Brain Game – Mental Photography

What if I handed you a pot full of gems? Choose 1

You work out your body, but what about your brain? Prepare yourself to exercise your gray matter with a brain game.  Just to ensure you’re paying attention, I’ll throw in a random reference to “yellow cake.”  I hope you’re not hungry – this yellow cake refers to uranium ore, which is definitely something that you would NOT want to eat.  It’s actually more like something you would hear from Sheldon on the hit TV show, Big Bang Theory.

Are you confused yet? Oh good.  Let’s get started with our brain game.

The Brain Game:

In this game I hand you a pot of gems of all sizes, shapes and colors. I even tell you that one of the gems is a 3 carat diamond. But the objective is for you to pick which gem is worth the most. If you do not pick the one that is worth the most, then you lose and you must place the gem you have selected back into the pot.

You have been given 8 hours to study books on all the different ways to grade and value gems. An instruction manual is available as well.  That said,  gemmologists,  (gemologists, Amer.) will tell you it takes a lot of experience to actually know what you are looking at.

Let’s make the game even more confusing.  Did I mention that you have over 1000 gems to select from? I have even put a few duds in there, such as a 3 carat sized cubic zirconium. Even if you go by the standard types of valuing, you cannot accommodate all the alternatives.  You can start with color, clarity, carat weight, etc. Pink diamonds are in vogue at the moment, but no doubt soon to be replaced by another color. But for the present, a small pink diamond can be worth a lot more than a 3 carat white diamond (To keep things somewhat sane, let’s not go down the track of the different cuts for the same stone.)

You will be provided all the tools required and a table to sort them on. You will have all of the  tools to gemmologists,  (gemologists, Amer.) determine their worth. There is one catch. You have only 1 hour to make your selection. Therefore, you will either know it or you won’t, so the short time period doesn’t matter. I could give a person 8 hours to make a decision. If they did not know what they were doing, it would still only be a guess.

Brain Game Lessons:

Let’s evaluate what you have learned so far:

  • Critical decisions result in a win or lose situation. You have one chance to get it right. Many decisions in life are like this.

  • Information is based at three levels.

  • Information – How accurate is the information you are gathering? Is it obsolete, or is it the type people will pay top dollar for?

  • Knowledge – Now you have enough in-depth information to be making assumptions and some decisions. You may still have holes in the information you have collected, but it is relatively whole. What you are missing is the experience of applying that information in the real world.

  • Wisdom – You have gained experience. You can make decisions confidently, like an expert.


  • What may be valuable and praised today will be yesterday’s news tomorrow.

  • Life throws you duds once in a while. These tend to be lessons.


Did you experience frustration while reading the description of the Brain Game? Do you frequently find yourself in similar circumstances, acting on the fickle whim of others?


“Don’t live on your Laurels. If you do, you are likely on the precipice of a fall.”

Another lesson you should have learned from the Brain Game: time limits cause stress.  Unless you ALREADY have the tools to accomplish the jobs in place and reliable, when you are given time limits your stress and anxiety will be your undoing. Although you may believe there is only one time limit, in fact, I have given you two:  8 hours to study, then 1 hour to make your selection.

Most people claim the possible is Impossible, and throw up their hands in defeat.

“Most people QUIT at the first signs of failure, even before it overtakes them.”

Believe it or not, most people will not even guess on the 1 in 1000 chance of winning; even when they know nothing of the objective.  Yet many of these same people regularly play the lottery. The odds of 1 in 1000 are much better than the odds of winning the lottery. Only the presentation is different. Most people that play the lottery have never looked at the rules.

Winning the Brain Game:

How do you increase your chances of winning when you do not have a clue where to start?

Change the rules! (Actually, change what the rules imply.)

Once you understand the nature of the rules, you can compensate for many of the issues they bring on.

Salespeople often impose time limits to create a sense of urgency.  Buy by keeping calm and taking control of your mind, you can easily dissipate the stress and make an informed decision to buy – or walk away.

The deception is one of perceived loss.  In the case of the Brain Game, you are not losing something you already had in your possession. You are actually losing NOTHING. You only have a chance of GAIN.  So much for the stress associated with loss.

The last thing you must account for is the lack of good information, knowledge, and the wisdom to work your way through the problem. Here is the place where most people throw up their arms and claim it is impossible.

As I mentioned earlier, if you ALREADY know what you are doing during the 8 hours of study, and everything you need is available to you to study with, how would you go about your study to make such a quantum leap in knowledge in just a short period of time? Would you use reading? Speed reading? Even if you were really good at speed reading you will still not possess the ability to transcend knowledge into wisdom.

The authors that wrote the books you are studying are the experts in their field. What if you could tap directly into the knowledge and wisdom they possess. What if that is possible? What if you could do it at the same time you are studying for 8 hours, without losing any time to this new objective of getting to know the author?

NOTE: I realise as you are reading this, you will be thinking only about the parts that are most interesting to you. You may even interpret things in the wrong way because reading is so ineffective that you will miss much of the pertinent information. You may want to reread this to gain better clarity of what I am presenting here.

Gaining Information using Quantum Physics

At this point you may be shaking your head and wondering what does quantum physics have to do with any of this? The answer: EVERYTHING!  Everything is energy and frequency. Even the words on the page have a meaning that is far removed from your conscious mind. This rarefied energy is loaded full of information for you to draw upon. This includes picking up the meaningful things you need to know, feel, and experience from the authors point of view. Here is your source of wisdom.

When the Impossible Becomes Possible

Most people already who know about reading, even speed reading, would claim that I have set you up with an impossible task. How could you possibly gain that much information, knowledge, and wisdom to perform well within this brain game? How could you possibly gain enough expert information for you to become close to expert yourself in only a few hours, what it takes others years to do? You can. It is possible.

The answer here specifically is Mental Photography, or ZOXing, enhanced by the support techniques of Brain Management or ZOX Pro Training.  BUT WAIT, there is an important fact. Before you are placed in a stressful situation such as this Gem Brain Game, you must be proficient with getting results from the training you have received for using Mental Photography or ZOXing. That comes with time and commitment. Preparation is the key to your success. Once you have completed this training, you can use it again and again throughout your life – to gain whatever you want and need.


By now you may have figured out that the pot of gems in the Brain Game is actually a metaphor.  In life, you have opportunities, or gems, placed before you all the time.  You decide which opportunities to select, which have value, and which are duds. These are your experiences in life. Instead of spending your precious time chasing dead ends and things that really have no value; wouldn’t it be better if you had an almost instant wisdom to make the right decisions? Wisdom based both on fact and intuition to provide the leverage you need to succeed in life?

Solving Problems:

You go through life. You are given opportunities that you must make decisions upon. Yet many of the decisions you make require better information that you do not have. Therefore, your decisions are just guesses. ZOXing (Mental Photography) allows you to take the guess work out of your most critical life decisions.

When should you have started this process of gaining wisdom? Yesterday would have been excellent, but there is no time like the present. Once you have mastered Mental Photography, you will be prepared for future challenges.

It’s time to end the Brain Game.  The final takeaway lesson is that you should not allow any more opportunities to sneak up on you before you have made your gains.  The longer you wait, the more likely you are to lose out on a potentially life changing opportunity, unless you are lucky enough to “guess” correctly.

Good luck with whatever strategy you choose to use in life.

Shannon Panzo

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