- I started to come across (pay attention to) more opportunities for to raise or contribute to my business and professional profile.
- I was proactive in making decisions that supported that particular outcome over other potential outcomes.
- I was more likely to act on such opportunities than I would have been in the past.
Last year at this time I wrote a blog about my Theme for 2014. It was ‘PROFILE’. Click here to read it if you like, the same idea of deciding on a theme applies to 2015! (http://michelleloch.com/2014-getting-focused) Having a theme served me well. How did it do that? There is a part of your brain called the RAS (Reticular Activating System) that decides what data – from outside and inside your body – your brain will pay attention to. You need your RAS because there is way too much data for your brain to take in – it needs to be selective. The issue to consider is whether the choices your RAS are making are useful for you! In the absence of any direction from you, the choices and decisions the RAS makes will be random, or based on your past instructions or interests or random thoughts, OR in line with a more primitive decision-making set of instructions designed to ensure your survival. For example, as I said, my theme last year was ‘PROFILE’ – I wanted to raise the profile of my business and my expertise to attract new clients. What happened was three-fold: