Jessica Higgins is a public speaker, strategic consultant and a published author on creating end-to-end culture design solutions in healthcare, higher education, governments and large corporations. Her clients include Microsoft, Zappos, Roche, AT&T, Pfizer, L'Oreal, US Bank, Babson College, and many others. She splits her time between Miami, FL, San Diego, CA and Scottsdale, AZ. 

For speaking engagements, interviews and other inquiries please contact her publicist, Kat Fleischman, at kathfleisch@gmail.com. 

Success Hacking

If you're feeling stuck, you probably are. Here's a hack to help you work through it. 

Computer sequencing involves some pretty basic steps. 1's and 0's typed out in a code create a formula for successfully creating a thing. If even one 1 or 0 is out of sequence, your code is stuck. Thing not created.

Humans exist as a function of a sequence of actions within a 4 dimensional world, with time being the often forgotten dimension. 

As a function of time, let's call it your day, map your sequence to search for your mis-sequenced code. Remember, the 1's and the 0's in the right place create something amazing. In the wrong place, not so much.

So if your sequence looks something like this:

Wake up / Facebook / Breakfast / Drive to Work / Check Emails / Lunch / Meeting / Work / Workout / Dinner / Sleep

But you're feeling like this process isn't giving you something you really want...

Rework your code and test results by noticing how you feel in different sequences. Say, you read somewhere that morning workouts are more effective, and that eating right before bed gives you restless sleep (both of these are true, as it happens). 

So you re-sequence to this:

Wake up / Workout / Breakfast / Drive to Work / Check Emails / Lunch / Meeting / Work /  Dinner / Facebook / Sleep

Try re-sequencing out for a few days and be mindful of the differences in your new code and its effects on your desires, progress and feelings.

More energy, less stress, greater acuity, less depression...feel it out to see what happens. Tinker with it.

The real trick to this approach isn't just in tinkering with sequence. The real trick is repetition. Over time, repetition turns to habit. That compounds a micro-sequence across time into a greater outcome.

 

 

 

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. For more information, visit gapingvoid.com or contact culture@gapingvoid.com.

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