Feb 01, 2016
It’s another Mindful Monday. And is my habit, I began the day with Coffee Zen Time. This typically involves sitting quietly, watching the sun come up over the mountains and reading some poetry. Granted, I’m a bit prejudiced since: A. I love to read—pretty much anything and everything, from classics to comics; B. Poetry has power. It opens my mind and soul to new perspectives and opportunities.
Even (especially?) bankers should read poetry. (Although I wouidn’t recommend submitting haiku on a
Jan 29, 2016
And here we come to another Friday and my ponderings re Do Good Do Well.
“Be kind to unkind people. They need it most of all.” Yes. This can be difficult. But it’s good for everyone, you (and me) included.
“Do gooders” often get overwhelmed. Every day there’s a new tragedy in the world. Millions of refugees. Billions without clean water. War. Strife. Environmental catastrophe. The Doomsday clock is now three minutes from midnight.
Are you totally depressed yet? Ready to head under the bed
Jan 25, 2016
From Keeping It Human, How to Humanize Social Media, “Mindfulness is the Human Operating System.”
Being Human in Social Media and Content Marketing Means Being Mindful
That PITA. You know it when you experience it. It’s that ‘pain in the ass’ person that destroys value with every communication he or she makes. You’re busy. So, you avoid the call, email, website, everything. You stall getting back to the person because the time to do so is valuable time wasted.
What happens when, God
Jan 22, 2016
This is pretty much the look I get from men (and some women) when I talk about my pro bono passion, Women To Be (feminine hygiene kits for Nepal refugee camps). Just the other morning, when I was doing the “need pitch” to a group, the men were (for the most part) freaking out. They weren’t screaming out loud, but I saw the “EEK!” thought bubbles.
Jan 20, 2016
Yup. It’s still January 2016. Still time to work on your personal success and happiness projects for the year.
Yesterday, in the Trusted Advisors meeting, we talked about setting realistic goals. My wise, big brain colleague who was leading the discussion helped us focus on what we really want in 2016.
Which led to the “why” of what we’re doing. We were all scribbling away on old-fashioned paper (which is how I get my synapses going anyway, on any project.)
Here’s a reality check
Jan 18, 2016
Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. —Adam Grant, NYT 01/16/16.
I have no trouble procrastinating. Unlike Mr. Grant, I have a natural talent for it. Of course, there are different forms of procrastination; I prefer to think of mine as productive.
We think of procrastination as a curse. Over 80 percent of college students are plagued by procrastination, requiring epic all-nighters to finish papers and prepare for tests. Roughly 20 percent of adults report being chronic procrastinators. We can
Jan 15, 2016
Recently—on a cold, rainy night—as I was leaving Trader Joe’s, I was approached by a young man. He very carefully stayed about seven feet away from me and asked for my help. The story was he had stood up for a neighbor when a policeman was harassing her and was put in jail. He’d just gotten out after over 60 days and had lost his job and apartment. He had been “out “here all day, didn’t know what else to do!” and would appreciate anything so he could provide shelter for his family for the
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