Each of us understands the need for changes in life, but sometimes it is so difficult to decide on them.. For those who are afraid of change and do not believe in success in a new area, Irina Khakamada has written a book-practice «Restart 2.0». With the help of her system, you can change your life for the better — acquire new habits, expand your horizons and move to another country.
about the author
Irina Khakamada is a business coach, motivational speaker, public figure and writer. She was successful in one area and dramatically changed the field of activity. In this, she was helped by the ability to quickly change at her own will, and not only under the influence of external factors, and tune in to fundamentally new tasks.
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“Restart” implies both small and quite serious changes in life, immersion in new activities and achievement of results. At the same time, the author’s system is built on the principle of gradualness: after 16 weeks of preparation, the reader will be able to make his first «restart» and then repeat them as many times as he sees fit.
It is this system of smooth but rapid changes that Irina Khakamada wrote about in her books. «Restart» and «Restart 2.0: Workshop Book». In them, she describes a single set of principles and rules, but they are intended for different types of people: «Restart» is more suitable for those who prefer to look for their own paths and are used to adapting new knowledge for themselves. The workshop will be more convenient for those who like specifics, a systematic approach and work with a mentor. It needs to be completed regularly: on the way to restarting your life, daily tasks, practices and questions will help you.
In books, Irina Khakamada describes and proposes to develop personal quality and skills that will help start the “restart” process: the ability to dose the consumption of digital content, leadership, intuition, emotional intelligence, communication and teamwork. All of them, of course, are important, but Irina herself singles out intuition as an irrational way of knowing the world, which can point a person to new perspectives and push for change.
Pumping intuition is the best step towards change
In both books, Irina pays attention to intuition as a special tool that in a number of situations stands above the usual tool for solving problems — intelligence. Of course, intuition cannot be used to solve absolutely all problems, but it remains a very powerful and creative resource that can be developed in oneself.
Developed intuition will help to find a non-standard and effective solution in situations that are not amenable to logical analysis, where there are too many circumstances that need to be taken into account or not at all. Separately, there are tasks that require an immediate decision and do not give time to evaluate all the factors — intuition becomes almost the only way to solve such a task.
In the practical book, Irina Khakamada suggests developing intuition by giving the brain a load to which it is not accustomed. Namely: perform non-standard and uncomfortable tasks, engage in unusual activities, listen to unusual music, watch strange movies and communicate with people of professions that are not close to the reader. The goal is to force the brain to deviate from the usual ways of thinking and step into the unknown. The key point: you need to artificially place yourself in a situation where the usual methods do not help or are not applicable at all, and the only chance to solve the problem is to “dive” into the subconscious and trust intuition.
The development of intuition cannot but affect a person: the sixth sense will prompt new prospects and directions for development and possible first steps on its path.
These are the general recommendations of Irina Khakamada and the logic of actions on the way to the “restart”. They will form the basis of a two-week intensive on the development of intuition, which the reader will find in her new book. Below, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with these recommendations.
Week One: Leap into the Unknown
On the first day, the author gives a preparatory task: you need to come up with and write down 7—10 uncharacteristic for the reader activities. For some, this may be knitting, a lesson in playing the harp, or reading scientific papers on astronomy, and for some, freestyle wrestling training or going to the climbing wall. The more unusual an occupation the reader can find, the better, because in an unusual area there are no stable patterns of behavior and one way or another you will have to use intuition. Tasks are invited to choose from those that can be tried on any day of the week and which will not greatly break the reader’s daily routine. Let’s say going to a contemporary art exhibition is a good example of activity for practice, but conquering Everest is a bad one.
On the first day, the reader needs to try an activity from this list and record their emotions and impressions. From the second day, the reader needs to describe their emotions from the new activity they did yesterday, and write about plans for today. It is very important to maintain the rhythm of the program and try new activities every day: this is how the brain does not have time to get used to new conditions and consolidate stable patterns of behavior, but is forced to resort to the help of intuition over and over again.
During the entire intensive, Irina Khakamada pays special attention to introspection. In addition to fixing sensations from new activities, she asks the reader to write down dreams and try to analyze the images from them, read complex texts, trying understand the meaning of what is written not literally, but intuitively, and to attempt find new ideas in negative and unpleasant experiences. All this is not just an exercise for the development of intuition, but also useful psychological practices that will help the reader to better understand himself, other people and the situation around.
Week two: testing a new tool
If the first week the reader should receive and analyze new experiences and impressions that help to turn on intuition, then the practices of the second week are built around trusting intuition and its application to solve real life problems. For example, the search for intuitive clues: you need to clearly formulate a question, and then try to open the book on a random page and read the first one that came across a line from it overlook several posts on the page in the social network some a poet or writer, or a few minutes to look at a beautiful thing. Seemingly meaningless, these actions can provide a sudden clue to the answer to the question asked. The main task is to fix new thoughts, at first not thinking them over, but completely trusting intuition.
Irina Khakamada notes that intuition is not a universal tool, but a highly specialized one. Therefore, in the second week of practice, she asks the reader the question: “When and under what conditions are you ready to put an intuitive decision above a rational one?” Often a person does not know which sense to trust, much like a novice driver who gets confused by the gas, clutch and brake pedals, or a bilingual person who stutters because he cannot decide what language to speak. The answer to this question will allow us to delimit the areas of application of intuition and rational thinking and will save us from unnecessary doubts in the future.
Every day of the second week of practice, the reader will learn a new practical way to apply intuition. For example, drawing or writing with a non-dominant hand, that is, left for right-handers and right for left-handers, and searching for images in the resulting drawing or image. Or turning off one of the five senses (most often vision) in order to sharpen the rest, and with them the ability to intuition. In addition, on the pages of the book there are enough questions for introspection. In these fragments, Khakamada refers not to the reader’s new experience, but to figurative thinking and the ability to see hints and subconscious answers to exciting questions in images. The interpretation of images is one of the functions of the subconscious, and in many ways, working with intuition comes down to combining the efforts of consciousness and subconsciousness to solve a specific issue.
The intensive ends with a large final block of questions for introspection. Which exercises and practices did the reader like the most and were most helpful? What new experience and impressions did he get? The answer to them will allow the reader to decide how and under what conditions it is worth using intuition and how to develop it in the future.
The development of intuition — the path to «restart»
A reader who has completed a two-week intensive course has at his disposal a new method of interacting with reality — intuition. In addition to using intuition to solve non-standard issues and tasks, it can help you determine the direction of further changes and take the first steps towards restarting your life. In addition, the reader will see new opportunities for development and career growth, learn a lot about himself.
Intuition is powerful, but not the only tool to help bring about change. Of course, this will happen much faster and more efficiently if the reader goes through all 16 weeks of the intensive and works on the ability to maintain digital hygiene, develop leadership, emotional intelligence and other qualities. These acquisitions will make the old life boring and cramped, and changes will not be long in coming.
The publication was prepared on the basis of materials from the book by Irina Khakamada «Restart 2.0: Workshop Book»publishing house «Alpina Publisher»