Learn how to flip the stubborn stop and go switch and dance with diversity. Keep reading to figure out your particular dance.
What comes onto your radar easily, naturally, and comfortably? And what do you miss because it’s awkward, different, or ‘foreign’?
Our radars are designed to pick up certain things and drop others based on our cultures (passport country, culture of family, work, etc.), personality, and upbringing. We all see the world in certain ways.
Which has pros and cons.
The pros are ease and familiarity.
The cons are missing out on different ways to see and act in the world.
The next time you’re stuck, banging your head against the wall with a persnickety problem, take advantage of a different way to see the world. Get some outta sight insight, by adapting your view and actively seeking difference and diversity.
Enter one of the four pairs of Life Lenses®, my online assessment that helps illuminate how you see the world.
Voila, the Stop Life Lens® and the Go Life Lens®. Think of them as opposite sides of the same coin or opposite ends of a continuum.
Stop Life Lens®
Stop Life Lenses®’ first inclination is to hit the brake in order to reflect, think, ponder, and ruminate. Taking action comes later.
The downside of a Stop Life Lens®, or a stop Life Lens® on a bad day, is analysis paralysis.
Advice from a Stop Life Lens®
If you’re a Stop Life Lens® and you’re stuck in indecision and having a tough time taking a decision, find a friend or colleague who is your opposite, a Go Life Lens® and seek their input
Go Life Lens®
Go Life Lenses®’ first preference is to hit the gas in order to try things, to experiment, and take action. The analysis and reflection comes later.
The downside of a Go Life Lens®, or a Go Life Lens® on a bad day, is to leap without looking.
Advice from a Go Life Lens®
If you’re a Go Life Lens® and you’ve been in a flurry of activity and are desperately trying to hit the pause button, find a friend or colleague who is your opposite, a Stop Life Lens®, and seek their advice.
Decades of experience using the Life Lenses® shows me that we have a natural tendency to see the positive side of our own Life Lenses® and the negative side of other lenses. It’s time for you to flip the stubborn stop and go switch and dance with diversity.
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead
- Figure out your comfort zone with your Stop or Go Life Lenses® annnnnnd then stretch.
- Sometimes it takes someone with a different perspective to radically alter how you’re seeing the world.
- Find someone with a different lens than you and get their insight and advice on a tricky issue, such as a conflict you’ve been facing and then breathe a sigh of delight at the options that will open up to you.
P.S. I just launched the online version of my Life Lense® online assessment – which clients from all over the world have benefited from, including many UN agencies. Check it out for outta sight insight!