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PCP.


Yes, you read that right.


But I am not referring to the street drug known as Angel Dust, although I hear that it has quite the effect on the human mind.


I am talking about 3 things your mind looks for to advance.


And once you know these 3 things, which I will be going more into depth about over the coming weeks in anticipation of my first ever Mind Map Course (November), you will benefit every single relationship in your life.


Your brain is constantly changing itโ€™s point of focus and attention.


In fact, one key to successful living isnโ€™t by using willpower to try and not focus on something, thatโ€™d be silly.


Itโ€™s to learn the skill of shifting your focus, otherwise known as reframing or simply โ€˜watering the grass on the other side of the fenceโ€™.


Ok. So the first P is for protection.


Your brain has survival at the forefront of itโ€™s focus. Always. Most of the time, we are not at threat of physical survival, but the brain perceives things like judgment and environments as very real threats to physical survival.


The question I would have you ask yourself when working on self-awareness is, โ€˜Where in my life do I feel unsafe at this point?โ€™


The second letter, C, is for connection.


We are social beings.


The cingulate cortex in our brain is hardwired for connection, on a mammal type of level. This is why things like pet therapy are so great. They give you the connection without the threat of judgment.


Question number two, โ€˜Where are your connections suffering or with whom do you need to connect more?โ€™


Lastly, the final P is for projection.


Your brain is a pattern recognition machine. It thrives on prediction and then formulating a response.


We need to live in the present moment to thrive, but being able to predict is about giving us options and options equal freedom.


Ask yourself, โ€˜What are 2-3 things I should be planning for based on the scenarios that I think are most likely to happen?โ€™


There is so much more to get into with this, but that is a sneak peak that should pique your curious mind and get you started.


Be unconventional - Kyle Newell

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