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Here are some themes that define my coaching/consulting practice:
The most competitive skill for the 21st century is agility which we define as resilience, responsiveness & reflection.
Too many people are associating innovation with clever or intelligent; innovation also comes from authentic curiosity and deep pain.
We have to get better at suspending our need for immediate gratification so we can critically think things through for longer time horizon.
It is not about competition, it is about being in great condition.
This is not the age of information.
This is not the age of information.
This is the age of resonance.
Heroism masks design.
The most important app is your awareness as that informs the utilization of every other app.
Your competitive advantage is not where you work or what you do. Your competitive advantage comes from the accuracy of your interpretation of reality and the way you articulate your life experience.
You are not a node; you are a frequency.
The soul of your business is the collective awareness & articulation of the individuals that make up the entire enterprise ecosystem.
If you want to change the world, change your life.
Micro-shifts create macro-impact.
In all things circulation is much more vital than possession. Seek to be a conduit.
Knowledge has emerged from a solid > to liquid > to a gas. Our role as curators has merged from containing content to actually becoming the container.
We have come from a time of "think = learn" to a time where "feel = learn."
It is no longer country v. country or city v. city; today ideas are countries.
My true north:
We have an imperfect but positive duty to seek our own perfection and the happiness of others.
We have an imperfect, positive duty to seek our own perfection and the happiness of others ~ Immanuel Kant
Life of a frontrunner is hard one; he/she will suffer & many of these injuries will not be accidental ~ Pele
People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; what they don't know is what what they do does ~ Michel Foucault
"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Don't get involved in partial problems, take flight to view over whole problem, even if view is still not a clear one ~ Wittgenstein
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.
Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire; be the fire and wish for the wind.
Nicholas Nassim Taleb
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Society needs visionaries of means not dreamers of ends. Once we have the means the ends will reveal themselves.
David R. Hawkins
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.
Favorite quotes from my friends:
Your ability to release the potential brilliance of the community depends to a large extend on the quality of interaction between individuals.
Some people think you have to have a conversation to get work done; however, the conversation is the work.
Now is the time to move from focusing on the dots to actually connecting the dots.
Because learning is such a vital part of organizational survival, the CEO of the company needs to become the Chief Learning Officer.
Because resonance causes reverberation, alignment is occurring.
The faster change is taking place the more important it is we scope out the future.
"Mommy, does your heart remote control people?" Griffin Sertl (4)
(While I was putting on make-up) "Don't worry, Mom, beauty will find you."
Hannah Sertl (10)
We can never know everything in ourselves or others.