Is it possible, that when you awaken the artist within, your entire life takes on a new trajectory with massive improvements in your business, relationships, and health? Pushing your bar of excellence in any art form will play back into your business and relationships, simply because you have access to wider choices of altered states. Your neurology learns new patterning that generalizes into creative solutions in different aspects of your life.
In my earlier article, I have already discussed how Geniuses who have actually left a legacy had mastered more than one trade. In this article, I would like to share with you how to develop expertise in any art form that you haven’t yet mastered and would love to
Learning by UnConscious Assimilation:
- Find a Genius
- Create the opportunity where you can be around the Genius when he/she is performing what you want to Learn
- Condition Yourself to be Awake and mirror every muscle of the Genius when he/she performs without any conscious effort or interference (You learn this at uP!)
- Practice Obsessively and Compulsively
- Make a Parallel Practice context, where after you indulge in unconscious assimilation, you have your own opportunity to perform
- To those of you who are familiar with fractionation – fractionate, others – just get good sleep.
This is how I became an international author at 23. Right after college, I had time to do so many new things even when I was consulting a dozen different companies. The secret is I get there faster because I use the conscious and unconscious resources to learn. I activate my ability to assimilate like a child without conscious logic getting in the way and I follow that through with perfect conscious and logical appreciation of what happened. I can’t thank my parents enough for getting me to play chess competitively. I may not be pursuing the game professionally as a career now but it certainly has opened circuits of learning that compliments everything I do in life. And this is true for anyone who has properly learned any art form well.
An artist who does not explore skills and boundaries beyond their art form and the logical geek who does not explore any art form are both in the same boat. They both fail to realize their full potential not only in life but also in the very thing that they are mastering. There is a new dimension, depth, and creativity that comes from the integration of the conscious processes and unconscious processes, intuition and logic, art and science. Einstein, besides being a reputable scientist was an exceptional violinist. Leonardo besides being a legendary painter was an incredible mathematician credited with invention of the helicopter.
Anyone can learn anything that they set their heart to. And I know this because I pursued singing although my teachers told me I could be tone deaf and it would be a miracle if I ever sang! Yet, I learned to sing because I get a thrill out of discovering things that are both useful and radically different from what I know.
Here are some of my discoveries about Learning:
1. Mastery is not about the techniques
Helping performers who are already at the top get to the next level has led me to believe that artistry is not about the techniques. The real challenge is that the finer nuances that we don’t even know we need to learn can take decades to learn. However, with the approach of unconscious assimilation, one can get there much faster. This means that you do not limit yourself to the techniques or steps of what you are learning but rather allow your neurology to pick up those unconscious nuances when you in the company of the person who is a genius in the field.
If you do an honest search, every fine artist, and business owner have actually had a mentor. It may or may not be a formal setup. Learning from a Genius who is actually in the field makes a big difference because there are things that cannot be coded into steps or words, easily. And most times, what the genius does is so innate to him/her that they will not be consciously aware of the exact patterns that differentiate them from an average performer. Techniques at the end of the day are merely the codification of what someone has already naturally done. I propose that you learn the techniques but don’t miss out on the incredible things your neurology can do for you, by being around a genius.
2. There is no special Creative Gene or the Learning Gene
Your Neurology has the capability to learn and do incredible things. And I truly believe if any one man can walk on water, a good modeler can get anyone to walk on water. I have helped people who had been labeled Dyslexic, ADHD, and other learning challenges, to actually learn what was believed to be too difficult or almost impossible for them to learn.We may not know how to help someone to learn something but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. It only means we haven’t discovered a method that can get a person to change and learn things differently.
Most people like to box themselves saying, they are a logical person or a creative person etc. My proposal is that you grow free from those imaginary boxes and recognize that you can be creative and logical. You can be excellent at things you are already good at and at things you have not yet learned to learn.The other myth that fools people is profiling. As far as I can tell there is no scientific evidence to any sort of human profiling. An assessment may indicate what you are currently good at but can never indicate what you are capable of being good at in future. So, if you desire something in your heart and you intuitively know it is important to you, go after it, and learn to learn it.
Remember, different people learn differently. And anyone can be enabled to learn well and learn fast. The human neurology has that inherent capability.
3. Mastery is always Polycontextual
The neurology doesn’t demarcate or create boxes around what we learn. It doesn’t go – ‘this’ is my passion, and ‘that’ is my business. Instead, everything cross feeds into each other. There is a reason most outstanding scientists grew up listening to some form of classical music, poetry or art. There is a reason most people adore sportsmen or some kind of performers. This is because when you master any form of art: the states, attitude, and creativity you develop with it will flow into everything else you do.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself solving business or personal challenges when you make that first step to awakening the artist within.
Here is a small video of how Harini and I help individuals develop unconscious assimilation skills. We pack this learning with the opportunity to model Harini (she’s popularly known as Singer Megha) singing for those 6 days! We have seen how during those 7 days, the experience generalizes into real business projects. People launch their legacy by gathering investment, writing books and starting their own businesses within those 7 days and follow through with it till they succeed for the months and years to come. That is the power of combining a business mastery program along with personal mastery, creative mastery and performance artistry.
Truly, awakening the artist in you and getting your genius in action will be both delightful and rewarding in more than ways you can imagine to the point when you look back, you find yourself amazed with the dimensions and speed you have created for yourself.