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What if you could hack your brain to be brilliant on demand?
Research has found that the surge of brilliance you experience is when high-performance hormones dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin floods your brain.
How do you do that? You just have to ask yourself the following questions.
1. Ask "What's possible here?"
It's not reward that releases a flow of dopamine in the brain -- but the promise of reward.
2. Ask "What matters most to me in this situation?"
When you make a connection with someone on what matters most, you release oxytocin in your brain and theirs. Yes, even if you or they have ADHD or Dyslexia or ...
Focus on your conversation. Find out what matters the most. This helps your brain focus and also helps you make a connection with someone that builds rapport, trust, and bonding. You will acquire superb social skills.
3. Ask "How might we...?"
When you ask the famous "How might we...?" question used by seasoned innovators, you get the big release: a trifecta of motivation, connection, and confidence that can spark brilliant ideas.
The micro-surges of brilliance you create with these powerful questions can energize your brain, help you create new ideas, deepen your relationships, and--ultimately--make you happier and successful.
There is a science behind it. There are three hormones that create a powerful surge that helps you create your brilliance.
1. Dopamine: the motivation molecule
Dopamine is called the motivation molecule. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that’s a key factor in motivation, productivity, and focus. It enables us to plan ahead so we can achieve our goals.
2. Oxytocin: the connection chemical
Oxytocin is called the love molecule. When released, your ability to connect with people goes up and your stress levels go down. You need the molecule when dealing with people: rapport-building, trust-creation, and bonding skills.
3. Serotonin: the confidence chemical
Serotonin is a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It’s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood. Without serotonin, the effect of dopamine and oxytocin in your brain would be muted and numb.
Serotonin turns up the signal strength of Dopamine and Oxytocin. This produces a powerful effect: You feel confident, optimistic and self-efficacious.
You don't need to take any drugs to use these hormones. Just ask the above three questions!
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