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  1. 1. 1 Brainzooming™ 1@Brainzooming Aligning Your  Life’s Work Mike Brown  September 2014
  2. 2. 2 Brainzooming™ 2@Brainzooming Blog: www.Brainzooming.com Email: mike.brown@brainzooming.com Twitter: @Brainzooming Phone: 816‐509‐5320
  3. 3. 3 Brainzooming™ 3@Brainzooming Balance  State of equilibrium Equilibrium  No forces for change
  4. 4. 4 Brainzooming™ 4@Brainzooming Alignment  Deliberately arranging  all things for consistency with your  purpose and priorities.
  5. 5. 5 Brainzooming™ 5@Brainzooming Exploring Supporting Aligning to Drafting Your Core Purpose
  6. 6. 6 Brainzooming™ 6@Brainzooming
  7. 7. 7 Brainzooming™ 7@Brainzooming And as Andy Warholsaid . . . "It's not that my philosophy is failing me, it's that I am failing my own philosophy.  I breach what I preach more than I practice it.”
  8. 8. 8 Brainzooming™ 8@Brainzooming Core Purpose in Business To give ordinary folk the chance  to buy the same things as rich  people. To make global  commerce work by  connecting people,  places, and  information. To solve unsolved  problems  innovatively.
  9. 9. 9 Brainzooming™ 9@Brainzooming Core Purpose for an Individual What matters The long‐lasting impact from why you’re here A target for alignment
  10. 10. 10 Brainzooming™ 10@Brainzooming Exploring your Core Purpose
  11. 11. 11 Brainzooming™ 11@Brainzooming What things  motivate you to  get up and get  out of bed  daily?
  12. 12. 12 Brainzooming™ 12@Brainzooming In what ways  are you of the  greatest service  to others?
  13. 13. 13 Brainzooming™ 13@Brainzooming What brings you  happiness and  contentment?
  14. 14. 14 Brainzooming™ 14@Brainzooming If you didn’t  have to work,  how would you  spend your  time, talents,  and attention?
  15. 15. 15 Brainzooming™ 15@Brainzooming At the end of  your life, what  things will make  you smile when  you look back?
  16. 16. 16 Brainzooming™ 16@Brainzooming Exercise Note three or four thoughts for each of the core purpose questions. There’s no time for an exhaustive list – just your first impressions. We’ll pace you through the questions.
  17. 17. 17 Brainzooming™ 17@Brainzooming Exploring your Core Purpose What things motivate you to get up and get out of bed daily? In what ways are you of the greatest service to others? What brings you happiness and contentment? If you didn’t have to work, how would you spend your time, talents,  and attention? At the end of your life, what things will make you smile?
  18. 18. 18 Brainzooming™ 18@Brainzooming Recap Were any questions easier or harder than others? Did you surprise yourself with any of the answers?
  19. 19. 19 Brainzooming™ 19@Brainzooming Supporting yourCorePurpose Values and Spirituality Perspectives and Goals Authenticity
  20. 20. 20 Brainzooming™ 20@Brainzooming Values and Spirituality WW WYTYATHTYCEO D?
  21. 21. 21 Brainzooming™ 21@Brainzooming A Basics Checklist  Demonstrate integrity.  Exhibit a passion to serve others and make them  successful.  Treat people nicely, be friendly & smile.  Take responsibility for mistakes & fix things quickly and  correctly.  Look for ways to personally improve something each day.
  22. 22. 22 Brainzooming™ 22@Brainzooming What are your Rocks? What gets your attention first? What is the focus of your time? What ALWAYS happens?
  23. 23. 23 Brainzooming™ 23@Brainzooming Perspectivesand Goals
  24. 24. 24 Brainzooming™ 24@Brainzooming Look for Long Lines http://www.musictheory21.com/jae-sung/internet-lecture/documents/chopin_prelude-op28-no4-01.gif How long will it last? How long will its impact endure? How much can I influence it? Does it REALLY matter today?
  25. 25. 25 Brainzooming™ 25@Brainzooming Strategic Patience
  26. 26. 26 Brainzooming™ 26@Brainzooming Quick, Vital StrategyQuestions How do we  expect to  accomplish it? What do  we want to  achieve?
