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Want An Instant Intellect?

An instant benefit of an
instant intellect is it is the cure for shallow conversations.

So, what will you do with it? How can it serve you?

Until one sees the value in developing such an asset, then the resources required to obtain it won’t be justified. It’s that simple. For those of you interested in acquiring it, please read on.
7 Steps to Acquiring an Instant Intellect:

Pick a topic you want to learn more about.

Take five days and gather as much information you can from a variety of sources (internet, publications, trade associations, archives).

Commit to scanning the materials you’ve collected and select three points that interest you from the “compost pile.”

Use or refer to the three points daily in some aspect of conversation. For example, “How many times have you wondered about the colors in a rainbow? I did. Would you be to know what I found (Click for the answer.)?”

Attend a seminar, lecture, class on one of the three items you selected. (Consider non-traditional places like churches, mosques, synagogues, organizations conducting courses.)

Write a journal entry (one page single spaced) on where this exercise took you—For example, boosted curiosity, added conversation starters. Did you meet interesting people? Did you impress someone with your curiosity? How can you use this information in your personal and professional endeavors?

Submit your thoughts to a local media outlet, publication, newsletter, blog, etc. You will now be on the record with your intellectual pursuit.

Who knows? You may discover an avocation, a passion, a pathway you didn’t acknowledge before.

Bon voyage!

Pocket Coach



As a credentialed business coach and analyst, one of my primary functions is to work with individuals and company managers to clarify where they are presently, where they would like to advance, and what tools they have and need to achieve their desired outcome.

I use a variety of tools to assess perceptions including Platinum Rule instruments, my experience and training in assessing behavior. My preferred tool is the EQ-i®, emotional intelligence inventory. I have specialized training on the EQ-i® and DISC Inventories and access to multiple other sources including a company culture index. I prefer the EQ-i® because it is the least judgmental instrument I have found. It focuses on strengths and areas of development related to the goals set by the individual. For example, people are more likely to apply the EQ-i®’s information rather than label themselves by the Myers-Briggs categories.

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