Red ocean or Blue ocean? How do you think?

Are You a Red Ocean Thinker or a Blue Ocean Thinker? One of the quotes which is included in the book "On Becoming a Lemonade Maker" by Tamara Kulish. A close-up shot of a metal sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, looks like an abstract underwater scene with the blue color palette and the refractions of light!

Are You a Red Ocean Thinker or a Blue Ocean Thinker? One of the quotes which is included in the book “On Becoming a Lemonade Maker” by Tamara Kulish. A close-up shot of a metal sculpture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, looks like an abstract underwater scene with the blue color palette and the refractions of light!

Are you a Red ocean thinker or a Blue ocean thinker?

Hmmm… a new thought! What does this mean?

Well, are you still a shark trying to get your piece of life in the feeding frenzy, or have you moved your thought process to seeing life as a big blue ocean of opportunities and abundance?

This is truly a quantum leap!

The most successful entrepreneurs in the past few years have been, in my observation, Blue ocean thinkers. This used to be called thinking out of the box, but that image has still been too limiting for many people! Hence, thinking in terms of a vast blue ocean of opportunity, abundant and available for all of us!

I’ve learned an awesome thought, from www.tut.com which is: “Thoughts become things… choose the good ones!” (You can sign up for a free daily email inspiration, which is truly uplifting!)

When we are looking to become better, to heal, to improve our lives and outlook, it’s important to see the many, many opportunities that are out there!

DEPRESSION sets it when we see our lives as being set in stone, unchangeable, or that we don’t somehow deserve good in our lives etc. These thoughts can overwhelm us, consume us, give us anxiety attacks and stop us in our tracks. Fear that there won’t be enough or never will have enough can negatively motivate some to act out aggressively against others.

We have been conditioned to think in terms of scarcity, and this fear sets off the feeding frenzy, the super-competitive, stress-filled life of getting our share, and taking away from others to protect our territory. Is this scarcity model in fact a true-ism of life? Not really, since there is more than enough for everyone.

Our red-ocean, super-competitive way of doing business and managing life has created huge shortages in many parts of the world, while there is an over-abundance in other areas.

The Universe actually has very generous plans for each of us, but a re-thinking of how we approach life is important.

Is change possible? Yes! Is it possible for each of us to live a happy and awesome life? Yes!

Does this happen quickly or slowly? It depends on the changes we are looking at… some things change in an instant and other changes happen more slowly, over time, kind of a slow dripping in process!

How do we embark upon this new Blue ocean of opportunity? Our thoughts become our boats, carrying us to where we need to go!

I’ve broken down many of the processes into smaller manageable steps in my book On Becoming a Lemonade Maker, to help you on your journey!

Please check it out! If you are a Kindle member, you can borrow this book for a period of time, before deciding to purchase it for ongoing reference!

So, here’s to your voyage on the Blue ocean!

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5 thoughts on “Red ocean or Blue ocean? How do you think?

  1. Dysthymia:

    It was a pleasure to reply to you! I’m so happy to be able to connect with people, and to share ideas! No worries about reading the book promptly, I understand that life happens and we must still live in it! I’ve been out of town and unable to even look at my emails and blog!

    I’ve added the disclaimer… and you’re right, it’s important to put in in! 🙂

    Peace! Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  2. Thank you so much for introducing me to the idea of the Blue Ocean! I’d never heard of it before.. It’s certainly the way I view the world (despite suffering from major depression, which I’ve lived with for years, and have learnt ways to cope with). Part of learning to live with my depression was, weirdly, deciding to be my own boss and starting business. Unfortunately the first time round didn’t quite work out (I was one of the overwhelming start-ups which “fail”) but that hasn’t deterred me, and I’m almost ready to have a second shot. I look forward to reading your book.

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    • Dysthymia:

      The Blue Ocean concept isn’t my coinage, but from a previous boss actually! I love it too! It seems to embody so much of what I’ve learned and so much of what I’m trying to practice in my own life. I feel for you when you say you suffer from major depression, I’ve suffered too, but more with what’s called situational depression, even though my situation remained unchanged for years! It took me years of hard work, to learn tools, and a long time to remember to keep putting them into practice, to slowly feel better and better.

      I saw your disclaimer page, and feel this will be a good thing to add to my blog too, (even though I have it in the book), so people can see that what I write is what the scientific and medical community will classify as ‘anecdotal’. So, thank you for this inspiration!

      Our personal stories, our lessons, though they may be ‘anecdotal’, are helpful and useful to other people, for I too have learned some great lessons this way!

      I’ve had a couple of businesses, which served me well for a period of time. There are many reasons a business will fail, but as Henry Ford said, “Failure is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently!”

      There are many opportunities and each one brings us lessons! Some of us apparently signed up for the extra heaping helpings of life lessons! …But look at us! Blogging, writing, reaching out and helping! So there are no failures if we have learned the lessons we were supposed to learn from that experience… the only failure is to have gone through something and not to have been changed by it at all, or not to have pulled the flower from it!

      I look forward to hearing from you after you have read the book! I’d love to hear your insights and feedback!

      Wishing you well on your journey! May it be awesome! …and abundant!

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      • Thank you! 🙂 Your comment was generous both in tone and in length – you took the time to truly reply – I thank you for it. I will indeed be in touch once I’ve read the book. It won’t be in the next 24h as I have something of a ‘reading list’ on the go at the moment, but you will be hearing from me.
        Take care – and thanks again. 🙂

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