Put Down Your Clever & Pick Up Your Ordinary

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 1, 2010
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I have read and written much about the fear of failure and criticism lately. Viv McWaters has also been exploring the concept ‘Putting Down your Clever & Picking up your Ordinary” (see below). Here’s another way of looking at it. Seth Godin’s talk called ‘Quieting the Lizard Brain‘. I have some first cut reflections below the video … Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain from 99% on Vimeo. “What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship,” says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful “lizard brains” to avoid sabotaging …

 
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Metaphorically Speaking

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 25, 2010
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Here is a short presentation by James Geary @ TED on ‘Metaphorically Speaking‘ About 5 minutes in, James talks about how our langauge influences the way we interpret the world and in the decisions and predicitions we make. Metaphor is another lens through which we can view human behaviour. Cheers Geoff

 
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The Home Office Project

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 20, 2010
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Between August and December last year I dramatically increased my contribution to greenhouse gas emissions by spending money on resources to create a home office!! And … their is a story to share about how this building will pay for itself, albeit slowly, in relation to it’s running costs and greenhouse emissions over the next decade or 2. The details will follow in a series of blog posts where I will share what I learned. Working from home is becoming the norm in some sectors and many people struggle to juggle that separation of roles between work and home … …

 
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My blog, posterous and twitter

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 3, 2010
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Plenty of my good friends and family still haven’t a clue why I write a blog, upload online photos (to Posterous and Flickr) and use Twitter and Facebook. They still find it strange that my online buddies attracted me to a conference on the other side of the world. I’ll just go on daring to be different and try new things as they emerge. Recently, I fell right out of the ‘habit’ of going online. An iphone crash hasn’t helped things either as most of my online interactions happen through the iphone these days. Well people, I’m back and my …

 
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As we enter a new year … a new decade

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 2, 2010
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Just like that … BANG! 2009 is over and we enter a new decade. As I brew my first morning coffee for 2010, here are a few reflections on the things that stand out most from 2009. Witnessing my middle (4yo) boy’s growth in confidence and independence, my eldest (6yo) boy’s quest for learning and my youngest (2yo) develop a personality that will land him in both trouble and success Seeing my beautiful wife rediscover herself and her fitness (through lap swimming and Yoga) and then compete in her first ocean swim just before Christmas … now working on her …

 
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