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IN OUR WORLD
I was blessed with only a quick trip to
I had a wonderful chance to teach the second half of presentation skills to one of my favorite clients. I was amazed at how well they performed their “passion programs.” They were well rehearsed showed strength in comfort, connection points and their ability to influence the audience.
We celebrated the great anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission. We were reminded of the human need for exploration, to push the boundaries of the unknown. It is the same spirit that pushes organizations to find new markets, to try new ideas and create a sense of exploring their business world.
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
I’m preparing a new major stage presentation on the positive impact that can be achieved through – Upside Down Thinking, or the ability to leave the comfort of your thinking behaviors to pursue a new way to question and develop both understanding and new solutions.
This will come as no surprise, but we develop very stubborn attachments to our existing ways of thinking, which in turn lead to our beliefs. We develop familiar perspectives in our day to day work experience.
By turning your thinking upside down you can fight against the urge to remain attached to yesterday’s conditions. When you attack every problem or try to seize every opportunity by relying only on the way you have always done things, you fall into a thinking pattern that misses the chance to see something in a new light. You see, our thinking patterns are not set in stone. In fact we can shift our thinking. We have in us a unique intellectual curiosity that just needs a sense of awareness to open new doors.
Here are a couple of ways to start moving your thinking:
- Ask New Questions: By asking fresh questions you can start fresh thinking. “How reliable is the source of your information?” Have the claims of an idea been verified by someone else? Where does most of the evidence point? These critical thinking questions will provide you a new basis for independent thinking.
- Slow Down: Our thinking patterns often tell us the speed of solution is essential. Instead slow down the solution process to discover the impact of causation on the model. All problems don’t need immediate solutions. Many will benefit from thinking about the cause instead of only dealing with the effect.
It’s tough to change your thinking, but the benefit will be worth all the effort!
MOVIES: 500 Days of summer. This is a little indie romantic, semi comedy that everyone is raving about. Hate to go to the art theater to have to see it (always crappy previews) but might be worth it.
NetFlix Fans: Henry Poole is Here: This is a tiny little indie film that is kind of slow, but deals with redemption and hope. Plus it has a GREAT soundtrack!
TV: As a TV fan, I feel kind of in the summer doldrums. Nothing excites me but re-runs of my favorite shows – House MD, The Mentalist and NCIS.
BOOKS: Duck and Cover by Little – A crisis situation doesn’t happen overnight. This book deals with the idea of doing too much too soon. It provides a road map based on realistic, sensitive and transparent actions.
MUSIC: STOP WHAT EVER YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH THIS INCREDIBLE MUSIC VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!
WEB SITES: If you are into the impact of graphics, check out this web site.
In honor of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, take a second to take a tour.
The moon tour – http://mashable.com/2009/07/20/moon-google-earth/
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