push back forward
Using the best from the past to catapult into an unknown future.
How do you know what to do next in a chaotic and uncertain world? Firing random shots can be a waste of precious time and expensive. Jumping onto the next trendy bandwagon can be fatal. So, how does one chart a course in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world?
Often to move forward one must first push back. The iPhone for example was still a phone, a 130 year old invention at the time, if it were just a mobile internet device it very possibly would not have been so successful so quickly. We need the perfect combination of the familiar and the unknown. Similar to the motion of a swing in a playground where backwards motion is applied to create forward momentum, in a hyper future focused world one of our best strategies is reflecting on our past lived experience.
Human beings are comfortable with the familiar, that's why we like our reflections in mirrors and not ourselves in photographs, yet we are curious, we like the unknown, and we like to surprised (but not too much). Therefore, innovations that succeed often pull from the past to draw people into the future. Each innovation creating an adjacent possible, a connected-to-the-past new opportunity.
This process, PUSH BACK FORWARD draws inspiration from and uses the Examen, a 500 year old practice that has served millions of people and businesses over centuries.This intuitive process works to identify the life giving patterns amidst the chaos, both in your business and in your personal life. It then allows you to seperate the life giving from the life draining patterns, giving you and your team the ability to lean into growth.
At the end of this session your team will walk away with a 5 step process that will allow you to start spotting healthy patterns amidst the chaos and complexity.
PUSH BACK FORWARD is available as keynote, a half day masterclass during which we will take you step by step through the process, or an intensive full day workshop