Future Brain: The 12 Keys Towards Creating Your High Performance Brain
Future Brain is the busy professional's secret weapon for boosting mastery, efficiency, and productivity to gain that coveted competitive edge -- in business and in life. Designed to be implemented at the individual, team, or organisational level, this in-depth, step-by-step framework leverages neuro-scientific principles to help you develop a solid, habit-changing plan for building and maintaining brain fitness and healthy behaviours. Author Dr. Jenny Brockis will help you develop your thought processes and your regular routine to get more done with less effort and time. Based on the idea of neuroplasticity, these daily practices improve focus, creativity, and effectiveness to help you stay relevant, competitive, and way ahead of the pack.
You already have a magnificent brain, but you probably take it for granted; we often develop "survival techniques" that force our brain to work with an incompatible "operating system" in an effort to keep up with the ever-increasing velocity of change and information overload. This book helps you beef up your brain awareness so you can take advantage of the built-in features and native capabilities that make the human brain a truly awesome machine.
A brain that can change, adapt, lead, and collaborate to operate with a high level of flexibility, agility, and creativity is a brain that will serve you well now and into the future. Future Brain turns neuroscience into actionable steps, helping you to train your brain to achieve high-performance in all areas of life.
"It is written as a 12-step book, with actionable principles for a daily business routine, making it ideal for dipping in." (The Times, December 2015) "This practical book applies neuro-scientific principes in an easy to understand manner" (Flight Time, February 2016) "'Future Brain' is a must read for anyone who really wants to understand in a non complicated way how the brain can be fine tuned to lead you towards increased performance with sharper, more innovative outcomes, in all areas of your life." (Kent Women in Business, May 2016)
DR JENNY BROCKIS is a medical practitioner, healthy brain advocate, and future mind planner. She is the director and founder of Brain Fit.
About the author ix Acknowledgements xi Preface xiii Introduction xv Part I: Creating a high-performance brain 1 Key 1: Nutrition: Refuelling smart 3 Key 2: Exercise: You've got to move it, move it 21 Key 3: Sleep: Bring me a dream 39 Key 4: Mental stretch: Flexing our mental muscles 57 Part II: Operating a high-performance brain 71 Key 5: Focus: Adjusting our lens of attention 73 Key 6: Mindset: Does your attitude suck? 91 Key 7: Healthy stress: Creating a brain-safe environment 105 Key 8: Mindfulness: Finding enough thinking space 123 Part III: Integrating a high-performance brain 143 Key 9: Change ability: Adjusting to progress 145 Key 10: Innovation: Curiosity leads to insight and innovation 159 Future Brain Key 11: Collaboration: Side by side 179 Key 12: Leadership: Thought before action 199 Conclusion 215 Sources 221 Index 237