Different Possibilities

Every day, for nearly 35 years, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho sat in the same spot in São Paulo, Brazil…writing. Raimundo was homeless.

In April 2011, a woman named Shalla Monteiro stopped to chat with him and the two struck up a friendship. She was impressed by his poetry and decided to help him with his dream of publishing a book. She created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. No one expected what happened next.

New Possibilities have no history!

Our assumptions and points of view determine how we create our life, our reality and our future. The way we perceive, judge, and react to events throughout the day is based on our assumptions and points of view, which then anchor us in our view of what reality is. When we don’t judge what’s right or wrong, every choice we make and every action we take can lead to new possibilities. 

Imagine what your business and your life would be like if you could function without judgment, without reasons, or justification and create a life that goes beyond the limitations of what the rest of the world thinks is important.

Perhaps the biggest block to being successful is our point of view of right, wrong, good, or bad. When our mind is relentlessly going on about how wrong or how right things are, we diminish our ability to take action. And whenever we judge something, information that doesn’t already match our judgment cannot come into our awareness. When we have a fixed point of view that something is correct and right, or something is terrible and wrong, there is no room for something else to show up.

We have to be willing to change the points of view and beliefs that keep us moored in the limitation of this reality or nothing will change in our life or business.

Willing to Change is the Key to different possibilities!

In the next decade, leaders must entrain themselves to be more strategic coupled with a greater sense of personal awareness,  and foster and function from an abundance and possibility view of the world.

Just imagine what your business and your life would be like if you stopped functioning on autopilot and began to generate your business with strategic awareness and prosperity consciousness. This is truly possible—except you have to be willing to change.

It takes the willingness to be aware of everything, which allows you to perceive different possibilities. It also requires you to expand your awareness and develop clarity of vision to see beyond this contextual reality.

If you have the awareness to know what is happening and where you are going, you will be able to generate something different.  

A little girl with autism... can't talk, but her paintings have been sold to collectors for hundreds of dollars.

Iris Grace Halmshaw is autistic and struggles to express herself, but art has changed life for both the little girl and her family. Iris's autism affects her in many ways, from sensory issues with noise and fabrics she comes into contact with, to problems with basic social and tactile interactions with the world around her.

Iris was officially diagnosed as a child with autism, a condition that has made her unable to communicate except through the medium of art. She has a tendency to drift off into her own world, like many autistic children.  When Iris's parents introduced her to painting, they were hoping the activity would be a fun diversion and a way to get their autistic child to express herself.

But as soon as Iris picked up a brush, her parents were blown away by how she approached the painting. She shied away from doing simple paintings of houses or smiling stick figures and, instead, created colorful abstract pieces that appeared to express deep emotion. Her abstracts often depict particular moods or experiences after which they are titled, like Patience, Separation, and Immersion.

Many of Iris' paintings show an astonishingly mature interpretation of natural scenes, including waterfalls, fields and skies. to Professor Allan Snyder from the Centre for the Mind at the Australian National University, people like Iris are able to unlock the hidden wells of potential that lie in all of us, but are rarely accessed.

"I think it's possible for a perfectly normal person to have access to these abilities," he says. "[But] savants can't usually tell us how they do what they do. It just comes to them."

It all depends on your point of view

Everyone sees things from their own point of view. We tend to come to conclusion about what something is, and then we create our reality based on that point of view. 90% of the time, we try to categorize things according to what we already know.

The Cannon Lap experiment affirms that our own Point of View creates our reality. This experiment illustrated that a photograph is shaped more by the point of view of the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it. 

Canon Lab invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. The video, called "The Decoy," runs about three-minutes and is a very eye-opening experience in that it makes us stop and rethink how our points of view create our reality. 

Be the catalyst for a different possibility

We can be the catalyst for a different possibility if we are willing to be that. It's a choice we can make. The energy we create with the contribution we are being in our daily life ricochets out in the entire world and it changes the people and everything around us. Every time you are choosing to ‘be the catalyst for change’ you create a wave of possibility.

Be kind, be in allowance and destroy any investment in the outcome or any attachment to a result.  

Love what you do - Don't settle

Your work fills a large part of your life. The only way to be truly satisfied in life is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Have you ever known anyone who generated a fortune doing what they disliked, who truly enjoyed the experience? Have you ever seen exceptionally successful athletes, actors, or artists who hate what they do? There you have it—one of the secrets to becoming successful, rich, and famous.

Virtually all successful artists, celebrities, and athletes who have embodied their greatness have the absolute confidence and trust that come what may, they will one day reach the pinnacle of their professions. These people are able to perceive, know, be, and receive what they really enjoy in life. They know what they love to do. They are aware of who they are, what they are in love with, and what they wish to accomplish. This is what gives them their extraordinary positions in the world.

Break the Rules, Stand Out

Are you content to obey the rules and be in agreement with everyone else's point of view about how to create a successful business?

If you are, you are not alone. Most people have a powerful desire to fit in and a strong need to remain in good standing with the group—and they believe that they can maintain their good standing by conforming. Our entire upbringing has been about how to be in context with this reality.

Being in agreement with everyone else's point of view is the same as doing business-as-usual, following the norm, basing your decisions on past success or a fixed reference point, aligning yourself with conventional business models—all in an endeavor to achieve winning outcomes.

Unfortunately, when you seek to be in agreement with everyone else you will become the most average, the most nondescript and the most inoffensive. This doesn't lead to growth.