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How To Recognize Our Innate and Natural Gifts – The Source of Our True Self – Part I

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As most of you know, my life-work centers around personal and social human evolution and to see this idea of “evolution” as a process that occurs within a individuals lifetime.  The work is founded on the notion that we, as unique human beings, have a fundamental need to:

  • more effectively express and live our natural gifts and dispositions;
  • discover healthier and fuller human relationship synergy born naturally from this truer “Self”;
  • come to know sooner, and live more fully with intention, our YOUnique “Life-Purpose.”

What I wish to do here is very simple.  The beginning bottom line to living one’s gifts in one’s lifetime is to come to discover them, to value them, and then act on manifesting and living them most fully and in our daily life over time.  

This idea of discovering and living our natural gifts and dispositions “over time” cannot be over stated. This process is anything but a quick fix.  It is a lifetime deal. A lifetime of learning is involved in this idea of Self evolving. As it should be.  Personal evolution is The Never Ending (life) Story for each of us.

Now, invariably, and naturally, when my conversations with people in real or virtual life get to this point I will get the same question from someone in the audience, or that person I am speaking with directly in front of me (… and their inner-dialog is most likely something along these lines, “BlahBlahdiddlyblah”)

Here’s THE question:

“HOW THE $#%@ DO I FIGURE OUT WHAT MY GIFTS ARE?!”

I have capitalized this question as the speaking voice of the inquirer typically carries some shade of emotion. My answer is surprisingly simple, even elegant, but the application of the insight found in the answer is incredibly difficult to do.

Here’s my reply:  

“As an adult we can see our natural gifts through our reaction to others… over time.  Specifically, it’s those things that consistently frustrate us about other people that represents our natural and innate gifts and dispositions.”

It is those things others can’t do, that we do easily, that reflect our innate gifts and dispositions. As an adult, with life memories, and built-up pattern of thought and behavior, this is the simplest way I know of to begin seeing one’s naturally gifted Self…

It is quite illuminating as we consider our own negative reactions to others as being unreasonable. All along we thought they were the idiots, or simple minded, or just plain incompetent, when it turns out they were none of these, that we were simply not accurately valuing that which made us unique.

What is the Distinction between Human Learning and Human Evolving… and how is Mobile Learning technology involved

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Evolution is quite distinctive from learning.  I have tossed and turned around the intersection of these spaces since graduate school Neuropsychology days at Stanford (Dr. Karl H. Pribram-advisor)… since 1984. The difference or distinction applies to a human awareness of our YOUnique “Self.”

The mobile space folds hu-connection. The folding of productive or operational space/time (e.g. productivity/time migration: smoke signals-2-letters-2-FedEx-2-encrypted/signature email-2-IM/Skype-2-MobileSkype) is also a byproduct of tech advances.

To learning-to-evolve is quite a bit different than to evolving-to-learn.  Meta-learning for example concerns the necessary cognitive abilities to make learning happen with intention, habitually, and to also, one hopes but not necessarily, to learn how we learn as unique learning and evolving human beings.   This is where the migration to learning-to-evolve as individuals and (ever greater potentialities of) synergistic systems of individuals begins.

Hu-Evolution, in my nutshell, starts with our natural genetic dispositions which are innate and distinctive for each and every one of us… this being the developmental foundation for what makes us “special” (our Purpose (and our core “learning” direction in life) is and should be based on our unique-ness) and therein how we can become more and more innately complete and therein more coherently (progressive potentiations of greater hu-synergy/time) synergistic with others.

We can only hope that all of our learning experiences move us in the direction of evolving our uniqueness as individuals; and from this movement do the same within and throughout global systems of individuals, e.g. teams, couples, families, companies, cultures.  Our life environments both trigger and nurture these innate and unique personal dispositions, or not, and to varying degrees between.

Mobile Learning can support Mobile-Personal Evolution only if it focused on applications that provide insight and support integrated cognitive, visceral and behavioral action in this regard. This is my life-work (https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/job-posting_-iso-ah-ha-application-suite-development-team-social-networking/)

I am not sure you have noticed but there is a great and tangible yearning in the world right now for personal sense of what one might term a “true-self” – as one’s uniqueness seen and felt more clearly and coherently; and from this, a personal sense of meaning and purpose based on this fundamental foundation of the person.  (Oh, and this has nothing to do with our “character development” curriculum or much touted “self-esteem” thinking…  This is new territory).

