Enjoy the Holiday

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. - Frederic Chopin Ran into the above quote from Maslow today sending me a text. Take the time over the next couple of days and just unplug.... Continue Reading →

To Many Yes’s and Not Enough No’s

Do I really need to beat everyone and get to "A" from way back here in "F" to prove I'm worthy of an achievement? NO! Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. - Lin Yutang... Continue Reading →

Simple Not So Simple

You take a look at my desk with everything going on. Hard to pick up the sign I have there that states "Keep it Simple". But, its there if you focus and know what you're looking for. This is the same practice we have to take at how we are looking to spend our day.... Continue Reading →

Reduce the Noise

Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve JobsThe next three posts we're going to jump into some work and study around creating simplicity. With... Continue Reading →

Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test... Continue Reading →

Working On Compassion

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. - Thomas MertonHow do we build "keen awareness" in our work to get skilled in practicing compassion? Last post I talked about why... Continue Reading →

It’s Just Needed More Than Ever

Compassion: recognizing that the person is in pain (sympathy), feeling the pain of another (empathy), and the authentic desire to alleviate their suffering. As you can guess, we're moving into the compassion deep dive for the theme of this week. In our world environment right now, whether at work or our personal, compassion is an... Continue Reading →

Setting A Foundation for Your Intention

We've had the opportunity to understand what intention is and can do. How having a goal and being focused on intention are two different things, but work together. Last post we talked through setting the table for your intentionality to really get an opportunity to work with great habits. Today, we focus on the last... Continue Reading →

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