Heart. Science will show us that it has 5x the electromagnetic activity than the brain, and that from a motivational standpoint, heart is the power center to make meaningful goals come to life. But, let's go a little deeper, away from science for a minute, and more to the heart of the matter. Listen now as I reflect on heart for this week's leadership meditation.
Like for like. Does it ever work with negative emotions? But, thinking more deeply, even with seemingly good intention, does anger met with anger produce the outcome one's looking for? Thought patterns are riddled with paradoxes, and something I reflect on in this week's meditation.
Practice. When we read this, we may think 'work.' The interesting thing about practice, though, is that no matter what, you are practicing something, specifically, your habits. Practice is neutral, but remains central in all of our lives. Listen in as I reflect on this notion for this week's meditation.
State shift. We've hit the point, you know the one; the one where you want to turn things off for a few, but just can't seem to get the mind to calm. This week I provide 3-simple steps to shift from fight, flight or freeze, to a sense of calm in under a minute. It's easy, and straight-forward, and can be used at any point in the day. All the best.
Quick Guide for Goals. This week, I lay out a straightforward way of thinking about goals, and how to position them so you are most likely to follow-through. There are some important elements to consider, to help yourself become most efficient in the pursuit of your ambitions.
Happiness. Seems like a word people are sick of hearing these days. Why? It's not something to grow indifferent on, it's about making sure you are preserving and fostering it, but we can make a critical error in how to do this, and what I reflect on this week in the leadership meditation.
Slowing down. Something EVERYONE wants, yet, could we be applying the wrong principle to what creates less forward movement. I take just a few minutes to reflect on what is a topic that needs a collective focus.
History. Sometimes things worked really well. Sometimes, not as much. Why don’t smooth structures last? Is it the constant of improvement that actually makes things break thing down further? Listen as I reflect on the notion of history, improvement and growth.
Habits. They can lead to great peace and happiness, or to great suffering and pain. Here are 7-questions I personally use when evaluating whether or not a habit is going to stick around.
Work. Some define it as their job. Others define it for what it literally means, being labor or output. How do you define work? This Labor Day week I reflect on the notion of work.
Status Quo. Something ok leadership is always evaluating, and challenging - but, what great leadership is willing to completely change for the collective well-being. Listen as I reflect on this notion in this week's leadership meditation.
Goals. Every sets them, yet, few reach what they set out to achieve. Why? This week I reflect on the crucial role of emotion and feel when pursuing meaningful outcomes, and how they are the difference of sticking with something, or not.
Full Potential. When you hear these two words together, does it make you shirk? Kind of like, an ick feeling? Have you considered that ick feeling might be telling us that our conditioned notion of full potential is distorted and missing the mark? This week, I bring in a touch of ancient understanding around full potential in this week's meditation.
Personal time. Something we say we want the most of, yet, avoid it almost more than anything. How come? I reflect in this week's leadership meditation.
Resistance. When we feel resistance, what do we do? Do we fight it, embrace it, suppress it, confront it, get mad at it? Resistance is misunderstood, and this week, I take some time to befriend it once again.
Forgiveness is the next great wellness trend? Listen to this week’s leadership meditation as we touch on this.
Softness. It’s what’s required for growth. It’s only to bending to hardness does hardness do what it needs to do for your growth. It’s only when we try to fight hard with hard do things break. All things in nature have to give way to nature to survive and grow, or, nature will break them.
Knowing versus knowledge. One of the hardest things to do in today's data-driven world is to rely on knowing over accumulated knowledge via data and information. I reflect on this, this week in the Monday Leadership Meditation.