I called this The Great Yearning.  You have all seen the explosion of quick (superficial) and “fun” self-evaluation quizzes.  For example: “What kind of drink are you?”, “What kind of Asian are you?” (I kid you not),”What kind of Soul are You?” (http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofsoulareyouquiz/), etc, etc.  This is a real indication of, and reaching-out for , “a  learning” that the market of human beings is screaming for help with.

More than ever before (at least now quantifiably manifest within the soc-net app space) the question of genuine-ness, and by natural extension, a more genuine quality in human-connectivity is being spoken of, both directly and indirectly.  Learning what makes us for a “genuine” human being  is no different than learning, and then living (daily), the who, what and why of each of us… what makes us YOUnique as individuals and by default, what we are here to do with our lives.

Mobile-Learning can be the platform for insights concerning personal evolution and natural gift-centric  and innate dispositional-centric assessment over time, day-by-day and these are mobile apps (as a suite) I am currently working on.

Without knowing who and what and why we are (with the how, when/where and so-what part of the question-matrix) … we unfortunately “learn” (mobile or otherwise) without the conscious, guiding foundation of our innate Self, and we tend to be learning and acquiring knowledge through material/symbolic (vs. significant or naturally-driven) motivations, and as a universal (almost) consequence evolve without intention or design, i.e. market and external driven learning motivations.

This has not been “crossed” this road yet, it is directly before us. It is the next frontier. Welcome to the Evolution-Revolution, or what my students chunked, and called, “The EvoReVo!”

Mobile as Hu-Evolution Agent

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This Hu-Evolution Movement has been brewing since humankind started using its frontal lobes… “Self-Creative” or autopoietic thought and behavior are now an emergent and quantifiable Hu-reality as can be witnessed in the birth and current revolt of Web2.0 and Social Media, VL and all associated technologies; but there are some missing cornerstones and foundation components that need to be in place to allow this movement to be healthfully born and to develop effectively going forward.

hugensPrinciple_2The pressure has been building and I believe the time is upon us to be pro-active in acting-with this “birthing” and to act as facilitator of this explosive new paradigm before us. The water has only broken people; the rest of the baby is still yet to come…

Some people say you can only have so many shifts within a certain psycho-social timeframe… that a certain paradigmatic “refractory period” is needed and this is true, I believe, BUT only as it has applied within our previously hierarchical and male-disposed organizational structures and processes.

I say that the flatter our social order becomes the greater allowable frequency of shifts, movements will occur. If you look around these last 100…..50…..30…15, 10, 5, 2 years you will see just such a phenomena – the paradigm shifts have increased in frequency. This “meta-shift” is, in and of itself, an indication of SELF-Evolving Human and Human collective movement – like ozone before lightening, the rumbling is palatable.

I know you know something is coming. I know you can feel it too.  Some of you may have your own way of seeing it. So many convergent indicators are in the marketplace today.  The holonomic models of Karl Pribram and David Bohm apply well I think to these coming of days and thereafter – to what we as human beings do in our minds and how we change in our behavior over these next generations (I project 3-4 or 100 years) and beginning now, and how mobile is a key component tech in this transformational space/time… today.

People are not just learning content or skills.  They are not simply going to use mobile to learn-to-learn – a new emergent population of humanity that 2%, is now ready to use mobile to Learn-to-Evolve!

Mobile as THE Human evolution-revolution agent is why I am here speaking to you. It is a huge project and huge undertaking and will demand many teams of many synergistic skill sets, and as would be true of any real paradigm shift some of these skills sets have not worked together very often, such as theoretical neuropsychologists and mobile application developers and Personal Knowledge Management specialists and “Self-Quantification” scientists and SQ product development companies. We have seen a few such interactions but not as a fully integrated top-down/bottom-up (chalice-shaped) development process.

Who wants to work on a piece of this collective dance together?

Cheers all,

Brian

thejohnbrian@gmail.com
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Job Posting_ ISO Ah-Ha Application Suite Development Team – Social Networking

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ISO Dream Development Team

 4-5 monster App-Development-Creatives who as a group can:

1) write App’s for iPhone & Blackberry & Facebook / LinkedIn Platforms;
2) build and maintain a 4D-db cloud; generate all necessary algorithms; and design, build and mantain the Internet backbone
3) have UX know-how and 3D topological UX illustration skills

  

It is Time to Measure Our Ah-Ha's and Our Patterns of Insight... Our "Paths-of-Ah-Ha"

It is Time to Measure Our Ah-Ha's and Our Patterns of Insight... Our "Paths-of-Ah-Ha"

  

NOTE!

