Question for you: Do you ever feel like you’re pushing a boulder up a hill? That you’re just doing what it takes to make it through the day? If you ever feel like “Wow, this is mission f’in impossible... how am I going to make it long term?” then you are going to love this week’s conversation with Lisa Zigarmi.
As Director of Client Services for The Ken Blanchard Companies and a principle of GrowWise, Lisa develops leadership among the Fortune 500 around the world. Lisa also happens to be one of my best friends - so I’m super excited to share her with you. What she’s found is that conventional ways of thinking, acting, and leading are not solving organizations’ most challenging and important problems.
Lisa shares with us some of the newest research for recognizing and cultivating our own individual wisdom; which is the only way out of us pushing, reacting, and pushing some more. And really, who couldn’t benefit from that?!
Lisa starts off with a fascinating distinction between knowledge and wisdom. Most organizations focus on developing skill sets and competencies (i.e., knowledge); but if as Einstein said,
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it,
then we must develop a new approach to how we operate at work (i.e., wisdom).
One point Lisa discusses that really resonated with me is that we are more than just the sum of our experiences; you are bigger than your successes and much more than your losses. It’s so easy to identify with what we do or with what happens to us; Lisa shows us how to stay above that all.
Finally, you know those gut instincts you have, the ones you sometimes second-guess? Spoiler alert: That’s your inner wisdom speaking! Lisa offers suggestions for how to adjust your subliminal antenna in order to not only hear your instinctive wisdom but actually listen to it.
I know you are going to find this week’s chat as moving and mind-boggling as I have.
And in case you haven’t heard, February is WOOPAAH’s two-year anniversary month! As a special anniversary gift to you, we’re offering our online class, “The Science of Happiness: Hacks & Skills to Flourish,” for a mere $24. That’s more than 75% off its standard price of $97! The special ends with the last day of the month, Friday, the 28th…so what are you waiting for?!
Here’s to inner wisdom!