Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Doing The Wade

A friend of mine has been working out with a trainer for the last few months. She's power lifting. Yeah, yeah, I know. Why? Right?

Anyhoo, her trainer Wade, has this problem solving technique; you present him with a problem and he asks you a series of quick questions.

Example: She recently got out of a nine year relationship and as you would imagine, was torn up about it and wasn't sure if it was what she really wanted.

So, Wade bombarded her with questions, machine gun style: Is this what you want? Do you want to go back with her? Do you want to work things out? Can you imagine living together again? Do you like where your life is currently going? Do you love her?

Boom! Boom! Boom! Ask and answer. Ask and answer.

He most often has a tendency to pull one of these: "Right now! Right this minute! What do you want? Girl A or Girl B? C'mon! Girl A or Girl B?? Answer!! You gotta answer."

And you say, all pressured and frantic, "Uh, uh. I'm not sure! I don't know what to do!"

"Girl A or Girl B??? Now! Answer. Girl A or Girl B???"

"Girl B!" you answer, finding yourself sucking in your breath because you just answered the question exactly opposite of the answer you thought you were going to give two seconds prior.

The theory is to answer so quickly, you have no time to think. You go with your gut. Your true feeling. The direction in which you are most drawn. And then you shake your head and it dawns on you that your answer was really what you wanted all along. Simplicity at its best.

Doing The Wade. Try it sometime.

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