I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
To truly master of the art of not being offended, we must be able to see that every statement, action and reaction of another human being is the sum result of THEIR total life experience to date. In other words, the majority of people in our world say and do what they do from their … Continue reading Learn the fine art of not being offended
I came across this wonderful article earlier today. It really resonated with me so I thought I'd share it - see the link at the bottom of the page. Like most people, I've experienced grief in my life. My Dad died when I was three. I left the country of my birth when I was … Continue reading Some things about grieving
Get to know yourself, get to know others, then follow the platinum rule: Treat people as THEY would like to be treated. Yes, your parents didn't get it completely right with their golden rule: Treat people as YOU would like to be treated. It's about THEM not you. The golden rule is only a guideline … Continue reading The platinum rule works better than the golden rule
The fourth industrial revolution is here. Are you ready? If we see our intelligence as one of our greatest strengths, especially at work, and artificial intelligence (AI) replaces that, then how will we remain relevant? For some this is scary; it should be if you're stuck in the rut of valuing your subject matter expertise … Continue reading As AI makes more decisions, the nature of leadership will change
Change is good. It's both unavoidable and necessary. But change isn't good when it's about changing others. It's frustrating. It's impossible. It's completely draining. We suffer when we try and change others (or circumstances beyond our control). All we can do is change ourselves. This is where our power lies. Be the change yourself and … Continue reading Be the change you want from others
How do you know you're on the right path... in life, at work, in your relationships? According to Caroline Myss, the answer is simple: you don't have to betray yourself. It takes mindfulness or conscious self-awareness to feel the discomfort of self-betrayal. In my work I notice too many people just numbing these uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading How to know when you’ve found your true path in life