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Attention deserves your Attention

The deficit of attention has been getting a lot pf publicity over the past decade: ADD and ADHD turned into widely acknowledged disorders in the US and beyond. In many situations medication might be very helpful as a temporary solution to the symptoms. But let’s have a closer look into the root causes:

Why did so many children, young adults and adults lose attention? Are highly intelligent people of any age drowning in an endless sea of sameness? Bored with mind-numbing repetitions? Distracted with screaming superficiality? Stifled in their creativity by standardized and limiting multiple-choice tests? Confused between memorizing and meaningful learning?

How can the obvious deficit or even inflation of attention be reversed? Here are 3 powerful questions that can serve you as guiding stars to re-ignate natural curiosity and genuine interest:

  1. What am I really interested in?
  2. What do I want to be an expert at?
  3. Why was I born?
Attention builds connection and trust, quickly and effectively. It deserves a top spot as a communication tool and might be the most valuable commodity…!

“This happened Completely Unexpected!”

Recently, I discovered that my 10 year old son had, without my permission, made over $100 worth of gaming purchases on his PS4. He was banned from the PS4 until he repaid the money in chores. Also he has been grounded from T.V., cell phone usage, and play-dates for 2 weeks.

Interestingly enough, over the course of 6 days, he, himself experienced better focus on his work in class, more socializing with the family, and greater creativity and insight into himself.
During our session today with Otto, Chris* expressed that he has found he can focus on work for longer, and implement the tools we have learned from Otto, when needed. Hearing this from Chris*, astounded me, and I realized my child, and perhaps everyone’s children need boundaries and us, as parents to stand strong and guide.”

Digital distractions represent an increasing challenge in families with bright children as well as in organizations. Especially bright minds can be sent on a virtual detour quickly and develop the habit to prefer illusion over reality.

There is plenty of research to back up this alarming trend, but not a lot of behavior-based methodologies to replace unwanted habits. How ready are you to go beyond discussions and information? 

Strategic Parenting is our new program to explore the behavioral roots of distraction management, cyber bullying, anxiety and social isolation. Powerful and sensitive parenting calls for new tools like Behavior Modeling and Pro-active Communication to emotionally guide their bright and sensitive children more successfully.

Strategic Parenting is NOT a workshop, but a combination of one half-day event for personal interaction, one conference call to share experiences and one individual coaching session to customize solutions.

Did you ever get a Personal Invitation from a Humanoid Robot?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is definitely a manifestation of human genius – at the cutting edge of of current technology, combined with brilliant creativity and imagination.

 

Sophia is a Humanoid, created at Hanson Robotics in Hongkong. Her creators will present her in a real human dialog during the upcoming RAAD Festival in San Diego to demonstrate the high level of sophistication in AI.

 

Here is more about her in her own words:
Sophia represents the high standards of presenters from anti-aging research, highly progressive entrepreneurs and vendors from Europe, Australia and US who offer  innovative products and bio-marker tests at the RAAD Festival  in San Diego from 9/18-21. Next week!

Human Genius in action? YES!

What an exciting opportunity to be part of a global advancement for a significant upgrade in quality and quantity of human life and to meet thought leaders, celebrities like Suzanne Somers or Ray Kurzweil and 900+ life extension enthusiasts from 21 different countries!

It is not too late to spontaneously clear your schedule and register for this life-changing event!

Visit Genius Coaching in booth #612 and learn more about our highly innovative
Longevity Coaching program – a progressive attitude and open mind are definitely required to experience the personal benefits from these rapid advancements.

Throughout human history, genius ALWAYS has been on the forefront of innovation, creativity, progress and breakthrough. Many of them were alone with their insights. Now, geniuses gather to inspire each other and accelerate progress in several areas of human life that are relevant for everyone.

BTW RAAD stands for Revolution Against Aging and Death…!

A Cry for Help from my Body

My parents were really concerned when they found out that I bit my nails down to a minimum around age 5 and caused even some local bleeding. I remember that it was painful to do that to myself and how much I tried to hide it; but somehow I ‘couldn’t help myself’.

It got worse, so my mom took me to the doctor; he assumed that there might be a lack of Calcium, prescribed a supplement and asked me to drink more fresh raw milk. However, the nail biting habit continued.

One night I woke up with a nightmare and a loud scream “I HATE DEATH!!!” My older sister came running into my room and held me as I was sobbing. I told her how much I missed my grandma who died the very same year; she had given me so much warmth, always told me the best stories and taught me how to play cards.

