When we think of stretching and strength training, we typically think of getting our bodies in shape. It’s really important to be in good physical shape, and now there is another sense of urgency — now is the time to wake up and get our minds into shape.
Social media is a huge gift to us on many levels. With it, though, much is being exposed about how we relate and interact with each other – across races, across cultures, across borders. Many of the scenes we witness on social media are quite disturbing and traumatic. This is where compassion enters.
To come closer and more directly to the truth of who we are, the invitation is to realize that emotions are just waves of energy that support the nervous system to survive. The basis of each emotion is fear, and when we realize this, we are free to let emotional energy flow as a simple life force energy. Read on to learn how each of our emotions relates to our survival.
Fear is good when it is related to consciously. Fear’s main function is to act as an alarm to danger, threat, or motivational conflict, which then initiates unconscious natural adaptive responses that are a part of human evolution. Fear responses have evolved to protect us. These responses are very useful and necessary. Read on to learn about our five conditioned fear responses, the physiology of fear, how to evolve past survival mode, and more.
We’ve all been involved in and created conflict. We waste a lot of time and energy in conflict. And we know that conflict is a connection and productivity killer. Even though we know this, we continue to mire ourselves in conflict, especially in the workplace. Here is what is possible instead of conflict…
Being an entrepreneur also poses many challenges and demands on my time and energy. We all know the challenges, such as choosing the best idea for the market, financing the business, finding customers, the ups and downs of not having a steady paycheck, taking care of our well-being, and dealing with loneliness and self-doubt. The list goes on and on.
A question I hear from other entrepreneurs is “How do I balance everything on my plate?” They want to know how to make an impact without burning themselves out. My answer is: BE A CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEUR.
The most powerful skill you can cultivate in leadership is presence. Presence empowers you with the agility that is needed in this information age. There is no formula for interactions with others, but by facilitating presence in yourself and others, you are able to meet what’s here – and to respond with ability versus react to situations.
I see a continued phenomenon where people place their attention outside of their own experience and direct it to what others are doing or saying, or how they are acting while working. There is a strong pull to try to change others so they will behave or act differently. The classic question is: “How do I get him/her/them to be more conscious?” The simple answer is…
Over the years, we’ve all heard the phrase “leader as coach.” There have been many programs created around this concept, where companies have pulled people away for a couple of days and taught them coaching skills. When they return to their day-to-day activities, these new coaching skills fall by the wayside. Is the Leader As Coach model dead? Maybe not yet, but it’s dying.
The missing piece in emotional well-being is the emotions – actually feeling our feelings and tapping into the wisdom of our emotions. Denying our emotions – blocking our emotional energy – leads to a contractive state in our bodies. We actually cause more stress to our system by denying our emotions than if we let them flow.
Our plates are full. In fact, they are so overloaded that we could work 24 hours, 7 days a week and still our plate would be overflowing. In an earlier article, I talked about becoming victim to your calendar, and we told you simply: JUST SAY NO! But it’s not so easy, yes?
Read on for my top two resources on saying No, and join me in starting a new trend where No is as welcome as Yes.
We’ve seen it far too often: Articles and white papers citing common mistakes that negatively affect mergers & acquisition (M&A) transactions, and the most important factor is ignored – the human factor.
There is nothing more important to your organization than the human beings who make up the very fabric of your culture. Read on for 5 tips to guide you while navigating the human factor of organizational change.
Most of us have an unconscious listening filter that we use to attempt to expedite conversations, and by using this filter, we add static to communication. When we aren’t really listening, we are counterproductive, lose connection with others, and block innovation. Read on to learn about the three kinds of listening filters.
Here’s the thing – our plates are full. In fact, they are overloaded. This is the world we live in, especially in an information age. Our plates are so overloaded that we could work 24 hours, 7 days a week and still our plate would be overflowing. Let’s face this reality.
We’ve seen it all too often – because we don’t accept this reality – we fall victim to our calendar. It seems like there is never enough time. Here is what you can do...
This week's blog is a handout - Chapter 9 from my book: Evolution Revolution. So much is being exposed about how we relate - another opportunity to evolve past drama, shaming, blaming and to invite the truth no matter what.
Conscious expression - how we respond to others and life takes skill and for any skill, you must practice. You are probably noticing how I stress this point. We won't be able to overcome conditioning without consciously engaging with our behavior. Like any hobby, we learn about it, practice to become skillful, then eventually masterful.