global convention

What are you responsible for? Some of us define our responsibilities narrowly (our health, family, finances…), while others see a much bigger picture. How different would the world be if Mother Teresa had felt that the leper in the street was not her responsibility, or if Martin Luther King had decided to stay a local…

life lessons from dogs

As business professors, we have the opportunity of working with talented professionals in different organizations. In our conversations, it is not uncommon for people to share personal and professional struggles in maintaining life balance. These individuals report that they are spread so thin that they are losing touch with their personal priorities, families, health and…

work smarter

The world is waking up. We’re living a new story. Millions of us have been involved with our own personal development and deeper spiritual investigations for decades, with millions more joining all the time. We’re collectively shifting our consciousness and creating a new, more awakened world. We’re gaining clarity about the true nature of Reality….

gateless gate

The first personal development book I ever read was M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978. Remember the opening line? Life is difficult. Similarly, the first of the Four Noble Truths Buddha taught in the fifth century BC was “Life is suffering.” Today, this truth is not particularly popular. We believe life should be easy…

ho'oponopono prayer

Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients—without ever seeing any of them. He would study an inmate’s chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person’s illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved. When I first heard this…

practice makes permanent

Sometimes, there’s nothing worse than having it all figured out. You’re doing it day in and day out, and have been doing it for so long now that it’s second nature. You don’t even have to think about the mechanics of it. You know the phrases. “I can do this in my sleep,” “with one…

I’ve often wondered how it is possible for anyone to be lonely in a world with close to 7 billion people. Yet loneliness is a major cause of depression and stress in our modern society. Similarly, we could question how networkers can feel like they’ve run out of prospects in a world with six billion people,…

determination of weed

A few years ago, I was working through some sadness and anger from the past. I love to observe life around me and find those things that give me strength to move forward. I have decided I am going to live life the way a weed does. I drive a lot. I often notice the…

leap off the ledge

Do you ever get the feeling it’s time for a change? That something more or greater or different is ready to develop in your life? It may be time to step to the ledge and prepare to leap into a new phase. To begin, you must identify where in your life you want this new…

appreciation

According to the latest scientific findings, there is a biological law that governs every moment and aspect of your life, from your physical health to your thoughts and attitudes to your personal and business relationships. This law states that at every stage of life, we are in either growth mode or protection mode. This is true at the…