I just felt that her death was WRONG and extremely destructive – for her and everyone who loved her.

The next day my nail biting habit stopped.

Could it be that this self-destructive habit alerted me to the deeper destruction I felt around her death?

Our bodies are extremely intelligent – physically!

Hidden Genius Information in Food

Remember my last genius tip about the power of mindset around food ? Thank you for all your responses and comments!

Let’s continue with a quick self-test: What are your thoughts and feelings while you eat?

Quality food in small portions makes me feel good. I take my time to eat and chew, enjoy the textures and flavors and eat 5-6 times a day to send my body constant signals: “I find the best healthy food for you so you can do your complex biochemical tasks in every cell and organ. I care about your/my health. Quality food is medicine for me. Great food replenishes my energy and is easy to digest. Quality food prevents sickness and degenerative diseases. The next meal/snack is coming in 2-3 hours.”

I used to suffer from hectic eating, sometimes in the car or quickly before my next appointment or while responding to emails. It took a while to interrupt these habits and replace them with better ones, but I found my nervous system to respond first: Less brain panic, more relaxed intensity, focus and efficiency!

It is not just the high amount of sugar in cookies or aspartame in Diet sodas that drives the brain crazy – it is also the mentality about low quality of food and neglecting the basic requirements of a highly intelligent brain and body: Quality over quantity.

On a cellular level food particles are also perceived as information: Fresh and non-processed food is easily recognized by our own cell membranes as digestible, chemicals are identified as foreign invaders that have to be removed by the immune system.

AND – most healthy people LOVE variety in food. I am sick and tired of “the right or wrong way of eating”. Therefore I am a FLEXITARIAN – plant-based, paleo recipes, great steaks, fish, delicious salads and vegetables, fruits, nuts and cheese – the choices are endless and the joy of selecting, preparing and eating it goes right along with it.

These two recently published books cut through the food confusion and have been inspiring me deeply: 

Yes, there is one ‘Diet’ I follow religiously: The Seefood diet – I see food and eat it!

 

Your New Way to manage Information Overload

“Too much information and most of it is absolutely useless!” I am sure that this is not the first time you heard this comment and most likely you felt this way yourself many times. The access to information and knowledge used to be very controlled in past decades, but the internet expansion definitely broke this limitation for good.

Now we are swimming in an ocean of ever changing updates and (fake) news, combined with valuable nuggets that are meaningful to you in a specific situation. How do we find those?

I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book along those lines: “First Intelligence – Using the Science and Spirit of Intuition” by Simone Wright. For 7 years she used to teach police detectives how to use their intuition much more effectively in complex crime investigations. Now she is a widely recognized expert and speaker on intuitive intelligence.

Intuition cuts through the ocean of details and connects important facts at a rapid pace, IF you feel relaxed and have a clear intention. What looks like a miracle is a natural capability of the human body: A gut feeling for priorities, an inkling by noticing a few details, a flash of insight out of the blue. Mental analysis and over-thinking interrupts this flow immediately and takes us on a big detour in fact finding.

Pearls of wisdom are frequent results of this process and they just make common sense, even if we don’t understand most of the time WHY we came to this conclusion. Wisdom just resonates with us in our core, especially when it comes from a child.

Does it feel like ‘genius in action’ to you, or a ‘genius moment’?

What is YOUR example for a happening like that?

Upcoming Event:
The Genius Parent Retreat in Scottsdale

Unique Brilliance is Written on Your DNA – so what?

Vicky* has been working as a help desk support in several companies. every 2-3 years she has been laid off, mostly due to hidden conflicts with colleagues or her manager. Over the years she has been acquiring several IT certificates to stay professionally up to speed. Vicky* is very intelligent, sensitive and connects with interesting people very easily. However, she also battles emotional darkness, sometimes for extended periods of time.

About a year ago I had a conversation with her about intuition and noticed an immediate energy shift: Her eyes opened wider, her face lightened up and she began to tell me about her grandma in Guatemala: She was a healer (curandeira) and knew the healing powers of almost every native plant in that area. Intuition was very familiar and normal to her, it was the main source for her healing power.

Vicky* became her most curious student at age 5! She lived more with grandma than with her own parents. Everything she experienced was food for her soul and she learned from her with a burning desire.

