How to “Smash the algorithm.”
Smashing the algorithm doesn’t have to be difficult rather than Googling just ask a human. A friend’s recommendation can be all you need to start a new you.
In a session with one of my regular clients, I first asked her about her recent news. She had forgotten to get the receipt she needed to enter the Kellogg’s all-for-one giveaway, so she went back to the shop where she bought it to get it. Other than that, her days were the usual. She was studying hard every day and seemed to be waiting for one day when she would get a job that only she could do.
Another client traveled to Yoron Island during his paid holiday until his next job started. It was raining, but when he got to Yuri ga beach, but it suddenly cleared up and he had the island in the middle of the sea, known as “the island near heaven”, all to himself! Even the locals said to him, “You are lucky, aren’t you!” It was a trip that changed his awareness of himself!
I said to her, “I saw a YouTube video of an actress taking an impromptu, one-day trip to Hokkaido. That kind of life is fun, isn’t it? You have to take actions that smash your algorithms! Oh, I’d like to go to the Shrine of money fortune. You could also take an impromptu to Mt Fuji.”
“Smash the algorithm” became a challenge for the client. After the session, the client emailed me. “How about going to the Shrine for money fortune next week?”
So we decided on a good day and booked a bus and rental car. The client is from Osaka, so she flew to Tokyo the day before. I cooked dinner for her and had a movie night on the projector in my house.
On the day, it was sunny in Tokyo but raining heavily at the foot of Mt Fuji. We bought a silver poncho each at the station, a small plastic bag and it was all ready for taking a video. With her excellent driving skills, we were able to visit three shrines in the rain. At the most powerful shrine for money luck, we also bought a lot of good luck charms for people in the 1D1U community. It was a rich trip that did not feel like a day trip.
On the client’s third day, she tried to ask a friend she usually meets when she comes to Tokyo, but she thought that would be the same as usual, so she went to Dialogue in the Dark and had an unexpected experience.
My wish to have a driver was fulfilled and my client was also happy that her wish to be thankful for just being there was fulfilled.
She doesn’t seem to need a Kellogg’s bowl anymore!