Month: September 2010

I Am Right

Right brained that is…

She spins to the right for me, hence why I am more right brain dominant than left.  Which way does she spin for you?

If you want to see how right/left brained you are, take the 3-4 minute test here.  Let me know your results and what you learned.  Here are my detailed 5 page results and for the most part I think they reflect how I think and who I am.  Do you feel your results are accurate for you?

My 6% holistic ability may explain my love for dancing…not.
Holistic processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process information. The information is processed from whole to parts. A right-brained person, through holistic processing, is able to see the big picture first, but not the details that accompany it. A strongly holistic person may often find that prior to listening to a lecture given by an instructor, they must first read the chapter so that they better understand what the lecture is about. This function is also what provides to you your visual spatial skills. It also aids in tasks such as dancing and gymnastics. Through holistic processing, memory is stored in auditory, visual, and spatial modalities.

Times Square With Seth Godin

My notes from the video:

  • Don’t write books to make money
  • 170,000 books published every year and less than 1,000 make money
  • Books spread ideas with authority and they are souvenirs of ideas.  If you can open the door for somebody and help them think a different way, and cause a positive change in the world, that is a good day’s work.
  • Zappos.com is a service company that happens to sell shoes.
  • Zig Ziglar story – Graffiti and other problems in the school and a new principal came in and started a program where students were “caught” performing acts of kindness.  The students were sent home with letters which required a parent signature to make sure each student was recognized at school and home.  Within 3 months the culture and the majority of the problems that occurred previously went away.
  • Happiness’s best friend is kindness and passion’s best friend is generosity.  As a society if we want to be happy we are going to have to figure out how to be kind.