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Are you a Henry—or a Henri?
Whenever I meet with new clients, we get to know each other by talking about an array of topics. In the course of our conversations we explore taste and preferences, lifestyles and budgets. And we discover who is a Henry, and who is a Henri.
The Henry is an engineer—someone who knows every piece that is going into a project before even starting to put it together. Like the left-brained Henry Ford building a car.
The Henri, on the other hand, has an idea and selects colors and shapes that fit that vision. Then, as the vision evolves, the colors and shapes evolve as well. Like Henri Matisse creating a painting.
Building a home requires both. It’s a whole brain exercise that entails precision and artistry, sequential logic and spontaneity, and that’s what makes it such an interesting process.
A recent study that compared the brains of expert and novice chess players showed that the experts processed information on both sides of their brains simultaneously. Further, the study concluded that the ability to use both sides is an acquired skill, not an innate one.
Have you ever taken a test to see if you’re predominately left-brained or right-brained? If you’re curious, there’s a quick questionnaire at web-us.com/brain/braindominance.htm Even though the test is designed for students, it’s interesting because once you get the results, they outline ways to boost the performance of the less dominant side.
Or you can talk to a whole-brained custom home builder who can see the magnificent creation of your new house in total, while keeping an eye on every important detail.
Find the man in the coffee beans
Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.
If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally.
If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger! And yes, the man is really there!