Category: Core Principles

Finite Mindset vs. Infinite Mindset

In school, you likely took a number of exams, many of which were true or false quizzes or tests. The answers were clear-cut, binary choices – they were either right or wrong, with no middle ground. If you didn’t know the answer, you still had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. There’s a simplicity to true or false tests, making them more popular with students (especially the poorly prepared students) than, say, essay question exams.

2 Things You Cannot Buy: Time and Love

“He who has his health has a thousand dreams. He who has not has only one.” That’s a proverb from a very long time ago about what I believe is very important to all of us: our future.

Mindful Optimism During Scary Times

We’re dealing with three issues right now; unexpectedness, shock, and disruptiveness. If we look at this situation from the standpoint of

The Four D’s of Urgency & Importance

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, we don’t want to go there, and that’s something that we’re dealing with a lot of the time right now. There’s a famous graduate from my alma mater West point,

OBE – Overcome by Events

Mann Tracht, Un Gott lacht is an old Yiddish adage that means; man plans and God laughs. Isn’t that true? The modern day version of that may be

The Positive Problem

The movie Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks, depicted the true story of the Apollo 13 mission back in 1970. When everything went wrong on that mission, and they had to figure out how they were going to breathe in a very short period of time, they just got every single thing they had available on the aircraft and they put it all together to make it work. I always look to that example when I’m talking about problems and how to come up with possible solutions.

When Was the Last Time You Did Something For the First Time?

As children, everything in life is new. Something as simple as jumping up and down, kicking a ball, or swinging on a swing can be a brand-new experience. Though the word “awesome” is often overused and misused these days, it’s fitting to say these experiences often feel truly awesome when you’re a child.

The Four Agreements

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,” and you know the rest. This quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens leads me to think of another book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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