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It’s Not about Your Thinking!

  How many times have you heard, “Want something to be different?Change your thinking!”I disagree. What allows me to make this bold statement, and what is it that we need to change, instead? The work of Mimi Herrmann allows me to reject the “change your thinking” paradigm. She spent 20 years researching how we develop ...
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Deniss García Buitrago October 17, 2009

The Story of Your Energy – Part 1: Your Life as a Sponge

Quanta Change founder Mimi Herrmann made an important and fundamental distinction about humans - she saw our lives as the product of the behavior of human energy, rather than of human behavior.  She discovered that each moment of our lives is generated automatically by the invisible work of our energy, not by what we do ...
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Deniss García Buitrago October 25, 2009

The Story of Your Energy – Part 2: Learned Distress IN, Learned Distress OUT

Ever heard someone say, “Garbage in, garbage out”?  This phrase was coined by a computer technician to describe what happens when a computer is given nonsensical code to process – it puts out nonsensical answers.  Sir Issac Newton described this same principle in his Third Law of Motion: “To every action, there is an equal ...
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Deniss García Buitrago October 31, 2009

The Story of Your Energy – Part 3: Renewable Energy Isn’t Always a Good Thing

These days, we’re all familiar with the concepts of renewable and non-renewable energy.  And the renewable kind is always better, right?  Actually, no.  When it comes to energy out there, renewable is good.  But when it comes to your human energy, renewable energy has actually been causing a lot of misery and difficulty. In recent ...
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Deniss García Buitrago November 7, 2009

The Story of Your Energy – Part 4: Burning Your Learned Distress off Permanently

In Part 3, I talked about how your Learned Distress renews itself each time you go to sleep – and so, when it comes to Learned Distress, that renewable energy isn’t such a good thing.  It has, in fact, been the mechanism by which life has become harder for you over time.  So now, let’s ...
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Deniss García Buitrago November 12, 2009

The Sensory Quotient – the Caregiver Pattern

The Caregiver’s survival depends on creating reciprocal dependencies. “I’ll do whatever it is you need from me so that I’ll get what I need from you.”  Caregivers are adept at knowing whatever it is the other person needs to hear or receive from them.  For this reason, Quanta Change founder Mimi Herrmann sometimes called this ...
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Deniss García Buitrago January 4, 2010

The Sensory Quotient – the Optimist Pattern

This isn’t your typical definition of “optimist.”  Quanta Change founder Mimi Herrmann defined Optimists as people whose survival depends on creating a crisis today to prove that tomorrow will be better. “Tomorrow must be better than what’s going on today!” The sensory brain, the part that stores our sense of self, can only comprehend the ...
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Deniss García Buitrago January 7, 2010

The Sensory Quotient – the Perfectionist Pattern

As with the Optimist SQ, Mimi Herrmann’s Perfectionist SQ pattern definition isn’t what most people associate with the word.  While the “obsessive-compulsive” kind of perfectionism absolutely exists within the world of Learned Distress, it’s not what the Perfectionist pattern is based on.  Mimi defined the Perfectionist as one whose survival depends on creating and maintaining ...
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Deniss García Buitrago January 8, 2010

The Sensory Quotient – the Dictator Pattern

Survival for Dictators is based on making everything go their way. While the Perfectionist is concerned with things being the “right” way (which is often determined by external research), the Dictator’s way is determined internally: “My way is the only way.” They make sure that everyone else does things their way, also—the Dictator always knows ...
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Deniss García Buitrago January 9, 2010

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