How to Identify Worthwhile Actions

How do you know which actions are worthwhile and which are not?  Anyone who has an appetite for the taste of success thrives to take meaningful steps towards it, but what do those steps look like? The most pivotal and overlooked component for success is its starting point.  Teddy Gross, founder of Penny Harvest, has ...

Can Work and Play Co-Exist

“If it isn’t fun, why do it?” says Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Its ironic that what many of us dread, another day of work, is supposed to be an environment for productivity, creativity, and innovation. Work and play are considered opposite ends of the spectrum.  But can the two co-exist?  Can we have ...

Innovation – The Candle Puzzle

Karl Duncker, a Gestalt psychologist, set up an experiment testing the ingenuity of the human mind.  On a table he placed a box of tacks, a book of matches, and a candle. The objective, attach the candle to the wall.  Participants eyed down the materials.  Some tried to use the tacks to fasten the candle ...

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

03. June 2011 Courage 2
The difference between intention and action is courage.  It gives life to our virtues.  It is the foundation that creates a reality around those beliefs. The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning heart. In Rollo May’sThe Courage to Create, he explains how courage is the essence that pumps vitality into ...

The Need for Challenge

There was an Indian tribe residing in the Shuswap region of British Colombia.  This specific region was considered by the Indian people to be a rich place.  There was plenty of salmon and game, vast amounts of below-ground resources, and plenty of fertile land.  They built village sites and had elaborate technologies to effectively cultivate the resources.  The Indians ...

What’s Your Story?

29. May 2011 Legendary 0
What if there was an immeasurable power that existed. This power could transform your reality.  It could bring hope, optimism, motivation, change, love, achievement, and beauty to your life.  Would you use this power, going after everything you wanted, or would you simply let it go to waste? This power is the story of you.  ...

Making a Better Work Environment

“If it isn’t fun, why do it?” says Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Its ironic that what many of us dread, another day of work, is supposed to be an environment for productivity, creativity, and innovation. Work and play are considered opposite ends of the spectrum.  But can the two co-exist?  Can we have ...

Follow Your Instincts

01. May 2011 Beliefs 2
Decision making occurs on a moment to moment basis. Sometimes it is automatic. We make decisions that are so second nature we don’t even realize they’re decisions. Sometimes we think long and hard. We try and gather all the information we can and rely on reason to guide us on making the right choice. Rationality is ...

Little Achievements Create a Big Difference

13. April 2011 Legendary 0
It is the tiniest parts of life that can make the the biggest differences.  A chess player won’t overlook the necessity of its pawns and a sprinter knows the importance of a tenth of a second. A moment is valuable. Some more then others, but if we start to chuck them out the window like worthless ...