It's in any conversation. Can you hear it?

It doesn't seem easy to stay right where we are in the purity and togetherness of who we are. It doesn't seem easy to listen with presence when job demands and targets stare at us, when performance is at stake, when we spent our days running from crisis to crisis. To develop deep empathy. And what if it were easy, anyways? What if we gave ourselves permission to listen to each other just a bit longer. What if we could slow down just long enough to connect? What if we get to be real?

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Center of the fire: Thoughts on renewal and burnout

When we as leaders burn out, we become less luminous, misaligned. Disconnected. Isolated. Separated, within and without. The flip-side? The natural rhythms of our energy know how to dance with the fire. We can learn to reconnect, reunite, and create a map into renewal. We can learn to manage our energy fully and completely, like top athletes. We can practice the art of receiving. We can open our hearts to self compassion. The world has a harsh need to shape us to its liking. But this is your life, your energy, your unique rhythm in the world. You can reconnect over and over to the center of your fire so that you be, in Rilke’s words, “ever again the wave sweeping through all things.” 

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Networking: Opening space for relationship.

What exactly is networking, what do we do, how do we behave? Something at the core of real networking connects us to our shared humanity. Networking is perhaps nothing more but the quiet, contemplative art of crafting with others a web that holds the luminescence of empty space and nurtures the health of relationship. Networking in spaciousness is never about me and always about we. We belong. I don’t need anything in the circle of this net. We help each other. 

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The myth of confidence

The entire article was published on April 25, 2018 in Conscious Company Media magazine.  I was pleased to write for them. 

Excerpt:

Entrepreneurs are a confident bunch. Research shows that 4 out of 5 new businesses give themselves a 70 percent chance of success when starting up. The reality is that only a third are still in business 10 years later.

“Confidence is a belief about one’s capabilities,” says Don Moore, a professor of organizational behavior at the University of California, Berkeley. “Overconfidence is a discrepancy between this belief and reality, an excessive faith that is not backed by facts. When you hold on too adamantly to incorrect beliefs, it is easy to get in trouble.”

Fortunately, we can learn to access the right amount of confidence. Here are six ways to cultivate the perfect balance.

Full text:

https://consciouscompanymedia.com/social-entrepreneurship/confidence-leadership-social-entrepreneur/

Thank you for reading!