096 THiNKing Outside the Box
Welcome to episode 096 of Connie and Sheila Talk. Here are today’s show segments:
1) Famous Quotations
2) THiNKing Outside the Box
3) Heart Topic: Mini Memoir: Your life in 6 words
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Segment 1 Famous Quotations
“Because I’m thinking in a broader way, I feel like I am able to make better decisions.” ~ Takafumi Horie
“If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized. If you are greedy, your employees will be greedy, giving you less and less of themselves and always asking for more.” ~ Michael Gerber, author of: The E Myth
Segment 2 THiNKing Outside the Box
“Recent advances in understanding what psychologists call ‘embodied cognition’ indicate a surprisingly direct link between mind and body. It turns out that people draw on their bodily experiences in constructing their social reality. Studies show, for example, that someone holding a warm cup of coffee tends to perceive a stranger as having a ‘warmer’ personality. Likewise when holding something heavy, people see things as more serious and important — more weighty.”
The study further explores how our creativity is stifled if we tend to stay in our comfort zone, or our “box”.
Today we discuss this study and include our own suggestions on how to THiNK outside the box. Here are few:
- Ask a child for advice.
- Study another religion.
- Read a book outside your normal genre.
- Learn something new about technology.
- Travel a different route home.
Segment 3 Heart Topic: Mini Memoir- Your life in 6 words
Oprah writes a section titled: “What I Know For Sure”, each month in O Magazine. Recently, she wrote about Larry Smith, editor of Smith Magazine and his idea that has become known as: The Six-Word Memoir.
She shares that in November 2006, inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s legendary shortest of short stories, Smith asked his readers to describe their lives in 6 words. The “contest” only lasted a month, but some 6 years later the stories keep coming in and to date over a half a million ‘mini-memoirs’ have been received by Smith.
Inspiration is everywhere, even in 6 words. Here are a few O Magazine received:
“Abandoned at 5, learning to thrive.”
“Every 20 years I reinvent myself”
“Zen gardener, can you dig it?”
“Every problem has a creative solution.”
“Stage IV cancer made me live.”
Here is Oprah’s: “Seeking the fullest expression of self.”
(We also share our Six-Word Story, but you’ll have to listen in to hear!)
In addition, we honor the memory of Dr. David Foster, (CLICK HERE to see an awesome tribute to David – ’8 mins:59 secs’) who recently passed away. David was innovative, passionate and a friend to all. We believe his life in 6 Words would be: “We’re God Simple, Not Church Complicated”, referring to: The Gathering, a church that he and his wife, Paula started. (CLICK HERE to see David Foster’s Memorial Service ’1hr. 36 mins’) David’s most popular book:
Our question this week is: You, in six words? CLICK HERE to post your mini-memoir. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see LEAVE A REPLY white box.
Until next week, Peace!
Connie and Sheila
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