*TURN ON THE POWER*
A quick, often-told story: One day at a power plant, everything comes to an abrupt halt.
All of the machines go offline.
The silence is deafening.
The people running the plant are frantic and after hours and hours, none of the workers can track down the problem.
The head of operations is desperate at this point, so he calls the best local help he can find.
The expert technician arrives and glances around the facility.
He goes to one of the numerous beams among all the
electrical boxes, opens one of them, and stares at the various
screws and wires inside.
He turns one screw, and, like magic,
everything starts working again and the plant comes back to
The head of operations is so relieved.
He thanks the technician and asks him what he owes him.
The head of operations is shocked.
“What do you mean, $10,000?
You were here for a few minutes.
You turned one single screw.
Anyone could have done that. I need
an itemized bill, please.”
The technician reaches into his pocket, pulls out a notepad, scribbles a few seconds, and hands the other man the bill.
The head of operations reads it and immediately pays him.
*The bill read:*
*“Turning* *screw: $1.*
*Knowing which screw to turn:*
*What’s the lesson of* *the story?*
It’s not that you have a screw loose.
*The story illustrates two things.*
The first is how much added value a limitless mind can offer you and others.
We’ve entered an expert economy in which brain power trumps brute strength.
Where what you
have between your ears is your greatest wealth-creating asset.
There are those who know and those who don’t know.
And that applied knowledge is not just power, it’s profit.
Your ability to think, solve problems, make the right decisions,
create, innovate, and imagine is how we add value.
The faster you can learn, the faster you can earn.
And that takes us to the second lesson.
*Lesson No 2*
That one screw made
all the difference.
I’ve mentored and coached some amazing minds, and you don’t have to be a genius to see that genius leaves clues.
One of those patterns is that elite mental
performers filter and focus for those handful of “screws” that make all the difference and turn everything else on.
This book is filled with many of the behaviors, tools, and strategies I’ve discovered to give you the maximum results and rewards for your effort.
The world is throwing more challenges at you than ever
before, and there’s every indication that those challenges will
continue to increase.
At the same time, there is more to be
gained from having a finely tuned brain than ever before, and
you know now that you have more than enough potential to
meet any challenge.
But it’s going to require taking control of your learning.
It may seem as if it would take superhuman capabilities to
keep up with the demands of our current reality.
But you already have a hidden superpower: your brain.
You may not be
able to shoot webs from your hands, but you have something
far better, the neural webs in your head.
That superpower plant of a network between your ears is your greatest gift and
All we have to do is upgrade your brain
the same way you upgrade your phone.
*How do you install*
*new software into your brain?*
One of my favorite ways is what you’re doing right now.
It’s called reading.
Excerpt from the book " Limitless "
From Olayinka Emmanuel Dada from medium platform