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Propaganda for the unconscious masses

REPEAT AFTER ME….There is no such thing as work life balance. Work life balance is propaganda for the unconscious masses. You will not find your dream life pursuing work life balance. Instead, you find yourself living in a nightmare. Your dreams will die chasing this mythical unachievable high wire balancing act. There is no separation between your personal and professional lives.  We are the same person at work as we are at home. Try as we might, we cannot separate the two. We are one whole human being. Our human components do not exist separately. We have a conscious mind that loves […]
By |September 29th, 2011|Action|5,557 Comments|

9 11 Memories

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney 10 years ago, I awoke to a beautiful morning very much like today. I worked in Pentagon City about a 1/4 mile from the Pentagon crash site. While returning from getting coffee, the news was covering the 1st plane that went into the WTC. The 7th floor of my building was a buzz. Moments later, we watched in horror as the 2nd plane went into the WTC. Suddenly, it was no longer a beautiful day. I’d describe the mood […]
By |September 11th, 2011|Learning|5,245 Comments|

5 keys to being a creative enabler

Let’s get this out-of-the-way…you are CREATIVE.   Creativity is not reserved for the budding artists or musicians. It’s an integral part of who we are. The only thing that separates you from someone you view as more creative is a steady practice of using and developing your creative skills. Creative people explore ideas, identify and solve problems, take risks, and expand the scope of what is possible. They are less self-interested and are more willing to engage and take a stronger interest in their own life. Bubbling with creative energy, you are passionately alive. Yet, much of society operates in a command and control […]

Avoiding Soapbox Conversations

We meet. We converse. We enjoyed each others company. We part ways. We leave the conversation wondering what we are supposed to do next. Why was that interaction important to me? Whether you have thought about it or not, you better start paying attention to the conversational reactions you are having. Internal conversations are distracting your attention and focus. They are preventing you from deepening your connection with the other person. You are withholding the greatest gift you can give, your full conscious attention. Your future success depends on changing this behavior. I know what you are thinking…another post telling me what to […]

3 Types of Promises We Make

When you boil it down to its essence, all communication is about coordinating action with people. We fail when we are not clear with our language and intent. What is obvious to me may not be obvious to you. Relationships trust is established based on our ability to communicate in unison with each other. Healthy relationships are based on promise making, promise keeping, and promise managing. Promises are the foundation for our public identity, our effectiveness, and our well-being. We may not call them commitments, but promises are agreements and decisions about who is going to do what, when, and how. […]

Are you teachable?

I’m wired to curiously explore the world I live in. To find finds ways to expand my comfort zone and go beyond what’s obvious to me.  I’m learning to unlearn the patterns of behavior that do not serve me. I want to become the best version of myself and I want to help you do the same. I’d never ask you to change or become the person I think you can be.  I want to inspire and motivate you into taking the deeply satisfying journey I am on. Are you willing to unlearn and rewire your patterns? Every day we […]

Epic crash or adrenaline pumping alive?

Ever try driving a car with no hands and the peddle to the metal? Fear sets in…we are going to DIE!!! We pray for an unending straight away with no obstacles. Only one thing can result from this kind of reckless behavior…an epic crash!!! Putting our hands on the steering wheel dramatically increases the thrill and excitement as we negotiate the road at high-speed. Heart-pumping adrenaline rush…we are alive!!! Living without a sense of what we want is akin to driving with no hands on the wheel. An epic crash awaits without taking proactive action towards creating the life we […]

We already know our future

Warning: Don’t believe this next statement unless you want to flourish. We already know our future if we don’t continually take proactive action. Our economic well-being demands perpetual reinvention. As the old saying goes, reinvent or die. This no longer a fancy tagline, it is required action to survive and succeed in today’s economic climate. The days are long gone when a company could create a product and reap the rewards of its success for years to come.  Present day examples are all around you. Facebook was king of the castle and Twitter was the knight in shiny armor. Now […]

Priceless, Inspirational, and Everlasting

Kids are brutally honest with their feelings, they know what they want, and they can resist change with every ounce of energy in their body.

My 3-year-old son wants to be like his oldest brother. He wants to play ice hockey. He DOES NOT want to skate.

His fears are putting up unnecessary walls of resistance. Whatever story he is telling himself makes him frightened to the point of an adamant NO.

I’m a strong believer in trying first, than deciding if you want to continue.  I refuse to accept NO without effort as a final response.

The local rink offered the perfect [...]

Adrenaline rush

Car chase scenes pump adrenaline rushing through my veins. There is nothing better than a well-done car chase scene. Action movie makers know how to capture this feeling with the greatest of ease.  They know how to make the audience feel alive.

Speed, destruction and thrill are the name of the game.  We immerse ourselves into the scene and vicariously participate in the action.  We want to be living on the edge of uncertainty driving the lead car.

We want to live with adrenaline rushing through our veins.

Successfully [...]