INNERCISE – The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power by John Assaraf
A great book to support you in understanding how the brain works and how you can use ‘innercise’ to retrain your brain and change your life.
What is it?
A comprehensive guide to science-based mental and emotional techniques to strengthen your mind -set and unleash the hidden power of your brain. As John Assaraf states:-
“Lack of knowledge or skill is not what really holds you back. It’s your mind-set, emotional blocks and deeply ingrained habits that you must release to clear the path to your greatest victories and successes” (2019, pg Xiii)
With INNERCISE, you’ll learn to change your habitual patterns, and eliminate disempowering emotions like
- Failure of success
- Shame and embarrassment
- Fear of being judged
- Low self-worth
- Negativity and pessimism
- Lack of confidence.
Assasraf (2019) – Innercise, The New Science To Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power.
This book explains the science behind our limiting beliefs and the power of our sub-conscious brain, and its influence on how we feel and react in certain situations. It can help us to perform better at work by recognising when we are triggered into reactive negative emotions and actions, driven by our sub-conscious brain. Providing us with an opportunity to notice, change our reactive behaviour to seek better outcomes.
If you are one of those people, who likes to know the why and the how behind everything, then you will find this book useful in understanding why so many people just seem to fly through life and bounce from one success to another, whilst others just can’t seem to rise above an invisible ceiling which holds them down.
How do I begin?
INNERCISE can be purchased at most good bookstores or of course at Amazon. Just like other books the experience can be brought to life by also accessing the companion worksheets, guided INNERCISES and more information at www.myneuro-gym.com/innercise or by scanning a code on your smartphone within the book.
This book will help you also understand why we sometimes sabotage our own dreams and act the way we do in life. Our sub-conscious brain is trying to keep us safe but in doing so can keep us stuck in a limiting existence.
John Asaraf talks about:
- Awareness – being aware of how your negative thoughts affect your behaviours is the first step. Be aware of triggers which can start those negative thoughts holding you back form moving forward towards your goals.
- Intention – you get to choose how you want to think, feel and act. But most of us don’t even realise this and fall into old patterns of thought and behaviours.
One of the best parts of this book is when John is talking about meeting his first mentor and when talking about Goals he says:
“ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THAT GOAL?
“OR ARE YOU COMMITTED TO YOUR GOAL?”.
- Take Action – You deciding what it is that you truly want is the next step. Not what you think other people think you should want, but what is it that will make you truly happen.
WRITE OUT YOUR GOALS,
READ THEM EVERY DAY,
RUN YOUR FINGERS OVER THEM,
SEE THEM IN REALITY, FEEL THEM,
SEE YOURSELF REACHING YOUR GOALS, FEEL THE REWARDS.
Remember “anything you want in life requires sustained focus”.
FOCUSSED EFFORT OVER TIME, EQUALS SUCCESS.
What John Asaraf advocates is that you need to create new brain pathways for thinking, feeling and behaviour like a successful person. This takes time and determination. Your sub-conscious brain may fight back, and your limiting beliefs will try and keep you safe from taking any risks.
The chapter named GORILLA WARFARE Is a must read.
Even if you have been a fairly positive person in the past, life events and trauma can set off the Gorrilla Brain. Understanding how this will try and hold you back is another essential read.
MOVING FORWARD TOWARDS YOUR GOALS
- What needs to happen in order for me to move towards my goal?
- What do I need to learn?
- What skill would I need to develop to realise my goal?
- Whose help do I need?
- What must I let go of?
- What must I start doing?
- What must I stop doing?
FOCUSSED EFFORT OVER TIME PLUS SUSTAINED ACTION = SUCCESS.
Are you interested in your Goal?
Or are you really committed to your Goal?