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Discover your hidden brainpower with this newly expanded guide to the simple but powerful technique that unlocks potential in all areas of your life.

Former banker and CEO Bill Donius drove his bank’s eightfold growth over twelve years. And the surprising secret to his success is something we all have access to, right in our own two hands. The methodology described in Thought Revolution is simple and revolutionary—so simple, it begins by moving your pen from one hand to the other. Whether you’re right-handed or left-handed, a whole world of change is possible. Writing with your non-dominant hand opens you up to creative solutions, giving you the ability to see new ways through problems in your business, career, relationships, health, and spiritual life.

In Thought Revolution, Donius explains the science behind non-dominant handwriting and teaches you how to incorporate the technique into your business and your life. New stories from Donius’s extensive seminars illuminate how employees and managers can unite in a new vision for their company’s growth and culture, increase employee and customer satisfaction, and improve profits. Thought-provoking, easy-to-do exercises and prompts show how to connect more fully with your subconscious right brain to help you reduce stress, discover your hidden talents, heal from trauma, and come to a deeper spiritual awareness.

Thought Revolution shows how your non-dominant hand serves as a direct pipeline to the right brain’s wisdom. Incorporate this simple practice into your career and your life, and you’ll find insights that lead to lasting change.




Getting Off the Hamster Wheel: From Achilles Heel to Super Power

Most of us live busy lives. It's easy to feel like the proverbial hamster-- going faster and faster on the wheel, in an attempt to "get it all done." Although this may work when it comes to completing errands, it doesn't help us understand why we're not making the desired progress in life. The telltale sign is the problem that continues to lurk in the background. It may be a dysfunctional relationship with a spouse or family member, a dead-end job, or a physical problem that persists. Litmus test: if you spin the wheel faster, it doesn't solve the problem, you remain "stuck" in the same place, you know it's time to do some different. There's one further complication, "What can I do that will make a difference?" If we've had a problem that's persisted for decades, typically we may have even given up on trying to solve the problem. It's become the wallpaper of our life.
I know, I'm describing my own situation twenty-one years ago. Although certain parts of my life were working well, I was failing in intimate relationships. I realized it was time to exit this treadmill. The many self-help books I read over the previous decades were not helpful for resolving my issue. I capitulated and found a therapist to tackle the problem in earnest. What happened next surprised me.
After a year of therapy, my therapist shared a process termed, intuitive writing in psychology, it's about learning how to activate the right side of the brain. I discovered the source of my problem using a unique process from the book, Recovery of Your Inner Child involving learning how to specifically activate the right side of the brain, I realize this sounds odd and perhaps even inconceivable.  I was in that same camp until I learned the process actually works. It made more sense when I learned the process is based at the intersection of neuroscience and psychology. In the twenty-one years since, I consider activating the right brain as the "How to" do what seems impossible at times, "Think Outside the Box."
Resolving my problem with intimacy in relationships proved to be a great wake up call for learning how to live a more intentional, authentic life. My Achilles heel issue led to what I deem now to be my superpower in life. Years after therapy, I adapted what I learned to turn it into a tool that could be used to take on problems either in one's personal or business life. This methodology became my "go-to" when I faced a tough issue in life and needed the added wisdom. It turns out that the right half of the brain is known to be where creativity, artistry, spirituality and also problem solving reside. That's precisely why it makes for a valuable tool. Eleven years ago, I decided to do a deep dive into this topic and conducted 200 interviews that led to my own book on this process, titled, Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius, published by Simon & Schuster, an updated version was released in August 2014.
It's gratifying to help folks unlock what I've come to believe as their inner genius, or put differently, "Their Better Half." You don't have to accept the status quo or settle in life, you've got a pathway to work past the "Shadows" you face in life. You need only learn how to activate this side of your brain to get to the good stuff. I'm inviting you to meet me at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA for the weekend of Jan 17-19, 2020 to "Meet Your Better Half" by unlocking your right brain.
Past workshop participants have found it to be a transformational process. 
It was a pleasure meeting you at Esalen.  The insights and knowledge I received from your course have been profound for me and I thank you.  The voice emanating from my right brain during the Thought Revolution exercises was very different from the typical everyday 'Jeff' chatter in my head.  I had heard that voice really only once before, and I thought it was god speaking to me then.  Well, I heard the god voice again this past weekend and I guess he/she resides in my right brain.  --Jeff V. 

The Importance of ‘I’ in Team

We’ve all heard motivational speakers tout the fact that there is no “I” in team. The clever wordplay suggests that for teams to be effective, they must shun individual egos in favor of advancing the mission of the team. The author generally concurs with this generalization, but also offers an important caveat.

The risk in working as a team is that an individual’s contribution can be potentially minimized. We all know that it is up to a team leader to bring out the best in each team member. The important question to ask, however, is: “How does a leader ensure that team members are comfortable, secure and motivated to contribute their best thinking to the team?”

Ditching the Drone. Going for Genius.


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