Self Awareness

Making a Friend of My Fears

Better if you get to know them. Because they aren’t going anywhere. They live with you. If you treat them badly, Or try to ignore them, They’ll just act out. And shout. Til you hear them out. I was thinking about fear a lot last weekend. Take your hands off the wheel and fear takes Continue reading Making a Friend of My Fears

Let Them See What You Believe

Effective leaders bring their beliefs into the open. Our actions may be confusing or appear contradictory if we leave it to people to guess our intentions. When we help others understand the beliefs behind our motives and actions we give them the benefit of context and build trust. To make this possible there are important Continue reading Let Them See What You Believe

What are you willing to do to make your life better?

I faced this question during my morning reading and reflection time. On one level it seems very straightforward. Most of us hope to make our lives better or at least it would appear that way given the volume of self-improvement titles in circulation. So, the premise is simple. Right? You should want to get better Continue reading What are you willing to do to make your life better?

Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

We are masters of time travel Racing back to the future Thoughts Distractions Worries Always on our way somewhere else To something else Everywhere but here and now The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing on our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as Continue reading Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

“If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.” – Marcus Aurelius When I read this passage in “Meditations” I grabbed my pen Continue reading Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial