- Fear of the messy unknown,
- Fear of being judged,
- Fear of the first step, and
- Fear of losing control.
Which one(s) get in your way the most?
What is one, small, creative step you can take right now to move you towards your desired direction or goal?
"Always start by 'attending to the crack.' Where do we meet the future first? 'Seek it with your hands, don't think about it, feel it' is the essential instruction that Bagger Vance gives to Junah in the Robert Redford movie Bagger Vance. The future shows up first in our feelings and through our hands, not in our abstract analysis. 'Attend to the crack' means attend to the openings, the challenges, and the disruptions where you feel the past ending, and the future wanting to begin." Presencing Institute, Principle #6
1. "Your desired brand is the cornerstone for all reputation strategies."So really, at the end of the day, it's about expressing your values and using that as the basis for everything you do. Our brand is more than what colors are on our website...it's about how we walk out our values and stay true to what we say is important.
2. "The only way to build credibility is to articulate your values and then walk the talk."
"According to Csikszentmihalyi’s research, corroborated by many people I’ve interviewed as well as my own experience, in flow a person experiences life at its peak, its most joyful, its most intensely fulfilling. It is also the state in which people exceed their personal best, often achieving much better work than they’ve ever done before.
Short of flow, there is focus. We all know what focus is. It is the standard term for a concentrated, clear state of mind, focused on one target. Between focus and flow lies what I call "flexible focus." It differs from flow in that it’s not the high that flow is; it’s a way of tapping into some of the qualities of flow without being so absorbed that you can’t attend to anything else. In a state of flexible focus, you retain the ability to concentrate on a task, while at the same time remaining open to new input."The article goes on to give 10 ways to increase your "flexible focus" throughout the day. Interestingly enough, these 10 ways may not be new ideas to many. They were not necessarily new ideas to me.