Thomas Dewar the Scottish whiskey baron had a fantastic quote, he said “Our minds are like parachutes they only function when open”
Think about this, how many people do you know personally and professionally who have closed minds?
Closed to change, closed to new ideas, closed to other opinions, closed to doing things differently.
Closed-mindedness or unwillingness to consider new ideas is costing organisations huge amounts in reduced productivity and lost revenue. As individuals it means we are missing opportunities to advance our careers or to achieve our Goals (if we have them written down) because our minds are often closed.
One of the key tools I share with clients at in-house training sessions is the ability to access on demand the right side of your brain & access your imagination. In your imagination there are no problems or challenges that you cannot solve. Einstein said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
For people in Organisations if your current approach to a situation no longer works then open your minds and THINK DIFFERENT. Companies like Google and Apple positively encourage their teams to go and relax while at work and use their imagination. And believe it or not it was from these relaxing breakouts that the industry changing ideas, concepts and eventually products came from. Check it out if you don’t believe me.
As many of you know I truly believe that all our performance is due to the quality of our thinking.
Research suggests that we use only 5-10% of our brains capacity so if that small percentage is closed, it truly is as useful to us in solving the challenges we face as a closed parachute when skydiving.
Imagine how more productive meetings and life in general would be if we had access to open minded tools. The improvements in the organisations productivity and personal performance would be out of this world!
If you think that you would like to find out more about accessing these tools and techniques for your people and teams in your organisation then give me a call or drop me an email in the comments box below for an initial confidential conversation.
EXPERIENCE MINDSTORE TRAINING:
At the end of the month there will be two opportunities to experience some MindStore Training first hand if you are in the Gold Coast area.
I have the pleasure of presenting a session at the Australian Institute of Management’s Open Day at the Robina location on Friday 22nd May. AIM Events
Then on Saturday 23rd May I will be speaking at a fantastic and worthwhile event in Surfers Paradise, more details on both to follow shortly.
Thanks for making the time in your time-stressed day to read this and I look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
Have a fantastic week!