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SOS

The Science of Simple (aka SoS) is a simple three step process to keep any goal or project from losing its’ focus by self-monitoring habitual thoughts and activities. The process:

1. Clarity:  Train your brain to think about the future you want. Dr. Joe Dispenza has some simple steps to do that. In one sentence what are you trying to accomplish and when? Without a deadline you do not have an urgent goal. If the goal is something that someone has done before – emulate by studying how they did it and seek their advice. Involving like minded people is a great motivator.

2. Prioritize: If there are a lot of moving parts to accomplish the goal, stop and make a simple priority list. Focus on the first one before moving on to #2, #3, etc. Again, break these down simply. A blank piece of paper and a pencil or a white board with an erasable marker is all you need. If the list feels like too much go back to Dr. Dispenza’s simple steps.

3. Monitor & Repeat: monitor your progress twice a day – early in the morning & before you go to bed at night. While you are sleeping your brain will be wiring itself to achieve the goal. Keep a journal on a note pad or on a trusted electronic device and ALWAYS make the monitoring process visual (white boards are a good tool) so these tasks are physically in front of you.

If the results are positive repeat. If not, reflect by asking why, use the simple steps in #1 and adjust accordingly. The BS Detection Kit may come in handy here too.

Losing focus happens for a variety of reasons- most reasons boil down to time/goal mismanagement, fear of failure or making decisions based on a quick emotional reactions. Thoughts drive action, so if you consciously change your thoughts, your outcomes will be different.

EXAMPLES: Thoughts that hinge more on external perception than positive internal reality such as bad financial decisions, bad romances, and spur of the moment gambling. SoS creates emotional intelligence based on a strong sense of positive internal reality and getting to a better future state by letting past thoughts and habits go. An SoS practitioner understands you are what you think and that habitual behavior patterns put energy on auto-pilot. So if the outcome is consistently positive – repeat it, if not turn off auto-pilot and seek change. Emotional decisions (esp. fast ones) sre a very human trait that tends to cloud reality as a defense mechanism- which often trumps common sense.

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