Speaker Demo Video for dMark “Dave” Wheeler

Speaker Demo Video of dMark “Dave” Wheeler – Mindset Training Expert

Text of the video:

WHEELER:  Now let’s talk about this big pink elephant.  That’s your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is very powerful, it’s very large.  It takes in everything that’s going on, everything.  All of the emotions.

How do you control that elephant?  Does anybody know how they train elephants to stay with the circus so that they don’t kind of rampage off through the town?  Well what they do is when they’re small, they take a rope, not a big rope just a regular rope and tie it around their ankle and they stick a little stake in the ground.  Tiny little stake.  And the elephant doesn’t go anywhere.  Huge elephant that just pulled the tent up and he’s got a little rope around it and he says no I can’t do it.

How does that happen?  Well it started way back when he was a little elephant and he physically couldn’t pull it out.  He tried and he tried, couldn’t do it.  And eventually he learns I can’t pull it out, and he can easily pull that stake out.

As a matter of fact, when the circus goes to a new town, the elephant is the one that pulls the tent pulls up.  It’s powerful but it’s already decided that it can’t pull that stake out.

Right from when you were born you were being conditioned.  Your parents said don’t do that, you know.  Don’t do that, you should do this, and you believed it.  That became part of your conditioning, part of your programming.

Even now beyond friends and family you have the media.  And if it’s repeated enough, your mind says … well I’ve heard it ten, 20, 30 times and it must be true … even if it’s not.

Understand this, the most powerful form of conditioning are the words that are going on in your head, the words that you actually say.

There’s a rope on your elephant that’s holding you back, a rope that you could easily yank out. You have the choice.

You can train your brain to do whatever you want.  The choice is yours.

HIRE Dave to speak to your group !

Email:  dave [at] dmarkwheeler.com

 

Brain Game Training – update Week 2

As I first introduced in a post about Brain Games 2 Train Your Brain, the website www.lumosity.com has a unique program of online interactive games to train your brain.  They are also quantitative so you can track your progress using their BPI number.

What is Lumosity.com’s BPI number?

According to their website …

Brain Performance Index (BPI) is a measure of cognitive performance.

It is based on the combined results of your best games in each Brain Area – Memory, Attention, Speed, Flexibility, Problem Solving.

 What I have noticed so far:

I seem to be steadily improving my BPI score although I wonder if it is really effecting my brain’s structure or if it is simply a normal the learning process (similar to learning “the tricks” of a video game).  I have not yet seen any noticeable changes in my abilities to get things done in my business although I’m not exactly sure what I would be looking for.

One interesting Brain Game observation…

There is one game at Lumosity.com where the goal is to remember the names of various cartoon people to help improve your ability to remember people’s names.  As I played the game, I noticing that if a character looked familiar and I guessed at their name, I was right most of the time.  In a way, it may be giving me more confidence trusting my subconscious mind when it comes to remembering people’s names.

“Age is all in your mind”…

Another observation I have of Lumosity.com’s system is based on the fact that the “comparison function” groups people by their age in 5-10 year brackets.  I was curious  to see how I stacked up against other people of different ages so I put in a false birth date and re-ran the comparison statistics.  The graphics below show my scores as compared to 35-39 year olds and also 50-54 year olds.

I’m not saying which age group I am in… but I know that I’m hoping to interact with both ends of that range so I guess the comparative standings are good information to know.

Brain Game Training Week 2-30-39 y.o.


Brain Game Training Week 2 50-59 y.o.

If you know anyone at Lumosity.com, please forward a link to this article to them. I would love to hear more [in the comment section?] about how they set up the comparisons and why there is such a dramatic difference in index numbers for the different age groups. Is there a bias based on the design of the games? Is the sample size smaller for the older group and what effect does that cause?  How much of an effect is created by “self-selection”, i.e. younger people who enjoy online games choosing to participate vs. older people who are less likely to play online games?

Summary so far…

I am enjoying the games and find them a good way to get my head ready for work.  Sort of like a form of “productive procrastination”.  The real test will be to see what results I get after a month or two of brain game training.  Did I mention that I tend to get better scores after a caffeinated beverage?  It remains to be seen how the training will play out but I will keep you posted of the results as my head gets stronger & faster using Lumosity.com’s brain game training.

 

What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know your take on brain functionality !

Brain Games Train Your Brain

Brain Games based on ScienceLumosity Brain Games

When it comes to brain games, it seems like since the beginning of time, mankind has used games to develop useful skills.  I’m sure cavemen played “who can throw the spear the farthest” or “who can life the heaviest rock” or “who can slap a T-rex on the tail without getting eaten” (that last one may have been a predecessor to some of the stupid reality shows we have today).  While we have progressed quite a way since then (did you watch the Olympic Games in London?), there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the training or conditioning of our brains through games.

I recently found a site called lumosity.com which has a neat way to “train your brain” that is a little different from my standard methods of mindset training.

The training on lumosity.com uses games based on neurological science (they are more fun than it sounds) and they focus on developing physical capabilities within the brain such as peripheral vision, spatial recognition and similar skills while my “brain training” is geared more toward using your brain to take control of your life.

Obviously I think taking control of your life is a little more important than peripheral vision, but I can’t argue with their theory that conditioning your brain through the use of games is a great way to keep your mental capabilities sharp, especially as you age.

Check out the site at www.lumosity.com and leave me a comment below to let me know if I should include a free trial to lumosity.com as part of my future Train Your Brain or Mindset Advantage Programs.