Author - 7 Tried and Tested Triangles – Pearl Seigel MBA
Chapter 1 Maslow - the Father of Triangles – (Triangle 1 - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)
Chapter 2 - What Makes You Tick? –
(Triangle 2 - Power Achievement Affiliation)
Chapter 3 – Facing the Fear Factor –
(Triangle 3 - Pro-Action Reaction Procrastination)
Chapter 4 – The Metaphorical Mirror –
(Triangle 4 – How we see ourselves How others see us How we want others to see us)
Chapter 5 – Necessity the Mother of Innovation – (Triangle 5 - Desperation Inspiration Innovation)
Chapter 6 – Smart Smarter Smartest –
(Triangle 6 - Tactics Technology Transitions)
Chapter 7 – Maslow Modernised with Tikkun Olam– (Triangle 7 - Self Transcendence Social Sustainability Social Entrepreneurship Tikkun Olam)
Extract CHAPTER 4 - The Metaphorical Mirror
Triangle 4 – How we see ourselves How others see us How we want others to see us
About how we see ourselves
Who hasn’t had a bad hair day or felt unhappy with their reflection in the mirror?
We have complete control over how we see ourselves. It is an important sense of self and power that we don’t often claim. Be who you want to be, not what others expect you to be, be who you are. Some parts of who we are may make us feel uncomfortable and awkward. We may feel embarrassed, uneasy or distressed.
It took me many years to realize that when I wasn’t happy with how I saw myself; it was not about my physical reflection in the mirror. How I saw myself was how I felt emotionally due to my living environment and some unhappy situations in my life that lowered my self-esteem. My self-confidence was at an all-time low. Once I changed where I was living, I started to build myself up. It took a long time, but now I’m able to look at myself in the mirror and smile at myself.
How we see ourselves has a significant impact on our lives. In fact, how we see ourselves can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We need to take a deep breath, in and out three times and then relax and make peace with ourselves.
Assuming others see us exactly as we see ourselves can have a negative or positive effect. Another consideration is not only how we see ourselves also why we see ourselves in a particular way. What we think becomes our self-talk, and this may impact on our self-confidence and self-esteem.
As human beings, we are people in progress (PIP), and our perception of our self-image can change, without even the need for a metaphorical mirror. Change may be within our reach. It may be a bit of a stretch or an extreme challenge, but it is achievable.
It takes courage to see ourselves positively and with self-honesty.
Extract CHAPTER 5 Necessity the Mother of Innovation
Triangle 5 - Desperation Inspiration Innovation
Who hasn’t struggled to find inspiration? Inspiration may come in many different forms and may be experienced or felt in various ways by different people. A brainwave, sudden insight, vision, and good ideas are just some of the many inspirations experienced by people.
A moment of inspiration, divine influence and divine guidance are experienced by some people.
It is important to note that whether we experience inspiration or not, may depend on our outlook and attitude to life. Positive attitudes lead to inspiration, whereas negative attitudes may lead to procrastination and ultimately to desperation. Our attitude towards change and how adaptable we are to it has a significant effect on the quality of our inspirational experience.
The clichéd glass half full or half empty is an excellent example of people’s attitudes towards inspiration. It is so easy to get stuck in a mind-set focusing on the level of water in the glass; there is another easy choice … drink some of the water and change the level in the glass.
In our darkest hours, there is always a white light - in an incredibly long and dark tunnel. We need to flip the metaphorical switch. This switch is your hope, and it opens up your path to inspiration.
Along the pathway to inspiration, soul-searching may lead to seeing the light. Let inspiration light up your heart, open up your mind. Be ready to receive inspiration. Allow the wings of inspiration to take you higher and higher, to a place where innovations will have a natural, easy flow.