Are You Outsmarting Yourself?

I’ve never liked writing, but I want to talk to you.

In fact, I’ve wanted to talk to you for a while now. I have a manila folder full of guaranteed-to-be-brilliant topics, but I over-think the simple task of writing a message.

I analyze my audience and the content of the message until my brain seizes. Over-analysis leads to paralysis and I drift further away from my desire.

I see the same thing with my coaching clients. And let me say, they are smart people — highly educated, competent and successful. They have tried to change their lives by examining data; the pros and cons. Perhaps they utilized their remarkable problem-solving skills to determine what will make them happy. Or they have pursued change that MAKES SENSE. And why wouldn’t they? This kind of thinking has made them quite successful – but in the wrong direction.

Here’s the deal. You can’t analyze your way to happiness.

In case you were sleeping during Bio Psych class, I’ll share the Cliff Notes: Logic and analysis are the workings of your left brain. Insight, inspiration and creativity are born in your right brain.

The superbly practical left brain facilitated my clients’ success, but it didn’t lead them to their hearts’ desires. Have you talked yourself into a practical dream? Does it feel like a big, fat drag? I want you to know that there is another way. I love helping clients make life decisions using both left and right brain intelligence. When you think in this new way, you get clear on what you want and make plans to live the life you are meant to live.

Why not get the most from your brain? Sounds genius to me.

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