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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Michael Gelb profiles the seven attributes of da Vinci's genius in his great book and in our Note we'll Download PDF. This inspiring and inventive guide teaches readers how to develop their full potential by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo. THINK LIKE DA VINCI – 7 EASY STEPS TO BOOSTING YOUR EVERYDAY The author of the book examined the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci and tried .

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See all books by Michael J. About Michael J. Gelb Michael J. In the manner of your most beloved canine acquaintance, explore your immediate environment with your nose.

Breathe in the smell of the surrounding air, your shirt, a pencil or pen, or the paper these words are printed on.

Describe what you smell, right now, as vividly as you can. Make "Smells" a Theme for a Day. Record what you smell and how it affects you through the course of a day. Most people find that smell has a powerful effect on their emotions and memory. Seek out unusual or intense aromas.

Spend half an hour at your favorite florists. Make a scent-centered visit to your nearest zoo. How does smell affect your moods?

Your memory? List three specific examples of aromas affecting your emotion or recall: Olfactory Cornucopia. This exercise is easier and more fun to do with friends. Assemble a range of items with distinctive aromas; for example,: a slice of lemon, a piece of sod, a few leaves of basil, your pillowcase, some Tiger Balm or Vicks VapoRub, freshly ground coffee, a jar of capers, a piece of charcoal.

Put on a blindfold and ask a friend to hold each item, in turn, close to your nose for thirty seconds. But in the rush of our lives, it is often difficult to pay attention.

It is all too easy to "grab a bite on the run," and to consume an entire meal without really tasting anything. Instead, pause for a few moments before every meal.

Reflect on the origins of the meal you are about to enjoy. Aim to be percent present as you taste the first bite of your food.

Comparative Tasting: Just as comparing one great performance to another is a marvelous way to develop your hearing, the same holds true for taste and smell. download three different kinds of chocolate i. Begin by looking carefully at each one and describing any differences you observe in color or clarity.

Then smell each one for thirty seconds.

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Describe the aromas. Next taste each one in turn; hold a piece in your mouth and let it melt on your tongue. Take a sip of spring water between tastes to clear your palate. Yet Leonardo lamented that most people "touch without feeling. Touch Like an Angel.

Imagine the quality of touch that Leonardo used in applying the gossamer layers of paint in creating his angels and virgins. Now, with the exquisite delicacy of the maestro as your inspiration, touch the objects around you. Touch the world around you as though you were experiencing each sensation for the first time. Record your observations. Begin by describing the feeling of your pen in your hand as you write. Blindfold Touch. Invite a friend to share this exercise.

Assemble as many of the following objects as you can find: a leather jacket, a cashmere scarf, a glass, a potato, a rose, a handful of coins, a scouring pad, a sponge, a dab of moisturizing cream, your friend's hand, 40 How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci and anything else you would like to explore. Put on a blindfold and explore them all with receptive, listening hands.

Describe the textures, weight, temperature, and other sensations. Touch Nature. Go outside and explore the textures of nature: the needles of a pine tree, rocks and stones, flowing water, the wind, the earth at your feet. Write your observations down. You can heighten all your powers of Sensazione by cultivating synesthetic awareness.

A simple way to begin is to practice describing one sense in terms of the others. Try the following exercises for developing synesthesia. Drawing Music. Listen to your favorite piece of music. As you listen, experiment with expressing your impressions by drawing shapes and colors.

Shaping the Invisible. If you were to sculpt a particular piece of music, what materials would you use? What shapes would you make? Which colors? How would the music smell? If you could bite into the music, what would it taste like? Try this imaginary multisensorial sculpting exercise with at least two of your favorite pieces of music.

Sounds of Color. Look at a reproduction of your favorite painting. Vocalize the sounds inspired by the colors, shapes, and textures on the canvas.

Make a list of great artists and composers. Imagine transposing them based on their work, not their personalities. In other words, if Picasso were a composer who would he be? If Aaron Copland were a painter, who would he be? For example, perhaps, if Picasso were a musician he could be Stravinsky; and if Copland were a painter he might be Andrew Wyeth.

This is a delightful exercise to do with friends. After everyone has offered a few transpositions, ask each person to explain their choices. Synesthetic Problem-Solving.

Think back to one of the questions you worked with in Curiosita. Give it a color, shape, and texture. Imagine what it smells and tastes like. How does it feel? What are the textures, tastes, shapes, colors, and sounds of some possible solutions?

Probably it is best to make your first few mind maps on relatively simple, lighthearted subjects. Choose one of the following topics to practice your mind-mapping skill. Take about twenty minutes for this first practice map. Mind Map Your Favorite Movie. Begin with a simple drawing that represents your favorite movie's title. Print key words and draw images that express the characters, plot, and themes. Remember to put key words and images on lines radiating out from your central symbol.

Mind Map Your Dream House. Explore the delightful fantasy of a dream house using a mind map. Start with a symbol of your paradise in the center and then branch out with key words and images that represent the elements of your ideal living environment.

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Remember, let your mind work by association instead of trying to put things down in order. Just generate ideas for your ideal environment. Then after you have come up with a multitude of possibilities, you can go back and put them in order.

After you've made one or two practice mind maps, tackle the problem you wrote down at the seminar. Instructions: Think of an idea at work that you have been exploring. Use a large piece of paper 2. Think of THE idea you would like to explore or the problem you would like to solve 3. In the center draw an abstract image of your topic 4. Free associate branches of the map use keywords, color, pictures - "Off the wall" is OK 5. Take a break and then generate another wave of branches 6.

Take another break review look for connections and emerging themes connect related parts of your mind map with arrows, codes, colors, etc. Now, find relationships that can help you integrate and organize the most cogent ideas and then reorder them to reflect new possibilities or solutions. It is one of the concepts from ancient Greece that was revived during the Renaissance, and it is a concept that is given lip service in our present-day civilization.

But the reality is that as we move forward into the "information age", more and more work is done sedentary, and less and less time is devoted to maintaining physical health, let alone physical development. Many organizations want your "analytical and creative skills" without understanding that these depend as much on a well-developed physical being as on "brain power". Leonardo Da Vinci understood this fully more than 5 centuries ago, and he had a prescription for minimal physical and mental health.

He wrote: "To keep in health these rules are wise: Beware of anger and avoid grievous moods. Rest your head and keep your mind cheerful. Be covered well at night. Exercise moderately. Shun wantonness, and pay attention to diet. Eat only when you want and sup light. Keep upright when you rise from the dining table.

Do not be with the belly upwards or the head lowered. Let your wine be mixed with water, take a little at a time, not between meals and not on an empty stomach. Eat simple i. Chew well. Go to the toilet regularly! I am aerobically fit. I am getting stronger. My flexibility is improving.

I know when my body is tense or relaxed. I am knowledgeable about diet and nutrition. Friends would describe me as graceful. I am becoming more ambidextrous.

I am aware of the ways in which my physical state affects my attitudes.Natalie Canavor. I like to touch and be touched.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

And the maestro will continue to inspire people for many centuries to come, thanks in part to those who have been touched by his creative fire and are working to keep it alive, to find new ways to perpetuate his ideals among future generations. The Best Laid Plans. Progoff, Ira. If Aaron Copland were a painter, who would he be? Imagine transposing them based on their work, not their personalities.

How do you feel when you soften your eyes? Audrey Elizabeth Ellzey, Dr. Record your feelings and observations.