The Lizard Brain & the Genius Fight

I got this concept from Seth Godin book linchpin. It described that we have two portion of our brain one is the called the lizard brain. this part of brain actually tells us to do things that are safe. It tells us to do things that are routine , every one is doing it with out any harm. If we are driving it will always tell us the road that we know.
On the other hand the second part of our brain is called the daemon. The demon is Greek work and it means genius . This part of brain brings the creativity. It always pushes you to go out of the way. Think out of the box. Do things that are different . It tries to make you different from the other people. If you are driving it will always tell you to follow a new route and explore new things.

When we are thinking to do something these two have a fight with each other and the lizard brain will always push you towards the routine tasks and the genius will push you to different. If things go well the genius is happy and it becomes more powerful. It comes out with more ideas. Abut the ideas Seth says that if someone tells me that he or she does not have any good ideas to do something you have to ask that do you have any bad ideas to do that things. The concept is that let the bad ideas come through and a good idea will slip through .
On the other hand if we thought something different followed our genius mind and something went wrong the lizard brain is in the powerful state. It tells you that I told you not to do anything new.

In order for us to grow we need to give more power to our genius to do new things. There is always resistance against the genius mind but we have to let it overcome.

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

The writer starts the book by explaining how people make profit from business by making replace able parts next level is when human are replaced by machines to earn more profit. The write has explained that the only way to get what you’re worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care deeply about.

The emotional labor is when people are more interested in their jobs and they cannot be easily replaced by machines. Writer gives the example that if you are standing in the line of laborerslinchpin and a contractor comes he is going to pick only those who are willing to do the job in less price.

So the only way to survive is to become indispensable by doing the emotional labor which cannot be replaced by computer or any other machines. Do It with right intent and you will become indispensable. Once you become indispensable no one can replace you. If a restaurant has three waiters and all three are good in job but one has the ability to deal with difficult customer then if company is thinking to fire one of them who is going to survive ? of course the one who is doing the emotional labor.

Tomorrow I will write about the lizard brain and daemon explained in this book and explain why we become frustrated when we don’t get what we are looking for.