Category: Insights on Life

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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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Choose love over anger. Always.
Choose love over anger. Always.

Emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, and more are quite common these days. It’s ok and natural to experience them but we can choose if we want to live with these emotions or not. Making the choice if we want to remain in these areas of the mind for an extended period of time is…

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Don’t “Just be”
Don’t “Just be”

So much of today’s mindfulness and yoga teachings teach about simply being and not striving. “Just be” is the proclamation. And striving is often looked at as a negative thing.  When you just be you remain where you are. And essentially don’t make progress.  Striving is good. Striving is needed o...

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The Power of Thought
The Power of Thought

Everything begins in the mental plane first before it manifests in the physical plane.  You think to yourself first, “I would like some ice cream,” then you get up and get yourself some ice cream. But it began in your mind with a thought. Each thought has a picture, sound, and color associated wi...

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Too busy or misguided priorities?
Too busy or misguided priorities?

Someone once asked me, “What if we don’t have time to spend in reflection in the morning?” My response was, “Everybody has time. The question is what are you willing to make time for?” At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. What’s important in your life? I’m sure many people have&hel...

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