“We thought we knew how to predict the future and we were wrong.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup Last night we enjoyed three hours of Eric Ries storming through the key ideas in his book The Lean Startup. The sustainability concept of Zero Waste (nothing to landfill) meets Lean Startup (anything that doesn’t deliver validated learning is waste). Wow. Time flew. We all … Continue reading The New Lean
October 10, 2011 The Apple Store in Carlsbad CA The lasting echo of inspired genius… love notes, sketches, kisses, beehives of children, magical things, blue clad brilliance. Wise words from the loyal: fruitless hardware crashes. This is a computer store… feels like holy ground. Continue reading Steve Jobs and an Apple Customer Experience
When we find that experiences of meaningful accomplishment and engaging relationships are essential for our well-being then listening to our hearts and intuition before “spending, wasting or investing” our time is a healthy idea! Vitamins for the Mind by Jim Rohn Time Management Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one … Continue reading Is it easy to get faked out by being busy?
Image courtesy of GapingVoid! Cheers to the crazy ones…the world changers ….divide and multiply… ASAP! Continue reading You Have to Be Crazy…..
“You must become the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi In his talk on the Evolution of Consciousness, Shore Slocum shares the above quote, which is often misquoted as “be the change”. In the spirit of “becoming the change”, I recently expressed my concerns about the declining level of service at a favorite shop catering to our beloved canines. The … Continue reading Become the Change?
To Waste or Not to Waste from Rhana Pytell on Vimeo. If you can’t see the video paste this link in your browser: //vimeo.com/26637288 and see the beauty we live in and our opportunities for reconnection and change. Continue reading Do You Feel Connected?
“First we shape our buildings, then they shape us” [Winston Churchill, 1943] Churchill’s words foretold our growing awareness of neuroplasticity, current innovations in medical facility design, Evidence Based Design (EBD), our appreciation of the Art of Placement (Feng Shui) and, perhaps the puzzle of the State of Illinois Governor’s offices and the criminal convictions of five elected governors…! Could there be a historical design flaw … Continue reading Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?
The ray I am talking about isn’t the gently warming, comforting, delicious feeling of sunshine on my shoulders it is a blast of bright that painfully reveals our human frailty. It can come in the form of loss, disease, accidents, upsets, reversals, etc. Continue reading Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I
What happens when we make feeling good a priority? “Feeling good”, is feeling clarity, balance, big chi, wonder and exhilaration.Gay Hendricks, renowned author and consultant reveals in his fantastic new book, “The Big Leap”, that feeling good is essential to living in our “Zone of Genius”, a big leap beyond our “Zones of Excellence and Competence”. This guide to growing our awareness of what is limiting us and for defining our unique gift is essential to anyone in a process of reinvention and everyone who senses the need to express on a higher level. Based on our current challenges that could be an epic number of people!
Passion is a state of being. In that state we flourish, our energy flows. Obsession is a state of being. In that state energy is wasted. Obsessive thought is a hook that can take the lead in our life and drag us anywhere. It can be a person, desire, or situation that incessantly bubbles and boils beneath the surface. We can’t get rid of it. … Continue reading Ho’oponopono – A “Power Up”