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Mar 4, 2019

MBL Minute: Genius Mastery And Ego Or Authentic Self


Episode Notes


Genius Mastery


This requires a conscious, deliberate and extended practice.  If we are learning to master a complex skill such as flying a jet or participating in a triathlon we must first master a series of simpler micro skills, one on top of another.  Each time one skill becomes automatic, through a process brain researchers call automaticity, the mind is freed up to focus on the next higher skill.  Over time these skills become fused together in a way that transforms us and unleashes our genius mastery.  In this stage of enlightenment we enter a state of unconscious flow with our internal and external environments


Alter Ego or Authentic Self


The choice to wear a mask and behave like someone else moves us further from our authentic selves.  When we are young, we are told to be kind, open, loving and generous.  When we stood up to the bullies for treating someone badly we got shoved in a locker.  Our mindset began to change.  Being open, kind and generous can sometimes come at a price.  So we put on masks to protect ourselves as we try to fit in with others.  The athletic mask.  The material mask.  The intellectual mask.  The control mask.  The joker mask.  The know it all.


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