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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Michael Gelb profiles the seven attributes of da Vinci's genius in his great book and in our Note we'll Download PDF. This inspiring and inventive guide teaches readers how to develop their full potential by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo. THINK LIKE DA VINCI – 7 EASY STEPS TO BOOSTING YOUR EVERYDAY The author of the book examined the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci and tried .
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WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Seven Steps to Genius Every Day 1. Seven Steps to Genius Every Day 2. I like doodling and drawing. I can distinguish the melody from the bass line in a piece of music.
I know the color of all my friends' eyes. I know what all the controls on my stereo system are for and can hear the difference when I adjust them. Hearing Friends describe me as a good listener. As before. Begin by ticking off the checklists below to help identify where your senses are most developed and which senses need more work.
Assessing Sensazione Think of the time in the past year when you felt most alive. Chances are that you can conjure up all the images and sensations associated with that event. I am good at describing a scene in detail. In the pages that follow you will find some suggestions for activities and exercises designed to develop your Sensazione.
I look out into the far horizon and up to the sky at least once a day. I enjoy silence. I am attuned to subtle changes in a speaker's voice tone. I am sensitive as to whether they harmonize or clash. Vision When different colors and hues are side by side. I am sensitive to noise.
By refining your Sensazione. I listen to jazz or classical music regularly. I can picture things clearly in my mind's eye. Touch I am aware of the "feel" of the surfaces that surround me daily. Friends say I give great hugs.
I am aware of the role of synesthesia in the thinking of great artists and scientists. I can discern the flavor contributions of different herbs and spices in a complex dish.
When I touch someone. I usually take a few moments to breathe in their aroma. I intuitively understand which colors are "cold" and which are "hot.
I know how to use aromas to influence my mood. I am sensitive to the quality of fabric that I wear. Synesthesia I enjoy describing one sense in terms of another. Smell I have a favorite scent What is it? Why do I like it? What does it remind me of? Smells affect my emotions strongly.
I eat consciously. I seek out unusual taste experiences. I avoid eating on the run. I know how to listen with my hands. I can tell if they are tense or relaxed. My experience of one sense affects all my other senses.
Taste I can taste the "freshness" of fresh foods. I like to touch and be touched. I enjoy many different types of cuisine.
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
I can recognize friends by their scent. I can reliably judge the quality of food or wine by its aroma. When I see fresh flowers. I am a good cook. I avoid junk food. I can sense which of these sounds. I enjoy participating in taste tests and wine tastings. How do you feel when you soften your eyes? Write down your impressions. Pick out a specific element of the far horizon and focus on it for a few seconds. Breathe deeply. Do not rub your eyes! Then gently open your eyes and look around.
Now rub your palms together vigorously for about twenty seconds. This is a very simple and valuable exercise that you can practice many times each day. Sit at a desk in a quiet. If you wear glasses. Focus Near and Far. Stop moving your fingers when you can no longer see them with your peripheral vision. In addition to enlivening your eyes and expanding your perception. Look at something close to you. The Eye-Palming Exercise. Place your index fingers together at eye level about twelve inches from your face.
Resting your elbows lightly on the desk. Looking straight ahead.
Do not touch the eyeball or put pressure on the sides of your nose. Keep your feet squarely on the floor and sit so that you are supported by the bones at the bottom of your pelvis.
Bring your fingers back to center and do the same exercise with the vertical plane. Note the way this exercise affects your mind and body XO percent of your eyes' light receptors are designed for peripheral vision. Now "soften" your eyes by relaxing the muscles of your forehead. When you are ready to finish. And we take about Make "Smells" a Theme for a Day.
Layered Listening. On a blank page. Seek out unusual or intense aromas. Surrounded by noises from televisions. Our five million olfactory cells can sniff out one molecule of an odor-causing substance in one part per trillion of air.
Spend half an hour at your favorite florists. Perfumers categorize smells as floral roses. Enjoy a few full deep exhalations.
Use these terms and make up your own descriptors as you explore the following exercises. Describe what you smell. Sounds of your breathing. But most people have a very limited vocabulary for describing aromatic experience: Try the following exercises to "tune up" your auditory sense.
Aim to increase your discrimination and appreciation for smell by expanding your olfactory vocabulary. Inhale the aroma of ten different perfumes. Practice listening for the spaces between sounds— in music. Record what you smell and how it affects you through the course of a day. Listen for Silence. First you'll hear the loudest. Find a place of complete silence. Make a scent-centered visit to your nearest zoo.
Most people find that smell has a powerful effect on their emotions and memory. Breathe in the smell of the surrounding air.
In the manner of your most beloved canine acquaintance. Every sound and every silence provides an opportunity to deepen auditory attunement. Keep moving your awareness deeper into the next layer and then the next. Reflect on the origins of the meal you are about to enjoy. Blindfold Touch.
Yet Leonardo lamented that most people "touch without feeling. Assemble a range of items with distinctive aromas. Begin by describing the feeling of your pen in your hand as you write. Describe the aromas. Imagine the quality of touch that Leonardo used in applying the gossamer layers of paint in creating his angels and virgins. It is all too easy to "grab a bite on the run. Put on a blindfold and ask a friend to hold each item. This exercise is easier and more fun to do with friends. download three different kinds of chocolate i.
But in the rush of our lives. Record your observations. Comparative Tasting: Just as comparing one great performance to another is a marvelous way to develop your hearing.
How does smell affect your moods? Your memory? List three specific examples of aromas affecting your emotion or recall: Olfactory Cornucopia.
Begin by looking carefully at each one and describing any differences you observe in color or clarity. Touch the world around you as though you were experiencing each sensation for the first time. Invite a friend to share this exercise.
Take a sip of spring water between tastes to clear your palate.
