Monday, June 16, 2014

How you could make your life and work simpler yet more profound?

This weeks sparkenation.

I ordered a coffee for my client and one for myself. The waiter smiled and gave me a buzzer. “When this goes off” he said “Come back and get your coffees from the window ledge.” Then his eyes moved to the next customer. As with me he didn't say anything, just looked at the person.

When I went back to get the coffees I said “Thank You.” Not a word from the waiter.

I won’t be going back here. The staff may have made their lives simpler yet the profoundness that happens with real human connection has disappeared.

Leonardo da Vinci said: ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’.

How you could make your life and work simpler yet more profound?

Hint: The answer lies in your humanness.

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Albert Einstein

Simple is often mistaken for easy. 

Technology can make our lives simpler. Without humanness technology actually makes our lives more complicated.

How you could make your life and work simpler yet more profound?

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

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