The maps we use*

Are there for our convenience, but too often don’t accurately reflect the world. These are the 24 time zones of our world, what do you notice in the image below? As a coach I've spent time with many of my clients helping them spot the maps they use, and the variance between the map and the real world. And in that gap lies success, blind spots, strengths and derailers. What maps are you using?

*“The map is not the territory” is a phrase coined by the philosopher and engineer Alfred Korzybski. It is used to convey the fact that people often confuse models of reality with reality itself. According to Korzybski, models stand to represent things, but they are not identical to those things.


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