New perspectives

Continuous improvement and learning is key to delivering great value and excellent service to client. Thankfully, it also keeps us ‘switched on’ and stimulated. This is pretty important if you are in the business of discovery, insight generation and strategy.

By now, we are all familiar with the advancements in neuro-psychology and how the developments in neuroscience technology are helping us understand the workings of the brain.  There has been talk about the opportunity to build greater understanding of the pathology of mental illness and developmental barriers to full brain function. All great news. But, still a bit of a way off. Technology needs to develop further before we can make serious traction in this area. So, in the meantime, psychologists, psychotherapists and life coaches work with what they can.

Recently, I was introduced to a site ( that provides access to ‘radio shows’. I had a few minutes to spare between appointments so listened to a radio program hosted by a chap named Michael Neill.  He introduced me to a new way of framing thinking. He posed three questions:
  1. What does thriving mean to you?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you think you're thriving in your life right now? And, finally
  3. Why isn't this number lower?  
Well, I thought question three was a trick question. However, it isn't.  I urge you to give it a go. Ask yourself the same questions and discover a whole new perspective.

It is a bit like great research. New ways of looking at the same old thing provide the opportunity for a new level of understanding.

So, here’s to fresh perspective and new discoveries