Making room for small change can lead to big benefits…
Consider a Vide Poche.
One of my favorite interior design websites, apartmenttherapy.com, gave me the idea:
French for empty pockets, the vide poche is simply a small bowl or container kept in a convenient location to empty your pockets into when you walk through the door. Having somewhere to put your keys, loose change and wallet when you take off your coat helps minimize clutter and reduces the chance that you will be scrambling around looking for your keys next time you are late running out the door.
Here are four easy ways you can use a vide poche for increased effectiveness:
- Add vide poche to your leadership approach: Leave room for silence in your coaching sessions. Empty spaces in the conversation allow powerful introspection to take place. Resist the urge to fill in spaces with witty advice or riveting questions.
- Add vide poche to your instructional design approach: Create activities that encourage learners to reflect, not just produce the correct answer.
- Add vide poche to your graphic design approach: Remember the power of white space. It gives content room to breathe and have more impact. Enough said!
- Add vide poche to your home routine: Place an empty shoebox-sized container near your garbage can. When you bring in the stack of mail from your mailbox, place junk mail directly in the garbage and place bills or other actionable pieces into the shoebox for later addressing.
How can you use a vide poche to make space for increased success and life satisfaction?