Embracing an Explorer's Mindset: Navigating Life with Curiosity and Courage


Life is an adventure, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and unexpected surprises. It is a journey that we all embark upon, but the way we choose to navigate through it can make all the difference. One way to approach life's challenges is to embrace an explorer's mindset, a mindset that is open to new experiences and challenges, even in the face of fear.

At its core, the explorer's mindset is all about curiosity and a willingness to take risks. It involves stepping outside of your comfort…

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Are You Feeling Unproductive? You Might Need A Focus Filter


"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." – George Lucas

Have you ever felt unproductive? You're not alone. Many people struggle to stay focused and motivated, especially when faced with a seemingly endless stream of tasks and distractions. Fortunately, there is a simple tool that can help you overcome this challenge: the focus filter.

The focus filter is a three-list system that helps you prioritize your tasks and eliminate unnecessary distractions. Here's how it works:

Create t…

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An Inspired Poem: Playing with Paradox


Playing with paradox, a game of the mind

A dance of contradiction, where truths entwine

Up is down, and down is up

The more you give, the more you cup

Silence speaks louder than words

The sweetest sounds are those unheard

The strongest are those who show their weakness

In vulnerability lies true uniqueness

The present is a gift, that's why it's called the present

But in memories and dreams, we find our true essence

In giving, we receive, and in taking, we lose

A paradoxical cycle, tha…

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Iceland: In Search of Happiness


My friend Eric Weiner, New York Times bestselling author and former NPR international correspondent, is leading a journey to Iceland in October 2023 to uncover the secrets to happiness.

Everyone wants to be happy, but what exactly is happiness or, better yet, where is it? Author Eric Weiner explores those very questions in his best-selling book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World (soon to be a five-part TV series starring Rainn Wilson). Now you can j…

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Rising Above Insignificance: Shifting Your Thinking to Discover Your True Worth


Do you sometimes feel small and insignificant? I do, too! It's easy to get lost in the vastness of the world around us, especially when we compare ourselves to others. However, it's essential to remember that we all have unique strengths and talents that make us valuable and significant.

To shift your thinking and overcome feelings of smallness, practicing self-reflection and gratitude is essential. Take time to reflect on your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. Acknowledge you…

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An Inspired Poem: Release


Release the grip that holds so tight,

The tension that consumes our might,

Let go of control, let it take flight,

And surrender to the present's light.

The weight we carry, oh so heavy,

It's time to let go and be steady,

To trust the universe's levy,

And let our worries become petty.

For in this moment, we are free,

The past and future no longer decree,

And we can finally see,

The beauty in our vulnerability.

So let go of the need to control,

Embrace the unknown, let it unfold,


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Staying Relevant in the Technology Industry: The Importance of Being a Connected Leader


In today's fast-paced technological landscape, being a successful leader requires more than just technical skills and knowledge. It requires an ability to connect with people, technology, and other industries, to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. A technology leader who is disconnected from their surroundings will find it challenging to keep up with the pace of change, and their organization may suffer as a result.

To be a connected leader, a technology leader must first be connected …

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The Power of Aligning Values and Leadership Principles for Success


“If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything." – Alexander Hamilton

As a rising leader, it is important to understand the importance of aligning with your values and creating leverage through leadership principles. Values are the guiding principles that shape our beliefs, actions, and decisions, while Leadership Principles are the specific behaviors and strategies leaders use to achieve their goals. When values and principles are aligned, leaders can create a powerful force that can move…

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An Inspired Poem: Grounded


The earth beneath my feet, so strong and true,

It grounds me in a way that nothing else can do,

With each step, I feel the calm and peace,

And all my worries and fears seem to release.

I walk with courage, for I am not alone,

The connection to the earth, a feeling like home,

And as I explore with curiosity in my heart,

I discover a world that's been there from the start.

I see the beauty in every plant and tree,

And I feel the energy that surrounds me,

And with compassion for all that'…

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Embracing Our Inner Futurist


How a Forward-Thinking Mindset Can Shape a Better Future for All

The idea of being a futurist is often associated with a select group of individuals who possess special knowledge or talent for predicting future trends and developments. However, I would like to take a bold stance and argue that we are all futurists if we are willing to think and act with a future orientation. By adopting a forward-thinking and proactive approach, we can all contribute to shaping a better future for ourselves and…

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