Next Positive Action Zoom-Out

Next Positive Action Zoom-Out

This SELF DIMENSION Zoom-Out emerged from a juncture of my passion for personal productivity and personal wellbeing. It combines elements from “Getting Things Done” by…

Sh*t Happens

Sh*t Happens

Sh*t Happens There is a short phrase that I’ve been quite fond of in the context of project management and product development for years. Those two…

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin and Zoot are our friends from Planet Zoom. Or put another way, visual metaphors with anthropomorphic features that represent our Zoom-In and Zoom-Out abilities.…

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin and Zoot are our friends from Planet Zoom. Or put another way, visual metaphors with anthropomorphic features that represent our Zoom-In and Zoom-Out abilities.…

Right View

Right View

In Zoomology and as Zoomologists we speak of finding the most helpful perspective. Of seeking out the most helpful perspective in any given situation.  This is…

The Mysterious Case of Free Will

The Mysterious Case of Free Will

Free will has endured a long run of, well, freedom. Could that time be at an end? Yet again, free will has been summoned before…

Sleep Well

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…

Happy Easter

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…

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

What’s the greatest gift you can give to someone? The greatest gift you can give to everyone you know and everyone you meet? A gift…

Read Obituaries

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”…

The Blue Marble

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…

Attention Bubble

Attention Bubble

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…

Martian Postcard

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…

Pale Blue Dot

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…

The Blind Men And The Elephant (poem)

The Blind Men And The Elephant (poem)

This ancient parable of the blind men and an elephant is pure Zoom-Out.  There have been subtle variations of the parable over the ages. Its roots can…

William Blake as Zoomologist

William Blake as Zoomologist

To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an…

Art as Zoom-Out

Art as Zoom-Out

Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) on art as Zoom-Out: “[Art] unsettles us awake, disrupts our deadening routines, enlarges our reservoir of hope by enlarging our perspective,…

Sandsend [poem]

Sandsend [poem]

Sandsend Oceans new beat oceans pastAcross the seas of moments lost.Walk with me in the here and nowDiscover the golden life in the cold rock.Cliffs…

Jimi Hendrix as Zoomologist

Jimi Hendrix as Zoomologist

The story of life is quickerThan the wink of an eyeThe story of love is hello and goodbyeUntil we meet again. – Jimi Hendrix, 1970