From an early age we are brought up to believe that success depends on hard work. That’s true, says Deborah Frances-White, but only sometimes. The times when hard work doesn’t work, however, are of growing importance in today’s world, where raw physical and mental labour are increasingly susceptible to automation. Putting a lot of conscious effort into a task doesn’t help when that task is best tackled free of anxiety and with the help of the unconscious mind – and that includes most creative tasks and a great deal of learning. The session will explore how much more “talented” you can be simply by changing your process and unlocking a different part of your brain.