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 …

2 Tips to Avoid Digital Self-Sabotage

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So you’ve clicked the “Submit” button on the online application. Or you sent the resume to someone specific by E-mail. Or you’ve just handed off your business card to a potential employer in an unexpected social event. This is an opportunity to congratulate yourself for taking that step, grasping the …

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 …

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 …

Communication: From Mere Talk to Art Form

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When was the last time you had a quality, deep, mind-penetrating conversation? The kind that you and everyone else involved departed from with a sense of wonder and forethought; you actually wanted to learn more about what you talked about. Either you were heated to a point you wanted to …

Disagreements & Emotions: How to Learn from Them

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Disagreements can evolve you if you allow them. I met a group of seekers not long ago at a comfortable diner. Their focus, similar to mine, is on realizing personal potential and striking the deepest connection with the source of the universe. They’re lifelong learners. But just because we have …