Mental Fitness Strategies for Sharpening Focus, Boosting Energy, and Winning the Workday
by Deb Smolensky
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Pub Date 8 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 3 Nov 2023
Amplify Publishing Group, Amplify Publishing
Are you ready to rewire your mind to be more energized, alert, and resilient each workday?
Then BRAIN ON!
You have access to the single most powerful technology ever known–your brain. And yet, as incredible as that organ inside your head is, it hasn’t been upgraded since the beginning of time. Your brain is designed to keep you safe (thank you!), but it’s up to you to expand your operating system to be happy and productive in the office and at home.
Negativity is the default when you’re not intentional about how you use your brain. This translates to overwhelm, distraction, burnout, and other workplace stressors. In Brain On!, Deb Smolensky serves as your coach to retrain your brain through mental fitness strategies that will help you navigate the ever-changing and uncertain world in which we work. As one of the leading authorities on human performance and workplace well-being, Smolensky knows that just as our muscles need a program to get stronger, our brains need exercises to be more creative, innovative, and healthy.
Whether you are a proactive individual wanting to stay energized, efficient, and fulfilled or an organizational leader looking to improve your team’s culture and environment, this is your guide for optimizing your brain, winning the workday, and creating mentally strong workplaces.
“We often underestimate the strength of the miraculous human brain. Deb Smolensky in this book dives deep into the prefrontal cortex and reintroduces us with vigor and joy to what is possible when we use our heads with intention.” —DANIEL H. PINK, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive, The Power of Regret, and A Whole New Mind
“Deb understands both the challenges of working in today’s world and the opportunities to make it better for both individuals and organizations. Brain On! is a great resource to elicit the intrapersonal skills critical to bringing more compassion, energy, well-being, and gratitude into the workplace and workday.” —CLAUDE SILVER, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerX, LLC
“Organizations would serve their leadership and employees well by learning how to apply Deb’s mental fitness exercises. Brain On! is a playbook to help change work from the inside out.” —SCOTT SHUTE, former Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn and author of The Full Body Yes
“Deb is doing important work to make organizations of all types work better. We all accept that business performance is a function of human performance—but we don’t always invest in the mental health, aptitude, and skills of our people. Deb is working to change that. Her approach, to understand and strengthen the brain at work, is a critical input to better the health of our workforce and our businesses.” —ERIC LANGSHUR, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Abundant Venture Partners
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After reading Deb Smolinsky's' book I had a better understanding on how to become more aware of when I am in Brain Off mode.
When I say this book as an option to review and what the topic was about, I could not wait to get my eyes on it and read. Brain On! is an easy to follow non-fiction book about how our brains are automatically programed to switch on and off when needed, especially on off mode.
The author provides basic and practical journaling exercises to become aware of when our brain goes into a panic. I was amazed at how the author was able to explain how our brain works in such a simple format without getting to scientific about it.
Aside from enjoying the journaling prompts, it was refreshing to see the transparency that the author brought with her own personal experiences of what she struggled with, like Uncertainty and Autonomy. And, I must say, that among others, those are my weaknesses too. There was a "Brain Check" that I felt had nothing to do with the topic, and a passage about pre-historic people being around at the time of the dinosaurs, lol! I wanted to look up more works from Deb, and I can't wait for the next book!