REAL WOMEN. REAL LIVES.
With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart
In today’s episode, Barb and Melissa explore the expansive landscape of imagination, the fertile ground from which all things new spring forth.
Our hosts discuss how they’ve learned that relying on their intellect and referring to the familiar can be an Achilles heel when creating something fresh and new.
Are there times when it would serve you to lean in to your imagination?
Barb introduces their exploration of the powerful journey stepping into imagination can be relative to creativity and possibility. [00:01:05]
Melissa offers a key perspective by sharing her experience of playing an exploratory game of ‘I WONDER’ with a group of high-performing executives she consults and the success that ensued. [00:1:56]
Barb points to what Melissa is conveying by reminding us that having no reference for something is fertile ground for fresh ideas, perspectives, and innovation. [00:05:29]
Melissa reminds us that the computer files of our analytical mind are essential, but they fall short when we want to create something new. [00:07:11]
Barb suggests that in those moments when we think we have only two options, that should be the first clue that we are in a limited mind, reminding that our minds are designed to see fresh and seemingly limitless possibilities. [0010:20]
Melissa discusses teaching visionaries to take time to make space in their day to be, and daydream and walk away and into our creative imagination for productivity, not avoidance of it. [0013:46]
Both hosts share anecdotal experiences with clients that help listeners recognize the power of turning toward and leaning in to our imaginations.
Meet Your Hosts
You can follow Barb on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at barbarapatterson.com
You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at melissapalazzohart.com
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