The psychology of suffering…

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in contemplating what it really means to be awake, adding: “Only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred million to a poetic or divine life.” That’s what legendary philosopher and founding father of modern psychology William James (JanuaryContinue reading “The psychology of suffering…”

Caught my eye this week…

Every creation starts with a lump of useless clay. The potter leaves a part of himself in every creation. Only the potter can hear the clay. He listens to know its breaking point, to learn its limitations, to reach past them or to accept them and make them a thing of beauty. regina brett ItContinue reading “Caught my eye this week…”

Keep the beginner’s mind

Seeing the fractures as the design… We are all probably talking more than ever before in chat groups, on social media. We are stuck at home. The coffee gatherings, the huddle at work…no more. We all need an outlet. Commenting seems to be a way to reestablish our significance. “I have something to say…” “IContinue reading “Keep the beginner’s mind”

Your best thinking 5 years ago is your baggage today

We’ve always done it this way. That’s your death sentence right there. Sure you might be making money, you might even be profitable, but chances are you are no longer enthusiastic about what you’re doing and operating with head and no heart. You could be stuck in a miserable dead end job sitting in aContinue reading “Your best thinking 5 years ago is your baggage today”

What’s your Hidden Opportunity?

When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Victor Frankl What is it really going to take for you to succeed in this new economy? Whatever rules you’ve been taught in the past don’t apply anymore. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED! It’s adapt or die in this newContinue reading “What’s your Hidden Opportunity?”

Do You Know Your True Worth?

This statement – Charge what you’re worth seems straightforward and simple. Except often we don’t really know what we’re worth! And why is that? You see most times we don’t consider what comes naturally to us as valuable. We dismiss our innate talents and often wrongly assume that since it is so simple or easyContinue reading “Do You Know Your True Worth?”

Today is D-Day!

Donald Trump will not be impeached. We are relying on facts, logic, principles, right and wrong. Unfortunately this is not at the seat of decision-making…after all…if that were the case…he would NOT be in office. My thoughts this morning as I listen to MSNBC journalists interview senators to gauge how the vote will go. IfContinue reading “Today is D-Day!”

How are you telling YOUR story?

Brene Brown says that if we OWN the story we can write the ending. Jardin has just started a new chapter. Yesterday Jardin reopened after three months of dismantling, breaking down, re-visioning and rebuilding. I walked through the door and was in awe. There was no grand opening, just business as usual…friends huddled together overContinue reading “How are you telling YOUR story?”

Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone

In terms of popular training workshops, we always find customer service and sales holding the top two spots. And for good reason because at the end of the day, businesses ultimately only fail or succeed for one reason… customers. According to Michael Simmons, a serial entrepreneur who has built one of the biggest online learningContinue reading “Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone”