Physical Distancing – NOT Social Distancing

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This is the 50th episode of the Mind Your Noodles podcast. In this episode, Tripp why we need to physically distance ourselves and NOT socially distance. Also, some predictions for the future – after the Coronavirus. Sign-up for The 95 Method education and training program at Mind Your
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Show Notes

Mind Your Noodles – Episode 50

Episode 50 – Update on Training

Social Connectedness

Coronavirus Purpose

Physical Distancing, NOT Social Distancing

Prediction for the Future

What You Can Learn from the Training

Stay Socially Connected and Be Well




Tripp Babbitt: [00:00:06] Take care of the brains that take care of you with a Mind Your Noodles podcast keep you up to date on the latest neuroscience research and practices to keep your brain healthy and strategies to help your organization be Brain friendly.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:00:27] Hi, I’m Tripp Babbitt, host of the Mind Your Noodles podcast. This is the 50th episode of the Mind Your Noodles podcast and I am finally getting to the point where I’m going to release the training at least the first four videos this week. The first video will be the target audience that I’m looking for. For the training, what my passion is the story behind the passion I have for teaching executives a better way. The second video tells the differences between the ninety five method and everything else that’s out there in the marketplace, especially for people who are looking for some type of competitive advantage over whether it’s other people within their organization or pet advantage for their organization. Third video will be what the payoff is. In other words, what do you get out of it? And then the fourth video will provide an overview. Now, these are videos that, again, just like everything else, are dynamic. I will probably change and update them over time, especially as I get additional feedback on the videos that I have. And all of these these four videos will all be free. And I’m still trying to work out what I’m going to do. I’m talking to partners.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:01:53] I’m talking to different people about how we’ll break this out and what I’m going to charge for and what I’m not going to charge for for the training moving forward. So that gives you an update. At least, what’s happening now? Now, I’ll be honest with you.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:02:13] I didn’t know was talking about this week because we kind of went through the Corona virus thing. But I started reading some articles this week about this social distancing thing that’s going on. And you know how I feel about from previous episodes about social and how important is not only to to facilitate change, but the connected connectedness that we all have within the organizations that we work with, the communities that we live in and things of that sort. So as I started reading some of the articles, one of things that really stood out was we’re really not doing social distancing. We’re doing physical distancing. And there’s a big difference there. So we already have a lot of mental health issues that are going to come out of this. Probably not so bad. Is that what it would have been probably even two decades ago when we didn’t have phones and people sitting next to each other texting each other.But there is still that sense of connectedness that you get from a community and deep connectedness that you get from being something bigger than yourself.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:03:30] Now, we hopefully can realize that our purpose right now is to kind of keep the the broader community healthy while we work through and try and figure out vaccines and immunizations that we can get to prevent from getting a corona virus. But there’s a large part of our population that’s obviously at risk with this. But moving forward, we’re going to have some really serious issues associated with what just happened. Everything’s going to change. This this virus, I mean, what it’s done to the economy, what it’s done to people. I mean, if you’d just even look at retail shopping, that’s going to even change more. I was already on a pattern where people weren’t going to stores or more or more each year people were ordering online. And so we’re not in places where we’re meeting with people or seeing neighbors or old friends or whatever at malls and grocery stores and places like that. Those those were community gathering types of things. Now, I don’t know that grocery shopping is going to go away, but it might you know, it’s I mean, there’s some serious issues. Do we get everything delivered? And we you know, we’re already fairly isolated as a society at this point. And the social isolation, you know, leads us to have, you know, the old elderly are going to be, you know, they’re even going to be more lonely. It may possibly after this. Now people are staying in touch. You know, we’ve got some strange things going on with nursing homes where people can’t go and visit and they’re showing up at windows or doing innovative things to stay in contact.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:05:29] But I think it’s important that we’re not social distancing, that we are physically distancing from each other to protect each other, and that we need to begin to find ways where we’re not getting into this social isolation because we become less empathetic to other people’s plight and position within the community. And I think there needs to be more of that in order to make positive change in communities where we all can’t do it on our own. And you can’t serve a broader good without a broader purpose, not just for an organization, for a society. And we’ve seen that over the years with people talking about, you know, went well when JFK was John F. Kennedy was president. You know, we’re going to go to the moon. Now, we haven’t had anything. Really like that where, you know, from a competitive standpoint, I think it it’s all been so segmented by certain industries and things of that sort. But I also think there’s going to be some tremendous opportunities moving forward because I believe some of these supply chains are going to start to move back in to individual countries because as we learned with China and push came to shove, you know, they’re basically saying, hey, if we need the supplies, we’re gonna keep them. We’re making them here and we’re going to decide what’s going to happen with those products. And so with a communist nation like this, we’re going to need to protect these supply systems. And I’d already actually have an article out on LinkedIn that I reposted a couple weeks ago about how.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:07:12] We have let manufacturing leave this country because we weren’t competitive now. There’s a whole story behind it and you can read the article if you want to put a link to it from the show notes. But we have, you know, and not just the United States, but other countries all relying on either cheaper labor or something like that.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:07:38] And now when we have a crisis, we can’t make these things. But we already had a problem before with it because it doesn’t make any sense. You got a military and then you’ve got parts and pieces of military equipment made in China and all other types of countries. Just doesn’t make any sense here. They’re an adversary, so to speak. And you know, whether whether you’re a big fan of globalization or you’re you’re not, certainly. Does it make sense when you have governments operating two different? Realms, very different types of governments where, you know, communist China. And then a democracy in the US. And, you know, you you just gotta you you’re gonna see these supply chains. I think you really come back in the United States and we should be able to be competitive. You know, I always hear about how low automation workers are going to lose jobs. The automation we’ve heard heard the same thing with technology. And I don’t see any less jobs when technology started and we got more software developers and hardware people. And so why can’t we automate things in this country or, you know, it just it just doesn’t make any sense to me. So you’ve got to make things more local. I think we’re gonna start to see that, you know, people are looking to the federal government while the federal government has for a long time.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:09:16] And I’m going to rant here a little bit, but for government for a long time hasn’t it’s such a huge bureaucracy. It’s hard to no one be empathetic but serve the broader good when you have such a large bureaucracy like that. And I think a lot of these things will get pushed down to local and state governments, probably first to the state governments and then to the local governments, because then the services can be provision much better and assess the needs of it. So we’ll be, you know, whereas now we have a bureaucracy in design government and where I talk about doing a customer in type of organization. Same thing needs is going to happen with gover-. I mean it now he needs to happen, but it’s gonna happen. I mean, because we can’t continue to say to not serve the needs of our broader community. When the bureaucracy is driving everything, when it has no idea, you know, how things connect. I think this connects with all the training that I’m going to be giving to, because the whole idea is to get organizations more connected to the customer and sensitize to the customer to have innovation and data and decision making and organizational design all based in the what the what the customer wants.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:10:52] So I think all governments can be redesigned this way, and the more local it becomes, the better it will be. And that a lot of these things that are done federally get pushed down into the states where it can be, as I said, provision much better in that particular scenario. Now, that doesn’t mean Washington, D.C. is going away. There’s a role for, you know, getting information and knowledge collected where it can be useful to the individual states. But I think this even pushing it even longer. I think it’s ridiculous when people are looking to the federal government for help. It just can’t be provisioned effectively or efficiently and probably more effectively. His is the word that I would look for with great efficacy, if you will, both effectiveness and efficiency from a bureaucracy like that. And so it becomes very expensive to provision those services. So I think, again, I think the trend is going to be after this, especially that things are going to get more local as time goes by. So I you know, I these are my theories. These are as I look into the crystal ball of things and I look at the types of training that I’m doing versus what everybody else is doing.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:12:17] And it’s much different done than the way that people are looking at the world today. So if you’re looking for something very different, look for these videos to come out. You can sign up on my Web site at Mind Your Noodles dot com. There is a place there to be able to get notified when the videos are available. We’ve got a lot of people already signed up for that. It’s just been me getting to the videos. But guess what? Got a lot more time now like everybody else. And as I said, I’m I’m still debating on what the pricing should be. I’m probably going to start lower, especially with the corona virus. I just want people to have something, executives to have something where they can take this opportunity and sharpen their ax. You know, they can learn some new things. And so I want to begin and get them down the path. Of being able to find new ways to look. If you’re an existing executive.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:13:20] Maybe new ideas. If you think you’ve become stagnant or where maybe even your companies become stagnant and developing new ideas for how you might go about and improve your organization. If you’re an aspiring executive, you someday may be in project management or management or a quality manager or somebody that’s kind of climbing the ladder. You got to. You’re gonna have to ultimately have method just being nice. And people like he knew is not a reason to be an executive. You have to be more than that. You got to have method also. And then for people that are new executives, whether that’s a new executive, your first time being an executive or you’re new to an organization, you’re going to need to have. You’re going to have to have training to understand that systems are different. So if you’re coming from another organization, the one you just came from, assuming that, you know, the new organization, the things that worked in your old organization or work in the organization. It’s a complete fallacy. Systems are different, completely different cultures and processes and thinking. And it’s so important to let to have a method, first of all, for learning that and their customers are going to be different, too. So. So going back to the initial training, we’re going to be looking at the thinking and the and the customer lens and thinking lens and the customer lens. And those are going to be driving the training throughout because everything else kind of follows from that. The better knowledge you have about your system that you’re working in, the more effectively you can work on it and improve it. Now, this the neuroscience component actually gave me more clarity about how to approach improvement and in an organization.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:15:25] So it’s not just change is actually leading you in a positive direction. So that the neuroscience piece, I think is something one, it’s new and people tend to like the new research that that’s going on because I want to be on the cutting edge.I mean, who doesn’t want to be on the cutting edge of what’s happening in management?


