Influence: Getting Into the Zone on Demand

James S. Payne


By learning how to teach ‘grit’ and creating the concept ‘prelive’ it is now possible to teach how to get into the zone on demand. A group of 24 second graders were taught how to work a Rubik’s Cube. Ten students mastered the cube and all continued to work the cube for the entire academic year. During this process it was learned how to teach ‘grit’ through perseverance.

While learning how confidence is developed in business executives, salespersons and athletes the concept of ‘prelive’ was developed. ‘Prelive’ is a way to activate the brain in believing an event or task has been successfully executed before it has actually happened. When an individual imagines a positive result has happened to such a degree of intensity, before it has happened, the individual, at times, may experience zoneness which results in superior performance.

A sequence of events leading to zoneness is presented, illustrating pedagogical best practices for teaching how to get into the zone on demand.

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