It’s because better thinkers are creating value.

They are getting the job done without creating a fuss. They are getting on with others. They are co-operating and solving problems.

They are mindful of creating opportunities. They use their brainpower to give their employer a much better return on payroll.

Better thinkers are more job-friendly. Employers prefer better thinkers.

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On any given day in any given business there are value fountains and value drains.

That day the value fountains created value for the shareholders.

The value drains depleted shareholder value on that day.

The job of the CEO is to multiply the number of value fountains by ten. That’s why CEOs offer better jobs to better thinkers.

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Current references:

“What everyone in the world wants is a good job. A good job is a job with a paycheck from a steady employer with 30+ hours per week … however, in many cases there is no hope of getting one.”  – Jim Clifton, Chairman of Gallup

 

 

“We have no idea what the jobs market will look like in 2050.”   – Professor Yuval Harari

 

 

 

NEW COURSE: Ten Mindful Emojis

To sign up for this streaming course

just click here and say “ten emojis please”.

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NOTE: When you SMS or text, you can put the magnifying glass emoji at the beginning of your message to show that you are deliberately being forensic. This deliberateness is important and is called 'being mindful' or metacognition.

 

http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphiclarge/magnifying_glass_vector_287113.jpg Be forensic

Is it true? Fact check. Search more information. Be attentive to facts and figures. Be aware of true news or fake news? When you text or SMS this emoji you just give neutral information. You are not polarised or biased. You are a sort of wikipedia. Just get the facts out. Be alert to all the information you can on the current situation.

http://d2trtkcohkrm90.cloudfront.net/images/emoji/apple/ios-10/256/top-hat.png Be judgmental

Be Negative. Think inside the box. Use Black Hat thinking. Be conscious of the fact that you are being deliberately judgmental. Say why you think it’s wrong. Why it won’t work. Why it’s not true. Why you do not believe it or do not agree with it. Note that if you’re simply being emotional then that comes under another emoji.

Image result for emoji comedy tragedy masks Be emotional

This is the emotional emoji. Feelings. The full range from comedy to tragedy. Emotions are important. It is better when they are informing your thinking not just controlling your thinking. Moods are part of life. Are you in an up mood or a down mood? Just say what you feel about the situation without bothering to explain. You hate it. You love it. Say, “I’m being emotional”. Feelings and personal values are part of every situation. Be emotional.

 

http://d2trtkcohkrm90.cloudfront.net/images/emoji/apple/ios-10/256/money-bag.pngBe generous

American thinker, Mark Twain, said, “Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear”. Of course, just because the generous emoji is a bag of cash doesn’t mean it has to be cash. It’s symbolic. It can be time. An attentive ten minute visit with a friend. It can be energy. A thoughtful good deed or a chosen kind word. Share the good things, pass them on. Offer kindness first. Maybe even twice. But, no need to be a sucker.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0185/5092/products/objects-0057.png?v=1369543486 Be innovative

This emoji is for creative ideas. The ideas do not have to be sensible or logical. You can use provocations. You can try things out. You can use x10 thinking to escape from the box! The purpose is to be awake to new ideas. Your career, business, investment and commercial success is directly related to the quality of your decisions. Every day you make decisions that will either increase your wealth or decrease your wealth. Every day you will do things that either create value or drain value. Your choice.

Image result for emojis  Be cool

This is strategic and laid back. This is detached and objective. Here you are organising your thinking about the situation. Cool is for thinking about your thinking and we call this being mindful or metacognition. Strategy is for giving instructions to yourself and others. Cool is neutral. You can be deliberately exploring the subject through the use of the other thinking emojis: Be forensic. Be emotional. Be judgmental etc. The possibilities, options, strategies, tactics, pathways, trajectories, networks and proximities that are available for you to think about can accelerate your own personal productivity and results. Don’t be stupid. Be strategic.

Image result for whatsapp emoji umbrella  Be wise

Use the crown emoji for The Wisdom of King Solomon or the Wisdom of Queen Elizabeth or any wise person you can find. Where can we find wisdom? Who has the most knowledge? Who has the most experience?

WISDOM = KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE.

At least 50+ years. Who has seen it all before? Who was there in history? First-hand knowledge? Skin in the game? Consequences? Survival? Avoid the mindless, inattentive and careless ones.

