Category: Insights on Life

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Dealing with Disappointment
Dealing with Disappointment

To expect to go through life without disappointment is delusionary. Disappointment is a part of life. It is a part of life until we start to shift our perspective on disappointment. Disappointment comes when our expectations are not met. When we have invested so much in something or someone and i...

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Why we struggle to change!
Why we struggle to change!

“Have compassion for yourself. We all fail. We all screw up. Sometimes multiple times. As long as you are firmly resolved to overcome your shortcomings and never give up in striving to change those subconscious patterns you detest then victory is assured, for those patterns are no match against y...

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Gratitude and Specificity
Gratitude and Specificity

When we express gratitude or appreciation, it’s good to remember to be specific. For instance, instead of saying “thank you for being in my life”, you could consider saying “thank you for being in my life and always inspiring me to be a better version of myself”. Specificity matters. Instead of s...

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An Easy Target
An Easy Target

This article, as one of my readers so nicely put it, is about “…success as a subject and a target for criticism.”  “If men perceived their own faults as they do the faults of others, could misfortune ever come to them?” ~ Tiruvalluvar Many years ago I was having a cup of coffee ...

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Death, the Great Impetus
Death, the Great Impetus

Once you understand that life is finite, it gives you tremendous clarity on who and what is important in your life, which then allows you to know precisely where to direct your focus. Death can provide tremendous clarity on life and is, ultimately, the greatest impetus for leading a focused life....

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The Rat in the House
The Rat in the House

I have the honor to work with an athlete who is one of the best in the world in his category of the sport he competes in.  In a recent conversation with him, he asked me if an unresolved issue he had was affecting his performance on the field.  I answered, without hesitation, “Yes. Absolutely.”&h...

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Slow Down or Simplify Your Life
Slow Down or Simplify Your Life

A couple of years ago when I was in Berlin, Germany, I gave a keynote presentation titled “Mastering your Mind” at an exclusive invite-only Private Equity event. The location was beautiful – a venue tucked away in what appeared to be an unused industrial building. After my talk, one of the ...

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Anger is not a driving force
Anger is not a driving force

Last week I shared my thoughts on why we should choose love over anger.  Today I wanted to share with you what happens when we choose anger instead.  When we allow awareness to repeatedly go to the angry area of the mind we strengthen this area of the mind. Many of you have heard me…

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