Train Your Brian For Dynamic Performance 

By Ange Fonce

I would like to share with you a technique based in neuroscience to help you quickly move from being “out of the zone” to being 'in the zone.'

There are always moments when you absolutely must be at your best... yet what would happen just when that moment comes... you are feeling at your worst?

Affirmations... positive thinking and exercise... can change your attitude and mental state... and when you are put "on the spot" you may not have time to do them.

There has been a method developed using  neuroscience that allows you to quickly get yourself  "in the zone." 

It is called "anchoring."

Here is the basic method you can use for your self... now.

1... Create a unique "anchor."

In this context... an anchor is a physical movement that you do not usually... for convenience select an action that is unobtrusive... so that you can do it anytime or anywhere.

For example... 

The anchor I created is turning a decorated and patterned ring I wear on my right index finger 180 degrees to face inward... I never really fiddle with my ring... so that is an unusual and not obvious physical movement for me... personally.

Other anchors might be tugging your ear... or crossing your fingers... it does not matter what action you select as long as it is something that you do not do out of habit and is a deliberate action on your part.

2... Connect the anchor to your peak states.

Once you have established your anchor... look for events and situations at work and play when you truly feel at your best and at your peak.

You might feel that way because your home team won the big game or it might be something more subtle... like noticing that... for some reason... you are at your best and "in the zone" at when you are working on something you enjoy.

Regardless of when or where you feel yourself in that peak state... do your anchoring move.

This causes your brain to inextricably connect your anchor to the mental state that you are in at that moment... this is called a "conditioned reflex" and psychologists have known about it for over a century.

3. When you must be at your best... execute your anchor.

Once you have repeatedly trained your brain to associate your anchor with your peak state... you can now use the anchor to immediately and automatically put yourself into a peak state... all you need do is to execute your anchor.

For example... 

Say... I receive a surprise call from a client... who has a problem... and I am in a "less than resourceful" state of mind... I immediately use my anchor to jolt me into a positive... upbeat... 

"I can handle this"... mental state.

There is a word of caution here... use your anchor sparingly... it takes about five peak states to store enough "positive" energy to overcome an "out of it" negative state.  

Follow that rule... even though it is tried and tested psychology back from the days of Pavlov's discovery of conditioned reflex... this powerful technique works great

As always... leave a man or woman all the "better" for "knowing" you.

Thank you and may you enjoy a Prosperous and Dynamic day!

Yours Sincerely

Ange is an  Author... Speaker... and Humanistic Counselling Psychologist and Dynamic Peak Performance Personal Development Consultant... who works with men and women on line and real world who desire to "personally develop" themselves and their "relationships" to become Dynamic Lifers... "creators" of their own life and wealth!

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