Reckless Moments

It is the reckless moments in our lives that we remember the most; those times where we throw caution to the wind and decide to take a chance or maybe you found yourself in a precarious situation and prevailed, maybe it is a moment where you spoke out of turn and became the challenger rather than the victim.

Think of a time in your life when your adrenaline surged and your heart raced, remember the apprehension and doubt that sped through your mind and how you refused to succumb to that old internal dialogue. There is always a defining moment when push comes to shove and you know there is no alternative but to rise to the occasion, something has to be done, right now. It is in that single moment of decision, that moment where we leave our inhibitions and fears at the front door and step up to the plate, it is in that moment that we become alive again.

Have you ever noticed that when you think back and recall that time, the details never really fade, things are remembered in slow motion or maybe it is in the most vibrant colours. We can recall the moment and feel the fire once again just by re-telling the story.

Most of the time these moments are all but forgotten.  Take a moment right now close your eyes and recall in your mind’s eye a  reckless moment and how what you once believed was beyond your ability, became a defining memory, how you found that indeed, you have the capability and fortitude necessary to prevail and excel.

This power moment is available at any time, recall the reckless moments and feel the empowering feelings that are yours and yours alone.

Take chances ~ Think World Class

The Most Valuable Function on All my Electronic Devises

All of my electronic devises have a common denominator, the single greatest feature that they all share in common. It isn’t speed, agility, intuitiveness, or capacity, it isn’t size the ability to interface or compatibility; it is the “off” switch. All of these tools are wonderful and honestly, I would not give any of them up without kicking and screaming, I am not sure I could get by without easy access and certainly I could not be as productive as I am without them, but….. be aware.

Do not let tech disconnect you from face to face interaction. All of these tools have a social/business purpose and that purpose is not avoidance, nor is it a false wall of protection from being present with others. More and more I see people using their devices while in the presence of others assuming the illusion of being present but are actually a million miles away emotionally and or intellectually. It is as if we find an odd sense of security in the blue glow of the small screen; for some it has become a real crutch to hide behind.

The nature of the world that we are living in is not going to change but you have the ability to choose moments of liberation. Be a pioneer by being a force for a holistic alternative rather than the limited linear options that we are using for so much of our communication.

I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to show up, validate your relationships and be fully obligated to engage one on one without the distraction of your devises. The nuances of a real conversation do not translate electronically; tonality, subtle body language, emotions, pheromones, eye movement and even sarcasm and humour are all part of what makes a holistic face to face relationship so rich and rewarding. Electronic communication tends to be more linear due to the fact that these subtleties just don’t translate as well.

Take a moment today and consciously shut down ~ right after you have checked out

I am Humbled By What I Don’t Know

Never before have opportunities to learn and access to information been so readily available. I may be humbled by what I don’t know but I do know where to start my pursuit when faced with the opportunity to learn something new or I require clarification of an idea or thought ~ thank god for my computer.

In addition, the network of people in my life provides even greater access to more information and alternative perspectives, more often than not bringing to my attention things I had not considered. I sometimes wonder if we all know more than we did a generation ago or are we more generalized in our knowledge base, more lateral thinking and less depth. Regardless, it is imperative that you constantly build your network; this will inevitably be the single biggest asset that you possess.

The new issues are not what we don’t know it is how we access the information we have stored, regardless if that storage is cerebral, external files or through sources in our network of contacts, associates and friends.

For me it comes down to just two things. First is embracing a system or way of curating all of the information in a way that ideally facilitates intuitive or easy recall at a later date. Having the information is not worth much if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Secondly I place a very high value on the art of asking the right question. Asking the right question allows you the opportunity to refine your thinking, clarify your premise and optimize your ability to strengthen your beliefs. Be prepared to ask questions that open the conversation and avoid statements asked in the form of a question, this is not Jeopardy.

When I know I don’t know, I know where to start ~ Think World Class