Give Yourself An ‘A’

In “The Art Of Possibility” by Ben & Rosamund Zander, Ben tells how he permits his students to ‘give themselves an A’ in his college course. His students do have to provide a written explanation as to why they deserve that grade, and there is a degree of accountability built in, but for you, myContinue reading “Give Yourself An ‘A’”

No Food Tomorrow?

I was raised to always finish everything on my plate, so as not to waste food. Taking that one step further, I remember always finishing everything on the table (that I liked), because, well, who knows when we might not eat next? Of course, that last question is one of fear. For our grandparents whoContinue reading “No Food Tomorrow?”

The 4 Phases of Fear

The first phase of fear is the reaction of your amygdala, also known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. This protects you from situations likely to bring about death, such as saber-toothed tigers, perilous falls, and starvation. This phase is extremely powerful because of it’s deeply ingrained nature into our brains, but it can largelyContinue reading “The 4 Phases of Fear”

“The Treasure You Seek”

Fear is usually a signal of something you need to move towards, not away from. Unless it’s a wild tiger. As Joseph Campbell said., “the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Today, in 2019, we don’t have wild tigers lurking around the corner. We have decisions that we put off, conversationsContinue reading ““The Treasure You Seek””