Turbo Charge Your Brain – Introduction

by Stephen Mills on April 12, 2009


This article introduces a new category of posts you will see on The Rat Race Trap in the future.  This topic, which will cover the science of neuroscience, is critically important to your success.

Why Should You Care?

The articles in this category will give you the tools to rise above the ever growing crowd of achievement-oriented individuals and will help you separate yourself from that crowd.  You will literally be able to turbo charge your journey to success and rocket ahead of your competition.

This is a Good Thing

Some of you may react to the above in a negative way.  You may consider it crass and competitive.  However, please stick with me for just a moment and let me explain why it is not negative, but instead is a powerfully positive idea.  You have something valuable to offer.  You cannot help others and create abundance for yourself and everyone you touch unless you can reach out and actually touch them.  You achieve the ability to do this by rising above the crowd and getting noticed.

Others benefit when you get better at everything you do.  Do not fall into the trap of feeling guilty about or being ashamed about your desire for abundance and success.  It is what makes us human.  It is yours by right.  It is yours to reach out and grab.  Then it will be yours to share.  You take from nobody when you do this.  On the contrary, you become a benefactor to others when you do.  Somebody somewhere wanting more is what has given you almost everything you have right now.

People come to your blog, to your website, to your information product, to your pictures, to your stories, to your brand because you have something unique and valuable to offer.  You are either offering a unique product or you are providing it or service around it in a unique way.  When you read a blog about how to write your blog posts to increase traffic to your site, you are trying to figure out how to do something better and get noticed.  You are doing exactly what I described in the first paragraph when I talked about separation.  Unless you have abundance to share, you can’t share it.  If you want to share it you have to have it.  If you aren’t noticed you won’t have it.

Iwant to help you getter better at creative discovery and to get better at spreading the word about your discoveries.  I want to help you get better at everything you do.  I want to share what I have learned with you.  That is my purpose.  That is how I share my abundance.  You are beautiful people and I want the whole world to know you and what you have to offer.

A Teaser

Neurogenesis – the birth of new neurons.

For almost all of my life, I heard the following (especially when I looked hung-over):  “You cannot grow new brain cells.  What you have after you develop are all you will ever have.  Once one dies it’s gone forever and you have one less.”

About 10 years ago this all changed dramatically.  A few researchers begin proving that your brain could in fact grow new cells.  This has dramatic and far reaching consequences.  Your brain can change.  You now see books with titles like “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.”  This is literally true.  This whole area goes by the general name of “Neuroplasticity”.

By recognizing neuroplasticity as a real and new area to focus on, we can begin to recognize that we have a choice.  We are not stuck with our genes and our early developmental environment.  We can change their effects.  This is not mystical new-age talk.  It is rooted in strong science and it is an exploding area of research.

Almost all of what we know about the human brain, and we are still in the infancy stage, we have learned in the last 10 years.  This is so exciting!  I am highly scientific in philosophy and it has gotten me into trouble in the past.  But that was because I allowed others to control me.  I am using the new science to control myself.  Please join me and don’t miss any of these articles.  Subscribe to The Rat Race Trap by Email here and I will deliver you your mailbox or reader some fantastic tools you can use to change your brain and change your life.

Improvement in the human condition and more specifically your own condition is possible using the right and scientifically proven techniques. Stay tuned.

What do you think?  Leave a comment below.  Subscribe to The Rat Race Trap by Email here or to a reader in the top left sidebar.  I would love to have you aboard!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Alik Levin | PracticeThis.com April 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

Intriguing topic 😉
I am subscribed via RSS – hope you will be sharing on this one on your blog too, beyond the email subscription.


Stephen - Rat Race Trap April 12, 2009 at 9:37 am

@Alik, yes of course. The subscribers just get it delivered and don’t risk forgetting to check in. Thanks for stopping by this morning!


Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills April 12, 2009 at 11:07 am

Nice article Stephen,

As with many other functions, the phrase “use it or lose it” also applies to our cognitive abilities. Our highly adaptive nature enables us to channel substantial resources in the direction of our focus. Learning, and then applying what we learn stimulates an even greater capacity for learning and applying. It’s always nice to have the backing of scientific research, but with or without it the benefits of continued learning have always been obvious to those with the brain cells to notice. Nice introductory article to an exciting new category.


Stephen - Rat Race Trap April 12, 2009 at 11:19 am

@Jonathan, Good morning! I agree about always knowing anyway. But there is an additional benefit to the scientific research. And that is that you can use it to to your advantage because there are many things that are not obvious. There are many techniques that are highly dependent upon the exact manner in which the brain functions.

There are many people in the self-development world who over time have developed exceptional methods that really work. It’s funny because I often find myself disagreeing with them on why they work, but I love them anyway because their techniques do work.

I think Jack Canfield is incredibly effective with his methods and at the same time naive about why they work. I’m sure he has a different opinion about that and of course if I were a bystander I would go with the odds and take Jack. But just because he has proven incredibly successful with his methods of success principles, doesn’t mean he understands science. The whole subject fascinates me. I love the debate as long as it doesn’t get in the way of the actual implementation of success principles that do work. Jack is one of my heros and I have bought a lot of his stuff.

Knowing exactly why something is working can take you to that next level, or at least take you there more quickly. It allows you to tweak your techniques to get the most out of them. I feel like I’ve written a whole new post here! 🙂


Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills April 12, 2009 at 11:28 am

I totally agree. I guess what I was thinking was that we shouldn’t let the lack of scientific evidence stand in our way. On the other hand, we do want to take full advantage of it when it does exist.


Giovanna Garcia April 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

This is an wonderful post, I 100% agree with you; our brain is one of the most important part of us. I subscribed via RSS so that I can follow along with you.

Thank you,
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action


Laurie | Express Yourself to Success April 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Hi Stephen,

Today is my lucky day! This is my first visit to your blog and I’m excited to read about one of my favourite topics! I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts and appreciate that you’re taking the time to do it. Thank you!


Stephen - Rat Race Trap April 13, 2009 at 5:09 am

@Jonathan, right. I couldn’t agree more.

@Giovanna, Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

@Laurie, Welcome to The Rat Race Trap. I’m excited too!


Tracy April 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Hi Stephen! This should be really interesting – if I’m already an email subscriber, I’ll get this, too right?

I don’t know a whole lot about neuroscience but I have read a small bit, mostly relating to how infants and small children’s brains develop. It is amazing and awesome in the literal sense of the word.


Stephen - Rat Race Trap April 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm

@Tracy, neuroscience is exploding. There is so much new happening it makes my head spin. he he. I hope this doesn’t make your brain itch again!


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