ShapeshifterWe think about stuff. It’s one of the things that makes us human.

As we think about stuff, it takes form in our minds. It becomes large or small, good or bad, solid or fluid, beautiful or ugly, hot or cold, and all the variations in between.

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare.

Think about the truth of that quote for a moment, and what it means about the power of our thinking.

And then you realise that if you think about something differently, it changes.

Nikki Owen, a friend of mine calls this shapeshifting. Here are her 16 questions that expert shapeshifters use.

What problem are you tackling at the moment?

Thinking new thoughts about the problem is far more conducive to change than thinking different variations on the same old thoughts.

Use these 16 questions to generate new thoughts and shift its shape into a problem you can solve.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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