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.
SERVICE. How does this serve me? How does this serve us? With any major decision, and even down to daily mundane decisions, these are the two most important questions I ask myself. The key is that, in isolation, neither question matters. Together, is where I find my direction. Come listen as I discuss in this week’s leadership meditation.
CORRESPONDENCE. We are what we see. Like any law of physics, this one is no different as it plays right into cause and effect. As it matters to personal, professional or organizational leadership and vision, this concept of reflection is critical to understand if morale, trust or job satisfaction are low. Things are mere reflections. What makes them good or bad are wholly influenced by their inputs. Let’s explore more now.
FREEDOM. My favorite line from any movie is this one word - when William Wallace hurls the word from the abyss of his soul as they take his life. Intense. But, what was he fighting for? The freedom he was shouting at the last moment of his life? We talk a lot about freedom these days: personal freedom, time freedom, financial freedom, freedom this, freedom that. These freedoms have nothing to do with the type of freedom we really want, the same freedom people like William Wallace was willing to give his life up for. Let’s think more about this now - listen here.
The most important all of the lifestyle and mindset changes I’ve made in my life, and now teach people about, are around mindfulness, meditation and breathing. There’s an abundance of evidence these days supporting these activities, which has been great to see. They key, though, is consistency, and practice. One-time of anything has little or no change. One-time of anything over many days added up, has profound changes when you look back and connect the dots. This week, I discuss my personal mindfulness and breathing practice. Read now.
IMPERMANENCE. Sounds philosophical, doesn’t it? Big word; deep meaning. Funny thing is, it’s no more basic than taking a breath to live, or bite of food for energy. It gets overcomplicated, and doesn’t need to be. It’s in its simplicity that there lies the power. Come listen as we unpack this concept.
EGO. Big word for such few letters - what is it's purpose? Is it as evil as we make it out to be, or could it be there for a reason and is just misunderstood? This week I reflect on the notion of ego, and give some thoughts around what could really be going on with this word what we could better understand as we seek to make better our own lives. #mindset #reflection #meditation