|By Rebel Brown||
|June 16, 2014 06:22 AM EDT||
Along the way, I had lots of giggles over simple little habits that are programmed into my mindware. Habits I didn’t even know I possessed, until I had to change them. Silly things really, yet each point to the power of our unconscious habits to pt us all on autopilot.
- My garbage can was under the right side of the sink in my last home. Here it’s on the left side. Thanks to that lil habit, my cleaning supplies (now on the right side of the sink) have been covered in coffee grounds, dirty paper towels and even the chicken bones from dinner. It’s been almost a week now and I’m STILL dropping things into that trash can on the right side of the sink.
- My frig was next to my cutting and prep area. Now it’s on the other side of the oven. I can’t count the number of times I’ve opened that oven door to get everything from milk to eggs to a beer at the end of the day. And yes, I put my cottage cheese in the oven just last night, again.
- My office file cabinet was behind me and to my right. Now its behind me and to my left. Wonder how long I’ll keep opening the door of the storage cabinet when I’m looking for those files?
Such silly things. Yet each and every one is a symptom of an unconscious program I didn’t know I had.
That’s because my unconscious determines my behaviors before my conscious mind even knows it’s happening. Only after the habit kicks in does my conscious mind now notice it. Which is only because I want to change those habits and I am creating a new program to do just that.
Our unconscious habits direct a wide variety of our lves – from where we reach for milk to how we speak on the phone to what we believe about a market, buyer or competitor.
How to Turn Off AutoPilot
Habits like the ones I’m experiencing are why I so strongly suggest to my private and corporate clients that we all need to Shuffle the Deck. What’s that? It’s when we shuffle out lives and our reality – change up the way we do things, shift our offices, our data, our reports and pretty much every aspect of our lives.
When we change the way we see and do things, we get conscious about out unconscious habits. When our world is different than our unconscious expects it to be, it asks our conscious mind to get involved. That’s when we find the habits of thought and action that are in the way of our progress.
Want to shuffle your world to find the habits in your way? Here are three ideas.
- Reformat your reporting systems. Change the way you visualize your data and you will see the data differently. You’ll see things you never saw before, and would not have seen if you hadn’t made the shift. Just view the report ina new format, use a bar chart vs a line graph. Try it – you will see the results!
- Re-organize your day. We all get into habits about what we do when and how we do it. Change it all. From the first things you do when you get up in the am to the way you go to work, to the endless habits of action and response that are part and parcel of modern life. Change it. For example, try reading your emails and waiting 15 minutes before you respond to anything. Instead of glancing at that new spec on your desk, read it backwards. literally start at the end and go backwards to the front. your ind will collect more and different information.
- Shuffle your work environment. Move everything in your office so you have to think before you reach for that report. Then read the newly formatted report backwards. Pay attention and note how much more information you take in…and how your conscious mind engages more often in every aspect of life.
Really want to mess with you mind? Try moving. It’s the best shuffle ever:)
Photo courtesy of Free Digital Photos and sippakorn
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
Oct. 10, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 579
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and other metrics have to be considered through the process. In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, foc...
Oct. 10, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 508
Data loss happens, even in the cloud. In fact, if your company has adopted a cloud application in the past three years, data loss has probably happened, whether you know it or not. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bryan Forrester, Senior Vice President of Sales at eFolder, will present how common and costly cloud application data loss is and what measures you can take to protect your organization from data loss.
Oct. 10, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 591
The cloud has reached mainstream IT. Those 18.7 million data centers out there (server closets to corporate data centers to colocation deployments) are moving to the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Achim Weiss, CEO & co-founder of ProfitBricks, will share how two companies – one in the U.S. and one in Germany – are achieving their goals with cloud infrastructure. More than a case study, he will share the details of how they prioritized their cloud computing infrastructure deployments ...
Oct. 10, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 753
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete en...
Oct. 10, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 323
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, will provide an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
Oct. 10, 2015 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 764
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet condit...
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 654
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how busine...
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 312
Interested in leveraging automation technologies and a cloud architecture to make developers more productive? Learn how PaaS can benefit your organization to help you streamline your application development, allow you to use existing infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies. Begin charting your path to PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise.
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 579
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing thes...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 770
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 244
SYS-CON Events announced today that Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Spirent Communications enables innovations in communications technologies that help connect people. Whether it is service provider, data centers, enterprise IT networks, mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Inte...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 202
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 267
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 176
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 221