Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration

This graphic by Hugh MacLeod got me thinking. ( I love receiving Hugh's emails. They always make me think. If you want to see what I mean, check out his blog here.) With this image Hugh talked about the trouble with success...it was exhausting. The he said... But we put on a brave face anyway, and … Continue reading Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration

What Motivates You?

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Growing up my mom made bread. I loved the bread. I didn't like the crust. I saw my friends bring their sandwiches to school crust-less. Not in my home. You HAD to eat the crust. So I devised a method of eating the crust first...all the way around … Continue reading What Motivates You?

Are Your Investments Generating a Dividend or Loss?

Whenever we talk about investments, we're usually talking about money. Many of us know that we need to save money, invest wisely and reduce our debt. Few have a concrete strategy for saving and reducing debt and almost no strategy regarding investing. While many of us would like to change the RESULTS in our lives, … Continue reading Are Your Investments Generating a Dividend or Loss?

How Pure is Your Intention?

Jonathan Fields got me thinking about this in a recent blog post about Intention and Regret. His discussion centred around this quote It is said that if our intention is to help others…we will never have any regret. Regret is a result of trying to make “me” happy - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche or “The Sakyong” I think that … Continue reading How Pure is Your Intention?

Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader

*This article was also published in my weekly column in the Trinidad and Tobago Business Newsday Jan 9 2014 A couple weeks ago I wrote a column titled *Why Outside the Box Thinking has Led to Inside the Box Stagnation.* Here’s an excerpt that will lay the foundation for today’s column: Over the past decade, … Continue reading Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader

Who is she and what is she to you?

I was thinking about this in the context of the person I am today and whether or not I was being REAL - being ME? Or was it that I was an assortment of habits, perceptions and things that over the years I learned to accept as my truth when in fact I just borrowed … Continue reading Who is she and what is she to you?

Are you afraid of the ‘deep end’ in your life?

When I was growing up and learning to swim, I had a lot of respect for the deep end of the pool. I could see where the shallow section ended and the deep started and I avoided the deep like the plague. In his book A Year to Live Stephen Levine says "We are motivated … Continue reading Are you afraid of the ‘deep end’ in your life?

Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?

In reading a copy of M. Scott Peck’s - The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, in his chapter on Learning and Growth - I discovered this quote by Soren Kierkegaard, who said: A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and yet have no understanding of himself. But suffering directs … Continue reading Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?