June, 2008 Archives


Inspired Interview: Michael Hubbard

Perspective and Judgment

Have you ever noticed that everything in life is a matter of perspective and eventually judgment? Imagine you arrive late to your office, complaining because your car broke down, only to find the person in the next cubicle had their car repossessed the previous day. It kind of makes your repair look minor because of perspective. You no longer judge your luck to be “bad”. Recently I was talking with a girlfriend who shared that she’d been raised on a farm in Ohio. Her parents were poor so her mother made homemade bread each day. Not wanting to be different,… Read more.

Are you living in the red or green?

I’m sure you’ve heard how our thoughts become things? We’re taught we should not only think happy thoughts, but also FEEL the joy from our thoughts, and that’s how they manifest in our life. Since thoughts, in an untrained mind, can often appear random, sometimes it seems we don’t have any control over them. I’ve often thought how cool it would be to wear a “thought monitor” that would buzz when I’m thinking thoughts that are less than optimal, to gently remind me to change that thought and return to the greatness that I am. Why not? If we can… Read more.

Bejeweled and the Game of Life

What do you do when your mind is so full of stuff that you find it just zipping from one “to do” to another? Occasionally, I do something mindless, like play the game Bejeweled. In flying to my son’s college graduation on Friday, I had some time on the airplane and thought I’d get lost into a game. For those of you that don’t know the game, there are a series of 8 columns of colored gems, with about 8 gems in each column. You exchange the position of two different colored gems to make sets of 3 matching gems,… Read more.

Living from Ecstasy

What is Ecstasy? Rapture Joy Delight Bliss Thrill Pleasure These are but a few FEELINGS that you may have when you are LIVING from ecstasy. What’s the big deal about this topic? Who am I to talk about it? Here is what I know for sure: I (we) create our life, and that creation come from actions and those actions cause emotions, thoughts and beliefs to form. I’ve been around for almost 38 years, and I have to say that I’m still “getting it”. We will always have a to-do list and an in-box, but what do you want those… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Stephanie Marrone

Change isn’t your enemy

Why do we resist change so very much? I just spent the last hour coaching my good friend, Bob, on how to handle a difficult situation. He founded a company about ten years ago and is now ready to take it to the next level. His entire identity has been based around this company- he IS the company. For the last several years Bob has been trying to figure out how to get out of the company and follow his dream, which is very different from the “job” he found himself in while running the company. He got his board… Read more.

Are you living your dream?

What’s your dream? Are you living it? Take just a moment, close your eyes and bring that dream into your mind’s eye. See it. Feel it. Really look at the details. Notice how the completion of this dream makes you feel so full of joy and elation from your success. Feels pretty good, doesn’t it? And the best part about it is that compared to what you go through for “work” everyday, following your dream is easy. When you do what you love and love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life. As Martin Luther King… Read more.

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