...is everything, right? But have you thought about it in regards to moment by moment interactions? As CREATIVES, we must.
The HOW is dealt with in a differnt post on thsi blog so in this discussion, lets focus in on the WHEN; "not where are we, when are we", is my fav line in the classic TV drama, LOST. Have you seen it? If not, check it out...but its apt as in every MEETUp, you have an opportunity to get caught up in the SENSORIAL ELEMENTS that you want to talk about, how you say something to another PLAYER and the hundreds of other things running around in your mind, but the only critical thing to remember is that crazy variable of WHEN.
And for me, its grabbing the opportunity to NOT SAY what just popped in to my head. It took me YEARS of CollabRating before it even occurred to me that I could keep my mouth shut. And what really helped me realize this, was the mindfulness training. I got out of my body just long enough to realize that the other players have the same capacity in their heads too. They are also a little manic, have cycles and think that their sensorial element is just as cool, just as lovely AND just as relevant to the discussion at hand.
Once I truly grasped that their ideas were JUST as important, I then had to internalize that their ideas might be even MORE important!?! And since I am too arrogant to concede that their ideas are more important, I focussed in on something I decided was an OBJECTIVE FACT which is that their ideas could be better for the TEAM to discuss at that moment.
What do you think? How do you practice? Please use this space to discuss and share ideas freely, we will curate and make it as timely as we can...and God Bless.
Vision: I can't really SEE my minds eye from within my mind
Take your eyeballs out of your head and put them in the projection booth
Actual time passing:
How long it takes you to level up a phases
How long it takes you to check in/out
Play Pause FF and REV - which to choose and when to choose them for yourself or for the team…