Next taste each one in turn. Touch Like an Angel. Aim to be percent present as you taste the first bite of your food. Then smell each one for thirty seconds. Describe the differences in aroma and taste: Assemble as many of the following objects as you can find: Describe each smell and your reaction to it: You can heighten all your powers of Sensazione by cultivating synesthetic awareness.
Try this imaginary multisensorial sculpting exercise with at least two of your favorite pieces of music. Vocalize the sounds inspired by the colors. Go outside and explore the textures of nature: How does it feel? What are the textures.
Synesthetic Problem-Solving. This is a delightful exercise to do with friends. Touch Nature. Make a list of great artists and composers. Listen to your favorite piece of music. Try the following exercises for developing synesthesia. A simple way to begin is to practice describing one sense in terms of the others. Describe the textures. If Aaron Copland were a painter. Imagine transposing them based on their work.
Shaping the Invisible. What shapes would you make? Which colors? How would the music smell? If you could bite into the music. Imagine what it smells and tastes like. Give it a color. Think back to one of the questions you worked with in Curiosita. For example. In other words. If you were to sculpt a particular piece of music. Put on a blindfold and explore them all with receptive.
Sounds of Color. After everyone has offered a few transpositions. Write your observations down.
Drawing Music. As you listen. Look at a reproduction of your favorite painting. Practice Your Mind-Mapping Skills Mind mapping is an invaluable tool for simplifying complex tasks such as strategic planning. Take another break — review — look for connections and emerging themes — connect related parts of your mind map with arrows. In the center draw an abstract image of your topic 4.
Print key words and draw images that express the characters. Explore the delightful fantasy of a dream house using a mind map.
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Mind Map Your Dream House. Mind Map Your Favorite Movie. Use a large piece of paper 2. Take about twenty minutes for this first practice map. Just generate ideas for your ideal environment. Free associate branches of the map — use keywords. After you've made one or two practice mind maps. Begin with a simple drawing that represents your favorite movie's title. Think of an idea at work that you have been exploring. Choose one of the following topics to practice your mind-mapping skill.
Think of THE idea you would like to explore or the problem you would like to solve 3. Remember to put key words and images on lines radiating out from your central symbol. Take a break and then generate another wave of branches 6. Start with a symbol of your paradise in the center and then branch out with key words and images that represent the elements of your ideal living environment.
Probably it is best to make your first few mind maps on relatively simple. Then after you have come up with a multitude of possibilities. I know when my body is tense or relaxed. I am getting stronger. Friends would describe me as graceful. On the next page you will find some exercises to get you started on improving body awareness and condition. I am aware of the ways in which my attitudes affect my physical state. I love to move. He wrote: To make headway in developing your mental skills.
I am knowledgeable about diet and nutrition. My flexibility is improving. I have a good understanding of practical anatomy. I am aerobically fit. But the reality is that as we move forward into the "information age".
I am aware of the ways in which my physical state affects my attitudes. Many organizations want your "analytical and creative skills" without understanding that these depend as much on a well-developed physical being as on "brain power". It is one of the concepts from ancient Greece that was revived during the Renaissance. Assessing Corporalita The idea that a robust mind and a healthy body are linked was not original with Leonardo Da Vinci.
I am well coordinated. I am becoming more ambidextrous. Leonardo Da Vinci understood this fully more than 5 centuries ago. After you've sketched your whole body. Most people have significant areas of red and black. Next use a green color to indicate the areas of your body that feel most alive.
Here's another simple exercise: Mirror Observation. If your self-portrait shows areas of tension and stress. Then with a black marker. Don't worry about creating an artistic drawing — just do a simple five-minute sketch. Much of our unnecessary tension and stress is a result of ignorance and misinformation regarding our own natural structure and function.
Inaccurate "body maps" result in misuse. Make a sketch of your whole body on a sheet of paper or in the space below. Corporalita Exercises Make a sketch of your own body: On the path of self-development. Avoid judging or evaluating your appearance. Does your head tend to tilt to one side or the other? Stand in front of a full-length mirror. Try using your nondominant hand for a day.
See if you can wink your nondominant eye and roll your tongue over to both sides. Try the following exercises. Try signing your name with the other hand here: First attempt: Begin your investigation of ambidexterity by exploring the power of your nondominant hand. Reverse Crossing. Practice interlocking your fingers and crossing your arms and legs in reverse of your normal pattern. Turn on the lights. How does your actual appearance relate to the drawing you made of your body?
Are you surprised by these results?
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Cultivate Ambidexterity. Use Your Nondominant Hand. Record your feelings and observations. Communicate and Lead. Supporting himself through graduate school by working as a professional juggler. Since This was followed by Present Yourself: His many clients include Amoco.
Lucent Technologies. Gelb's other passions include Italian language and culture. While completing a three-year training as a teacher of the Alexander technique—a method of developing mind-body coordination—Gelb earned a master's degree from Goddard College in psycho-physical re-education.
His first book. Learning and Life. In Michael has been working with organizations around the world to optimize their human potential. In he. After graduating with honors from Clark University with degrees in psychology and philosophy he spent a year in England at The International Academy for Continuous Education studying the esoteric traditions of the world with J.
Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique. Gelb's practical exploration of balancing mind and body led to a fascination with the art of juggling. A passionate student and teacher of the martial art of Aikido. His audio programs. Gelb introduced the concept of Synvergent thinking in Thinking for a Change: Discovering Your Power to Create. GELB is a modern Renaissance man with a lifelong fascination for the essence of creativity. New York: The Use of the Self.
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Eye and Brain:Don't worry about creating an artistic drawing — just do a simple five-minute sketch. Apr 04, Minutes. Please try again later. The Rosie Project. Actualize your potential. Try the following exercises. List three specific examples of aromas affecting your emotion or recall: Describe the aromas.
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