Who am I? In order to understand who I am, we must understand the Domain of the Brain concept; please go to page six of the following link so that you may follow along with a visual representation of the Domain of the Brain: http://wherecommunitiesserveveterans.org/resources/Documents/ORIENTATION%20MODELS.pdf. Each box represents a different phase in our thought process. From the moment we wake up in the morning we're in the "C" box, from there we decide to the shower, I hope, and we go into the "B" box. We get to work or into our daily routine and we step into the "I" box. In the "I" box we are inundated with information. After we process that information, we get into the "R" box. In the "R" box we create relationships, and from those relationships we create transactions. After we create our transactions we step into the "A" box. Now, for most it’s not easy stepping outside the "A" box. Stepping outside the "A" Box consists of stepping into the "L" box. In the "L" box, phase, we are learning new ways to get back to the "A" box, and shortly after, you step into the "U" box. In the "U" phase we un-learn what we have learned, in order to learn what we don’t know. We then go into the "R" box where we re-train. Many get comfortable in one box, never completing their cycle. Now that you have an idea of what the Domain of the Brain concept consists of, lets go back to my question, who am I?
At this point in my career, I consider myself to be in the "U" box. I’m un-learning in order to learn what I don’t know. Since I’ve been out of the Marine Corps I’ve realized that the business tempo has shifted into high gear. With information flowing at the speed of light, we have become more efficient. With the right knowledge and technology we are able to complete tasks, twice as fast, now, than 10 years ago. Before joining the Marine Corps, in 2006, I was cold calling to build my prospect list. Now, what began as a past time has become the norm, in the business world; various social media sites are now the go to place to start a network. A resume is nice, but a good reference can seal the deal; what I mean by that is that, if we treat everyone like our first client the word will get out, faster than ever.
Who are You?