Intelligent Change specializes in mindfulness tools. From planners to reflective journals, affirmation cards and conversation starters, Intelligent Change products reinforce the idea that by changing our inner world, we can change our outer world and approach each day mindfully, with a fresh set of eyes. Rather than working harder or smarter to increase productivity, we work deeper, and more mindfully.
Their eclectic line of products blend mindfulness with productivity, and integrate principles of positive psychology. In fact, the triangle symbol seen on their products is a nod to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
A brief crash course on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Maslow created a pyramid structure with five different levels to explain human motivation. The base level is physiological (food, shelter, clothes). Then there is security & safety, love & belonging, esteem & respect, and at the top is self actualization.
The shape of the pyramid is to symbolize and emphasize that each level is a fundamental foundation for the level above. To self actualize, the needs of the pyramid’s foundation must be met. It’s impossible to reach your full creative, existential potential if food scarcity is a major, day-to-day issue.
While the Let’s Get Closer conversation card series is centered around the sociability levels of Maslow’s pyramid, their productivity sets focus on setting a solid foundation for productivity by way of habit. They are certainly known best for their 5 Minute Journal, but the product that we feel really epitomizes what Intelligent Change is all about is their Mindful Affirmation cards.
Whether for kids, relationships, health & wellness, or just general positive affirmations, these cards are intended to help foster a more positive outlook, which can drastically change the way we see ourselves, the world around us, and our place in it. By taking a mindful approach to productivity, perspective, and connection, Intelligent Change products don’t just guide us to change our habits, it asks us to observe our own perspective in the day-to-day and find ways to enhance our relationship with people, ourselves, and what it means to truly be effective.