The “Nomophobia” Adaptation


We need to control how we adapt.

As the world changes, we do adapt.  Whether we like it or not, whether we mean to, when there is change, we change.

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Outside influences will direct the pathways of our lives.  We can leave this to chance, or we can do our best to spot what’s going on and influence the direction we take.

I suspect to many unthinkingly let change overrule; hence the rise in opioid addiction and nomophobia.

Nomophobia is short for “no-mobile-phobia” and is explained in the Wall Street Journal article,  “Your Phone Is Almost Out of Battery. Remain Calm. Call A Doctor.”

The article says: Larry Rosen knows he has a problem. Headed home from work, the psychology professor said his heart skipped a beat when he glanced at his iPhone and suddenly realized his battery was at 7%. He had no charger. “You get this feeling: Oh my God, I’m lost,” he said.

Prof. Rosen, a past chairman of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, knows whereof he speaks. He is a leading researcher in a new field of scientific inquiry that is attracting dozens of researchers across the globe and is increasingly being treated by clinical psychologists: smartphone anxiety.

Does your heart rate jump when your iPhone battery dips below 20%? You could be suffering from what some experts term “low-battery anxiety.”

Do your palms sweat when you have no access to cell service? You could have an acute case of “nomophobia”.  Short for no-mobile-phobia, the term describes the fear people can feel when they are out of mobile contact entirely.

Our success depends on the power to concentrate and integrate logic, intuition and experience. 

Concentration is success.

Concentration… in a way… is everything.  Here are some quotes about the vital importance of concentration.

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.” Andrew Carnegie

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell

“Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principle of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.” Peter F. Drucker

Yet there are obstacles to concentration such as an addiction to the internet.

The internet and email can distract and scatter concentration.

The internet provides temptation to skim… to bounce over everything and not to delve deeply into anything.

This problem is confirmed by a book review for “The Shallows”.

That review said: Carr—author of The Big Switch (2007) and the much-discussed Atlantic Monthly story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”—is an astute critic of the information technology revolution. Here he looks to neurological science to gauge the organic impact of computers, citing fascinating experiments that contrast the neural pathways built by reading books versus those forged by surfing the hypnotic Internet, where portals lead us on from one text, image, or video to another while we’re being bombarded by messages, alerts, and feeds.  What are the consequences of new habits of mind that abandon sustained immersion and concentration for darting about, snagging bits of information? What is gained and what is lost?

The fact that excessive use of the internet is physically reconfiguring our brains is scary, like taking a drug!  The creation of mental habits that reduce our ability to focus and concentrate has profound implications… mostly bad.

Focused experience and information, focused beliefs,  focused values and focused determination are threads that weave happiness and success.

The internet is detracting from concentration and even retraining our thought process to a shallower level.

A reader who is a teacher sent this note of concern to me:  “As a reading teacher who works with children struggling to read, I have noticed a profound difference in those students who spend a lot of time surfing the Internet from those who don’t spend much time on the computer. The students who are addicted to surfing the Internet, text messaging, and video gaming, cannot seem to slow down enough to focus and read words on a printed page.  It is almost as if it is painful for them to read this way.”

I have created disciplines that provide the benefits of the internet without the addiction.

First  still use a flip top, old, wrapped with tape to keep it together.

Second, I forget to take it with me… often.

third, I often work on my laptop in places where I don’t have internet access.  I work in Text Edit or Word on my Mac and later load and review on the web.

At the farm I often set up a work station in the woods.  In Florida, I move to the end of the pool where there is no WiFi signal.

fourth, when I read the morning news (Wall Street Journal,  New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Economist and Consortium News),  I only allow myself to skim headlines and read just one article. 

Fifth, I refuse to click on ads or featured articles linked to what I am reading in the news.

Sixth I search one or two items that are about something I have absolutely no interest in to confuse the algorithms and keep the data coming to me confused.

Seventh, I stick to my meditation routine every day.

I want my mind clear, but want the systems that feed me information unable to put me in any too focused slot.

Finally, I created a process to diversify my routine with new ideas.  There is always something we do not know….no matter how much we concentrate.  Then I created a “New Information” file.   This holding file stores links to articles that catch my eye.  I set aside a specific time each day to concentrate just on these distractions.

Plus, because I love nature and physical activity, I find ways to to work outside that are meaningful to me.

I raise trout.

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I get my hands in the earth and grow our own food and get in our kitchen with Merri and create some great meals from the bounty we harvest.

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Here are grapes from our North Carolina vineyard.

In winter I work in my greenhouse in Florida.  (Anyone want a fresh tomato… I am currently overwhelmed with them).

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I work in our orange grove.

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Technology provides the freedom to concentrate on the best of both worlds.   We can use the internet to live anywhere and earn everywhere.   At the same time we can avoid addiction by surrounding ourselves with physical events that are fulfilling in a lifestyle we desire.

Gary

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IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

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When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

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Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

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Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

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The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

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This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

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Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

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For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

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Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

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Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

(1) www.wsj.com: Your phone is almost out of battery. Remain calm call a doctor

 


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