Category Archives: Physical Intelligence

How do you like the magic of numbers?

Numbers are the universal language in the world of quantities. Large numbers might have a unique fascination when it comes to money, time or space. However, there is someting special about 100 Trillion:

  • It is truly mind blowing – Nobody can imagine how much that is (the imagination of skilled mathematicians might reach up to 2-3 billion)
  • 100 Trillion is the approximate number of stars in the visible universe.
  • 100 Trillion in the number of cells in your body.

Do we literally live in 2 universes – the outside one that gives us a lot to be in awe of,  and the inside one that is sitting on our chair and is most frequently simply ignored or overlooked?

Let’s stay with the biological one for right now – the unbelievable amount of human cells that constantly communicate through nerve cells, chemical messengers and hormones, forming specialized organs and collaborating in the most sophisticated way possible.

At Genius Coaching, we call this unlimited biological miracle “Physical Intelligence” or “Body Wisdom”. Parents adore it in their new-born baby. However, most people seem to lose sight of it as they grow up.

Most recently, the number 100 Trillion and the biological consequences involved attracted scientists and creative thinkers to confirm and validate some facts that have been the foundation of Genius Coaching for more than a decade:

  • The intelligence of our body cells is the root cause for mental or intuitive intelligence: Without the highly complex biochemical concert in every cell, our senses and nervous system would not be able to think and feel.
  • Learning, education and personal development will be much more successful and efficient when the biological foundation comes first: Healthy food, clean water, lots of joyful movement, healthy emotional relationships.

How does all this apply to you right now?

And, YES, there is a HIGHER INTELLIGENCE as well – the collaboration of hundreds or thousands of people with 100 Trillion cells each, called SWARM Intelligence:

 

Physical Intelligence of the Circulatory System

Did you know that 11.5% of your Circulatory System are arteries and 14.5% are veins? What about the rest? Get this: 74% are micro-vessels that range between 1/7th and 1/10th of a human hair in diameter and add up to 70,000+ miles in total length!

They deliver oxygen and nutrients to every cell of your body and bring cellular waste and toxins to your kidneys and colon.

We think immediately about clogged arteries when we hear about a stroke or hart attack; in reality thousands of micro-capillaries might be clogged and cause a catastrophic event like that. Healthy and open blood flow in all capillaries might be crucial for mental alertness, sharp memory, regular heartbeat, coordination in the digestive system – practically for every organ function in our bodies.

Do you see biological genius in action?

Even more so when we understand how anxiety and fear narrows down our capillaries: The blood flows faster and oxygen cannot be delivered to cells in a sufficient manner. Therefore stress escalates on a cellular level and the brain might respond with ‘brain panic’.

Suggested daily practice: Breath deeply in an environment with fresh air and visualize how the capillaries open and make it easy for blood cells to flow and deliver Oxygen.

 

How do you feel as an Outlier?

Almost 10 years ago Malcolm Gladwell published his national bestseller “Outliers – The Story of Success”. Initially he searched for a connection between IQ and success in life and career. However, he found staggering evidence that such a correlation simply does not exist. But here was – and is – the profound result that made him famous: Highly successful people in the US and abroad most frequently stand out with their unique brilliance and creativity! They simply don’t fit any norm, live part of their lives as rebels or face a lot of resistance from their peers who live ‘inside the bell curve.”

Outliers can be ‘highly intelligent misfits’ with unique perspectives, strong opinions and deep caring for others. They can add significant value as innovators if they find strong emotional support and encouragement to be as unique as possible.Here is the risk: If they never experience their own unique value and cannot find people who believe in them, they might turn easily into outsiders, close down emotionally and withdraw from friends and family members who actually care about them.

Harry* recognized number patterns at age 5. He was a straight A student up to his Senior High School year, but almost over night he lost interest in school, became severely depressed and did not want to leave the house. When we evaluated his Genius Intelligences as part of his Genius Profile it showed “Logical-Mathematical” towering above all the other qualities of intelligence. With specific tutoring and strong emotional support Harry* could turn his mental challenge around and became a highly successful software engineer.

* = not his real name

What is YOUR unique brilliance?

How much do you enjoy it?

How strongly do you apply it every day?

 

Join the Body Meditation Revolution

“I know that meditating would be very beneficial for me, but I simply don’t have the time to sit down for an hour and do nothing” commented Marcia* last week. As a successful business owner, she is definitely not alone with this feeling. So she was very relieved to learn that there is a genius way to relax within a few minutes by experiencing a body meditation.

Ready?
Find a space where you are not going to be distracted and ask a friend to slowly read to you the following text:

  • Sit comfortably in your chair with your legs uncrossed.
  • Interlace your fingers and let your hands rest on your lap.
  • Take a deep breath and close your eyes.
  • You might feel how your 2 hands are connected, how the fingers of your left hand touch your right hand and how the fingers of your right hand touch your left hand.
  • Now start feeling your liver – on the right side just below your rib cage.
  • You can feel the miracle of your liver in 500 different functions and key to your metabolism.
  • Nothing could be digested without the guidance of your liver.
  • As you keep breathing, you feel how your diaphragm touches and massages your liver.
  • You might see pictures in your mind’s eye that relate to these body sensations.
  • Or you might notice some pressure or tingling associated.
  • Just pay attention and enjoy while your feel your hands connected.
  • (Pause)
  • Then you might take a deep breath – inhale slowly and all the way, then exhale.
  • Repeat this 3 times
  • Then slowly open  your eyes again.
How was that?

 

You see – instead of using a mantra like traditional meditation does to distract the mind, we guide your mind to focus directly on a specific organ of your own body. This specific acknowledgement of a biological miracle causes immediate relaxation. FINALLY a specific organ of your body receives attention and acknowledgement for the daily miracle work it does 24/7.

