Start Making Sense

Buying a NYT bestseller thinking that it will enlighten you and make everything easier… Getting a new website, assuming that finally your marketing will run itself… Hunting tirelessly for an agent or publisher to do the heavy lifting for you… Blaming an employee for a mistake, when it’s your responsibility to make sure your instructions […]

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How You Got Here&Where You’ll Go Next

Your here&now, this current you and the situation you’re in, is the result of choices. You might be tempted to blame yourself for not having done better or decided differently, but what’s the point? You can’t un-make a decision, so why beat yourself up for decisions that at the time you made them, were the […]

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Here, Use My Flashlight

Interesting conversation with my coach yesterday, when I asked him why people sometimes cling to completely illogical or even nonsensical views and beliefs. His reply: “So have you noticed your bias towards logic & reason? I’d almost be tempted to say you were a head type. :)” Ah, but there he’s mistaken. I’m not a […]

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If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It

Trying to squeeze yourself into a model that doesn’t fit you makes no sense and wears you out. But it’s easy to fall into the trap, simply because some teacher or guru told us that it’s the only or the best way. Or because you see a competitor do things a certain way, and then […]

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The Folly of “I’m Right Because I Say I’m Right”

A few weeks ago I saw an interview with Seth Godin, where his answer to “what do you do?” was: “I notice things for a living, and I try to point them out to people”. Made me think: what is it that I do? Sure, I write articles, create trainings, I coach entrepreneurs – but […]

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Out the Window

It took me years to figure out how to make life easier, business bigger, and results better. Books, courses, trips to foreign cities to sell my handmade suits, complicated mental frameworks and business growth strategies, people and places and all kinds of efforts to try and add something in that would then make the difference […]

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How to Not Add Bends to the Long and Windy Road

Yesterday was an interesting day: I figured that my little rant against the spiritual supermarket would decimate my readership, but nope: only a few people left. Looks like you all are pretty smart and sensible. I did receive a question though, from a reader who asked ‘who’s to say that looking at an astrology chart […]

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100% Astrology-free! (The Problem With Disempowerment)

Fun fact: in my 25 years of studying and practicing spirituality, I’ve NEVER seen any of the great spiritual teachers talk about astrology, reiki, psychic readings, LOA, healing crystals, tarot, runes, or any of the other things that you can buy on the shelves of the ‘spiritual’ supermarket these days. Wow, hey – did you […]

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If You Open Your Mind Too Much

… Your brain might fall out. It’s good to have an open mind, and be willing to accept (or try out) viewpoints that differ from what you consider to be true. In fact, openness is one of the ‘big five’ personality traits in psychology (Along with general intelligence, they are: openness, concsientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and […]

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Signals

They say ‘marketing is everything, and everything is marketing’ – which is true in a sense, but it’s an impoverished abstraction of human psychology. On a much deeper level, *everything you do is a signal*. Proper listening signals: you and your story matter to me. The husband hiding behind his newspaper (or being glued to […]

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