This is a non-paying job that CAN CONVERT into a…

… FT job+cash+equity if-we-get-funded or if-we-make-it-on-our-own-wo-funding

…opportunity.

 Assume 10+ hours/week minimum for each member of a 4-5 member team
over an estimated outside 3-6 month development window
or 120+hrs labor for each member over that 3-6 month period and
…if successful…
your ROTI (Return On Time Invested) is a FT Position, a “founders shares” equity position  and stock options.

With 4-5 of the right-fit and passionate and brilliant people we should be able to get in front of the “right” investors with a market transforming Application within 3-6 months.

This is a great opportunity considering some of you might be “under-employed” at the moment.

Interested? Email me: thejohnbrian@gmail.com

Our Ah-Ha's and Flo Experiences... A New Platform for "Genuine" Self-Representation.

Our Ah-Ha's and Flo Experiences... A New Platform for "Genuine" Self-Representation.

 (And a neuro-linguist with web based Social Network (SocNet) interest or experience would be good to have on the team as well.)

The Recognition, Passion, Value and Objectives of the Effort: We will be the 1st team/org/work group to represent and correlate and create new value and new global conversation around the nature and patterns of our human insights, and not just the big ones, the Eureka’s, but all insights, the whole spectrum, from small to huge and all those in between. (See Mutual-of-Omaha’s video collection of individual big aha-moments: Mutual-of-Omaha’s Big Aha-Moments Business Movement)

Even though this work is all about “The Creative” and the “enhancement of personal and social value”, and so on, make no mistake, it is also about creating significant wealth for The Team.

Building the “Ah-Ha (Insight) Tracker, Flo Tracker & Path-of-Ah-Ha” SocNet App-Suite is objective #1. (See: https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/weme-metrics/)

Other inter-development objectives include:
1) Making the behavior/act of inputting our insights as ah-ha’s “socially cool.” (Oprah and guests Aha! moments)
2) Must be easy and fun to do.
3) Gathering, mashing and mining the data, and data patterns, and discovering “Meta-Insights” and “Meta-Ah-Ha’s” in personal/individual cloud and the interconnected social cloud(s).
4) Delivering distributed and juicy fun chunks of insights about our own insights and about others is a key task… and seeing this in our mobile & various socnet spaces.
5) Connecting people in “event-time” globally and based on correlated symmetries between and “around” their individual insights.
6) Visually represent the data and patterns of insight as data streams in value rich and meaningful ways.
7) Connecting this dynamic 4D data matrix to other db’s both current and emerging that are and will be representing other flavors of human activity such as, personal geo-spatial info, internet content focus behavior patterns, content distribution patterns, email content patterns, people interface patterns… and of course, the individuals stated preferences.

The key is create a new and intrinsically real and more genuine domain of conversation among people, one that has new and deeper and fuller value to individuals as YOUnique human beings… and ultimately the planet itself.  This is all about having insights … about our ah-ha moments… and then as a natural consequence about discovering and living a progressively more natural, innate, genuine and truer Self or TruSelf.

Ultimately it will be about making the idea and the reality of being a more consciously YOUnique and therein genuine individual a cooler and cooler way of living in your life.

Diary = Patterns = Paths & "The Path-of-Ah-Ha" of the planet can be mesaured. TooKelvinKewl!

Diary = Patterns = Paths & "The Path-of-Ah-Ha" of the Planet can be Measured. TooKelvinKewl!

This will be the beginning in Social Networking of the seeing and behaving and living of a new ecology, the Ecology-of-Mind.

And, let us mention this last criterion matrix… The has-to-bee’s:
1) It has to be fun.
2) It has to feel like the NewCool thing to do, to be part of it.
3) It has to be this kind of cool but it also has to last… to have long legs.
4) It has to be Easy to Understand & Easy to Do. EtU-EtD.
5) Oh, and it has to make a massive amount of money sooner than later.

Intrigued ?
RingMe:  thejohnbrian@gmail.com

 

 

It is really very simple. Minds NEED other Minds that fit.

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Minds Needs Minds... that fit!

Minds Needs Minds... that fit!

That’s my take… the human mind wants to meet optimal other minds.