  27. 27. 27 Brainzooming™ 27@Brainzooming When You Hita Wall What else is possible? Next best ways? Redefine success? A different path? What IS working?
  28. 28. 28 Brainzooming™ 28@Brainzooming Authenticity
  29. 29. 29 Brainzooming™ 29@Brainzooming The Stress of Crooked Lines “Some have a style that they  work hard to refine,  so they walk a  crooked line.”
  30. 30. 30 Brainzooming™ 30@Brainzooming Aligning to your Core Purpose Talents Attention Service and Leadership
  31. 31. 31 Brainzooming™ 31@Brainzooming Talents Come in All Types 
  32. 32. 32 Brainzooming™ 32@Brainzooming What functions,  talents, and skills  do you use in your  professional life?
  33. 33. 33 Brainzooming™ 33@Brainzooming What functions,  talents, and skills do  you use in your  family relationships  & duties?
  34. 34. 34 Brainzooming™ 34@Brainzooming What functions,  talents, and skills  do you use in your  personal interests,  hobbies, and  spiritual life?
  35. 35. 35 Brainzooming™ 35@Brainzooming What talents or  skills do you use  aspire to develop?
  36. 36. 36 Brainzooming™ 36@Brainzooming Analyze, Arts & crafts, Buy groceries / shopping, Clean, Cook &  feed, Coordinating, Credit meetings, Gardening, Hiking, Identify  potential problems, Laundry, Learning / education, Listening &  empathizing, Make sure everybody has what they need,  Managing people, Negotiate, Oil painting, Organization,  Organize outings, Play taxi, Prayer, Prioritize, Problem solving,  Reading, Shoveling, Skiing, Swimming, Teach kids – family talks – spiritually based, Travel, Volunteering, Write policies Cindy’s Talents as an example
  37. 37. 37 Brainzooming™ 37@Brainzooming Exercise Write out eight to ten talents, functions, skills, or activities for each  question. Include both big and small activities you do, enjoy, or even don’t  enjoy when do them. Don’t edit ‐ simply list as many talents and activities as you can. Your Talents
  38. 38. 38 Brainzooming™ 38@Brainzooming Exploring your Talents What functions, talents, and skills do you use . . .   in your professional life? in your family relationships & duties? in your personal interests, hobbies, and spiritual life? And which do you aspire to develop?
  39. 39. 39 Brainzooming™ 39@Brainzooming Recap Were you able to identify satisfying talents across all the areas? Did you surprise yourself with any of the items you listed? Your Talents
  40. 40. 40 Brainzooming™ 40@Brainzooming A Talent Isn’ta Talent Isn’ta Talent
  41. 41. 41 Brainzooming™ 41@Brainzooming Your Distinctive Talents Distinctto you You improveall the time Beneficialto others Source of energyand satisfaction
  42. 42. 42 Brainzooming™ 42@Brainzooming Your Distinctive Talents vs. Areas of Excellence Perform well, but lesser energy boost Areas of Competence Perform adequately, but don’t improve over time Areas of Incompetence Don’t perform well, and get worse over time
  43. 43. 43 Brainzooming™ 43@Brainzooming A Talent Isn’ta Talent Isn’ta Talent Review the talents you listed, and decide whether each is: A Distinctive Talent An Area of Excellence A Competence An Incompetence
  44. 44. 44 Brainzooming™ 44@Brainzooming A Talent Isn’ta Talent Isn’ta Talent Distinctive Talent What activities are distinct to you, you get better as you do them, they’re  beneficial to others, and they energize you? Areas of Excellence What activities do you do well, but lack the energy boost that would make  you want to do them more? Areas of Competence What activities do you perform adequately, but don’t see any improvement  from spending more time on them? Areas of Incompetence What activities don’t you perform well and your performance worsens over  time? What would you like to stop doing or spend less time on?
  45. 45. 45 Brainzooming™ 45@Brainzooming Recap Have you identified items across all four of the talent categories? How much time do you spend with your distinctive talents? How much time do you waste on your areas of incompetence? Your Varied Talents
  46. 46. 46 Brainzooming™ 46@Brainzooming Where do you focus Attention? 
