Category: Personal Growth

Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

April 3, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

In this 10 min video, I talk about the patterns of initiations as we navigate a planetary initiation.  Specifically, in this video, I focus on the “descent” stage of initiation. Seeing this as a rite of passage provides perspective as you ride the mental and emotional waves. Having a map allows you to know where you are in the process of transformation and to consider what is trying to emerge for us individually and collectively. How will you use this time to create a better version of you, and of us? Note: I’ll cover the other two stages of the initiation (ordeal and integration) in subsequent videos Brian

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4 Tools for Navigating this Rite of Passage

March 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Humanity is experiencing a global rite of passage. Such experiences have a distinct three-stage pattern that is referred to as “the hero’s/heroine’s journey.” I will send you tools and sustenance intended to fit the current stage we are in. The first stage is the descent, when we are separated from our creature comforts and our family and community, we are confused and frustrated, and we lose the ego power of status and reputation. Then comes the ordeal, when we experience the fear of darkness and uncertainty that come with being in the “belly of the beast,” we wrestle with our demons, and we may have to fight for our life while at the same time getting a glimpse of a […]

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Five Timely Questions to Ask When Business is Not as Usual

March 23, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

It’s definitely not “business as usual” these days. Under the circumstances, you may feel disoriented, foggy, overwhelmed, numb, stuck, or just not knowing what to say to someone. And yet your business life continues, you want to connect, you need to do your job, and you care about the people you work with. Before discussing vulnerable or potentially stressful or contentious business topics, strive to make an authentic connection. Ask one or more meaningful questions. These suggested questions are most effective when accompanied by an open, grounded, positive and abundant attitude. Each question is followed by an intent that you can be mindful of without explicitly sharing. How are you feeling? Intent: I want to hear what emotion you are […]

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Now Is An Excellent Time: The One Tool You Need During Turbulent Times

March 11, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. -Jiddu Krishnamurti What’s your deepest fear? Losing all your money, the loss of a family member, disability, death? Everyone is one phone call or breaking news message away from dropping into fight, flight or freeze mode. Yes, fear is a motivator and it’s vital to keeping us safe. Yet chronic fear or anxiety results in energy being trapped in our first couple of chakras (energy centers of our body), causing us to cease being fully resourceful, creative and able to see the big picture. Fear is Calling, Answer the Phone The early stage of a potential pandemic is an excellent time to test […]

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How To Increase Your Spiritual Intelligence

December 16, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

How exactly does one develop their spiritual life? It doesn’t matter if you’re evangelical, liberal or atheist we all have an aspect of ourselves that transcends our thoughts, feelings and actions. Our spirit connects us to something bigger than ourselves and at the same time is our unchanging, essential nature. It’s through our spirit that we connects nature, Spirit, God, Higher Power, or the universe or cosmos. Religious community, practice and beliefs can be ways some to move down their spiritual path and it’s certainly not the only way. My focus in more spiritual than religious. Spirituality is not just a cosmic concept, it spirituality plays a major role in our leadership. Our spiritual maturity influences our leadership style and […]

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One Thing to Focus on for Your Psychological Growth

May 7, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Here is another video blog that picks up where my previous video, Are You Enlightened, left off. In 11 minutes, I dive a bit deeper into personal growth, self-mastery and the important role your personal shadow plays in this. I’m also sharing two sure-fire ways to help you “grow up.” What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below and let me know your key takeaways about personal growth and self-mastery. Share this post with others so they can gain new perspective about psychological growth and self-mastery.

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Are You Enlightened?

March 25, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

I’m excited to share with you my first video blog. I invite you to spend about 8 minutes watching this video, which speaks to the question, “Just how enlightened am I?” Personal growth has to happen in two areas in order for us to both Grow Up (gain psychological maturity) and Wake Up (have spiritual intelligence). The horizontal and vertical graph I use in this video will help you honestly and accurately assess your self-mastery and depth of insight. Keep growing – our family, friends and employees need us to grow up, the world needs us to wake up! What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below and let me know your key takeaways about personal growth […]

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How to Lead from Your Heart

August 7, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. — Carl Jung I want to be a heart-centered leader. I want to be authentic so the people I lead can connect to my authenticity, not just my words, title, or position. I want people to feel me, not just understand me, so they will be inspired to step into their own authenticity and genius. I want others to live and lead from their heart because I know what’s possible when people experience connection. The Most Important Leadership Skill of All Leadership requires effective communication, relationship-building, and presence. Competency in these areas demands high emotional intelligence (EQ). You have a […]

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How do you Sabotage Your Attempt to Change?

August 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Do others in your organization resist your vision for the future? Are family and friends unsupportive of your attempt to change? Have you found yourself resisting your commitment to change? When you set yourself up for change, you can also set yourself up for failure if you don’t recognize the not-so-obvious internal and external impediments to change. A powerful vision is always met with resistance. Wanting to reduce the risk that comes with change, your family, friends, and co-workers may resist your new ideas. But the strongest resistance will likely come from you – from the parts of your personality, largely subconscious, that are committed not to human potential and fulfillment, but to self-preservation and risk reduction: The Protector and […]

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Are You Frustrated with Your Life?

July 26, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Do you feel unchallenged or uninspired at work? Do your relationships lack meaningful connection and depth? What is the cost to you of success? If our average life expectancy were a few hundred years, we’d have plenty of time to experiment in our pursuit of happiness. We could try all sorts of jobs and relationships to see which ones worked well and which were just a lot of work. We could go down each path with little concern about the consequences because we’d trust we have enough time to redirect our course if necessary. (Taken from Chapter 5 of my book, The Business of Wanting More: Why some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment and Others Don’t) Of course, we […]

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