"Our thought processes are so familiar, so ingrained, that we can’t imagine thinking a new way. It’s like our minds are running antiquated software that’s slow, with lots of glitches, and is unproductive, but it’s all we’ve ever known. We need to upgrade the software in our heads!" —Sam Chand
Some people thought they made Sam Chand "an offer he couldn’t refuse" when they invited him to speak at a two-day event overseas. After all, they were paying for first-class travel and accommodations for both Chand and his wife, plus throwing in a generous honorarium. But he didn’t jump at the opportunity. Chand was only interested in "the long-term, existential impact" on attendees. He asked, "Will every activity give me the opportunity to influence influencers? And can I be part of a leadership journey instead of just a leadership event?"
Rather than monetary gain, Chand was interested in building relationships. He was thinking in a different way than they were.
Chand notes that our perceptions and thinking patterns determine our emotions, values, and beliefs, influencing how we respond to people and events. Sometimes, we are not even aware of the reasons behind what we say and do because our responses may be ingrained from childhood.
But Chand believes all of us can have New Thinking for a New Future. He has set out to help people move beyond specific goals and consider objectives and key results, challenge themselves, ask crucial questions, and "upgrade the software" in their heads. Through this book, Chand hopes to help others "think more deeply, more clearly, and more productively than ever before."