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.
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.’
What are you thinking?
Why do you feel this is important?
How are you going to accomplish this task?