Potentially a breakthrough in the plastic world. Degradable packaging to replace the usual plastic bottle. Will we have to consume more and faster or that will actually give our planet a chance to breath?
Recently, I did an experiment: I went for a walk in the park and coached myself for an hour.
This way, I wanted to make sure if I could facilitate changes in my worst enemy: me.
Essentially, I would ask myself probing questions and try to answer them as sincerely as possible.
- "How does it make you feel?"
- "What do you mean by...?"
- "What would happen if...?"
- "And if so, then what?"
In the beginning, I was worried that by talking to myself (not out loud, of course), the only outcome I would end up facilitating would be a psychotic break! Of course, it didn't.
To the contrary, I experienced a different break, i.e. a breakthrough in my thinking which reminded me about the importance of negotiating healthy habits with yourself instead of overworking (my case) or indulging in drinking, eating junk food, or playing computer games.
Moral of the story: if you are making the conscious choice to waste your time on self-talk, waste it properly by coaching yourself to improve your state of mind and wellbeing.
It's December! The time for reflection and set-up of new objectives.
While I like the concept of noting down your New Year's resolutions, too often I hear vaguely defined sentences, which I doubt help people to achieve more.
I believe that New Year's resolutions shouldn't be a long list of actions you want to do, but rather a few personal breakthroughs which will stretch you.
With my experience of using Hoshin Kanri model in business, I wrote a blog post on how to define meaningful New Year resolutions which I think could drive personal breakthroughs.