What You Feed Your Mind Matters

What You Feed Your Mind Matters

Your brain is like a sponge. It takes in everything. Every sound you hear, sight you see, food you eat, everything you experience feeds directly into your brain. Normally, this is a good thing. We take in these experiences and we learn.

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The Power of Unconsciousness

What is unconsciousness? It is simply the state of non-awareness, of not knowing. In and of itself, it’s benign. It’s just a state of being.

Unconsciously, our bodies function in a timely, miraculous way. We breathe, our heart beats, our cells deliver needed information and goods and carry away waste. While our body does all of this without effort, our mind focuses on our survival by making sense of the incredible amount of sensory information around us. Harnessing unconsciousness is also a part of self-mastery. When we become incredibly competent at something, a new skill, habit, or way of thinking, it fades from our conscious mind into the quieter place of unconsciousness. We no longer need to focus our attention in order to activate it.

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The Journey Towards Your Self-Mastery

The Journey Towards Your Self-Mastery

Your leadership territory is indicated by the results you produce, the relationships you have, and your own level of satisfaction and well-being. Yet all these external indicators are just evidence of what you are generating internally. If you want to improve or increase your leadership power, you need to work on who you are as a person. 

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The Gallery of Shadows – Part 4

The Gallery of Shadows – Part 4

The shadow side of Linda was her attempts to adapt and please the new regime. She just didn’t agree with the new values being proposed for the company. The tension between what was being asked for and her own integrity started to create underlying stress. She became passive aggressive in her support for the new organization.

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The Gallery of Shadows – Part 3

The Gallery of Shadows – Part 3

Stephen’s drive for discipline and control increased. He needed things to look right, be in order, and for appearances be perfect and spotless. The demands he placed on himself and those around him increased. There was little tolerance for errors or messes, either at work and home. He could not process everything that he was feeling inside, so he focused on the external instead. His shadow side.

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A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Dreams help move us towards our destinies, towards our goals. This doesn’t just go for us as individuals. As leaders, we need to learn to keep the dreams of our employees alive and inspire them with our own. In an organization, dreams can bring energy, passion, inspiration, and commitment. If you want a practical example of this, let’s look at one of the biggest companies in the world: The Walt Disney Company.

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