Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Right Brain Can Beat Up Your Left Brain

Left Brain= the logical, rational side of your brain, predictability and order, follows rules and procedures
Right Brain= the more creative, big picture, innovation, change, oriented side. Really hates being in a box.

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

(Okay, so maybe there's no way my right brain could beat up your left brain. It was just a dumb joke anyway.)

How to Tap Into Right Brain Thinking (yes, sorry, I am linking to an Oprah article. Like her or hate her, she does attract some of the best thought leaders on to her show!)

With the drama of getting me packed and moved across the country, and now the drama of getting my mother packed and moved out of the country, it is time for me to start thinking about me and that scary place we call the real world again. 

Rather than just search for all the usual and typical jobs this time, I'm spending a lot more time asking myself what it is I WANT?! Do I want to keep working in the volatile and cutthroat world of marketing? Do I want a major career change? Do I want to go to school? Do I want to join the Peace Corps? Do I want to live here? There? Back there? 

I don't know.

And so rather than just let the left brain take over and be all rational and predictable, and apply for the usual suspect of jobs, I'm going to spend some time with the right side of my brain. I'm creating a vision board. I'm splurging and buying a new camera. I'm visiting some of my favorite towns over the next few weeks. I'm going to take pictures and collect things, and start cultivating all those things my right brain needs to stay alive. I'm looking for inspiration and asking myself the bigger and more difficult questions. 

I loved the article I linked above. It addresses something I've seen for a while, but haven't heard anyone talk about yet. The business world is changing. We are no longer just drones in an office space. We create content in many different ways. Which is so interesting because the bigger corporations get the more left brain oriented they become. They run like machines, all based on rules and procedures, and yet expect the employees to create content. Creation inside of rules limits personality and potential. 

It is all a very interesting concept. I invite open dialogue on it! Join me, will you? 


  1. I love the title of this post!

  2. Oprah has the best "thought leaders"? Heaven help us all. :)

    Hmm, although me reading an article called "How to tap into right brain thinking," is sort of like a life-long active Mormon reading a brief article called "Mormonism for dummies," there's some interesting points in the article. Thanks!

  3. Try this:
    I don't know how to make that address into one of those hyperlink words, so there you are.
    That book is recommended by Dave Ramsey, who is a sensible financial guru, and all-around amazing guy. I have not read it yet myself, but I want to get it for my husband.

  4. I would love to try it with you! I am not moving to a new city or state, but I am entering a new phase of life and have many of the same questions. Also, my right and left brain fight each other! (your test proved it!) so...vision board it is...let's see where we end up!


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