Mad Genius starts with a decision. The decision to tap your genius is about thinking in new and different ways. It happens when you refuse to accept “no” and decide to find a way. Even when there isn’t a way.
Mad Genius also is dramatically affected by the neighborhood you choose to hang out in. Not the street you live on, but the region where you park your mind. And try as you might, you can’t live in two places at once. Here are the possibilities:
Mediocrity. This is where most people live. There’s a serious overpopulation issue here.
Good. Less populated but still very crowded. No one will criticize you for living here. In fact, most of your neighbors will graciously welcome you to the neighborhood and encourage you to stay.
Great. Real estate values are high in this neighborhood. Lots of people want to live here, but few actually do.
Mad Genius. This is the place where the elite artists in any profession hang out. It’s a members-only club, but there’s no invitation. You qualify for the club just because you decide to. You knock on the door of opportunity, and if it doesn’t answer – you kick in the goddamned door.
If you’re ready to kick in that door, pick up a copy of my new book, Mad Genius. (This post was excerpted from the book.) And then you’ll know where to reside!