Got enlightenment?

Got enlightenment?

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” ~Lao Tzu My daughter yelled at me the other day. “You never told me that ‘awareness is the first step’ is from AA!” she said. “I say that all the time, because you’ve said it to me, but you never told me...
Don’t give your power away

Don’t give your power away

“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” ~Voltaire Have you ever noticed that sometimes something bad, or at least undesirable, happens and you let it roll right off, as if it doesn’t seem to have any effect on you? And then...
Remember what worked for you

Remember what worked for you

There are always new and better ways to do things – to be more effective at work, to manage your time better, to get more out of life, and to feel more fulfilled. But often, there are things that have worked for us in the past that we forget about. Case in point: in...
The gift hidden within

The gift hidden within

“Why is this happening for me?” ~Anonymous “Why is this happening to me?” we often ask when the unwanted happens. We lose a job, our car keys, our directions, whatever – and we ask, “Why me? Why does this always happen to me?” Recently a client was bemoaning his...
Taming your inner know-it-all

Taming your inner know-it-all

Knowledge is an important competency. Look on any performance evaluation form, and knowledge will certainly be there in some way. What you know matters. After all, “knowledge is power,” as they say. With our desire to gain knowledge and demonstrate that knowledge, we...
Why habits matter

Why habits matter

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~Jim Ryun Everything, or at least most things, seems difficult before you start them. You want a huge change in your life, your work, your relationships, your health – but it seems so...