Switch your brain from default to design

5 min readMar 18, 2022

“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” –Helen Keller

“Switch your brain from default to design”


Thursday March 17, 2022

“Switch your brain from default to design”

“Look for your opportunities. Thinking of the obstacles will only slow you down and if you can’t fix the obstacle go over and through it. This is how you win. Do better today than you did yesterday.” — Pierluigi (Louie) Tolaini 1936–2020

How does an immigrant with limited education develop a premier leading provider in integrated transportation solutions to North America’s business community?

His story began 56 years ago with an incredible burning desire to succeed in his new chosen land.

It’s incredibly puzzling to see people with doctorate degrees barely scraping by while others with limited opportunities and education make it to the top.

It’s called a burning desire.

Ignite a burning desire within that once you see results, it becomes an addiction.

The truth is that everyone wants to be, do, or have more. The only way to achieve this is to embrace information that resonates with your inner core.

Internalize it with feeling and emotion and as a result, a burning desire will arise within.

You will feel alive and vibrant.

The explosive emotion in your mind, body, and spirit creates a volcano of powerful ideas. The blood flowing through your body is electrified with passion and purpose.


You just woke up and experienced an explosive psychological impact.

The status quo in your life just died and you flipped the switch in your brain from default to design.

This now begs the question.

Are you a conscious competent or an unconscious competent?

If conditions and circumstances are controlling your results, then you are living 100% on the physical plane of life via your sensory factors; see, here, smell, taste and touch.

However, the conscious competent utilizes the intellectual faculties of will, imagination, memory, perception, intuition, and reason.

Hone these faculties and you might just make it to the top of your chosen vocation.


Please take his advice.

Louie might not have known the science behind his ability to manage fear and conquer his Goliaths but nonetheless he had the innate ability to still press forward and succeed.

“Quite simply, good news doesn’t catch our attention. Bad news sells because the amygdala is always looking for something to fear.” — Peter H. Diamandis

So, here it is . . . the science.

“The amygdala, an almond-sized and shaped brain structure is located within the limbic system of the human body. It is linked to behaviors associated with survival and a full-blown defense from foreign entities.” (Science Daily)

Thousands of years ago its function was to protect us from danger and invading species. The amygdala actually triggered the flight or fight response.

It is the trigger to the safety valve in your psychological house. It will always alert you when there is danger ahead, tell you to play it safe and stay right where you are.

If it had a voice it would say, “Listen to me or I will blast you with serious chemicals that will force you to stop.”

Knowledge is power but it is only real power when you put it into action with serious understanding.

John Ruskin was right on the money when he said, “Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”

Today the amygdala serves the same purpose however the fight or flight response has changed to do or don’t because of our environment.

Understand this scientific fact and you have embarked on an unstoppable journey towards incredible success.

You’ve got this.

Carpe Momentum.

Franco Cianflone


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