Welcome to Zoom-Out
Zoom-Out (hyphenated) is all about perspectives.
How we view the world, others, and ourselves.
Zoom-Out is also concerned with meta-perspectives; our perspectives on our perspectives.
We can hold a narrow or close-up perspective, or we can hold a broader or stepped-back perspective.
And in each case, this can be helpful or unhelpful to ourselves and others:
The aim of Zoom-Out is to spend as much time as possible in the helpful states.
An observation is that due to our negativity bias and other mental wiring, we have a tendency at times to get zoomed in unhelpfully. Thus by cultivating our zoom-out skills we are better placed to find the optimal zoomed state. We do this by seeing the bigger picture, broader context, and alternative perspectives.
At times we can hold a narrow or limited perspective that is unhelpful to ourselves and others– The Zoom-Out premise
To Zoom-Out is to step back from a current or default perspective and find the most helpful perspective. Which may be a helpful zoomed-in perspective.
Zoom-Out to find the most helpful perspective– The Zoom-Out motto
Zoom-Out is relevant to all aspects of personal life and work.
Explore the topics below or from the menu for specific applications.
Zooming-Out in multiple dimensions
Pointers to helpful perspective taking
See also: The Zoom-Out Compass
A personal reality navigation device
What are people saying about Zoom-Out?
“As fun and engaging as a workshop gets!”
“A very engaging workshop that makes you think about different perspectives.”
“Should be mandatory to attend.”
“Really mindful. This can help me day-to-day.”
“Excellent workshop that gets to the heart of any conflict and strategies for dealing with them.”