I think it is this simple. Defining “optimal” becomes interesting but let us assume it is about creating new “anythings.” The moment of insight “Ah-Ha” (…and yes, I spell it differently than the popular market and for good reason) is the most intoxicating experiential phenomena known to the human mind… So having more of these that are resonant to our innate and unique gifts and dispositions and doing so with others of complementary unique-ness is… well… a real watershed party. This is what our minds want AND need intrinsically – and are designed to create, are creating, and will continue to create for themselves.

There are few if any technologies in the world today that over time have evolved outside of this idea of mind-driven architecture, design and functionality.

I am sure I am not saying anything new but I hope I am saying it uniquely and therein reaching more “minds” in the process.

WeMe – Human Evolution Metrics & The EvoReVo Is Coming!

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“WeMe” – Metrics for the Evolution of Individuals and Humanity. 

Ah-Ha Tracker-SML 

 
WeMe is about the “we” of society as in “us” as a system of semi-interconnected human beings and the “me” of society as in “the individual”, and why and how they merge and combine and produce relationships of varying degrees of human synergy, e.g. productivity, unity, creativity output, etc.  It is also about the WeMe as a naturally and globally evolving system of individuals and how we can affect the quality and speed of that waiting evolution-revolution.
 
 Flo Tracker-SML
 
WeMe is about a new form of “Self” representation that is Raw, Direct and Natural. 
 
The more powerful result of a WeMe revolution will be built, initially, using raw data concerning insight or ah-ha events which throughout our daily lives. These insights or ah-ha events, and the patterns-of-ah-ha’s that emerge, will be easily recorded, automatically uploaded and dynamically illustrated, from the little ones to the big Eureka’s – while we work, play, walk, talk, wherever we are, whoever we are with face-to-face or virtually.
 
The Diary of Ah-Ha-SML
Most importantly, WeMe is about recording and representing the “patterns of our insights” over time and then correlating these patterns to what is going on within us and around us… our context, our actions, our relationships and even our thinking… over time. It is our patterns of insight, or what I call our Path-of-Ah-Ha, that we can get a clearer and true picture of our living and evolving Self.
 
Oh, did I not mention that WeMe is about coming to know and see and better live our innate gifts and dispositions, and from this, our TruSelf.  This is the real purpose to being able to actually see and come to understand the nature and patterns of your insights over time.
 
WeMe is all a piece of the rest of GET and LeCompany and LeToonz and The Library-of-Masters and The ArteFactory and SynchroNet and The Ageless Child (See: G.E.T. TheVision).  WeMe is simply the first market space I think I can begin to make all the rest come alive and into the market.
 
Ah-Ha

Ah-Ha

WeMe records our ah-ha’s right from our blackberry or iphone or palm or laptop.  These Ah-Ha (and Flo) tracking uploads are the first step towards a direct measure of your daily growth and, over time, patterns of that growth and development and, over a bit more time, your personal evolution.
 
Remember if it’s about Me then it is also about We, or as it applies to the individual it then also applies to clusters of individuals, and larger clusters and so on until it can represent a dynamic picture of the learning and the evolution of our society as a whole.

In the early 90’s I brought these personal and organizational learning and evolution measurement and representation software ideas into the market to test the water. As organizational IT solutions back then, and for the home pc children and tween market, the WeMe suite of software consisted of: The Ah-Ha Traker, The Flo-Traker and The Diary-(Path)-of-Ah-Ha as seen in the above CD package illustrations.  That was over 15 years ago. At this time I spelled “Tracker” without the “c” as “Traker” to make the phrase more unique.

The idea then was that people would be interested in visual representations, and other cool data visualizations, related to their personal (and human systems as org’s) growth, learning and evolution, and how this life process co-related to other Hu’s on the planet. Obviously, I was too early.  Not so today I’m hoping.

Ah-Ha /Flo Tracking is only the beginning.

If you have seen and read about my LeToonz characters and the topological world they live in called LeCozmos, you will know that ah-ha and flo are 2 of a family of  6 (and more coming) processes or states represented in the evolutionary model or ontology of mine.  In knowing this then you know that this is just the beginning and that many, many versions will be waiting to follow after this first version of WeMe which will be using Ah-Ha and Flo only. In other words, we have a very full pipeline of products to come and it is, and always has been, a matter of picking the best product-place and time to begin, which I think is WeMe and now… and then to pay very close attention to our human users.   

LeCozmos - The Analogue Wave-Space World were LeToonz lives

LeCozmos - The Analogue Wave-Space World were LeToonz lives

These Guys will help you find what makes you YOUnique!
These Guys will help you find what makes you YOUnique!
 

 

 
 

 

 

What does the very first version of WeMe have to do to be successful?

