Everybody has their own life experiences and therefore their own custom brain wiring. So not only what you know, but how you think fundamentally is unique.
“What YOU do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like. It literally rewires it. We used to think there were just 7 categories of intelligence. But categories of intelligence may number more than 7 billion - roughly the population of the world.
1. No two people have the same brain, not even twins. Every student’s brain, every employee’s brain, every customer’s brain is wired differently.
2. You can either accede to it or ignore it. The current system of education ignores it by having grade structures based on age. Businesses such as Amazon are catching on to mass customization (the Amazon homepage and the products you see are tailored to your recent purchases).
3. Regions of the brain develop at different rates in different people. The brains of school children are just as unevenly developed as their bodies. Our school system ignores the fact that every brain is wired differently. We wrongly assume every brain is the same.
4. Most of us have a “Jennifer Aniston” neuron (a neuron lurking in your head that is stimulated only when Jennifer Aniston is in the room).”
Ok, so that last one is a bit disturbing, but the point is that every single occurence in our lives leaves a physical imprint in how our brains are wired. This leads to an inconceivably complex structure. This is also why it is necessary for us to have a team of trainers/coaches at CrossFit Marin. Everyone is going to learn a little bit differently, and each of the trainers is going to have their own approach. What might work for one person, won’t for someone else. So we learn as many ways to teach the same thing as we can so that we can try to convey it to everyone, and if we can’t help, then hopefully one of the other trainers will say what YOU need to hear in another session. Just remember to keep in mind that you think differently than everyone else, and you may need to constantly make small modifications in your approach to optimize interactions with each individual you encounter.