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Who Is Your Sun?

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.” – Rumi We all have at least one “Sun” in our lives. Who is it for you? Let them know, by word and deed.

(Your) Philosophy is Fundamental

While folding laundry just now I had a powerful thought. I realized – not for the first time, certainly – that one’s philosophy is so, so important to quality of life and results. In terms of “philosophy,” I am speaking of our personal philosophy: the set of beliefs we have about ourselves, others and what is possible. …

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Choose Confidence

“People die of fright and live of confidence.” – Thoreau I think Thoreau, among other things, was speaking of courage here. Confidence is what results when courage (being afraid, but taking a reasonable risk anyway) is combined with purpose (the energy that comes from knowing what we want and why we want it). Is courage …

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Well-Being and Money

My well-being is independent of my bank account balance. My sense of what is possible for me is independent of my bank account balance. My willingness to do new things and learn is independent of my bank account balance.   I was inspired to write the above while reading a book written by one of …

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Words Create Worlds

I have long held humans are meaning-seeking and meaning-creating creatures. Language is our primary tool of meaning creation and transmission. The words we use create our lives, both individually and organizationally. If you work in an organization (of any sort, or size) the words that are chosen, and repeated, make a huge difference. Take a …

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