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Maybe Mammal

Day 239


Framing: discovering opportunities in adversity by viewing even the most difficult problems in ways that open up constructive and creative solutions."


One of 'the elements of centered leadership '

Beyond Performance 2.0

McKinsey & Company



Welcome to your mammal mind! ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽ‰


Today we begin our residency with our mammal mind, and to start with, we're going to carry over the 'maybe' theme from our recent visit with our monkey/thinking mind.


I'd like to frame our journey into this emotional mind with the quote above...about 'framing'. The work that is required to be able to discover opportunities in adversity is done down here in this mind. Usually, in adversity, the mammal is reacting โ€“ saying 'No!'. Anytime you're stressed, anxious, angry โ€“ aka 'frowny-face' ๐Ÿ™ โ€“ you won't be able to open up, physically, emotionally, or cognitively.


Your practice will move you towards 'maybe'. You don't need to say 'yes' (though if you're currently saying 'no', then you'll move in that direction), you only need to stop saying 'no'...and you'll end up in 'maybe'. ๐Ÿ˜ From here you can change how you view even the most difficult problems โ€“ which is basically a straight-up superpower.


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PRACTICE

Use your deliberate breath to physically open-up/soften your body.

Recognise how this supports opening-up/softening how you feel and think about difficult problems.

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