Monthly Archives: March 2018

SLEEP WELL

It’s well established and well documented that one of the key wellbeing and performance boosting activities is… Sleep zzzzzzz It’s also a powerful Zoom-Out enabler in that it takes a cognitive effort to Zoom-Out and if you are tired, then your ability to do this is diminished. Sleep could also be a “keystone habit” because when…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Zoom-Out team! We hope you and your family have a wonderful break! It doesn’t look like we will be seeing much sunshine this Easter and some parts of the UK are expecting snow! So here is a little sunshine from us.

Read Obituaries

When I was young and living at home with my parents, we had the local newspaper delivered every day. I was once a “Paper Boy” myself to earn some extra pocket money – it was also a rite of passage in my school days. The daily ritual of reading the paper would invariably end up with…

Steve Jobs as Zoomologist

Steve jobs as Zoomologist… Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only…

About

Zoomologist.com is brought to you by Zoom-Out Ltd and is the companion site to Zoom-Out.org Zoomologist builds upon, expands and explores the core Zoom-Out Principles and Dimensions from Zoom-Out.org Herein lies the path of the Zoomologist Optimise your reality To Zoom-Out, is to see beyond your current ‘reality’, to many potentially more helpful perspectives. Zoom-Out…

Attention Bubble [Tool]

UNFINISHED Life often demands that we give our attention to unpleasant things. Like smoke that contaminates the air we breathe, sometimes the best strategy, when we can’t avoid it, is to contain it. WHY do it? When we need to deal with a prolonged and potentially unpleasant matter, the extent to which this triggers negative emotions…

Dead Cactus

Metaphors help us to make sense of the world. Metaphors are also useful thinking and communication tools which we can use in business as well as our personal lives. However, metaphors can also form very potent and sticky “perspective traps”. Consider the scenario described to me by Gary during a coaching session after attending a…

Martian Postcard

A writer friend of mine recently gave me a sheet of A4 paper and said, “Here, read this martian poem”.  I expected to see some script in an alien dialect with undecipherable characters. What was written on the paper was the brilliant poem by Craig Raine quoted below. This turns out to be one example of…

Pale Blue Dot

The greatest selfie ever taken? From a Zoom-Out perspective, certainly. Also the greatest distance – you’d need a very long selfie-stick indeed to beat this one. Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometres…

The Blue Marble

This image literally caused the whole world to Zoom-Out. The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft travelling toward the moon. The photograph was taken at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) from the Earth’s surface. It is one…

Out of Time

A Zoomologists tale… From up here, Jim could see for miles. In fact, as the cliche goes, he could exclaim, “I can see my house from here!”. Well actually, he could see every house he’d ever lived in. The terraced home in London that he lived in until the age of eight when his dad…