What does it take to re-think anything in your life? Sometimes nothing short of turning your whole world upside down. Slow down your thinking for a moment. What is your brain doing? Almost certainly trying to come up with a single right answer because then you can stop thinking about the problem. All too often we are not really thinking, but sleepwalking through life. Fresh angles on familiar problems elude us. Re-thinking is the opposite: it means seeing better or different solutions. In other words, thinking as unusual. Rethink shows you why and how. What if today you were to ...Buy a new newspaper? Take a different route home? Say 'yes' to everything your partner asks? Invent new rituals for your family? Surround yourself with beauty? Try a first take at the creative fantasy sleeping in the attic of your mind? Find a new hero? Discover more about your upbringing? Act as if anything were possible rather than yes-butting the new? You'd be a re-thinker. Why not? There's always a better or different solution to the way you lead your personal or professional life. Rethink will help you to stop living on autopilot and reawaken your sense of wonder, curiosity, and creativity.
Nigel May Barlow is a re-thinker, agent provocateur, and creative presenter to many of the world's leading organizations. He has inspired individuals and companies around the world to creatively re-think their lives and businesses. His last book was Batteries Included! - Creating Legendary Customer Service. Nigel is well known for this entertaining and inspiring presentations. After a wrong early career choice, he learnt that you could have far more fun as a a re-thinker. He lives in Oxford, England and Heathrow Departures Lounge.
Thank you. Dedication. Introduction. 1 The way we see things. Borrowing the perceptions of others. New fantasies, new heroes. Spring-clean your belief. 2 Awakening curiosity. Open-page thinking. New people, new ideas. Things to be curious about. 3 Intuition and eureka. Accelerating eurekas. Mind the gap. Idleness and the environment for intuition. 4 Paying attention. Taking a bat's view. Family rituals. There's no present like the time. 5 Co-creation. Blue thinking. A question of style. 6 Funny bones. Ah-aha-haha! 7 Simply beautiful. Surround yourself with beauty. 8 Storytime! Writing and reading your story. 9 Meditation. Just do it! 10 You, me, us - relationships. Relate! 11 The biggest re-think of all. Coda - Acting as if Appendix 1 - The Re-think research. Appendix 2 - Re-think resources. About Nigel Barlow. Index.