Your Confirmation Bias is Blocking Your Creativity and Innovation. A LEAD Global Briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
Whether we like it or not, our decisions are being directed. That's no necessarily a bad thing if we are aware of it, but not knowing it can lead us to things like Confirmation Bias, that is, confirming ideas to which we are pre-affirmed and leaving out ideas that could offer a new way of looking at things. Your social media outlets are notorious for this by algorithm mechanisms that studies what you like and feeds you those things on a regular basis. The challenge with "echo chamber" knowledge is that innovation and ideas are usually sacrificed in the process. In many ways, great innovation occurs when disparate, contrary or non-related ideas are put together in different and new ways. In the echo chamber, new and innovative greatly diminishes as we lean toward old ideas that we've been pre-affirmed in. This could explain why we live in a world where we have more information, technology and connections than at any other time in human history, but have yet to create a more innovative, empowering and fundamentally better world. The algorithms are designed to re-affirm not necessarily innovate.
This video explains the power of algorithms in more detail..
Here is an explanation based on marketing....
And here is more about being isolated from ideas that don't match up with your ideas....
With a lack in social, political and creative innovation because of the echo chamber effect, those who do offer something new will be seen with an almost mythic view. Innovation and creative thought is at a premium in a world that seeks to conform by way of it's algorithmic tools. Throw your social media algorithms for a loop by clicking on a new website you would not usually visit every day for a month. This will, at the very least, broaden your world view and perhaps your ideas.
What to do when walking through the Dark Night Of The Soul.
If you're going through a tough mental or spiritual time, use this video as a guide....
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Help people make their homes green with a company in Boulder Colorado. If interested in working for this company, write us back at email@example.com and put "green jobs" in the subject line.
Digital Currency is emerging. There is a company in Atlanta that wants to champion this new form of payment. They are looking for spokespeople. If interested, write us directing at firstname.lastname@example.org and write "digital" in the subject line.
Without Vision, The People Perish. Four videos about vision you must watch right now. A LEAD Global briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
There is an Quantum Physics principle called The Observer Effect. It states: "the observed is affected by the observer". What you view changes because it is being observed. Drilling down, your view of a thing affects what you're viewing. This basic scientific idea is the foundation behind why vision is the most important leadership tool there is in a time of tremendous change. The Fourth Industrial Revolution/World Shift is requiring visionaries --- people who can see something ahead and can affect the future with that vision. Strengths from the old paradigm (deception, aggressiveness, control, etc) will become liabilities in a connected world. Vision, empathy, creativity and insight are becoming the new strengths. Vision simply opens the door to this new standard.
Here are some videos you'll want to view as a reminder of how important vision is at this particular time in the history of humanity.
Pragmatists and Pessimists can work against your ability to create a successful path forward. But a visionary can solve your problems....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZVIWZGheXY
Visionaries are seers who are able to cut through the veil of contemporary society....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTx5J7iqf4w
Is it time for you to do a vision quest? It may be necessary as a way to find success in the new paradigm....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXCdcfxi9vQ
It helps to develop a discipline around vision so that you can create a greater capacity of who you are in the world. We provide that in LEAD Global Source...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCVQpEln1_4
If you'd like this tool to help you develop your vision statements for relationships, finance, jobs, career and health, click here,,,,,http://www.leadtheshift.com/sign-up-for-lead-global-sourcethe-150-campaign.html
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There is an organization based in Boulder, CO that is helping people green their homes and develop Zero Cost Efficiency. They are looking for colleagues and a support team. Want to find out more? Write us at email@example.com and put "Green Homes" in the subject line.
There is a bootstrapping agency in Atlanta that seeks someone who can talk about digital currency on camera. If you know something about this subject and would like to talk on camera about it, write us back at firstname.lastname@example.org and put crypto in the subject line.
An organization in Namibia is about to launch a company that provides ready-made aquaponic set ups for people in apartments. They are looking for sales representatives. If you're interested, write us back at email@example.com and place aqua in the subject line.
We are in a health crisis cycle, but have the tools to break it. A LEAD Global Briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
It is becoming abundantly clear that the current civilization course we've been on for the past few centuries must be transformed. That's not a political statement. The data tells the truth. Whatever we're doing now is not only unsustainable, but at the heart of disturbing health crises that will challenge every corner of the planet. Here is information on trends that you should know about as you think more carefully about the food and health choices of you and your family.
Roughly one out of every three people you meet are overweight. That's a dramatic increase over the past 10 years. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/nearly-a-third-of-the-worlds-population-is-now-overweight-a-n...
There is more depression in the world than in any time in recorded human history. Why? It may have something to do with the current world set up. https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/05/18/why-is-there-more-depression-in-the-world/
There is some correlation between the spread of the Western lifestyle and diet and the rise in cancer. In fact, there is currently a cancer epidemic in the world. ttps://www.cancer.org/research/infographics-gallery/rising-global-cancer-epidemic.html
Despite all of the runs, walks and contributions to cancer research, the disease continues to spread. http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/health/who-world-cancer-report/index.html
Ongoing war, income inequality and climate change are creating dramatic humanitarian crises. https://medium.com/@Dave_ROW/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-the-refugee-crisis-67bf5256f790
Even with all of these unfortunate developments, there is an opportunity for us to re-imagine a new path forward. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to create your vision statement. I'd like to encourage each of you to go to your Vision and Goals section of your LEAD Global Source interface and watch the videos on creating vision statements for job and career, relationships, belief and so many other areas. Here is a sample of the vision statement development classes....
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A Life Coach based in Seattle is interested in working one-on-one with anyone in the Seattle area. Her specialty is helping people get past the fears of the current change that we're in. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and type in "Seattle" in the subject line.
There is a Chicago area Psychologist that is seeking to start cafe group conversations about change and how to cope. He is a certified therapist and is concentrates his work on the South Side. If you're interested, write us back at email@example.com. and put South Side in the subject line.
In my trend research, here are some of the most under reported developments that you should pay attention to.
1. Make no mistake....humans are causing global warming, and the warming is speeding up. If you know someone has any doubt, make sure they see these numbers.
2. Anyone saying they will bring jobs back to the US is simply ignoring the facts. Automation is not only setting up to take away a massive number of jobs, but has the potential of further expanding economic inequality.
3. We should be teaching humans how to be human instead of how to do what machines do. Machine Learning is taking away jobs but also taking away things we feel we needed to do to justify our existence.
4. The other shoe is about to drop in the retail apocalypse. There is a part two of this unfolding drama...http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/it-s-not-just-assembly-lines-robots-could-wipe-out-n76...
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There is an organization in the San Francisco Bay area that is looking for consultants in the triple Ps (people, planet and profit). If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, find out what their criteria for employment are by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Triple P" in the subject line.
There is a Social Entrepreneur Incubator in Boston that is looking for a host, that is, someone who can provide a tour of the place as well as schedule events for incubator companies If you're interested, write us back at email@example.com and put in "Incubator" in the subject line.
A group that has developed a successful desalination tool in Sierre Leone and are looking for investors. They believe their tool will help change farming in West Africa, To get their prospectus, go to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in "Sierre Leone" in the subject line.
There is a counselor who can help you see things from a more positive position. If you need help seeing a new way forward, write us at email@example.com and put "positive" in the subject line.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org