How to Build Credibility with Testimonials

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Professionalism is an art that challenges us to put forth our best public image and manifest our highest self-image. To be professional is to maintain a level of conduct that produces positive outcomes for all parties involved. This is how we build credibility. When we think of professional development, often …

The Divine Masculine – On Work Ethic & Inner Stability

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On Inner Stability One of the fastest ways for a man to lose the feminine’s respect, and from people in general is to lose composure. Other phrases for this expression include: Flying off the handle Losing his cool Snapping Losing his shit All in his feelings Being impulsive Breaking down …

Networking for Long-Term Value

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Imagine yourself at a networking event. There you are, dressed in your best professional clothes because that’s what the advertisement suggested on Meetup.com. You’re standing at the front entrance. It’s about 45 minutes after the event started; you didn’t want to be the absolute first one to walk in without …

Grounding Imagination in The Assemblage’s MOZAIC Magazine

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The Assemblage has been a valuable space to connect with over the past year. It’s only a year old; I joined the co-working community space during its pre-launch phase. Events, networks and offerings are some of the returns from investing time into being present there. They also happen to have …

3 Benefits to Group Meditation & Ceremony

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While we maintain integral solitary meditation practices, I find it additionally valuable to engage in group meditative activity, whether that’s actual meditation practice or ceremony. The development levels vary within groups; backgrounds, experiences and skill sets also differ among participants. When ceremonial facilitation is performed with excellence, these distinctions dissolve, …

How to Use Your Environment to Evolve Your Epigenetics

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Our immediate environment influences us daily, touching our senses and mingling with our mental states. Environment is the facilitator for epigenetic changes we experience. What we think, feel, see, hear, touch, taste and smell alter us each moment. By overtly focusing on magnanimous steps, we can overlook the more immediate …

10 Consciousness Traps to Transcend

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Along our spiritual path (growth path, personal development, call it what you wish) there are decision branches that sprout in many directions. These tend to be created based on our choices and sometimes they appear to be present not for our highest good. Maliciously intending to throw us off our …

How to Apply Wakandan Philosophy to Amplify Self-Education

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The Black Panther movie needs no building up from this blog. I watched it twice and (don’t worry; no spoilers in this piece) enjoyed its story, nuances and found the work to be a valuable addition to the Panther’s universe, broadly introduced in the Avengers movie. If you haven’t watched …

Corporate Mindfulness with Passionate Talk Podcast

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of being interviewed by Gary Karp of Passionate Talk. In the sense of a formal “interview,” it was not. Rather, it was more of a conversation about the value of mindfulness and its importance in professional life. Gary has a skill with …

1 Method to Increase Concentration & Avoid Self-Induced ADD

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The definition of ADD is: “a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganization) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such as fidgeting, speaking out of turn, or restlessness) or by symptoms of all three and that is not caused …