The Physiology of Excellence IQ Matrix explores how to begin using your physiology to help you excel in every area of your life. Have you ever felt miserable or depressed? At the time, did you pay attention to your body? How was it moving? How was it positioned? What were your eyes focusing on? What kind of gestures did you make? How were you breathing? What sort of facial expressions did you make? Were you even conscious of these signals? Or did you simply not care to pay attention? If, at the time, you spent little to no attention to your physiology, then you missed an incredible opportunity to gain insight into your emotional life.
Your state-of-mind is intrinsically connected to your physiology. The two are so closely intertwined that slight changes in one can lead to significant changes in the other. It, therefore, goes without saying, that if we learn to control our physiology, we can then effectively influence our emotional state-of-mind. And if this sounds like something you would like to do, then this map is clearly for you.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Physiology of Excellence mind map.
- The Mind-Body Connection: The first branch of this map explores the mind-body connection. It presents the idea that one has a direct and significant influence on the other. In other words, how we use our body influences our mind. Likewise, how we use our mind affects our body.
- A Physiological Experiment: The second branch of this map walks you through a physiological experiment you can try to test the theory that your body and mind are interconnected. Working through this physiological experiment will help you to experience first-hand the incredible influence your physiology has over your mental and emotional state of mind. Specifically, you are tasked to run your emotional recipe for self-confidence and depression as part of this experiment.
- Finding Your Peak State: The third branch of this map outlines what needs to happen to unlock your peak state. When you unlock your peak physiological and emotional state, this instantly puts you in an optimal state of mind. You, subsequently, maximize your chances of getting what you want in any given situation. The main aspect of this process involves controlling your awareness and consciously directing your focus. For added clarity, you can model someone else’s peak physiological state.
- Physiological Adjustment: The final branch of this map presents you with numerous guidelines to help you maintain a peak physiological state when you need it most. Included here is a four-step process for developing an empowering emotional recipe. The steps of this process include (1) selecting your desired emotional state, (2) identifying times you’ve experienced this state, (3) adjusting your physiology to match the emotional state, and (4) anchoring and practicing your new emotional state. Once you’ve anchored this emotional state to a part of your body, you can actively trigger it at any time when you need it most.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for using your physiology to improve your mental and emotional state of mind. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your daily life, and you will progressively discover how to use your body to invigorate your mental and emotional state of mind throughout the day.
When you purchase the Physiology of Excellence IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
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