29 Apr Place your bets ! (part 1)
Today we want to talk about hats. Although it might seem strange, hats are of extreme importance in leading you towards the 360 degree balanced decisions.
6 Thinking Hats
Most probably you heard about this concept launched by Edward de Bono, but we want to share it again because “knowing it does not mean owning it”. So it is time to wear these hats!
The question is: Which color? Which situation?
- Did you know that in average a person makes approximately 773,618 during its lifetime?
- He regrets 143,262 of them
- We all make 27 judgments a days starting the very routine ones such as when to set the alarm clock
Wearing these hats will help you in your struggle of: Should or should not? Would or would not? Could or could not? In simple terms your decision will be supported by well thought angles.
These 6 thinking hats will help you to have a big picture, and helicopter view over the situation.
Have a try! You will see that even if you are in a delicate situation, the energy spent with them will benefit you, in terms of time, strategy and outcome.
The white hat: This hat is the first one that you need to wear. With it, you have to make a recap of your data and everything you own at that time; this hat is about the facts, what do you have at this exact moment and also about a recap of what led you there with pros and cons in view.
The green hat: This hat is about your creativity. Now that you have reviewed all the facts, how can you come up with an untried option? Try to think out of the box and generate new alternatives and ideas. What could be interesting to do? What else can I thing of? Can we create a new concept?
This hat is also about lateral thinking: try to open your mind to create something new. Not easy right? But practice … practice. Practice.
The red hat:You know quite well this hat. We are used to wear this one because; we are humans, with feeling. This hat is about feeling, intuitions and hunches. How do you feel about this situation? What does your heart tell you to do ?
With this red hat, you drop the rational and embrace the emotional thinking.Easy and natural to use.
Wait, now comes the hard one.
Have you decided to read further ? stay tuned to our next post.
Enjoy your day !