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Sketch it. Hang it. Live it.

In Cartooning, Facilitating Genius, Tips re: Professional Development on May 8, 2011 at 2:21 am

There are all sorts of products available for those of us who are visual thinkers.  A few years ago I stumbled upon a workbook called “The Personal Compass” available from the GROVE store.  A few months ago a good friend of mine was wrapping up her certification on the use of a similar set of mind-maps or templates called “SHIFT It.”  And just a few weeks ago while at the IAFNA 2011 conference, I participated in a workshop focused on creating your own such templates and tools.

Visual metaphors are powerful.  They helps us remember and learn from the past, see the present, and envision a better future.  Much has been written and said about the relationship between MIND-BODY-and-SPIRIT.

Use this template when you need to sketch out a mission-critical task.

Here is a simple template that helps map the connections between our HEAD-HEART-and-HANDS.  Feel free to use this image when you need to sketch out your plans for a MISSION CRITICAL task or assignment you’re about to take on.

Once completed or filled out, hang it where you’ll see it on a daily basis to remind you of your goal and supporting objectives.  Then live it by engaging your ‘muscle’ where you get your hands dirty and/or you begin to ‘walk the talk.’

HEAD:

What are you thinking?

HEART:

Why do you feel this is important?

HANDS:

How are you going to accomplish this task?

Good luck!

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  1. Hi John.
    Check out “The Primes” from author Chris McGoff’s recent book – he is the founder of The Clearing and Touchstone before that. We created a graphic a while back called Head, Heart, Wallet that looks very much like your template. 🙂

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