Strengths Tag

Here's how the ticking time bomb of the tick is happening in real time, followed by the low-hanging fruit of a few habit changes that can make a collective difference. Millions of us are eating traditional hamburgers, which come from beef. Beef comes from cattle. The...

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I'll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I'm referring to is labeled as "Input" by...

I help creative professionals seeking career happiness amid technological disruption. I'm one of those professionals, so we're on this journey together. And it’s a collaborative journey aided by the cultivation of an elusive superpower: clarity. My work is a confluence of writing, coaching, and consulting, rooted...

Don Henley, in his 1989 song, "The Heart of the Matter," offers, "The more I know, the less I understand." Complementary, Yuval Noah Harari, in his 2018 book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, asserts that what we need the most right now is not...

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

I recently embraced a "new” personal brand statement: I help others (beginning with myself) to grow happier in their careers. What I love about my evolved brand is how aligned it is with my personal value system. I get the greatest satisfaction in life when I...

Here's some unsolicited advice for you: Don't grovel. You're better than that. Wondering if you're groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to you, recognize...