  47. 47. 47 Brainzooming™ 47@Brainzooming Downsidesof Multitasking More prone to distraction by unimportant information (Stanford) $650 billion in lost productivity annually (Basex) Longer to reach destinations when driving and using the cell  phone (University of Utah) 75% of people miss obvious visual events around them (Western  Washington University) Nearby cell phones cause friction in relationships (University of Essex)
  48. 48. 48 Brainzooming™ 48@Brainzooming To‐Do List Bucket List Never Going To‐Do List Freedom!
  49. 49. 49 Brainzooming™ 49@Brainzooming Serviceand Leadership
  50. 50. 50 Brainzooming™ 50@Brainzooming Be Your Own Leader http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/Finster/me7.gif
  51. 51. 51 Brainzooming™ 51@Brainzooming http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/0671723650.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg Exploring Your Foundation
  52. 52. 52 Brainzooming™ 52@Brainzooming What can you Control? The Integrity of  Your Effort
  53. 53. 53 Brainzooming™ 53@Brainzooming The Integrityof Your Effort “Your teaching must have  the integrity of serious,  sound words to which no  one can take exception.  If it does, no opponent will be  able to find anything bad to  say about us, and hostility  will yield to shame.” ‐ Paul of Tarsus, Titus 2:8
  54. 54. 54 Brainzooming™ 54@Brainzooming http://www.interteddy.com/images/library/Classic%20Sorry%20S.jpg Saying and Meaning “I’m Sorry” When you mean it Not just when you’re caught
  55. 55. 55 Brainzooming™ 55@Brainzooming Praisingand Congratulating
  56. 56. 56 Brainzooming™ 56@Brainzooming Exploring Supporting Aligning to Drafting Your Core Purpose
  57. 57. 57 Brainzooming™ 57@Brainzooming Putting It All Together Core Purpose Questions Talents Supporting Elements
  58. 58. 58 Brainzooming™ 58@Brainzooming Drafting your Core Purpose Most Important Things Motivations Things that Create Happiness Time Investment Unique Abilities and Talents Look for Common Themes that emerge
  59. 59. 59 Brainzooming™ 59@Brainzooming 3M Wal‐Mart To (verb) make solve give What or  Who? global commerce  work unsolved  problems ordinary folk How, What  or Why? by connecting  people, places &  information. innovatively. the chance to buy the  same things as rich  people. Working with Your Answers
  60. 60. 60 Brainzooming™ 60@Brainzooming Draft #1 Draft #2 Draft #3 To (verb) help What or  Who? people overwhelmed/  not seeing hope / who haven’t been  given a chance  OR  people who have  been labeled or  marked OR  people who have  been overlooked How,  What or  Why? by providing resources. OR by showing them  a more positive  side. OR by showing them  their talents. Cyndi’s Core Purpose Draft
  61. 61. 61 Brainzooming™ 61@Brainzooming Personal Core Purpose Format To VERB                 WHAT? Or WHO? HOW? WHAT? Or WHY?
  62. 62. 62 Brainzooming™ 62@Brainzooming Core PurposeQuestions What things motivate you to get up and get out of bed daily? In what ways are you of the greatest service to others? What brings you happiness and contentment? If you didn’t have to work, how would you spend your time, talents,  and attention? At the end of your life, what things will make you smile? Drafting your
  63. 63. 63 Brainzooming™ 63@Brainzooming Recap Were you able to make progress in forming some words / phrases? Does anyone feel like they figured it out right away? Were any parts more difficult than others? Your Core Purpose
  64. 64. 64 Brainzooming™ 64@Brainzooming What Questionson what’s next?
  65. 65. 65 Brainzooming™ 65@Brainzooming “The world is more malleable than you think,  and  it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.”  ‐ Bono
  66. 66. 66 Brainzooming™ 66@Brainzooming Blog: www.Brainzooming.com Email: mike.brown@brainzooming.com Twitter: @Brainzooming Phone: 816‐509‐5320