Category: Videos

Who Will You Be When The Mask Comes Off?

May 11, 2021 | By | Add a Comment

With a little luck and more vaccinations, we could be starting the climb out of the hole left by COVID-19. I realize this last year has changed me. I want to sustain some of the deep change this time has brought me. In this 8 min video, I talk about three changes I am committing to making. How about you? What has shifted that you want to sustain? Thank you Cecilia Broder for the inspiration for the title more on Cecilia’s photography at https://cbimages-co.photoshelter.com/index

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Thriving in the Midst of Crisis

December 21, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

The 75 years leading up to 2020 were some of the calmest in human history. What if the craziness of 2020 reflects a return to the average level of chaos on the planet? What if a new administration, or retiring, or moving to Canada isn’t going to be the answer? No doubt we want to prevent crisis when we can, but this year is showing us the limits of our control. What could be possible if you started expecting crisis and viewing it as an opportunity to step into your genius? In this 7-minute video I talk about how to do your pre-crisis leadership work in order to keep learning and growing, and how to use crisis to not just […]

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What’s Getting in the Way of Your Unlived LIfe?

December 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Take about 7+ minutes to watch this video on one of my favorite topics: resistance. Is it my imagination or does anything we do that’s meaningful and worth doing come with resistance? Thoughts, feelings, systems, friends, family, beliefs—all these forms of resistance come from either inside or outside and have to do us or with others. What is your favorite form of resistance these days? I offer 3 things to do that just may get you to the next level.

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Practical and Inspired: How I Want To Be With COVID

September 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Welcome to the new normal. COVID may be with us for another year or more. We’re each processing this experience in our own way. In this 7 minute video I talk about how to integrate change in order to live fully without getting stuck in fear, anger or denial. I mention two brief articles that do a great job summing up the nature of the coronavirus and it’s potential impact on you. The first is an interview from a highly-credible epidemiologist talking about masks, physical distancing, and how the virus is transmitted The second talks about who is most susceptible to getting COVID (like a lot of privilege, you are lucky you live where you live). My takeaway: don’t hunker […]

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What are You Changing? Making the Most of the Integration Stage of a Global Initiation

June 11, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

 Sapiens are experiencing a global initiatory process in 2020. With our culture increasingly committed to distraction, addiction, and disconnection, such a process might just save us in the longer run. In two earlier videos, I discuss the Descent and Ordeal stages of initiation. In this nine-minute video, I talk about the Integration stage. I’m not suggesting we are out of the Ordeal stage but rather offering a road map for navigating these challenging times, inviting you to consider what you want to be different in your inner and outer life as you emerge from your cocoon. Declaring what you want to be different is the key to seeing and benefiting from the gifts that I think 2020 can bring.

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Embracing the Ordeal: Stage 2 of Our Planetary Initiation

April 14, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

It is largely great love and great suffering that create spiritual listening and larger seeing. –Richard Rohr, Franciscan Contemplative Author and Teacher   The good news is, social distancing is working. The bad news is it may be the only thing that works for a while. Our ordeal continues…  This eight-minute video is the second in a three-part series in which I look at the coronavirus as a planetary initiation with three stages. This video looks at the “Ordeal” stage.  Your personal ordeal may be the result of feeling stuck or bored at home away from friends and colleagues, living with a lot of uncertainty, or maybe you know someone with COVID-19 or feel scared that you or someone you […]

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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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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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How to do a “Check-In”: The One Skill You Need to Have a Real Conversation

October 7, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Here is a 7-minute video on how to do a “Check-In.” YPOer’s know about this process from forum, and I start all my coaching sessions with it. It is a sure-fire way to drop into a deeper connection with yourself, your colleague, team, friend, or spouse. This quick, simple process increases your EQ and taps into the vulnerability that leaders need if you want to be authentic and powerful. As I put this together, I realized this exercise is actually a skill and one that you will need if you want to have a real conversation and everyone ought to know how to do that. What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below and let me know […]

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