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Future Brain: The 12 Keys to Create Your High-Performance Brain

ISBN: 978-0-7303-2250-4
272 pages
December 2015
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Super-charge your brain to gain a huge competitive edge in business and in life

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.

  • Reduce stress and avoid stress-related illnesses
  • Foster healthy thinking habits to boost efficiency
  • Build your expertise with renewed focus and stamina
  • Drive innovation through productive collaboration

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.

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Table of Contents

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

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Key 11: Collaboration: Side by side 179

Key 12: Leadership: Thought before action 199

Conclusion 215

Sources 221

Index 237

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Author Information

DR JENNY BROCKIS is a medical practitioner, healthy brain advocate, and future mind planner. She is the director and founder of Brain Fit.

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Reviews

“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)

“For many, these insights will help with influencing a team’s behaviours and the environments in which we work.” (Project, July 2016)

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Press Release

January 07, 2016
Future Brain: The 12 keys to create your high-performance brain

In Future Brain, Dr Jenny Brockis reveals how professionals can expand their brain’s capability to think well under stress, focus effectively to get more out of their day, and prepare themselves for future challenges. The book is a guide to brain fitness and health behaviours that will ensure readers stay competitive at work.

Utilising the latest neuro-scientific principles, Dr Brockis shows how to boost brain fitness by developing a habit-changing plan to get more done with less effort. Designed to be implemented at the individual, team, or organisational level, this practical book applies neuro-scientific principles in an easy-to-understand manner.

The book explains how to:

•          Use mindfulness to regain control of your thinking

•          Prime your brain by exercising at the optimal time

•          Reduce stress and avoid stress-related illnesses

•          Minimise fatigue at work

•          Foster healthy thinking habits to boost efficiency

 

Accessibly written with simple, action-based principles that can be incorporated into a daily routine, the book includes 12 daily steps to help the reader upgrade their brain and get brain fit. The ideas in the book will enable individuals, teams and organisations to reduce stress, anxiety and distraction to become more mindful, focused, creative and effective at work.

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