Episode 062: Flow – The State of Optimal Experience

Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time?  You thought it was an hour and it was really 4?  The words, the drawing, the programming, or whatever, just seemed to flow?  And it was fun?  That’s flow at work.  On this episode, we talk together about how you can experience flow and why you want to.

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Episode 061: In This Brave New World, Be An Original

The rules of work have changed.  No longer is it enough to simply be good at what you do, keep your head down, and be loyal.  Those jobs are disappearing more quickly than the glaciers.  Becoming an Original can help you thrive in this new world.  On this episode we explore how you can use the ideas in Adam Grant’s book to develop your own originality.  (And you don’t have to wear funny glasses.)

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Green Glasses in a Grey World

The streets were lined with beautiful houses all built of green marble and studded everywhere with sparkling emeralds.  They walked over a pavement of the same green marble, and where the blocks were joined together were rows of emeralds, set closely, and glittering in the brightness of the sun.  The window panes were of green glass; even the sky above the City had a green tint, and the rays of the sun were green.  –From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Wouldn’t you love to visit a place like the Emerald City of Oz where everything is shiny and green?  Would you like to even live there?

Episode 060: I Am, Therefore I Think (Wisdom from Michele Cushatt)

Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.”  Cogito ergo sum.  Yet, in many ways, it’s more like I am, therefore I think.  On today’s episode, we explore the truths in Michele Cushatt’s new book “I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is”.

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(c) Michele Cushatt

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Episode 059: There Is an R in Hero – How Story Keeps You Going

A powerful story will help you take action when the going gets tough.  Think of Frodo and Sam struggling to reach the fire of Mount Doom and throw the ring in.  Or Esther gathering up the courage to ask King Xerxes to save her people.  The Hero’s Journey isn’t just the stuff of fantasy or history.  It’s your life too.  In this episode we talk about the three R’s of your story.  Yes, there IS an R in hero.

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For More Energy, Bend Your Knees

The other day at my Alexander Lesson, my teacher was helping me to move my balance point from forward and scrunched down to up and over my spine.  Because I so often have my head reaching toward my computer, it puts a lot of my weight forward too.  Then other parts of my body have to move backward to compensate so I don’t fall over.

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It’s rather comical to think about the fact that here I am a grown woman relearning how to stand, sit, and move.

How Are Your Goals Like Potholes?

If there’s one thing that grows well in New England, it’s potholes.  The temperature fluctuates widely during the winter.  The road gets wet from snow, sleet, or rain.  It freezes and thaws.  And the moisture combined with the freezing and thawing creates a frost heave.

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Which then turns into a pothole.

A Charlotte Cab Driver Teaches Us How to Be

A few weeks ago I traveled to Charlotte on business.  As I usually do, I struck up a conversation with the cab driver who took me from the airport to the office.  He was from Ethiopia.  We talked about the snow storm that had hit there 2 days before.  6-7 inches of the white stuff in a city that isn’t quite prepared for that.

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“It was fun!” he said.  “An adventure.”