Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video: An Example of Experiential Intent

(Transcript – edited to remove some of the verbal tics)

I wanted to talk a little further about this notion of experiential intent.

As I look at this experience and the decision making that went into my trip, you know, I had mentioned before that I did time calculations I could have gone to the airport and flown between DC and Toronto.

There was another component to it as well when I did some decision making and that was …what was the experience I want to have in the process of this trip?

Now, if I were trying to maximize my productivity time or I needed to maximize my productivity time, then the airport and the airline experience … absolutely doable and absolutely possible and a really good option.

You know, I could sit down, I can work on my computer, I know I’ll have Wifi, I know I’ll have cell signal. I know that there’s food around.

Thankfully, for this particular trip, I had a different intent in mind.

One was to relax a little more.

Two was to be able to see more of the country. Right now I’m here in Erie, Pennsylvania. This is a section of the country. I’ve never been to before.

And then the third thing was to change up my inputs a little bit, so instead of staring at a screen or staring at a book, I’m staring at nature and whether there are ideas that I can pull from just sitting here on this lovely beach we’re at right now that is fairly empty because I’m very fortunate enough to be here on a weekday.

So by determining experiential intent, it helps guide decision making during the planning process.

It also helps guide decision making during the actual execution, much like your why.

Hope this helps and talk to you soon.

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