TAKE THE TEST
Directions: This is a printable test to take yourself and give to your friends. Print out this page first. Get a blank sheet of lined paper. Every time you read a description or characteristic that applies to you, write down its number on the blank sheet of paper. There is no certain number of characteristics you must choose. After you are done, scroll to the bottom of the page to view the key. Next to every number on your paper, write whether it was a L or an R. Count up the number of L’s and R’s. Whichever number is higher represents your dominance. If the numbers are close, that means you use both sides of your brain equally.
- I constantly look at a clock or wear a watch
- I keep a journal or diary of my thoughts
- I believe there is a right and wrong way to do everything
- I find it hard to follow directions precisely
- The expression “Life is just a bowl of cherries” makes no sense to me
- I frequently change my plans and find that sticking to a schedule is boring
- I think it’s easier to draw a map than tell someone how to get somewhere
- To find a lost item, I try to picture it in my head where I last saw it
- I frequently let my emotions guide me
- I learn math with ease
- I’d read the directions before assembling something
- People tell me I am always late getting places
- People have told me that I’m psychic
- I need to set goals for myself to keep me on track
- When somebody asks me a question, I turn my head to the left
- If I have a tough decision to make, I write down the pros and the cons
- I’d probably make a good detective
- I learn music with ease
- To solve a problem, I think of similar problems I have solved in the past
- I use a lot of gestures
- If someone asks me a question, I turn my head to the right
- I believe there are two ways to look at almost everything
- I have the ability to tell if people are lying or guilty of something, just by looking at them
- I keep a “to do” list
- I am able to thoroughly explain my opinions in words
- In a debate, I am objective and look at he facts before forming an opinion
- I’ve considered becoming a poet, a politician, an architect, or a dancer
- I always lose track of time
- When trying to remember a name I forgot, I’d recite the alphabet until I remembered it
- I like to draw
- When I’m confused, I usually go with my gut instinct
- I have considered becoming a lawyer, journalist, or doctor
Print this test out and give it to your friends. Don’t forget to print out the key, so you can add up the number of R’s and L’s.
Knowing what side of your brain you are,will help you have an understanding of your self.
If your friends and colleagues also take the test,you will have a better understanding of them.
My business partner is Right brain and I am left brain
I am left brain orientated,What are you?
Here is the key:
Are you left brain or right?
Please submit your comments.
Have you ever felt stuck?
Found it hard to get motivated?
Just can’t be bothered!
I have,and now trying to work through.
At the end of December the wife and I joined a Gym,great spending time with her and starting to get healthy at the same time.
Recording weight and calories and seeing improvements.
At the start of Feburary I felt not well and craved for chocolate and all the not so good foods to eat.
Then the cold and sore throat came out,which ruined all my hard work of the previous month.
Im starting to feel better,and still in the can’t be bothered mode.
How can I break this cycle?
One way would not to have a cold in the first place.
I have read that you can think yourself out of a cold,just by doing something you have been putting off.
I know I had been putting off telling family members of my intention to sell my business and relocate.
Maybe if I had done this I might have avoided a cold and not feel STUCK.
True I probably still would have caught the cold and true if I didn’t feel run down I may have avoided it.
Stress and worries make us feel run down.
Try to avoid these,only worry about what you can physically do something about,and do not put off difficult tasks or awkward conversations.
It maybe true,by dealing with situations straightaway,we can avoid becoming ILL.
On the road to recovery,”Yes I know it’s only man flu”,whatever makes us run down,at some point we have to make a start to recovery.
Take small steps:
5 minutes exercise
Short blog post
Create a diary
Get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning
Use your alarm as on opportunity (What can I achieve today?)
I have started making my road to recovery-Gym this morning 321 calories burned (Whoop Whoop) and this post.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
We all take what our love ones,colleagues & friends do for us for granted:
They pick us up when we are down,
Have our dinner ready,
Make our sandwiches,
Say “I love you”
Iron our clothes,
Help us out with a difficult customer,
Give us a lift to work or pick you up,
The list is endless.
Can you remember when you said”Thank you”
I listened to a podcast by the great man himself Zig Ziglar on the same topic last year,and he has a tip that I have tried.
My wife has always been supportive in what ever I have wanted to do and I can take her for granted.
Opening the car door is taken for granted.
