Tag: buzz

  • Paper Tiger

    Paper Tiger

    Cognitive dissonance unconsciously drives us to twist things to match our beliefs about ourselves, each other, the situation, and the world. We are all subject to it. Yet every day, we take in all sorts of new and vital information. Some of it will trigger our cognitive dissonance. To get the benefit of this information, […]

  • Others’ Behavior

    Others’ Behavior

    We spend way too much time and energy trying to get others to behave so that we feel better. Far better is to find a way to feel good ourselves then watch as the world syncs up with that buzz. In your corner, Mike

  • Don’t Look Back

    Don’t Look Back

    The sages tell us that all our power is in the present. Any time we spend regretting, blaming, or trying to figure out stuff in the past will more likely distract us than help us. Don’t worry about repeating mistakes. We’ve already learned what we could. Set it aside. The future’s calling.   In your…

  • The Danger of Focusing on What’s Wrong

    The Danger of Focusing on What’s Wrong

    Just look at everything we have to do. -Every leader Though there is so much to do, fix, and improve (and we will never, ever be done), we can focus too much on what’s wrong. Then we and those around us will feel bad (resistant) and everything will be much harder to accomplish. The cure? Focus on…

  • Great Results

    Great Results

    Great results occur when we finally see that our real work is to focus on what we want, feel good about what we want showing up even before it gets here [and not caring how it happens], engaging all who matter in win-win, and taking action based on our inspiration.   In your corner, Mike…

  • Leading When Beliefs Go Rogue

    Leading When Beliefs Go Rogue

    Labels, judgments, yeah buts, and other beliefs about the way things are can help but often stop helping us. They go rogue. We can tell that a belief has gone rogue on us in two ways. First, we feel bad when we think it. We often attribute the bad feeling to whatever we’re considering. “I…

  • Fall in Love with Your Vision

    Fall in Love with Your Vision

    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…

  • Who’s Listening?

    Who’s Listening?

    You know that narrator in your head? It’s the voice that seems to put all the thoughts into words. Pause, please, and consider. When that narrator speaks, who is listening? Hint: it’s not the narrator.   In your corner, Mike PS: If the realization of who is listening hasn’t fairly well blown your mind, go back…

  • We Get What We Expect

    We Get What We Expect

    Maybe this sounds silly, trite, or just plain wrong. Yet we see daily reminders of how reality generally matches what we expect. A quick look back at our thoughts and beliefs about a subject shows that they match current results. If we agree that we get what we expect, why don’t we simply choose to…

  • Inspirational Fail

    Inspirational Fail

    Inspirational posters and Instagram posts typically fail us. That’s because wise words do not transmit wisdom, they only coax us toward wisdom if we’re ready.  Unless we’re buzzing high enough, we will hear or read wise things and miss the importance or, worse, totally misinterpret the meaning. This means we need to raise our buzz…