How To Navigate Change With The Power Of Your Brain From Zero To Hero

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Ever wanted to override negative thinking to say yes and never no?

We are living in a world that can be labelled one thing – uncertain. And the only way we can navigate around unwarranted or unwanted changes is to tap into the power of change. Improving your thinking skills is not a myth. To begin thinking with clarity, logic and creativity is a lifelong process that will improve your memory and assist you in problem solving skills as well as making more effective decisions. As you navigate change with the power of your brain.

One woman in the bible who inspired change. Known as extraordinary, daring and courageous was Ruth. Her life still impacts many women today. The unforgettable story of loyalty towards her mother-in-law where she persevered in the face of unbearable loss and when all hope seemed lost to pursue redeeming love. Leaving an imprint of unforgettable love that changed everything, as part of a divine legacy in the genealogy of Christ. Her story is one that arouses change because she did not let the past hold her back. From her respect and honesty we are reminded of how God is always at work in our lives, in every season of our journey.

10 zero to hero tips that tap into the power of your brain and navigate changes that can stall, disrupt and paralyse you!

1| Unlock the power of visualisation

I learn faster when I see how a process should work. You might already know this – as videos are one of the most powerful learning tools in this century. Visualising a task unlocks our brain’s potential and helps us achieve our goals. The key is to unleash the success of your brain on a personal and professional level. These hidden secrets outline how you can unlock that power.

2| Exchange your obstacles for opportunity

Do you perceive obstacles as detours? We live in an uncertain world and upping your game means you need to see disruption and change as a positive obstacle that can lead to grand opportunities by anticipating, ‘what next’. Rather than reacting to actions after they have happened. There is no other way, but if you want to improve, research tells us that we have to train our brain.

3| Know your direction

Overcoming the directionless feeling or attitude gives you a choice when you experience resistance or a tugging in any area, you need to find inspiration on the other end of the spectrum.  Knowing when to pivot and what to do – rather than remain stagnant, comes down to doing something and triggering your brain into action. Instead of feeling miserable I have to recommend Daniel Burrus, a global innovator who has turned disruption into being a positive disruptor and has so many innovative theories.

4| Extensive experiences expand your brain connections

Tasks that shake your brain are constructive, particularly something you find really difficult to do. And guess what as you change and become an expert, so does your confidence. In actual fact, it sky rockets. So, the thing you thought you never could or would do, now seems so straightforward. The only thing stopping you is the fear of failing at anything new. In all of that, you learn from mistakes as your perceptiveness is refined to weigh up biased advice and negativity. The more you choose positive actions and perfecting them, the more you boost brain connectivity like coordination and brain engagement in practicing dance and a musical instrument.

5| Learn from your mistakes

No one wants to be the person who was labelled as history repeating itself. Most times out brain will shy away from anything that it recalls as a hazard. When we say yes instead of no we can override the negative thinking that leads us into fear and holds us back. Journaling is a great way to explore some of the hurdles you need to overcome, then next to each hurdle – outline the positive choices you will make to overcome them.

6| Turn the impossible into achievable

Thinking of something as doable enhances you to become more receptive and braver. Plus trying new things makes you more confident to keep try the new and unknown. Studies back up the shift in our modern world, which has enabled us to access, process and communicate on a larger scale than ever before due to social media and learning to increase our pace has to begin with getting smarter and sharper.

7| Hydrate your brain

Water keeps our brains healthy so top up on your water levels now and make sure you drink at least 2 l every day to stay ahead and not allow diminishing hydration impact your attention and focus. Thirst lets our brain know that we need water with physical signs appearing in our bodies to alert us. And as a bid to take care of your mental health, water is more than necessary.

8| Trust your gut

I recently read a study that outlined how forgetting uses more brain power than remembering. Pretty eye opening don’t you think? And believe it or not there is a lot of neuroscience behind why you get those fight or flight feelings. Most times we know that when we trusted that gut instinct we were never wrong. While at times it may seem irrational. And affect our behaviours stress and anxiety level. That said, we should not rely totally on that instinct alone, but rather harness it to focus on expanding our mind by searching for a solution, then evaluating that solution so that we opt for the best one throughout our lifetime of decision making on a personal and professional level.

9| Feed your brain

In health stores, magazines and social media, we are being informed that certain foods can have positive effects on our brain function that affect our emotions and cognitive processing. Want to learn how to get healthier? Do your own research to and here is where you can start – not forgetting the huge benefits of exercise that add to our longevity and health.

10| Get out of your comfort zone

Figure out how your brain reacts to change. Science uncovers the pattern of resisting or resetting. It is possible to train your mind and change your brain. Although change can be good it can feel bad simply because our brain resists a built-in response towards familiarity. Avoiding anything that can cause us pain or threat. In time we remain guarded by that trigger of how much upheaval can cause us, so our brain shifts into protective mode.

