Don’t Change the World

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Whether when musing about the news or choosing our next job/project, we can trip up thinking that we are here to change the world. We’re not. There’s something more delicious for us to do: change our world. The world is too distant, distracting, and depressing. It’s full of spiky obstacles, shiny objects, and competing ideologies. […]

I Double-Super-Secret Promise You

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It won’t work. It’s hard. I’m not good at that. They won’t do it. You gotta be lucky. The situation I’m looking for doesn’t exist. This is the way things are. It’s easy. People and situations line up to help. Others have done this or something like it; I bet we can, too. I may […]

Fall in Love with Your Vision

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So used to expecting things not to work out, we limit our vision of what think we or our businesses can achieve. Or, perhaps, we allow our vision to be swamped by “yeah buts” (thoughts of fear, uncertainty, doubt, worry, anger, regret, or guilt). Damn. What if, instead, we loved our vision? Imagine what would […]

Which Would You Rather?

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Which would you rather have: a book of formulas for success or the insight to let you shortcut the formulas? Yeah, me too.   In your corner, Mike PS: That’s why these notes are lighter on technique and heavier on the broader perspectives.   Today’s photo credit: fs999 White Beauty via photopin (license)

We Always Have Choices

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When faced with adversity at work, we have three choices. We can leave, we can stay and help change the offending things, or we can stay and change how we respond to those things so that they no longer offend. All three options are possible. All will work and create more freedom, happiness, and growth. […]

A Deep Insight

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It can look like complaint, frustration, withdrawal, fear, defensiveness, anger, worry, guilt, pushing, or avoiding. No matter. If anything has led you to believe that you are separate, above, below, isolated, or disconnected from any and all others, please–please–look again. The deep-down insight here is that, despite appearances, all of us are intimately connected. We […]

Your Most Important Work

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The signs pointing the way to happiness (and success) at work and in life are right here, in plain sight. So why do we all seem to struggle? Though we all have seen these signs time and again (e.g. “do what you love,” “go for win-win,” or “set a compelling purpose”), we can only understand […]

This Changes Everything

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Two simple thoughts cause most of the pain and dysfunction we see around us. They are, “We are separate,” and, “There is not enough.” Consider what would happen if people started believing the opposite: “We are one,” and, “There is more than enough.” How would our own lives change? How would all the nasty, divisive, […]