  • WeMe has to deliver, and continue to deliver, unique, genuine and personal value.
  • Users have to want to see what they “look like” as YOUniquely measured individuals, and as compared to others.
  • Users have to have ah-ha’s through tracking their ah-ha’s that they find valuable for themselves and others.
  • Metric visualization has to be outstanding.
  • YOUnique metric visualizations per YOUnique user must offer overlay and superpositioning features that are also outstanding.
  • Users have to want to share the “experience and the value” with others.
  • WeMe data upload has to be very easy to do and very little time to do it.
  • It has to look, sound and feel kewl as well as be kewl. 

The LeCozmos topology imagery will become the functional, dynamic 4-dimensional visualization medium. In LeCozmos we have an analogue topological system of evolving imagery that starts with a sign wave that becomes a mobius strip that evolves into a toroid and then into connecting toroids, and ultimately an nth dimensional nested-toroid that represents a singular YOUnique individual.  These toroids will be able to overlay upon each other to measure “fit” or potential human synergy.  That’s the plan anyway.

Making all this happen will take a ton of work and some cash.  The easy part it do start something simply, Versions 1.0-1.5 for example, and build up to this nested toroidal Version 3.0 correlative place.  
  
Version 1.0
Through their socnet interface (iphone, palm, wrist watch, blackberry, laptop, etc) the user enters numeric data that reflects the number of insights or “Ah-Ha” events they have had (or are having) at any point throughout their day (or when a user wakes up with dream insights to be recorded).  Users then have a choice to enter another discrete numeric which reflects their sense of time that has passed since they made their last entry.  Flo data reflects your “sense of time” passing or your experience of “felt-time.

Your Ah-Ha and Flo data entry behavior on your iPhone or Palm or Blackberry (etc) or laptop would be something like this:

  • You realize you are having an ah-ha, a series of ah-ha’s, or that you recently had an ah-ha or series apple-iphone-in-hand-thumbof ah-ha’s previously.
  • You hit (press, click, speak to) your Ah-Ha Tracker application icon on your “device” touch screen.
  • When the app opens you choose/press the icon “Ah-Ha Rec.”
  • The screen opens to your Ah-Ha Tracker image/metaphor which, in this case, you chose to be a series of different pizza sizes – could be shoes, golf links, etc.
  • You click the XL Pizza image 1x, the Large Pizza image 3x’s, the Medium Pizza image 10x’s and then hit the “Next” button.
  • You then you enter 30 in the new (next) FloTracker screen. (You just made a Flo record stating that it “feels like” 30 minutes have passed since the last time you entered data 2 hours ago.)
  • You close your phone and your data uploads to all of your various profile screens in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter (coming), LinkedIn, Hi-5, Plaxo, etc.
  • You can check to see your personal YOUnique Toroid and other personal YOUnique evolutionary data graphics online by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “MeMirror.” 
  • You can check to see everyone else’s, or the We of WeMe, by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “WeMirror.”

That’s it, your YOUnique Hu-Metric, or human-metric, record loaded up in 8-10 secs max!

 Version 2.0
This personal evolution-data metric adds up.  It becomes YOUniquely patterned and then it is superpostioned on everything you think and do. Everything you do as-in… places you travel physically; your web behavior and email content; your live meetings and web-meetings and dialogue and texting; your YouTube visits, posts and posts you check out; and most importantly “your own” work and content creation and content affecting work.

More really cool stuff comes alive with your WeMe Ah-Ha/Flo data over time – the “Compares” – comparisons w/Others.  Others that you know; and comparisons with people you cease to know; and correlations to people you do not yet know but that you have complementary and/or parallel “data-relations” with and, and, and…

You and others can, for the first time EVER, actually see and measure your growth, learning and evolution. You would be able to see your ah-ha and flo data patterns merge with your life “doing” and thinking” patterns… and those of others around you and around the world. 

Version 3.0
This is the transformational Version.  Here is where you will be able to go from who you are – based on where you have been – to who you are based on who you are born to be.

At the next level “WeMe” will help anybody who uploads genuine WeMe data discover their unique and natural gifts, talents and dispositions.  WeMe helps us discover and then live our TruSelf and as a seamless consequence, our destined Purpose… On-Purpose.

Brian
J. Brian Hennessy
Creator of LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, The EvoReVo, The Ah-Ha Traker, Flo-Traker and Diary-of-Ah-Hazzz as a life measurement tool chest and more…