CHAPTER 5

BRAIN HACKING

Finding the Treasures in the Box

The very moments . . . we want people to think outside the box, they can’t even see the box.

—RICHARD BOYATZIS

IN THE MIDDLE of my brain is a box full of stories I use to navigate each day of my life (fig. 1). The frame of the box has thickened through the years, protecting my stories and points of view from outside disruption. From the moment I wake up, I know who I am and what I’m supposed to do based on the stories that guide me. I have an “I always wake up early” story I can’t seem to change. I hold my “morning exercise routine” story as sacred for upholding my quality of life at my age. I am open-minded, willing to accept when I judge others incorrectly, but I wrote this book believing ...

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