Thursday, December 14, 2017

Insights from destruction

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Be Present, Free and Laughing

I stared at the circa 1984 Canon calculator, trying to decide how to begin the process of pulling it apart. This was my task in a workshop I attended at Mindcamp (www.mindcamp.org). I had chosen the calculator out of a pile of obsolete machines because it looked so basic and simple. I remember well using […]

3 questions to ask yourself to empower your life!

“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you ask” – Anthony Robbins What questions do you ask yourself? Are they questions like: Why did this have to happen to me? Why does nothing good ever come my way? What is wrong with me? Questions like these elicit responses that […]

The Busy Show

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Observe

I often hear people singing how busy they are, with the greatest of glee – “I am SO busy” … as if it’s some type of badge of honour. Such people are late to meetings, constantly checking their phones, shuffling papers and generally just rushing from one moment to the next. Sometimes for amusement, I […]

Hold your form

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Work

I am still reveling in the achievements of our Olympic athletes in the summer of 2012. In particular, the 200m Men’s Final! Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake were expected to be Gold and Silver. But then Warren Weir, a young, wiry sprinter, also from Jamaica, did the most amazing thing – he won the […]

Are you indispensable?

Have you ever got the feeling that someone believes they are indispensable? Have you ever heard people say things like: I am the only one who can do this job Without me, this project/team/organization would fail So and so cannot live without me Everything depends on my being there “It” (event, project, job) can’t start […]

Listen…Silent

November 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Free and Laughing, Practice

  Did you ever realize that the word “LISTEN” has the same letters as “SILENT”? How profound. Listening is a skill that is fundamentally important to the success of any and all relationships – love, business, family, friendship. Yet most of us have a very, very hard time really LISTENING. Speaking is vaunted as a […]

“Work is love made visible”

April 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

  As you can see from the above photo, I was delighted beyond all measure at a lovely surprise.  I was facilitating a workshop with Island Grill, a longstanding client, two weeks ago.  In the middle of the workshop, Thalia, the CEO said “We have something for you” and presented me with a citation that reads: […]

T.G.I.M. – what does work mean to you?

December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

Thank God It’s Monday!   YIPPPPEEEEE! Not happy that it’s Monday?  Well, ask yourself why.   Is it that the weekend of fun is over and you are back to the grind of work?  Did you know that work doesn’t have to be that way?  Did you know that work can be fun, invigorating, exciting, […]

TGIM – Thank God It’s Monday!

November 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Practice

We all know what TGIF stands for – “Thank God It’s Friday”.  This typically signifies the end of our work week, and our temporary respite from jobjail.  Born of a view of work as drudgery, obligation, boredom, and all sorts of other negatives, TGIF is the signal to move our activities from “work” to “life”. […]

Bolt for Time Person of the Year

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

It’s that time of year again – Time to choose the  “Time Person of the Year”.  This is the person or group of persons who, for better or for worse, have had the most impact on the world.  There are the usual obvious choices this year of President Obama, Steve Jobs, Bernanke, Timothy Geithner.  But […]