Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sheila N. Glazov, What Color Is Your Brain? and Princess Shayna's Invisible Visible Gift, plus #giveaway




Name: Sheila N. Glazov

Publisher: SLACK, Inc.

I would be happy to donate a copy of What Color Is Your Brain?®  and Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift as giveaway gifts. (Note: This giveaway is only available in the continental U.S. as these are print books.)  Please be sure to leave your contact information to be included in the drawing.
Please tell us about your book and why you wrote it.

I wrote What Color Is Your Brain?® (WCIYB® ) to offer readers a fun and fascinating approach to understanding themselves and others. I wanted to help people create a non-judgmental language to express their feelings and behavior, which would create a harmonious environment in their workplace, home, school and/or community that would eliminate criticism and enhance appreciation for each individual and their ideas.

People are curious about themselves and others. The WCIYB® ® approach offers individuals an opportunity look at themselves, their relationships, and how they can communicate, without the established boundaries they may be accustomed to or read about in other books. WCIYB® is a quick and direct approach that will help people:

1.     Recognize and respect the best in themselves and others,
2.     Appreciate people’s different perspectives,
3.     Laugh at their own idiosyncrasies,
4.     Communicate in “Brian Color” and,
5.     Provide balance in their personal and professional lives.


            Please tell us about Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s version of What Color Is Your Brain?®




Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift is not a predictable fairy tale about a princess who is poisoned by a villain, abandoned by her parents or rescued by Prince Charming’s kiss. The heroine, of this a timely and timeless story, is a princess whose loving parents teacher her to be a strong, independent, and self-confident young woman, whom girls and boys alike, can emulate and respect.

Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift offers the reader or listener, adult or child, the opportunity to discover their “Praiseworthy Gifts” and understand more about their personality and others perspective, while learning to value their worthiness and capabilities. Princess Shayna helps children learn to appreciate and accept each individual’s differences and reduce and redirect bully behavior!

Can you briefly describe the four colors of the What Color Is Your Brain?® concept and
how they relate to your personality?

Yellow Brain Individuals are:
Dependable, responsible, disciplined decision-making individuals. They are natural leaders who like to give orders. They are prepared, committed, accurate and organized. They value loyalty, dependability and a strong moral sense of what's right and wrong.

Blue Brain Individuals are:
Enthusiastic, creative, friendly, and  nurturing individuals. They are natural care givers who like to be helpful and nurture others. In the workplace, they are motivational, inspiring, and interactive. They value integrity, empathy, and understanding.

Green Brain Individuals are:
Independent, technical, problem-solving, and visionary individuals. They are natural problem solvers who like gather and analyze data. In the workplace, they work well independently and see their work as play. They value innovation, knowledge, research, competency and fairness.

Orange Brain Individuals are:
Courageous, eager, enthusiastic, and  risk-taking individuals. They are natural team players who like to be resourceful trouble shooters. In the workplace, they are entrepreneurial and work best in unstructured environments. They value results, risks, resourcefulness and eagerness.


            What is your personal and book connection and commitment to JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation?

I allocate 10% of the royalties from my books sales to JDRF. Approximately, 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes, and the global epidemic is getting worse! Our eldest son was diagnosed with Type1 diabetes (T1D) 27 years ago, when he was 15 years old.

My father was diagnosed with Type 2 (T2D) when he was 65 years old. I am committed to increasing community awareness and education, and raising money to find a cure for this insidious disease.

            What is significant about the distribution of your Brain Color Quiz score?

The numerical distribution of your Brain Color Quiz score represents the range of your complimentary or contrasting attributes and abilities. It also reveals the ease or difficulty you may have relating to and working with other people and their Brain Colors.

            Why does knowing WCIYB® decrease frustration and increase cooperation in your life?

If the WCIYB® approach is utilized in the workplace or at home, people quickly recognize which Brain Color is needed to create harmony. This knowledge eliminates power struggles between co-workers and family members. WCIYB® also provides ideal conditions in which each Brain Color will thrive and be more productive and content.

            Is it significant to understand how other people see your Brain Colors?

It is significant because how you see yourself may not be how others see you and your Brain Color attributes and abilities. It depends on your perspective and which “Brain Color Corner” you are standing on when you respond to other people’s Brain Colors.

