I’ve experienced a few times when the person I’m with picks up their phone during a conversation to check a text message or answer a call. To me, this is plain rude. If I’m taking time out of my life to spend time with you, then I expect your undivided attention as well. I have one life, not two or nine, and I have a life clock that’s ticking away. Each minute of my life is precious to me. So if we agree to spend time with one another, then let’s spend time with one another. That’s how I look at things. This is how I practice concentration. So, if someone I’m with is looking at their phone and engaging with their phone when we are supposed to be talking, then I’ll just call them out on it. I’ve said to people, “Are you here to spend time with me or to be on your phone? Because if you need to be on your phone, I’ll head off and carry on with other things I have to do in my life.” Now people are not used to hearing this, but it’s really important to establish that you have a zero-tolerance policy for distraction. It’s respectful to give someone your undivided attention when you are in conversation with them.
Why can’t people concentrate? Who’s your best student? I chat with Cal Fussman about focus and why it is so hard for so many people to concentrate. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Click here to Subscribe!Read More
Can you pursue a life of acquiring wealth and also pursue your spiritual path? This is a question I get asked a lot. In this clip from my interview on the Scaling Impact podcast, I give my answer to this question by sharing about Hinduism’s four goals for a householder’s life and more...Read More
Well, we’ve almost completed another year around the sun. For me, I’ve made much progress in some areas and in others I have a lot of work to do. It has been a full year for me and I can’t say I’ve wasted a minute of it. I always take the months of November and…Read More
I had a long conversation with Katinka Magnussen from Germany about life’s purpose, workspaces, and priorities. One of the questions that we talked about was how you get to know yourself better. The very simple answer is you have to spend time with yourself. What I mean by that is actually ...Read More