The Most Valuable Skill In Difficult Times Is Lateral Thinking—Here’s How To Do It
To challenge traditional thinking, ask, "what's the one thing we absolutely should not do in this situation?" and then consider it as an advisable course of action.
When innovating, it can be easier to go way out and wind back than to try solving problems by repeatedly starting from a conservative point.
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Money is not a fixed entity. It is a complex of data points, challenges, and opportunities you encounter and have feelings about. Your decisions about money affect your emotions and behavio...
The most important emotions about money to become aware of are fear, guilt, and shame. Without awareness, these emotions will interfere with your rational thinking.
Other emotions that influence your handling of money include envy, greed, and over-excitement.
Mental health problems can have a significant effect on your finances.
But to get better at identifying patterns and prevent errors in the first stage, we need to develop our lateral thinking.
“Perhaps the most important thing I learned in more than a thousand hours of interviews is that a life transition..."
They are the transitions and moments of disruption that offer unique opportunities for insight and wisdom.
The constant handling of big and small obstacles and setbacks, ironically, is what provides meaning to our lives. It is almost as if a Gateway or threshold has to be crossed, signifying the commitment of the journey from the ‘Hero’ who is able to successfully complete the ‘test of life’.
Life transitions are the interesting chapters of our internal autobiographies, that provide us with the opportunity, tools and the reason to transform ourselves for the better.
We need to take small steps, or ‘microsteps’ to accept these transition moments, visualize and plan out the change, shed our old ways, unveil our transformation and the resulting new self, and to storify the entire transition.