 

Revolutionary simple? Please don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself and let us know!
 

The Power of Graphic Recording

My friend Taryl Hansen expresses her unique brilliance in a very special way: She captures the essence of any presentation, training session or keynote speech on a 5×3′ flip-chart panel by arranging and connecting the key elements in a way that significantly increases the depth and quality of remembering as well as sparking new discussions.

For the first time we partnered last Thursday during my presentation for parents of gifted children at the Scottsdale School District. Topic: “Bright and Bored – Now What? A fresh Perspective on Anxiety and Violence”.

After more than an hour of live interaction with a curious and engaged audience I was deeply impressed with her summary:

 

Behavioral research tells us that we process pictures 60.000 times faster than words. I definitely experienced the power of this result in action. Many parents took pictures at the end and commented: ” This is the best summary I can take home tonight!”.

Thank you, Taryl!

 

Your scale can be very misleading

There is a multi-milion dollar confusion promoted in the media every day and discussed abong millions of (mostly) women with the same intensity: Losing weight.

While most of us might associate this term with getting rid of excessive fat, mostly around the waist line and legs, for the body – biologically – losing weight can mean completely different things: dehydration, decreasing lean muscle mass, shrinking of vital organs or a combination of everything.
Your brain LOVES clear and concise information, so let’s have a closer look: Obviously obesity is extremely widespread in the US and has been increasing especially with children over the past decade. How does it actually work on a cellular level?
Processed food and preservatives to increase shelf life play a major role: These chemical substances are completely foreign to the body and cannot be identified as nutrient by our very own cells. Most of them cannot be dissolved in water, only in fat. Therefore the body cannot simply flush them out through the kidneys; it MUST produce extra fat cells to store these substances and prevent toxicity in body cells that would slow down or even shut down the cellular metabolism. What a physically intelligent mechanism, if you think about it!
So if you would force your body with any diet to eliminate these fat cells, it would build them right back up after the program is over to prevent self-intoxication. So it is NOT about weight loss, but rather about recovering from a metabolic disorder called obesity that impacts every single organ of your body. With THIS clear focus in mind you understand why ongoing detoxification is a MUST and why you cannot expect quick results: only then shedding extra pounds of unnecessary fat storage cells will be a natural consequence of the real biological need: Embracing a healthier lifestyle 24/7.
Does the mindset need to change FIRST, before the complex biochemical shift can happen? Most likely…! After all – your body is a biological miracle and your body IS YOU.

 

How do you communicate….

What price do we pay when we substitute virtual communication for personal contact? texting

Only in most recent years science has been paying more attention to the first and most important sense we have been born with – the sense of touch. The results are quite surprising, especially about affective touch as the most powerful way of social connection:

 

– Babies with lack of touch show emotional and physical impact on their normal development.- Waitresses get higher tips when they briefly touch their customers, if they aware of it or not.

– More touch-oriented doctors, managers and teachers get higher ratings.

– Couples in a coffee shop touch each other up to 180 times per hour in Puerto Rico, 110 times in Paris, twice in Gainesville, FL and 0 times in London.

I just prepared a presentation about “The Power of Human Touch” for a Conference next week in Telluride, CO, and feel extremely excited about these unexpected and profound results.  Stay tuned for more fascinating insights and practical tips to enhance communication and collaboration with very practical new behavior tools!

Visiting the Dentist.

Jean* is a well educated girl and just celebrated her 8th birthday. She had only ONE big challenge in her life – her dentist. He was a cold person and grim looking, with little or no feeling for her fears and sensitivity.

So when the time for the next appointment came around, she dressed up as a pirate. Her mom was simply speechless and asked her: “Why in the world did you to THAT?” Her response was very clear: “Only pirates are allowed to kill people without being punished.”

What would have been your next sentence if Jean* would be your child?

What does the entire story tell you?

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Add Heart and Soul to Life

What five words pop into your mind immediately when you hear the word “future”?

This was a little exercise one of the key presenters did with us in the audience during the BRINK 2015.1 conference -Discovering the Future last weekend. What was your answer? How did your partner respond? Or your child(ren)?

The results might lead to very interesting discussions. Facing_The_Future_Without_Fear_Web

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two major topics included Artificial Intelligence and the Revolutions against Sickness, Aging and Death. 42 speakers had a lot of colorful contributions to make around these 2 topics. Which one is closer to your heart?

What is more important than embracing creativity, innovation and disruption as power tools to create a new future fairly quickly?

To make this future attractive and livable, we might want to add heart and soul to the equation: Bright intelligence alone will not be able to create warmth and caring.

We all have something to say about it. Every day. Creating is the new approach. After all: We live in the most exciting times in Human History. The overwhelming amount of negative daily news about small events might distract us with fear.

Are you ready to create something much better and meaningful than that every day?

LEARN FROM THE BACKWARDS BICYCLE

What makes it sooooo hard sometimes to change old habits and behavior? Even after attending the most advanced seminars and lectures, after reading all the right books and listening to online programs – still: For most of us it seems to be extremely hard to take action and get out of the rut.

My friend and owner of the first international Genius Coaching business license Oleg Fleyer in Minsk/Belarus found a fascinating
and fun (!) video on this topic:

The genius difference to a ‘normal’ bicycle: This one turns left, when you move the handle to the right. You might not believe how long it takes to learn this new way of riding a bicycle.

AND – how long it will take you to re- learn how to ride a normal bicycle after you finally learned to operate the other one.Life-Change-Quote

This unique combination of brain and muscle memory is simply fascinating to me and threw me in deep reflection about the power of coaching as a process of effective behavior upgrade and a key ingredient for lasting change: Passion/Joy/Excitement.

How does it resonate with you?