, leaving more brain power to think creatively and sell with passion!

~ Dr. Doscher