The chance of a lifetime

Over the past weeks, I have researched the definition of Conscious Leadership. I have seen all kinds of descriptions, but not satisfactory. Therefore, I created my own definition. Still, I felt something essential was missing. I couldn’t figure out what it was. Now, with the world in a rapidly expanding crisis, I exactly know what […]

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Angry with someone? 7 steps to turn it into growth

work on myself

“So somebody comes along and gets to me. They get me angry or uptight or they awaken some desire in me, wow am I delighted. They got me. And that’s my work on myself. If I am angry with you because your behavior doesn’t fill my model of how you should be, that’s my problem […]

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What comes first: diversity or unity?

unity diversification

Amitai Etzioni is a German-born American sociologist. He is best known for his work on socioeconomics and communitarianism. He was called the “guru” of the communitarian movement in the early 1990s, and he established the Communitarian Network to disseminate the movement’s ideas. His writings emphasize the importance of having a carefully-crafted balance between individual rights […]

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Living in two worlds

“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This quote is from the biblical Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7. I think it is very true, but we have become blind to this. We grow up with an external focus. Our way of life is concerned about our efforts and the development of […]

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Would you stay on the Titanic?

Recently I read a great book Lifeboat no. 8 by Elizabeth Kaye. It describes what happened on board on what made people decide to stay on a sinking ship. She reveals what happened to each passenger and crew member and how the legendary maritime disaster haunted them forever. The Titanic was regarded as an unsinkable […]

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Introducing the new FOMO

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a bright young man. He told me about his exciting travels around the world and his life changing experience. In a country far away, he lost his travel companion due to a misunderstanding. Without the aid of an electronic navigation device, he continued traveling alone. His ‘bad’ luck […]

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About politics

politics

I told my son, “You will marry the girl I choose.” He said, “NO!” I told him, “She is Bill Gates’ daughter.” He said, “OK.” I called Bill Gates and said, “I want your daughter to marry my son.” Bill Gates said, “NO.” I told Bill Gates, My son is the CEO of World Bank.” […]

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Why you should NOT stand up for yourself

A big time pleaser, that is who I used to be. It is caused by the way I grew up, my response to life events back then and since it had become an automatism. I always regarded this trait a good thing. “If you are nice to people, they will be nice to you“. Fortunately, […]

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Do not Regret your Past

regret nothing

One of the most ardent mental blocks are thoughts about our past. We contemplate on the things that did not go well. We regret taking certain action or we regret not taking certain action. A lot of precious mental time and energy thereby is wasted in useless and vain regret. We feel often sorry for […]

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How to use Ambition as a force for Good

using your ambition

Western society tells us we have to be ambitious. That is how we are raised. We have to strive for the best. We have to be better than the other. In school, in our job, in our wealth. It is ingrained in the system we live in and further perpetuated by the information that comes […]

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