            Why does your Brain Color influence your attitude about others?

Everyone looks through their own Brain Color pair of glasses when they view themselves and others. Their experiences and attitudes “shade” how they see the world.

            Why do children understand the Brain Color concept so quickly?

Children relate to and understand the Brain Color Concept quickly because it is easy and fun. Their Brain Colors knowledge becomes a game they immediately play at home and school. The WCIYB® method uses only four colors, does not label people, is easy to remember, and is a bridge to connect their home, school and community.

How does WCIYB® help children become risk takers verses children at risk?

Understanding their Brain Colors helps children feel loved, feel safe, and confident, within a trustworthy home, school, or community environment, so they can become healthy risk-takers

Can an individual change their Brain Color?

Yes, you can purposefully change your Brain Color to match a specific situation or environment. However, you must understand how to utilize each of your four Brain Colors and the distribution of your Comfort, Blending, Convertible and Clouded Brain Colors. That knowledge is the foundation for easily resolving internal and external conflicts and consistently making prudent decisions.
 
Do your Brain Colors change throughout life?

Yes, a variety of circumstances can consciously motivate you to change your Brain Color throughout your life. There also are physiological changes that affect the lobes of your brain and influence your behavior, especially during childhood and adolescence. 

Yellow Brainers must plan for change.
Blue Brainers must feel good about a change.
Green Brainers must think about change.
Orange Brainers must constantly create change.

If you listen to someone’s conversation, can you tell what color brain they have?

Yellow Brainers use “should”, “would”, and “have to” when talking about themselves or others.
Blue Brainers will tell you how they “love” or “take care” about something or someone.
Green Brainers will respond with, “I’ll have to think about that and see if it makes sense.”
Orange Brainers will say, “That sounds like fun! Let’s do it!”
Can anyone learn to speak fluent Brain Color?

Yes, Adults and children quickly learn BCSL (Brain Color as a Second Language) and speak Brain Color fluently. Color is a universal language. It stimulates the brain and resonates in our thoughts. Carl Jung said, “Colors are the mother tongue of the subconscious.”  Perceptive listen skills are essential for WCIYB® fluency.

      Are misunderstandings due to conflicting Brain Colors?

Yes, misunderstands are due to conflicting communication styles of each Brain Color.
A Yellow Brainer’s communication style is direct and authoritative
A Blue Brainer’s communication style is inspirational and congenial
A Green Brainer’s communication style is precise and academic
An Orange Brainers’ communication style is friendly and excited
Each of these communication styles can be interpreted differently by another Brain Color.

Does utilizing the Brain Colors resolve conflicts and reduce internal and external stress?

My little poem will help you understand each Brain Color to resolve conflicts and reduce stress:
Greens never want to be wrong and
Yellows always need be right.
Blues continue to talk and talk, while
Oranges need to take a hike.

Are some Brain Colors more compatible with others?

Yes, two of the Brain Colors are more compatible with each other than the other two. This compatibility relates to the right and left side of the brain and an individual’s attributes and abilities.
Yellow and Green Brainers are left brain critical and analytical thinkers and
Blue and Orange Brainers are right brain creative and intuitive thinkers

Are there clues to help you connect with others and build a rapport with them?

Yes, there are difference approaches one can use to build rapport with each Brain Color:

With Yellow Brainers, use a formal approach
With Blue Brainers, Use a friendly approach     
With Green Brainers, use a technical approach
With Orange Brainers, use a relaxed approach

Do the Brain Colors effect how you make decisions?

Yellow Brainers create a detailed plan
Blue Brainers use their heart, not their head
Green Brainers research and analyze data
Orange Brainers look at desired results

Are different Brain Colors attracted to specific careers?

Yellow Brainers tend to excel in the following fields/positions: banker, CEO, manager, administrator, and executive director.
Blue Brainers tend to excel in the following fields/positions: teacher, artist, health care provider, child daycare, pet care, musician, and social work.
Green Brainers tend to excel in the following fields/positions: doctor, accountant, computer technician, lawyer, researcher, and engineer.
Orange Brainers tend to excel in the following fields/positions: entrepreneur, fire fighter, athlete, EMT, construction worker, and sales person.  



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