The good news is you can teach your brain to change and improve at skills and tasks. By kick starting your willpower to resist and rewire those stuck habits. Boosting advantages that keep your brain agile and delay ageing. But, you have to move out of your comfort zone and stretch your thinking first. Take up a challenge like run for charity or boosting your people skills that include positive communication through conversation, empathy, negotiation and networking.


As we train our minds to become more resilient, we make less emotional decisions based on poor judgement. Choose challenging, complex and consistent. To help move you through these ten steps and increase your abilities to master difficult tasks with practice towards both speed and quality. Useful exercises to sharpen comprehension such as memorising important numbers in your phone or your credit card numbers, exercise routines, dance choreography and sheet music for the piano. Enrich our creativity challenging us beyond our capabilities and if you stick with navigating change, you can surpass every goal you set out to achieve. Leading to a healthy and positive life as your efforts pay off.

Share your thoughts…

How often do you exercise your brain by trying something new? What was the last book you read?


Don’t know where to start? Practice makes perfect and you only get one chance to be the best version of yourself! Now is the time to invest in being you. Infuse every moment with beauty. Influence every God-given dream into your destiny. And impress your tomorrow with hope and expectancy. Join me on a journey where the sky is the limit. To find an undying passion for living in the centre of God’s will!

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  1. Yvonne Morgan
    12 January 2021 / 8:35 pm

    I love all your great ideas to help us re-teach our brains to not panic when change happens. I found it very helpful and encouraging. Thanks

  2. 13 January 2021 / 1:18 am

    Ava, very insightful post. Your strategies to teach our brains to engage are so helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 13 January 2021 / 1:26 am

    I love the story of Ruth and how she teaches us that God can work through any situation. I also found your ten tips to be practical and helpful.

  4. 14 January 2021 / 12:46 am

    I love anything that makes me think more clearly, with more bravery and more creativity. This post inspires that!! Great job!

  5. Ava
    14 January 2021 / 11:03 pm

    Thanks Pam for your encouragement!

  6. Ava
    14 January 2021 / 11:04 pm

    I agree Ruth is such a beautiful story of hope and redemption, thanks for your thoughts Carla!

  7. Ava
    14 January 2021 / 11:04 pm

    Thanks for this positive feedback Mary!

  8. Ava
    14 January 2021 / 11:06 pm

    Thanks for your positive feedback Yvonne!

  9. thefaithtoflourish
    15 January 2021 / 1:55 pm

    How helpful. I can’t remember the last time I memorized something, but I’m going to start. Love this.

  10. Donna Miller
    17 January 2021 / 5:16 pm

    WOW very encouraging post Ava! I love all the tips on brainpower and training our brain! Very uplifting and empowering read today …

  11. laurabartnick
    17 January 2021 / 7:24 pm

    Thank you, Ava, these tips are great for overcoming reticence and negativity!

  12. 17 January 2021 / 7:38 pm

    Great zero to hero tips for the brain! I love the theme of seeing obstacles as opportunities to do well in the things you’ve been entrusted! The last book I read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Today, I started The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD. It has to do with the roles of the brain, mind, & body in the healing of trauma. So somewhat relative to your post!

  13. 17 January 2021 / 10:34 pm

    I love how clearly you lay this all out! Thanks so much!

  14. 18 January 2021 / 3:15 am

    This was helpful! I am finding that the older I get (I’m 48) the more I need to give my brain a workout.

  15. Ava
    18 January 2021 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for your great feedback Donna!

  16. Ava
    18 January 2021 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for reading Laura!

  17. Ava
    18 January 2021 / 10:30 pm

    I appreciate your positive feedback Rachel!

  18. Ava
    18 January 2021 / 10:32 pm

    Thanks Kari. so grateful for your feedback!

  19. Ava
    18 January 2021 / 10:36 pm

    Thanks Summer, I think every day is a chance to boost our brain power!

  20. 19 January 2021 / 3:24 pm

    Hydrating and learning from your mistakes are dead on. So many times we simply want to try to push those mistakes to the back of our minds and not see what we can do better.

  21. Sheryl Mendoza
    19 January 2021 / 3:46 pm

    Hi, Ava! Love this post! Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing this blessing!

  22. Ava
    19 January 2021 / 8:29 pm

    Thanks so much Sheryl!

  23. Ava
    19 January 2021 / 8:30 pm

    So true Sandra, thanks for sharing this!

  24. 23 January 2021 / 12:54 pm

    Great encouragement and an insightful post, I don’t usually have the patience for videos unless I’m trying a hands on project. I prefer to read, but videos are great!

  25. 25 January 2021 / 11:30 am

    A great post on navigating change in your brain. I have to actively renew my mind with scripture. Thank you for these tips!❤️

  26. Ava
    25 January 2021 / 9:46 pm

    Thanks so much for watching Betty!

  27. Ava
    25 January 2021 / 9:48 pm

    I agree, I love You Version and think that is a great app on the go too. Thanks for commenting Karen!

  28. Ava
    20 February 2021 / 10:16 am

    So appreciate your feedback!

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