 

Be happy

Modern song lyrics like Pharrell Williams “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth” and Bobby McFerrins’ “Don’t worry Be Happy” are not new ways of thinking. Deliberately choosing a positive mindset goes back at least 2500 years as far as the Epicureans of Ancient Greece. But humans haven’t changed much since then so it’s still very good advice. Don’t worry.

 

Be healthy

R&R. Rest & Recuperation. Recharge the batteries. Take-it-easy. Your brain is the biggest engine in your body. It consumes more fuel and generates more energy. Give it a rest and a time to recover. Give it a holiday from your screens and your gadgets. Your physical, mental and emotional health cannot be separated from the pattern of choices you make. Every hour of every day you are designing your future. If your designs are tired or weak your future cannot be strong. Be mindful.

Image result for whatsapp emoji umbrella rain  Be careful

In today’s world there are BIG issues of privacy and security. Your own privacy. Your own security is at constant risk in the crackling chaos of the internet–the 24/7/365 whirling, howling, cacophonous wilderness of the greedy grasping global marketplace with its siren songs, ferocious fads and hoaxes, toxic wastes and vicious moods, its callous explosions, its viral plagues and epidemics and cruel and sudden extinctions. Your own survival and growth, in a Darwinian sense, cannot be separated from the pattern of how you make your decisions over time. If you don’t do your own better thinking others will do it for you. These other people, institutions or authorities may not do it well at all or even in your best interests.

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Easy instructions on how to use the Ten Mindful Emojis:

• Mindful emojis are always put at the beginning of the text message, not the end.

• Mindful emojis are a powerful thinking software for the brain. For example, the looking glass mindful emoji “BE FORENSIC” is a software algorithm for the deliberate use of forensic thinking. 

• Mindful emojis can be sent to yourself, to others or to groups.
Copyright © School of Thinking. 2017. All rights reserved.

Spend A Day with Michael …

I usually consult with ASX/F500 corporate and government clients but I’ve recently been asked to provide an opportunity to work with innovators, entrepreneurs and small business owners who are also interested in x10 strategy. So, this is it.

This elite event will be for five participants only and will be in Melbourne on 11th September.

Michael will help design a bespoke plan for each of the selected participants. The **consulting fee for each participant is AUD$885.00.

HOW TO APPLY: If you would like to be considered apply directly to Michael here and please answer the following two questions in your message:

• Who are your target customers?

• What is your target offer?

**On the day Michael will do three things all included in the $885 consulting fee:

  1. Conduct an x10 Thinking Masterclass

  2. Conduct an x10 Selling Masterclass

  3. Design a bespoke Ten Day Plan for each individual participant to get started immediately following the event which he will personally monitor on a daily basis for the next ten days.

 

Visit the x10 website:

x10thinking.com

Spend A Day with Michael …

I usually consult with ASX/F500 corporate and government clients but I’ve recently been asked to provide an opportunity to work with innovators, entrepreneurs and small business owners who are also interested in x10 strategy. So, this is it.

This elite event will be in Melbourne on 11th September.

Michael will help design a bespoke plan for each of the selected participants. The **consulting fee for each participant is AUD$885.00.

HOW TO APPLY: If you would like to be considered apply directly to Michael here and please answer the following two questions in your message:

• Who are your target customers?

• What is your target offer?

**On the day Michael will do three things all included in the $885 consulting fee:

  1. Conduct an x10 Thinking Masterclass
  2. Conduct an x10 Selling Masterclass
  3. Design a bespoke Ten Day Plan for each individual participant to get started immediately following the event which he will personally monitor on a daily basis for the next ten days.

 

Visit the x10 website:

x10thinking.com

Example …

Example …

 

NEW COURSE: Ten Thinking Emojis

To sign up for this smartphone streaming course

just click here and say “emojis please”.

___________________________________

 

http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphiclarge/magnifying_glass_vector_287113.jpg Be forensic

Is it true? Fact check. Search more information. Facts and figures. True news or fake news? When you post this emoji you just give neutral information. You are not polarised or biased. You are a sort of wikipedia. Just get the facts out. Give all the information you can on the current situation. Be forensic.

http://d2trtkcohkrm90.cloudfront.net/images/emoji/apple/ios-10/256/top-hat.png Be judgmental

Be Negative. Think inside the box. Use Black Hat thinking. Say why you think it’s wrong. Why it won’t work. Why it’s not true. Why you do not believe it or do not agree with it. Note that if you’re simply being emotional then that comes under another emoji. Be judgmental.