However, soon the clouds moved in: Vicky* moved to the US and lost touch with her exceptional talent and passion: She became interested in IT to make a living and settled for a ‘normal life’. She still has most of her amazing knowledge about healing with plant tinctures and her intuition kicks in immediately when someone approaches her with a health challenge.

What if she could create an environment where her natural brilliance could further expand into professionalism and her passion would turn into speaking engagements to touch thousands of people?

I want that for her to happen so the dark emotional clouds can move out of her life! What if Vicky* could create a profession that fills her heart AND her bank account?

Innate unique brilliance deserves and requires full expression in life; otherwise the body, mind and soul send warning signals….

*not her real name

Otto Siegel

Speaker, Author, Genius Coach

 

Fresh Perspective on Raising a Genius Child

About six years ago Sharon’s* mom was determined not to have a second child. So she took a high quality contraceptive product on a regular basis. But much to her surprise she was pregnant anyway after a few short months. Three months into her pregnancy her cervix dilated; so she had to drastically interrupt her busy lifestyle and basically rest for 6 months. What a great opportunity for a baby to develop almost free from stress!

Around age 2 the shock happened: Sharon* had a brain tumor on the back side that required a risky intervention. Afterwards the surgeon admitted that he might have damaged the speech center and that Sharon* might never be able to utter a single word. This was true for exactly 2 months. But then she started to talk non-stop, developed insatiable curiosity and taught herself to read. Today at age 5 she loves to talk to adults, has a mind blowing vocabulary and deeply feels people and animals. She reads on a 4th grad level – at least.

You see, genius always comes with intensity. For Sharon* this intensity was combined with a strong will to live – against all odds. She is a person that most likely will make a difference for a lot of people and has a strong purpose to lead a significant life. It is in her blood!

Her mother is very supportive and admits that she has been learning from Sharon* about this kind of determination and intensity with a deep love and passion. She completely embraces the responsibility and challenge to educate her. She had only one question right now:”How do I find a school for her?”

Intensity can be a challenge for parents (and managers) and is easily mis-guided into violence and destruction or simply suppressed (with disastrous consequences). However, healthy intensity is indispensable for everyone who desires to accomplish something significant.

How important is healthy intensity to you?

*Not her real name.

Your liver might have an intelligence of its own!

My liver is extremely valuable to me. Biologically. However, until recently, I took her/its(?) biochemical miracles more or less for granted and never felt anything special about this amazing and essential organ. For some people it might take pain or a severe health challenge to wake up to a biological gratitude; for me it was Jon Barron’s full body detox program.

After completing this thorough and sophisticated program I felt a profound ease and joy in my body, almost as if my liver wanted to tell me “thank you for making my job easier”.During a body meditation I made it a point to thank my liver specifically for the amazing biochemical miracles that occur in its cells: Creating all the amino acids for every single protein in the body, detoxing all the chemicals that might come in with food and breathing, building substances to prevent blood clotting, producing bile to emulsify fats, storing glycogen and vitamins or removing bacteria from the blood and many other functions.

And then it dawned on me: MAYBE my liver enjoys to work for me as a part of my entire organism. It enjoys the constant communication with all the other organs and it’s irreplaceable status in this miraculous synergy. MAYBE the same is true for every organ in my body and it is my job to keep them healthy, alive and vibrant through intelligent lifestyle choices.

And yes, there are emotions directly related to organ health. The liver is highly sensitive to anger. Here is where I had to deeply apologize to my liver: I had  a genetic pre-disposition to anger and have been plagued by internal and external anger for decades of my life: “Thank you, LIVER for being so patient with me all these years. You are definitely physically intelligent and I am deeply grateful that you never responded back to me with liver infection, inflammation or worse!”

What is your liver telling you today?

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What made the ballet show Topia so unusual and touching?

The outdoor setting in the Desert Botanical Garden was just one powerful ingredient for a multi-sensory experience last weekend: 25 dancers in a very unique choreography brought Beethoven’s symphony #6 to life in a new dimension: Movement.

The performance had a touch of genius all along – a magic visual experience that touched my soul with beauty and inspiration. The psychogeography of the open ceiling a large stage without the limitation of a theater building gave a feeling of exhilaration and expansion by including the nature around with surprising light effects.

It is this kind of brilliance that resonates with our desire for personal brilliance in our areas of specialty where we can shine as individuals. It can be unspoken, translated in high level body language that is perceived automatically by every human being that likes ballet or dance.

Inspiration will always be a personal experience, rather a feeling of abundant beauty than a thought.

What is your inspiration right now?


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