Being Green – Feeling Blue

An Account of How to Manage your Colored Brain for Higher Productivity

This is one of my Journeys, a Journey of discovery and enlightenment. I have learned many things on this Journey and as I have learned – here I document for the benefit of all.

I learnt about the Cognitive, part (80%) of the brain where the left and right brain functions. This is the intelligent part of the brain. The Limbic (10%) part of the brain where deep emotions are born which translates thinking into action. Lastly the  Reptilian (10%) part of the brain which is the most primitive part, designed for self preservation which reacts to environment.
I learnt I had a brain (phew !) and was beginning to understand how it functioned.

Brain Colour
I learnt that Directive Communication Colored Brain (the way people process their environment) affects the interactions and psychology of the way people react to each other. I learned that the colour of my brain is green, meaning I was a person that sees the “Big Picture” , forward moving, where I take in information in random clumps, concentrating on one thing at a time, like  receiving feedback to process things, do not necessarily need much details and always try to solve problems quickly. Due to my random processing, my ideas flow quite quickly but others may view me as erratic or even fickle. I learnt how I process things and also how the other coloured brains, red, purple and blue process information. I believe it has helped me see and understand people I engage with better. It will help me function better in working with people.
I also have gathered a great deal of blue software, but recognize I need to adapt and download some red software to be more effective.

I learnt about the different type of postures,  the Warrior, the Child, the Emperor, the Angel, and the Lover and looking forward to learning the new ones being developed the Butler, the Driver, The Cook and the Gardner ! I realized that when you adopt a physical posture it affects the way you are perceived but most importantly the way you will respond. I discovered  that I primarily utilize a lot of child posture, and throw in some Lover and Warrior. I realized that when one combines the postures in a presentation or in discussion with others it makes you more interesting, engaging, and more effective in your communication. Audiences will find training more interesting and keeping their attention level will be easier.

Outside of the Pages
There have been lessons I learnt from Directive communication that do not exists within the green, red or black leather-bound books and are as follows :-
  • CBI Cards are a tool that can uncover the subconscious reasons
  • That having the synergy of people learning together will bring forth deeper understanding and internalization of facts
  • The evaluations done at each classroom sessions will improve me
  • The commitment of the group is real
  • The commitment of Arthur is genuine
  • The ability to add to Directive Communication is there
  • That Directive Communication will make me more effective
  • That the homework set is driving me bonkers but it is making me more disciplined

You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows.
And a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.
Trying to learn from what’s behind you and never knowing what’s in store
makes each day a constant battle just to stay between the shores.
And I will sail my vessel ’til the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky.
I’ll never reach my destination if I never try,
So I will sail my vessel ’til the river runs dry.
Too many times we stand aside and let the water slip away.
To what we put off ’til tomorrow has now become today.
So don’t you sit upon the shore and say you’re satisfied.
Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides.
Garth Brooks, song “The River” co-written with Victoria Shaw
Directive Communication is a becoming a family, a home, which has the
People with different talents, abilities, strengths and within this home is all the tools and resources needed to make me more successful as a trainer and consultant.

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