Tripp Babbitt: [00:15:52] You know, we’re learning a lot more than we have, a lot more technology being able to read the brain, how it works. But I think the neuroscience component of the training, as I filter it through it will help bring clarity on why we go about the training, the way that we do. So look for the four videos. If you haven’t signed up, go to the Woods Web site at Mind Your Noodles dot com where you can go to Mind Your Noodles dot com forward slash training or the ninety five method dot com forward slash training to get the to sign up for regular podcast episode releases and any other information I have. I haven’t done anything but the releases to this point. But as now that I’ve got the training component beginning to take shape, being updated on that will be helpful and useful if you’re interested in these types of things. So I’d stay safe. Everyone wash your hands, get out, go for a walk. Do not socially distance yourself Zoom with your family. I did that actually yesterday with with our family and stay connected with these people. And as we come out of it, to be aware that we need to get the we need to get back to social.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:17:22] And finding ways to do that will be a big part of what I think organizations will need to embrace and find methods to allow that social component to really become part of the fabric of the organization of which you work.


Tripp Babbitt: [00:17:51] Hi, this is Tripp Babbitt. I’d like to inform you that I will be releasing some of the videos of how to use the ninety five method in order to achieve a brain friendly organization within the next month and a half. There’ll be some free videos to give you a sense of what the training is about, and then also a little of the background behind the training itself. So if you’re interested and be notified of any updates as far as the training availability, then the pricing that I’ll be releasing the next month and a half or so, then sign up at Mind Your Noodles dot com forward slash training.


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