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consciousness

Have you ever wondered what is consciousness? I do quite often. If you are looking for a clear, concise explanation of consciousness, this post may not answer those questions. Are humans the only species that possess consciousness? Have you seen the documentary My Octopus Teacher? It sure did seem as though that octopus possessed consciousness. Do all humans possess consciousness? Probably? I like the way David R. Hawkins describes the levels of consciousness in Power vs Force. And I like the adaptation of the consciousness levels in the chart from Chris W. Metz. I study this chart every so often. Not so much to understand consciousness in general but to understand my consciousness. This is my intrigue on the topic. Where am I? What do I want to do about it? Yet there are theories that...

founder power

I'm fortunate to have been a founder of a company on two occasions so far. The first time was back in 2006 / 2007 and felt compelled and sort of guided towards doing so. I guess the second time in 2013 might have been similar. Yet, my two data points as a founder are drastically different experiences. The first time I became a founder was with my boutique consulting practice. I didn't really view my role as a founder per se. Many times the business consisted of me and maybe a few others providing consulting services. I did my best to make sure that anyone working with me and under the company flag felt as though we were all peers and on even par with one another. At least mostly. We were all...

monk visualization technique

Those who know me a bit beyond the work version of me probably know that I am very much into mindset and consuming books and other content on the topic. I find it very fascinating to discover a new tip and technique, or maybe uncovering something about me that is really important. It's a little ironic to me at times. I'm in my mid-40s and still figuring it all out. The irony is that I recall being in my late teens / early 20s thinking I already had it all figured out. And between my fiancee and me, we have five kids ranging from 13 to 21. And I know our kids feel immense pressure from societal norms and themselves to hurry up to figure it all out too. Here is what I know...

alright alright alright

Did you know that the first words Matthew McConaughey spoke in a movie was "Alright, alright, alright"? I know, right! All the great films and roles he has played throughout his career, I had forgotten that his very first role was Wooderson in the cult classic Dazed and Confused. I confess, I only recently learned this important fact, if you can call it that. :) A few weeks ago, something new crossed my path that seemed very intriguing. This thing was a new book by McConaughey called Greenlights. (Some of you who know of me might realize the connection. If you don't get the connection, I'll let you investigate to figure it out.) Upon learning this, I immediately went to my Audible account and acquired this book, but I did not start listening...