What channel are you tuned into?

3 tips for tuning into your whole brain

If you’re like most of my clients, you’re a doctor, lawyer, or other high-achieving professional woman with an overdeveloped left brain.

This has served you well in your training and in your career. Your linear-thinking rational left brain allowed you to achieve. To excel. To get into good colleges and top graduate and doctorate programs. To get into the residencies or post-doc programs you desired. You wouldn’t be where you are without your overdeveloped left brain. Our educational systems almost exclusively focus on building left brain muscles. Your left brain channel.

But at what cost?

Your left brain is the home of your IQ or your intelligence quotient.
This channel focuses on facts, verbal language, logic, details.
At the expense of the rest

The right brain channel sees the bigger picture
Integrates information from your right brain
And from your body
All of your physical senses
Your right brain channel integrates non-verbal language, emotions, energy and tone
This is the home of your EQ or emotional intelligence, and your PQ or Positive Intelligence®

If you’re only tuned into the left brain channel, you’re missing half of the picture.
Half of the data.

The highest-performing individuals are able to incorporate data from BOTH sides of the brain.

Your left brain is already trained to Olympic-level functionality.

Let your right brain catch up. It needs some attention and training.

Want to start training your right brain? Here are 3 simple ways

Practice meditation, mindfulness, or other similar brain-training
If you read my book, you know I am a HUGE fan of meditation. I meditate for 15 minutes twice a day because I know what it does for my performance and my sanity. It’s non-negotiable for me now, but for many years I believed that I didn’t have time to meditate.

If meditation doesn’t feel accessible or appealing to you, or if it does but you don’t think you have time for it, you can learn to access the same benefits you get from deep meditation, but in bite-sized chunks (mini Zen-bites) throughout the day. This is the tool I teach to my clients now, and I use these mini Zen-bites in addition to my meditation practice.

Flex your creative muscles by engaging in artistic, writing, or musical activities
The key here is to pick something you enjoy.
Don’t worry about being “good” at it. That comes with practice. And practice is what build your right brain muscles.

Pay attention to the physical sensations in your body.
Your body is WISE. Your body is where your intuition resides.
Ask yourself: How am I feeling in my body right now? What am I noticing?
Practice checking-in with your body routinely.
Pay attention to the signals it’s sending. This will also build your right brain muscles.

Reflect back on all the amazing things you’ve accomplished while relying solely on your left brain channel.

Now think about what becomes possible for you when you start using your WHOLE brain?
The sky’s the limit for you, my friend.

Want help tuning into you right brain channel so you can perform at your best?
I can help you with that.

Here’s to flexing your right brain muscles,
Denee