How to Adopt Elon Musk's Thinking Process
Understand that your human brain is wired to mimic others' behaviors.
Through cognizance at all times, you can catch yourself, and rewire for effectiveness.
If you do this, you can think exactly like Elon Musk thinks. You can also do what he does, and change everything around you.
Mimicking feels easy and safe. What feels risky for you is to truly think for yourself. But if you are the type of person who has a powerful mind, you'll need to change how you use it.
First Principles Thinking was coined by Elon Musk, and based on the work of Aristotle.
It's about shifting mindset. Redefining what the world should be.
Are you following the business practice because you were told? Or because others did it? That's where you need to stop and re-examine.
Examine everything. Don't ask what others did before you. Break everything you do down into its component pieces and ask yourself what is truly possible.
Jessica Higgins is Chief Operating Officer of Gapingvoid Culture Design Group, a team of inspired individuals based in Miami, Florida, with clients worldwide, including Microsoft, Zappos, Roche, L'Oreal and many others. The team deliberately designs corporate cultures that help people connect emotionally to their organization's most important outcomes.