Train your brain to win

Suc­cess is about ex­clud­ing the ex­tra­ne­ous at work, Ben Pike re­ports

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‘‘ We are mostly visual crea­tures, prompted by what we see,’’ she says.

‘‘ I have this big sign on my wall: ‘ Of what you do to­day, what will mat­ter one year from now?’ It’s about sim­ple things that make you pause and re­alise that, for ex­am­ple, you’re con­sumed by all these emails but 50 per cent of them are com­pletely ir­rel­e­vant to suc­cess.’’

Green adds it is im­por­tant to step back and un­der­stand the neg­a­tive as­sump­tions un­der­pin­ning your ap­proach.

Our brains can then ex­plore other pos­si­bil­i­ties and re­solve once ‘‘ un­solv­able’’ prob­lems.

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