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4 Keys to Connecting With Your Inner Genius
By Marjorie Wolter
Stan couldn't get rid of the nagging ache in his stomach. Was his body the
problem, or was another culprit responsible?
Constant preoccupation with discomfort had taken a toll on his ability to be
productive both at home and work. He was skilled in employing all the latest
technology to improve efficiency, but at the end of the day, there was
barely enough energy left to pull his bulging lap top bag up from the floor.
To add insult to injury, a new employee was making more work for Stan.
Granted, John needed time to get acclimated to the new position, but this
was the worst possible time for mentoring a coworker. Stan's stomach really
kicked up when he thought about everything that needed to be accomplished.
Once he felt better, pitching in for the team was priority number one. For
now, figuring out what was wrong with his gut came first. Doctors had
already performed scores of tests, none of which had revealed a medical
What if Stan had it backwards? Consider the possibility that Stan's level of
pain was in direct relationship to the stress brought using the same work
strategies he had used since college graduation. Disconnection from
authentic genius was the source of his body's revolt. Stan could begin the
process of connecting with that genius capacity implementing just a few easy
The Keys to Connecting With Inner Genius: The 4i's
Intuition Take Notes when he felt a pang coming on.
Instead of ignoring it, he could reconnect with his intuition-his gut
instinct- and ask what it was trying to tell him. Repeating this process
daily for a just two to three weeks would glean more insight than Stan could
possibly imagine. All discovery and entrepreneurial home runs are based on
hunches. They are indispensable for keeping you ahead of the pack.
Integrity Determine How Important Integrity Is to Uncovering His
Stan knew he was tense. The question he wasn't asking: what was his dream?
What was his heart's desire for success? Adding that question to his notes
would point him in the direction of where he really wanted to be going. By
lining up with his integrity, it would be impossible for any situation to
throw Stan off balance. Analyzing himself, Stan realized a big portion of
his stress had its genesis in holding back from sharing many of the ideas he
had for improving his department's performance. Withholding was a cross
purposes with his integrity. Speaking up would take courage, but it was in
alignment with his natural business acumen.
Intelligence Get creative
Obviously, Stan thought plodding logically through difficulty was the only
route that made sense. What he didn't know was that half his brain was shut
down. The creative part of his brain, the one responsible for breakthroughs
and invention, was being ignored. Stan could do some easy things to wake up
that neglected fifty percent of his intellectual capacity. Quick fixes to
rev up his creative side could include:
-doing a portion of his note taking with his non-dominant hand.
-setting his silver and tableware backwards.
-taking a different route to work.
-take foreign language, martial arts, music, writing, or art class. These
disciplines are obvious choices for taking steps into creativity.
These actions may seem inordinately simple, but they will work wonders in
breaking stale old patterns of inefficiency.
Inspiration Living the Accomplished Life
Plugging back into all the amazing attributes inside himself, Stan was
inviting an entirely new lifestyle. Instead of looking for the cause of what
was wrong, he could look for remain inspired, living large, achieving his
wishes with ease. Al l that would be required was following an easy formula:
Intuition + Integrity + Intelligence = Inspiration
Stan's stomach may have been speaking to his with the only voice it had:
pain. The longer he avoided listening, the more intensely his abdomen
screeched. Biologists have actually found that there are at least two
centers, other than the brain, that create chemicals, which direct our
emotions: the heart and the gut. Simply put, that means there is sound
research to back up gut instincts-or intuition. Heart problems make sense
too. Anytime you deny yourself, you are denying personal integrity, the
domain of the heart. Now, there are scientific studies to back up why stress
produces heart palpitations from an emotional perspective. Additionally,
only using half a brain stresses our primary organ of intelligence. It can't
help but be out of kilter if we never consider looking at opportunity in a
perceived crisis. Seeing the brighter side engages creativity-finding a
solution when it makes no logical sense-but its there-sure as there are new
innovations thought up every day that totally change the way our entire
society lives and works.
Once Stan tuned in to the genius within his body-gut instinct, heart, and
creativity-his confidence soared. From this newly inspired state, he
realized he knew enough to transform his workplace. Within weeks, a business
plan for expanding his department by thirty percent virtually completed
itself, and he had rekindled an old passion for running, which,
incidentally, was pain free. More than pain free, workouts were energizing
particularly because five days into the new routine, he met up with his
manager while jogging. Taking the risk to speak up about the expansion plan
paid off big. The manager was ready to implement Stan's plan-immediately.
Not only did Stan release himself from a long-standing cycle of pain, he
garnered himself a promotion and a hefty list of business accolades to boot.
Charged up by his success, Stan found more than enough time to show his new
co-worker the ropes. Within weeks, John and Stan became an incredibly
About the Author:
Dr. Marjorie Wolter is a speaker, mentor, and founder of Vita Celebrata, a
consulting firm specializing in inspired leadership, and creating unique
cultures of success. With over twenty years of experience, she is a catalyst
for those who will only be satisfied having achieved the highest level of
business success. Marjorie has authored three books: "Magnificent Men are
Everywhere," "Seekers and Evolutionaries," and "Living the Accomplished
Life." You are invited to learn more about her speaking and consulting by
www.drmarjoriewolter.com or calling 800-959-8096.