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Look Beyond

Discovering new ways to make insights and words more visible and more tangible. I call it Forward Thinking design.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
3 min read
Look Beyond
The more spaciousness you create, the more effective your thinking will be when you start thinking again because thinking can then link into this creative intelligence that is the unconditioned intelligence in you.
— Eckhart Tolle

Create more spaciousness

If you’ve been a subscriber of my newsletter for over six months, you will probably be aware that my writing shifted in a new direction last year.

At the beginning of 2020, this newsletter’s format was largely curated content from the Exploring Forward Thinking Workplaces interviews and the best-related content I was reading and discovering elsewhere.

When the pandemic’s scope and seriousness became more apparent, and much of the world stopped and went into lockdown, I stopped too. Suddenly, I questioned everything I was doing and asked whether it was helpful or not for the times.

However, my period of inactivity was punctuated when tragic news arrived. I received word that someone I greatly admired and who had a significant influence on my leadership journey passed away. Marilyn Jacobson’s passing prompted me to revisit her work and book, Turning the Pyramid Upside Down.

What I rediscovered surprised and inspired me. Marilyn’s work and ideas now seemed prophetic and just right for the challenges we were facing.

I republished my interview I did with Marilyn in 2013 in How to Create New Energy for Change. I also reread her book and published the most intriguing insights in 13 Forward Thinking Insights in Turning the Pyramid Upside Down.

Look beyond

Little did I know at the time that Marilyn’s tragic passing would prompt me to reflect more deeply on my work as well as the work and words of many other leaders, books, and ideas that had influenced me over the past 13 years.

Books such as Synchronicity by Joseph Jaworski, The Highest Goal by Michael Ray, Breaking the Rules by Kurt Wright, Do You Quantum Think? by Dianne Collins, and many others.

Each reading and reflection seemed to bring more insight and more creative thinking into my work and writing.

Then something new appeared that I had never done before.

I started experimenting with new ways to make insights and words more visible and more tangible. I called it Forward Thinking design. Now, these designs are featured in almost every newsletter I write.

Look beyond me because the thoughts came out of stillness.

Finding stillness

We live in a world where people are largely lost in thought and don’t know it — or know that it’s possible to experience something different.

Until we come to an understanding and recognition of this aspect of modern life, you will find it challenging to bring more spaciousness to your life.

But once you touch the power that’s available beyond thinking, you will seek to bring more of it to every aspect of your world.

I always look forward to hearing what you find most intriguing here?

Please email me at or share and discuss it with others in the new Forward Thinking Pro community space.

To your forward thinking life & success!
⏤ Bill

Bill Fox, Author and Founder at Forward Thinking Pro and Forward Thinking Workplaces

P. S. My new book and workshop, Space Beyond Boundaries, will help you look beyond and bring new creative thinking to your life and work. Our first workshop begins on January 27, 2021. There’s room for three more people. Click the button below to learn more. I invite you to join us or please get in touch if you have questions.

Bill Fox

Founder of Forward Thinking Pro and author of The Future of the Workplace. I help you discover new pathways, make better decisions, and be a leader of a better tomorrow — today.