Using the above diagram, can you explain why companies spend millions of dollars for advertising?
Difficult to change
Often individuals find change difficult because their past behavior has such a strong hold on their thought patterns. It’s difficult to break these habitual patterns. How can individuals use this physics concept to their advantage?
Exploring this concept further, we realize that our choices give or take power from our habits. As we create new routines, this allows us to redirect that mass of our thoughts, habits, and beliefs in ways that support our goals and desires.
We spill when we are...
We spill when we’re in a hurry, when we don’t have the right resources, and when we’re under stress. The most important thing to remember is the idea that what we spill tells the world who we are.
When someone cuts you off in traffic, what gets spilled?
When you see a small child crying, what gets spilled?
When a friend stands you up, what gets spilled?
Gravity is a force that pulls. One of the basic principles of gravity states that the larger the object, the stronger the pull - the smaller the object, the weaker the pull.
Which of these black holes has the strongest pull on the ship and why?
Learned patterns of behavior that have become automatic.
Habits are learned over a period of time.
There are proactive and reactive habits.
Our habits determine our behavior.
Routines are the basis for creating effective and beneficial habits. Our routines are directly related to our ability to create sustainable and impactful change. Oftentimes we seek to change behaviors without realizing we need to replace them with new and better habits, ones that will help us accomplish our goals. When we don’t take into account the gap between the old behavior and the desired behavior, we fall into unhelpful behavior.
Why did the coffee spill?
Why we spill
When I lived in St. Louis, Missouri, I lived about four blocks from work. It was the early 1990’s and coffee had becoe very hip.
I worked in a office where everything revolved around coffee, meetings, coffee, meetings to arrange more meetings, and coffee. I loved the java. I had to have my cup of joe before I could function. I also drove a manual transmission Honda Civic. Loved it.
You do recall that...
Even though I only lived four blocks away, I drove to the office every day. Since I lived so close, I always left ten minutes before I had to be here.. And that meant that I didn’t have time to buy a leisurely cup of coffee. Now, my 1985 Honda was missing only one piece of technology: a cup holder.
As a result, I held my grandmother’s coffee cup in one hand and used my knees and free hand to drive. I’m late, I’m rushing, and I’m driving. What do you think happened to my coffee? Yep, it was spilling all over.
Why do you think the coffee was spilling? Please list your responses below.
When I discovered this, it really changed the way in which I perceived my intentions and actions. It was a “WHOA!!” moment for me - the reason that coffee spilled was because that’s what I put in the cup. If my cup had been filled with orange juice, what would’ve spilled out? Orange juice.
What is an attitude?
Stubborn as a mule
Which set of mules have the best attitude? The ones getting what they want. As we help others reach their goals, we are also helping ourselves. As leaders, it’s clear that we have little control over other’s actions, thoughts, or emotions. It’s our job to aid people and guide them to specific goals by engaging them in ways that meet both organizational and personal needs. This balance is vital to maintain sustainable progress and success. Our lack of progress in organizations stems from a lack of balance. Additionally, progress can’t happen if the understanding of an individual’s discretionary effort to accomplish shared goals isn’t achieved. We have to create an environment that allows individuals to meet their needs while working toward our organizational goals.
System of thoughts
Thoughts/statements that you see as truth
Thoughts/statements with which you agree
System of thoughts that you accept, protect, and promote
People provide you feedback but it’s only ‘true’ or useful if you accept/agree with it
Andre's purpose is to reconnect people to their Dignity and Honor in Being Human.