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Don’t Carry Too Much

This applies to all kinds of things. But mainly what I’m focusing on are work tasks. I can’t do everything all the time – even though I’d like to. Entrepreneur’s have to know when to start delegating, and trust their team members to carry out their vision. Its a lot easier when you share that vision clearly and repeatedly. Oh yeah, don’t forget to pile on lots of positive encouragement to keep people just as excited as you are. I’m…

Don’t Forget To Breathe

Things can come flying at you pretty fast. Good stuff, bad stuff, it’s all the same. When I’m running at 100 mph, I can’t stop. Nor do i want to. The momentum is too great to break. And then, when I start to go into overdrive (which is quite often) – forget about it. As you can probably tell by now, I’m really intense with my work. That’s because I’m so passionate about the work we do…

Water Does Not Come Down As One Stream

When I heard this for the first time, it made my mind click again. Shunryu Suzuki spoke about this in detail – but here’s my take. We suffer because we see things as separate from ourselves. You probably think you were born, you live and then you die. Ha! Imagine if you will a waterfall. Before the waterfall, water particles merge together to become one steady stream. During the waterfall, water particles break into individual drops. After the waterfall, water…

How Many Masters Have I Left?

I’m not talking about quantity or servitude. I’m talking about the the ones that have guided me through my many lives, and pondering how many more encounters await me in this one. I suppose we all like to remember those teacher(s) that were instrumental in the development of what we call ourselves. To me, everyone is a potential master that has something of value to teach me. That’s because these “masters” help to shape who we are and what we…

Say No And Set Boundaries

It’s ok to say no. Go ahead and do it right now. Why not block the whole week and say no to every request that comes your way, just so you get used to the idea (and feeling) of actually doing it. We say yes to be nice. But that “yes” comes with a price, and usually, it’s not in your benefit to do so. So, whenever something does not align with my company or personal goals – I say…