How to Access More Wisdom and Happiness

September 5, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

This is the third in three part series of video blogs focused on understanding the nature of your mind in order to increase self-mastery. In this 6 minute video I talk about how to access and cultivate wisdom and tune out overused parts of your mind. I also touch on the idea that awareness is something we receive versus create and it’s what we do with that awareness that makes the difference between suffering or happiness.

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Do You Want More Peace and Performance? Stop Playing the Comparison Game

August 9, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

This is the 2nd in a 3 part series on how to have greater self-mastery by deepening your understanding of your mind. One of your mind’s favorite games to play is the comparison game. In this 6.5 minute video I explain why the mind does this and how to break this habit and replace it with a perspective that is more satisfying and grounding.

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Letting go of Expectations Using the Power of Nonattachment

July 11, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

Have you ever found yourself overly invested in a person, circumstance or outcome you can’t control? Most of what we think we can influence or control is an illusion yet we naturally cling to the past or future and miss what’s unfolding in the present. This video is one of a three part series on developing greater self-mastery by deepening your understanding of your mind and sort of hacking into it to interrupt unproductive patterns such as expectations, comparisons and judgements. In this 7 minute video I talk about how dualistic thinking dominates our mind and how to step off the emotional roller coaster ride created by our attachments and expectations and live in the flow of the present.

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Are we Headed in the Right Direction?

March 28, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

Leaders need to not just remain calm under fire they need to excel under fire. That’s challenging when you are being inundated with information and so much of it seems negative. In this 8 minute video I talk about the fickle nature of our mind and two sure-fire ways to tame it. You might like the Zen story and, beware, I am up to my old tricks in this one.

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The Truth Will Set You Free: Understanding the Relationship Between History and Well-Being

February 23, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

If you know your history Then you would know where you coming from Then you wouldn’t have to ask me Who the heck do I think I am. –  From Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley   Your Family Story Ripples Through Time Knowing the dynamics of your unique family history can explain patterns of behaviors, relationships within the family and ways members compensate for their pain. Our families are as dysfunctional as their secrets. Surfacing the shadowy behavior and history we’d rather avoid or deny reduces the risk that these old patterns will be repeated. Therefore, it’s important to understand your complete family history as objectively as you can and as far back as you can. You want to know […]

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The Problem with Success

February 4, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

I was recently a guest on a podcast called A Day in a Canoe.   This show was created by Nathan Mersereau, a YPO member and owner of Planning Alternatives https://www.planningalt.com/, a Midwest wealth management firm. Nathan interviews people with whom he would look forward to spending a day in a canoe.  Like me, Nathan is committed to helping his clients make more than just money. We want to others build multiple forms of wealth, especially the forms that lead to greater fulfillment. Check out our 16-minute conversation and learn why many high achievers miss the mark and focus on things that lead them away from what they want the most.

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From Weary to Wonder: How to Reduce Stress and Increase Resiliency in Times of Change

January 10, 2022 | By | Add a Comment

Yes, in some ways it’s been a rocky last couple of years and we might want to prepare for more change in the years ahead. In this 7 minute video I look at why the pandemic-related, social and climate changes have been so hard on us and how we can become more resourced to navigate what’s ahead (hint: it’s not retiring or moving to Montana).

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Say Yes to Less: 3 Ways to Respond to Labor and Supply Shortages

November 24, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

It seems like COVID is not finished giving us invitations to change the way we live and work. Instead of getting frustrated and stressed dealing with delays and shortages, try something new and radical like buying, doing and consuming less. In this 7 minute video I talk about how to break free of over-consumption mind hacks and find more of what we really need by saying yes to less.    

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Stop Projecting And Start Connecting

September 21, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

Looks like an earlier video did not contain audio – please try this one. Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In the space is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. –Victor Frankl, Neurologist, psychologist, and Holocaust survivor When we project onto others we make up stories about them. As a result, we miss seeing the whole person. Projecting creates disappointment, resentment, and disconnection. In this 6 minute video, I describe a 3 step process I call “The Flip” that you can use to interrupt your patterns of projecting and experience greater equanimity and peace. Don’t miss my inside look at a new technology I am calling the “Equanimity Generator” […]

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Choosing Positivity

August 17, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

In this 5 minute video, I talk about the power of choice on multiple levels so that life isn’t something that happens to you but rather by you. The next time you find your mind and emotions getting hijacked by your negative thinking or controlled by alarmist, negative “news”, take a microsecond and choose to think positively. In the video, I demonstrate a quick mindfulness practice you can do morning and/or evening that will help you make more conscious choices.

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