Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 1 of David Emerald's 4-week course The Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic*)
David Emerald is the author of The Power of TED* book series, an executive coach, Co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and uplifting keynote speaker who lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and business partner, Donna.
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), offers a unique perspective and approach to making the shift from focusing on and reacting to problems and toward creating a vision and actions that move us toward what we want to create. TED* challenges us to think about how we think, how we interact with others, and how we plan for and take action in our lives.
Big Idea #1: Primary Orientation
There are two primary orientations that we can take in life. David defines these as Victim and Creator. These are represented by David's F.IS.B.E Mental Model:
Big Idea #2: Vision vs. Problem
The two primary orientations correlate to two different focuses: outcome or problem.
If your primary focus is "Problem", the individual will become stuck in Victim Orientation.
Alternatively, if your primary focus is "Vision", the individual will blossom into Outcome/Creator Orientation.
Big Idea #3: Attention, Intention, and Results
Each orientation has a specific Attention, Intention and Result.
In Problem Orientation our attention is on what we DON'T want, our intention becomes getting rid of the problem/anxiety and our results become an emotional roller coaster, episodic & short-term change.
In Outcome Orientation our attention is on what we DO want, our intention becomes moving towards the outcome and our results become new, better, breakthroughs with sustainable change.
Other Cool Stuff
Be sure to check out David's website!
Also, if you haven't yet, be sure to check out his book, The Power of TED*
Hope you enjoyed and we'll see you in Week 2!
-The en*theos Team