Why Do You Like What You Like?
06 Mar, 2017
Why Do You Like What You Like?
Let me start by asking you three questions, please think about your answers before moving on;
- Why do you like what you like?
- Why do you do what you do?
- How many of the default settings on your phone have you changed?
The answers to these questions are very informative about your worldview. They are all part of understanding motivations, behaviours and actions. They are also part of understanding how and why Psychological Artistry and Behavioural Insights can help you in navigating today' s world.
The answers you give reflect what you value you place, and what and who you pay attention to. The work carried out in several converging fields (psychology, behavioural economics, neuroscience, complexity theory and others) all show that there are distinctive patterns to how you think and to the answers you and others give.
Understanding these patterns makes it easier to anticipate and recognize other people' s behaviours, how we make judgements and how you make decisions. T this is also what mentalists (or mind magicians) have been doing for centuries now. We have flaws in our thinking thinking such as:
- Logical fallacies
- False assumptions
- Unreliable memories
- Rule of thumbs thinking
- Beliefs through illusions
Go back and read the last sentence before the list, did you spot the two “thinking' s”? This is just one example of our flaws.
As you are aware, over the past few decades I have spent my time working with individuals, groups and organisations using Psychological Artistry and illustrating the need to understand these concepts. One of the major learning points I make is that, though we have confidence in our thoughts, they can be wrong and lead us into making poor decisions.
If we think about this, we realise that much of the why we like what we like and the why behind why we do what we do is hidden from us. We are not always aware of the mental work that goes into our decisions. They are based on subtle impressions and intuitions you pick up from your environment.
What' s your worldview? Learn more about worldviews, your own and others, by going to http://www.mindsways.com/pa
The challenge we face is this; how do we take these insights and make them practical for you to use? We can all learn from these ideas and we can all do better. One of the messages within Psychological Artistry is that once you realise the world you exist in lives inside of your head, you are now in the driver' s seat.
The mental shifts required to understand this are all part of the process. You need to both understand the evidence and feel it, being able to witness and demonstrate it at will. Once you do this, you will appreciate how expectations drive our experience.
By using these insights, you can discover overlooked solutions. What are some of your overlooked solutions?
The world is full of magical things, just waiting patiently for our senses to grow sharper.
Understanding concepts is part of the process we call Art Forming. The power of Art Forming lies in uniting communication and emotion. Communication is what you have to say, art is how you say it. Art Forming evokes emotion, and by tapping into this power, there are no limits to how you can communicate your message and what you can help people understand.
Art evokes our values, our feelings, and our memories. It resonates with us on all of levels and stimulates moods, behaviours and our thoughts themselves. Art can take your brand to a whole new level. The WhyFactor plays an important role here.
What Art Forming techniques do you already use? Learn more about Art Forming at http://www.mindsways.com/pa
After we go through understanding our worldview and its implications, challenging ourselves on the possibilities of change, art forming to create and experience the changes in meaningful ways we reach our outcomes and growth. Ultimately, I believe we can all be better and do better. This is growth.
There is no higher form than thinking with your imagination. It will open your possibilities; capture the essences of your ideas and express them precisely, intensely, and interestingly.
You can boost people' s abilities and talents, change situations, and stir people' s passions immeasurably by using psychological artistry techniques and have some fun, in particular the ones we teach you such as mentalism, storytelling, personal branding, etc., you can tap into a form of entertainment and engagement that has been used for hundreds of years.
Which areas do you want to grow in? Learn more about growth at http://www.mindsways.com/pa
If you want to start:
- Conveying what matters
- Stimulating yours and others artistic expression
- Increasing your versatility
- Improving emotional agility
- Expressing expectations
- Articulating stories
The Psychological Artistry day is for you. Psychological Artistry is for you if you are interested in any of the following:
- Human Behaviour & Psychology
- Influence & Persuasion
- How We Think
- Magic & Magicians
- New Experiences
- Learning & Teaching
- Framing Your Ideas
The day is all about:
- Exploring the art of possibility
- Stimulating creativity and innovation
- Transforming personal and professional life
- Tapping into your imagination
On the personal development level, it is about transforming self-esteem, self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-motivation for yourself and others. Overall it acts a catalyst for your future development and growth.
My pledge to you is that Psychological Artistry can take you forward. The key is to use your heart, not just your head.
What are the next steps forward? You can find out more about this, our Psychological Artistry one day event and get to know other aspects of Psychological Artistry at http://www.mindsways.com/pa
07970 480 615
P.S. Our next Psychological Artistry day is on 3rd May at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. To find out more about the day and what we do, please go to Psychological Artistry
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About Author: George Rowley
George works with psychological artistry, a blend of psychology, behavioral sciences and mind magic to entertain, improve people' s lives, work towards greater inclusion and increase business opportunities. He does this through training, coaching delivering workshops and presentations. He has been working with individuals, small practices and organisations including extensive projects within the NHS.