It’s universally accepted that most of our lives are run by the subconscious mind, in other words we typically react to the stimuli around us without thinking. I hope this isn’t a surprise. If the conscious mind is not focused on a particular activity it is being run by the subconscious, old patterns that just run…run your life, run the organization. Despite our desire to change, the subconscious mind is constantly sabotaging us without us knowing, because the subconscious is in charge. When I think of the power of the subconscious, I’m amazed that we are able to change at all. Continue reading
I’m not sure if anybody has mentioned this to you lately, but you will die. What a morbid way to start a blog. My objective is not to depress you, but to inspire you to live your life with intention. Continue reading
I had a recent chat with somebody who was blatantly lying to me. The ease in which he flung lie after lie into the conversation stupefied me, particularly as his words cascaded from a moral high ground of divinity. Continue reading
Along the journey I picked up some wisdom about the necessity of participating in life. It came in the form of a simple analogy. When one enters a gymnasium they choose whether to go out on the court to play or alternatively make ones way up the bleacher steps and observe the activities from afar. Continue reading
The allurement of that shiny new possibility can be the undoing of the entrepreneur and lessen the man that could have been. There is an expression that I believe is more relevant today than it has been in the past and that’s the cliché, ‘spread too thin.’ With the flattening of the world, collaborative ideation, interconnectivity and seeds of new opportunities sprouting everywhere our ability to focus has been challenged. How does one overcome the temptation of distraction?
There is a parable from Greek mythology, ‘Odysseus and the Seirenes’ and this wonderful story highlights the challenge of temptation and the need to focus on the task at hand for survival. Continue reading
I’m a Corporate-Hippy who has lived in Japan for three years and I have been exposed to the interior condition of a Japanese Monastery, initiated in the art of Zen meditation so mindfulness is something I am familiar with. Rudimentarily, ‘mindfulness’ is another word for meditation and is simply choosing to be present with complete attention. Continue reading