Image result for emoji comedy tragedy masks Be emotional

This is the emotional emoji. Feelings. The full range from comedy to tragedy. Emotions are important. It is better when they are informing your thinking not just controlling your thinking. Moods are part of life. Are you in an up mood or a down mood? Just say what you feel about the situation without bothering to explain. You hate it. You love it. Say, “I’m being emotional”. Feelings and personal values are part of every situation. Be emotional.

http://d2trtkcohkrm90.cloudfront.net/images/emoji/apple/ios-10/256/money-bag.pngBe generous

American thinker, Mark Twain, said, “Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear”. Just because the generous emoji is a bag of cash doesn’t mean it has to be cash. It’s symbolic. It can be time. A ten minute visit to a friend. It can be energy. A good deed or a kind word. Be generous when you can. Offer kindness first. But, no need to be a sucker. Be generous.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0185/5092/products/objects-0057.png?v=1369543486 Be innovative

This emoji is for creative ideas. The ideas do not have to be sensible or logical. You can use provocations. You can try things out. You can use x10 thinking to escape from the box! The purpose is to have new ideas. Your career, business, investment and commercial success is directly related to the quality of your decisions. Every day you make decisions that will either increase your wealth or decrease your wealth. Every day you do things that either create value or drain value. Be innovative.

Image result for emojis Be cool

This is strategic and laid back. This is detached and objective. Here you are organising your thinking about the situation. Cool is for thinking about your thinking. For giving instructions to yourself and others. Cool is neutral. You can be exploring the subject through the use of the other thinking emojis: Be forensic. Be emotional. Be judgmental etc. The possibilities, options, strategies, tactics, pathways, trajectories, networks and proximities that are available for you to think about will either accelerate or inhibit your own personal productivity and results. Be strategic. Be cool.

Image result for whatsapp emoji umbrella Be wise

Use the crown emoji for The Wisdom of King Solomon or the Wisdom of Queen Elizabeth or any wise person you can find. WISDOM = KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE. Where can we find wisdom? Who has the most knowledge? Who has the most experience? At least 50+ years. Who has seen it all before? Who was there in history? Consequences? Survival? Predictions? Be wise. Or, find someone who is!

Be happy

Modern song lyrics like Pharrell Williams “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth” and Bobby McFerrins’ “Don’t worry Be Happy” are not new ways of thinking and go back at least 2500 years as far as the Epicureans of Ancient Greece. But humans haven’t changed much since then so it’s still very good advice. Don’t worry. Be happy.

Be healthy

R&R. Rest & Recuperation. Recharge the batteries. Take-it-easy. Your brain is the biggest engine in your body. It consumes more fuel and generates more energy. Give it a rest and a time to recover. Give it a holiday from your screens and your gadgets. Your physical, mental and emotional health cannot be separated from the pattern of choices you make. Every hour of every day you are designing your future. If your designs are tired or weak your future cannot be strong. Be healthy.

Image result for whatsapp emoji umbrella rain Be careful

In today’s world there are BIG issues of privacy and security. Your own privacy. Your own security is at constant risk in the crackling chaos of the internet–the 24/7/365 whirling, howling, cacophonous wilderness of the greedy grasping global marketplace with its siren songs, ferocious fads and hoaxes, toxic wastes and vicious moods, its callous explosions, its viral plagues and epidemics and cruel and sudden extinctions. Your own survival and growth, in a Darwinian sense, cannot be separated from the pattern of how you make your decisions over time. If you don’t do your own better thinking others will do it for you. These other people, institutions or authorities may not do it well at all or even in your best interests. Do be careful.

____________________________________________________

Easy instructions on how to use the Ten Thinking Emojis:

• Thinking emojis are always put at the beginning of the text message, not the end.

• Thinking emojis signify a deliberate thinking algorithm for the brain. For example, the looking glass thinking emoji “BE FORENSIC” is an algorithm for the deliberate use of forensic thinking.

• Thinking emojis can be sent to yourself, to others or to groups.
Copyright © School of Thinking. 2017. All rights reserved.