Prime the Brain for High Performance
One Thanksgiving I had such big news to share with my parents that I waited, flying all the way from Boston to Bethesda, Maryland, to tell them in person. I couldn’t wait for the “oohs” and “aahs” that you only get from proud parents. As I walked through the door to their home, my father greeted me with the glee I had expected and needed.
“Mooshie-Pooh!” (Yes, that’s my nickname.)
My mom gave me a big hug, put the kettle on the stove, and turned to say, “So, what’s up in your life? Catch us up on everything!”
My news was not only exciting but potentially life-changing. I had been working for months on a business plan with one of my classmates at college. We had entered it in a business plan competition. ...