True success is found when you avoid the comparison and contrasting of places, people, data, messaging and emotions. In fact, there is no need for interpretation with baseline experiences when one is called into a conversation.
No matter the social setting — whether it’s a date or a networking event — if someone asks you the question: “What do you do?” or “Tell me about yourself?”, the socially acceptable and automatic answer is usually a job title.
Conscious leadership is not about working towards the goal of becoming someone or something that you are not already. It’s about gaining a clear understanding of your power and truth, outside of your comfort zone.
A science-based framework to face the fears found at the edge of your comfort zone. On the list of anxiety-inducing, gut-wrenching scenarios, negotiating with yourself to start a new professional venture can rank somewhere between trying to talk yourself into walking a tightrope over a 10,000-foot chasm and setting all your worldly possessions on fire.
“As human beings, we think that because we can think a certain way that we’ll think this way forever. What I discovered is that we spend years being unconscious in our thinking, in part because we’re growing up and living our lives.
If you want to bring your leadership development to new levels of consciousness, start with how you lead your own self. Slow down the process of looking out and begin looking in to reach new levels of consciousness.
In today’s fast-paced world, transformation is a must. It’s a critical and ongoing part of life. Transformation keeps us relevant. It allows us to make a difference in our own worlds and in the broader world.
Like seeds, humans must meet our needs in order to grow. There are the basic needs for survival—air, water, food—then there are other needs that—met consistently and abundantly—enable us to flourish. And like seeds, whatever we grow becomes part of our network, part of the environment around us. What are you growing? Is it beneficial to the world?
The best way to effect change is almost always to start with opening ourselves to new possibilities. Are there things you’d like to change that you can’t seem to? What are you not seeing that’s right in front of you?
Why mindfulness? Because being mindful, or living in the present, prevents us from worrying about the past and future. Living in the here and now focuses us. It mitigates stress. It allows us to celebrate life and realize that what we have is this moment and that making the most of this moment is making the most of life.
The answer to sustainably reducing your stress lies in a simple shift in perception. When you become aware of how you’re impacting others, you can inspire people to be innovative and productive. And your business and families can thrive.
Most people will experience a huge level of stress as they are reaching a new level of development. The reason we feel this stress is because we feel out of control. And usually, we feel out of control because we haven’t discerned what the threat is.
When we first moved to the Great Sage Plains of Colorado, the sacred ancient grounds of the Ute, Anasazi and Hopi, we decided to live as sustainably as possible, making as little impact as possible. One of our first considerations was water, namely how to find it in this arid high desert. It was a conundrum as old as the land.
If our strategy to achieving work-life balance is to figure out how to allocate the same amount of time and effort to the various areas of our lives, something or someone is going to get shortchanged. Usually us.
No matter how successful you are, there is always a surprise around the corner. Having the ability to interpret the business environment differently is an empowering skill for leaders who no longer want to fear the shifting earth beneath every business and react to this reality with less stress.
Sure, there are days when I need to remind myself not to take things (or myself) so seriously. After all, my old “method of operation” muscle–the safety of “knowing”–became very strong. So, yes, I still practice at fun.
What does play look like if you (like so many adults) have difficulty connecting to your sense of play? A few years ago I probably couldn’t have answered that question. I’d become so work-driven I lost my sense of play.
I would be hard pressed to tell you how often I have heard someone say, “I want to do this or that, but I am afraid.” I am quite fascinated with human behavior and what drives it. I am usually led to ask, “Afraid of what?” I am quite often met with the response: “Afraid of the unknown.”
We frequently invest in making ourselves more beautiful and attractive from the outside. Upkeep can be exhausting. This is your chance to find yourself and make that same kind of transformation from the inside.