Why not open the car door for your love one,the reaction from your partner,can be amazing.
She did think that I had gone mad!
After a moment of wondering what planet I was on,she said”Thank You”
It’s the simple things in life that make a difference.
Take the first step to say “THANK YOU” & keep saying it.
Tony Robbins on the Importance of Being Fearless
Image credit: oprah.com Fear. It’s an emotion everyone experiences. We feel it when we think we’re in the presence of or doing something that might cause us pain or injury — physically, financially, etc. It’s what secures us from dangerous things.
But sometimes fear can stop us from doing great things. For example, fear of failure or loss of money often holds people back from becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business.
Fear is one of the many topics acclaimed life and business coach, author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins addresses in his seminars. You might have already heard of one way he does this: Robbins has attendees walk across burning coals. Yep, you read that right. The goal? To teach people to overcome their fears and take the first step beyond whatever might be holding them back.
While some have criticized the practice, others swear by it. Even Oprah did it. Her walk — as well as an in-depth conversation with Robbins — was featured on a 2012 episode of her TV show Oprah’s Next Chapter.
“People by nature are trained, almost innately, to be scared of fire and to keep away from it,” Robbins says. “That is why walking through a pathway of fire is a powerful expression of moving beyond one’s fears. Walking over any hot surface does encompass some risks, but it has been done safely for centuries, and when administered properly can have enormous value as a reminder of what we are truly capable of.”
So, it’s not so much about the act of walking over burning hot coals, but about having people face and overcome something in spite of fear.
“It’s simply a metaphor for them to break through their fears and limitations,” Robbins says. “If you look at what holds people back from expanding and deepening the quality of their lives, what prevents them from taking the actions that are necessary to transform their body, relationships, career, business or impact their kids, invariably, it’s fear — of failure, of success, of rejection, of pain and of the unknown.”
In his business seminars, Robbins encourages entrepreneurs to move past fear, in their personal and professional lives, in order to become more confident, productive and successful at everything they do. “Just like anyone can start their day with a killer workout, find a way to master a craft, find meaning in their work or create a passionate and loving relationship,” he says, “the secret lies in being able to break through the fear and unlock the limiting beliefs to create the life of your dreams.”
I had an opportunity to fire walk 11 years ago and it was an amazing feeling,although I do not think I really appreciated what it meant to achieve it.
Maybe it’s time to try the walk again.
What do you think?
The non-apology apology,which sounds like an apology but doesn’t really accept any blame.For example,”We’re sorry if this upset you”.Or “ I’m sorry that you don’t feel we lived up to your expectations.”
A good apology accepts responsibility.
It has no conditional if phrase attached.It shows people that the buck stops with you.
And then it provides real details about what happened and what you’re doing to prevent it from happening again.
And it seeks a way to make things right.
Here’s another bad one:”We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”Oh,please.
Lets break down why that’s bad:
“…We apologise…..”If you spilled coffee on someone while riding the underground,would you say,”I apologise”?No,you’d say,”I’m so, so sorry!”Well,if your customer service is critical to you customers,an interruption to that service is like spilling hot coffee all over them.So use the appropriate tone and language to show that you understand the severity of what happened.Also the person in charge should take the responsibility.An “I” apology is a lot stronger than a “we” apology.
“……..any inconvenience…..” If customers depend on your service and can’t get to it,It’s not merely an inconvenience.It’s a crisis.An inconvenience is a long line at the supermarket.This isn’t that.
“…….this may have caused”The “may” here implies there might not be anything wrong at all. That’s a classic non-apology apology move.It slights the very real problem(s) that customers are experiencing. If this didn’t affect them,you don’t really need to say anything. If it did affect them,then there’s no need for “may” here.Stop wavering.
So what’s the perfect way to say you’re sorry?There’s no magic answer.Any stock answer will sound generic and hollow.
You’re going to have to take it on a case by -case basis.
The number-one principle to keep in mind when you apologise:How would you feel about the apology if you were on the other end? If someone said those words to you,would you believe them?
Keep in mind that you can’t apologise your way out of being an idiot. Even the best apology won’t rescue you if you haven’t earned people’s trust.Everything you do before things go wrong matters far more than the actual words you use to apologise. If you’ve built rapport with customers,they’ll cut you some slack and trust you when you say you’re sorry.
From Rework: Change the way you work forever.