Visual Connexion: the beginning
How my methodology works and why is it important to understand the potential of connective intelligence.
IMAGINE: picturing or envisioning things, the ability to create.
Everything we look at or think we see during our life passes in this huge “room” inside our brain and allows us to interpret our environment. Interpret, exactly. We are used to living in our “reality”, we deal with it (even if we do not like) and this gives us security and overcharge of a whole series of thoughts that would block us. But let’s try to think of our mind as a big computer.
If we open a word processing program, plus a movie, plus the email program, then we ask to calculate a load of complicated tasks or try to open a video game etc. the computer will slowly stop working. When our attention is totally focused on a thought or a fact our brain focuses its energies on that particular point, blinding some of the other senses or information. For this reason, sometimes we have to take a break if we are asking ourselves to do something very expensive for our energy.
Yes, I said energy. We are made of energy and we produce energy: our brain system generates more or less 25/30watt.
The reality as we know it, the reality that we live in, is a continuous interpretation given by our opinions, thoughts, and manipulations that are created by the World around us and also from the people living next to us. Our intelligence and knowledge are an integral part of this flow we call life. We mold and create their reality as they change ours, in an ecosystem that we call reality. This basic concept can be explained by this little metaphorical reflection.
Fishes are the only ones who know that the sea doesn’t exist, but live there and know that they would feel lost without that ecosystem. Some fishes have a sense of its size, other don’t but they have a very clear perceive of his energy, particularly when they are trapped in an aquarium, a fake sea. Just like fishes and mammals of the oceans, living in their ecosystem without being aware of the whole of it, we also live in a large and diverse ecosystem we are part of and we have our aquariums that are not external, but much more in-depth, inside us. In short: we create our own aquariums. We generate the reality of our ecosystem and we think that the aquariums we have built are the real sea, but they are not. We are slaves of our beliefs. To better understand how to change the reality you have to know how our brain creates meaning, and then reality itself.
The objective reality is interpreted by us and according to our view, and these interpretations draw positive or negative emotions.
Our choices are natural adaptations constantly changing and instincts to act towards particular goals (social or non-social) are originally born in the course of evolution, as a distinguishing feature about life. Our motivation pushes us with more or less success towards a goal.
We have to face choices every day.
The paradox of choice can make the difference between failure and success. From this concept, I developed the Visual Connexion method. Because in the business as in life we need to make the right choices, be fast and reduce costs without affecting quality or well-being.
The fundamental problem is that the reality is constantly changing, as we know, and it’s very difficult to find our way in a World full of possibilities.
If we don’t fully understand these possibilities, we may paralyze our natural instinct to make the best choices, for us or for the people we work and live with, in a short time and with quality results.
If you do not know what the problem is how can you find a solution? Any attempt could cost both time and budget.
Visual Connexion is the only method combining science and psychology, to improve your skills and your decision-making process. You will find a solution just by following the natural flow of thinking, finally answering questions that seemed a lot more complicated at the beginning.
Because we know that the problem does not exist.
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