We’re in the midst of winter in New Jersey, and it’s such a great time to pause. Tara Brach, American psychologist, author, and meditation teacher gives some insights into the benefits of the “pause” in her book, Radical Acceptance.
“Pausing interrupts entrenched patterns of interaction. When the downward spiral of judging and misunderstanding is stopped, even for a brief time, it becomes possible to recognize the unconscious beliefs and feelings that lie behind the problem. Such insight naturally leads us to making wiser choices.”
When the moment is demanding a lot of you, if you have the opportunity, take a pause. See if anything changes.
- Econsultancy has put out their “Digital and Marketing Trends for 2024.” Their observations fall into five sections including:
- Data haves and have nots
- Customers are more than a conversion
- Creative experiences
- GenAI: Beyond the cool demo (with a note that AI’s presence is felt in other sections)
- People as competitive advantage
Note one of the subcategories for the Customers section is “A rebound for trust” that explores how use of AI for content and/or images can reduce a customers sense of trust and how brands need to counteract that potential pitfall.