In a recent episode of On Being with Krista Tippett, the guest, Ellen Langer, describes a mental framework she recommends.
Rather than asking "can I do X?", ask yourself "how can I do X?"
She sums it up nicely:
When you ask yourself 'how do you do something?', you are bypassing your . . .
I flew on a small plane with extra small overhead compartments the day before yesterday.
They asked us to check our carry-on bags before boarding the plane, and then we retrieved them right after we get off.
During the retrieval process, the airport workers had wheeled the cart of suitcases into a little nook which only two . . .
I recently read The Everything Store by Brad Stone about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.
One of Bezos' key tenants that really stuck with me was having a "bias toward action."
I introduced the phrase to our team at Green Zebra, and I am slowly trying to integrate the principle more into my daily life - both at work and . . .