#6 – Be cool

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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. There are always better possibilities, options, strategies, tactics, pathways, trajectories, networks and proximities that are available for you to think about. These can accelerate your own personal productivity and results. Don’t be stupid. Reappraise your thinking. Be strategic.

Be cool.

NOTE: When you use the Ten Thinking Emojis, you can put the emoji at the beginning of your message to show that you are being deliberate about using a particular thinking algorithm. 

This deliberateness is important. It's what we call mindfulness or metacognition.

DFQ: How can I be cool today?

Give an example of a text message or email you can send today and post your result.

EXAMPLE: ( to basketball team) …

13 thoughts on “#6 – Be cool

  1. (voicemail to basketball team)
    Being cool emoji: Shall we meet ten minutes before the game to rehearse our new strategy one more time?

  2. Before commencing the work, we need to be clear on the system we are using. Therefore lets each document the system and meet together this weekend to thrash it out.

  3. Just go ahead and book time with the difficult stakeholder and let her talk and at my end be cool and not get worked up !

  4. Hey, we seem to be at opposite end of the growth strategy. Shall we white-board our viewpoints to see what we could be missing? Let me know.

  5. (be cool emoji) I really like your concept for you webpage and I think you should explore the animation idea – it may not be as expensive as you think. Have you had a look at Freelancer or Fiverr?

  6. Email to team:

    Being cool emoji: I would like to use to use the team meeting to get your thoughts about how we can improve our project schedule accuracy.

  7. To brother:
    Cool emoji: I deeply understand your motives, but I don’t agree on your behaviour.

  8. To manager:
    Lets take a step back here and review where we are at. We should see what feedback we’ve got so far.

  9. Round 2
    Strong feeling of any type should not influence me and I have to be happy to accept a bad situation or a wrong suggestion. That’s good for wise receiving of feedbacks !!

  10. Email to self;

    Let’s just ignore all the emotional context surrounding this. If you pass the buck you’re out of the team. Simple as that. There is no excuse for not picking up the phone and asking for clarification, or providing feedback on a flawed design.

  11. To self:
    In times like these one needs to follow the rules, yes its inconvenient, and yes it does not follow the normal way we conduct our relationships but the coronavirus is so pevasive and that means these are not normal times. We need to adjust our lives accordingly and do what the good doctor is advising us to do in respect to social isolation. ‘Times are Changin’ but very differently to that of the 1960’s.

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