How to Skill Build with a Company in 90 Days

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On an interview it’s been my observation that questions of professional skill development rarely surface, unless asked by the candidate. In all the interviews I’ve personally been on, only about 2 employers asked me directly about how I’d like to grow with the organization. Every other time I was the …

The Yellow Chakra and The Office Bully

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It’s a normal workday and you arrive at your desk. Ready to load up your computer, you receive a quick tap on the shoulder. “Hey, is it done yet?” your peer asks, referring to the project you’re working on together. Of course you didn’t choose to work with him; in …

Metaphysical Preparation for Job Interviews

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Having been on the side of  an interviewer and interviewee, and assisted people with their process I’ve come to recognize a few perceptions of this event. One, there’s a lopsided perception that the candidate must plead for the job opportunity. Two, the employer needs to be on their best behavior …

300K Young Children Diagnosed with Depression?

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I don’t know about you, but seeing this headline alone touches my conscience in way that says, “This isn’t right.” This news story was covered on OANN news (interesting how the article for this report is not on the website). When we’re talking about “depression,” we’re referring to an in-depth …

Examples of a Whole-Brain Approach to Holistic Thinking

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Enter Hurricane Maria. This force of nature destroyed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure with its titanic winds, rain and flooding. The storm was strong enough to disrupt the land’s entire economical and engineering systems. Over 90% of the population was without power and basic necessities like food and water. Like Hurricane Katrina, …

Pepper, Sophia & The Creative Powers

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I attended an event at The Japan Society earlier this summer, to see the display of the AI robot Pepper. The system is built with a humanoid-type upper body and a lower body that’s more machine-looking. Pepper doesn’t have a face (yet), but it’s capable of interacting with people, recognizing …

5 Common Self-Limiting Programs to Conquer

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“I wish I could do that.” “That’s impossible for me.” “I can’t be that good.” “If only I had xyz…” “I was never good at xyz.” These mind programs operate at the subconscious level, enabling them to spread their influence throughout daily life. Much more impact-ful than the spectacular feats …

3 Info Crutches That Dull Creative Powers

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We’re inundated with information today. In western society, access to the mobile phone provides access to information in all its colorful forms. Truth. Twists. Full-fledged falsehoods. We’re used to it. What we’re also used to is the crutch-mentality this abundance delivers. The “crutch” in this sense is the reduced emphasis …

The Metaphysics of Affirmations That Empower

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Scan the self-help book section and you’ll find an abundance of texts that cover this topic of affirmations. What exactly is an affirmation? Split the word and you have “affirm,” which is a declaration or statement. Stronger than merely stating something, affirming holds an energy behind it. Gusto. NOTE: Affirmations …

7 Mind Skills for Clarity in Chaos

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Whether you’re in a professional environment or personal sphere, seeing clearly when “shit hits the fan” will enable you make optimal decisions. You see, I don’t believe in the concept of just freaking out. As a gentleman and professional, I don’t “lose my mind,” lose my temper or go out …

Deep Connection with the Power of Eye Contact

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“The eyes are the windows to your soul.” – William Shakespeare They’re also the doors. When we walk inside, we enter another’s house. We gain access to their rooms, the closets, the places where they cleanse, purify. And depending on how comfortable the host becomes with us, these rooms will …

Practical Yin-Yang for Daily Living

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The above image is one of those iconic symbols all may recognize when seen. “Light and dark,” some might say. “Good and evil!” others might shout. “Ah I know what that’s about,” still others may reply, “It’s that man-woman opposites attract thing.” I’m not going to dig into an answer; …

Is Your Job Description Successful?

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Question: Is your job description successful? Every employer’s answer should be, “absolutely.” Even if you feel like your worst pitch could never grab the attention of candidates you seek, fear not because: Every description that every employer has ever created, posted anywhere, at any point in time on the Internet …

A Cure for Divisiveness – Hidden in Plain Sight

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Where is the best place to hide something? Directly in front of us, because we quickly assume the thing that’s missing must be far away to be considered “disappeared.” This same idea can be applied to the loaded word, “divisiveness.” This term is chock full of meaning, layers and arouses …

When It No Longer Serves You, It’s Time to Move On

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While clarifying the primary purpose of SAGE, it was important to dissect the raw components of learning into a practical, immediately applicable art so learners could receive a direct understanding and benefit. Realization: We are the student, teacher and world classroom. Within our very being is the university to self-educate …