Monthly Archives: January 2013

Motivating with compassion but without empathy: telling someone to let go doesn’t help them let go

posted by Joshua on January 31, 2013 in Blog, Leadership

Do you ever find yourself trying to get someone to let go of something, to relax, or something similar, but they don’t? You know if they just didn’t worry so much or stopped caring about something so much, they’d have an easier time with the project, relationship, life, or whatever, but they just don’t let[…] Keep reading →

Common objection 12: I’ve worked so long and hard but feel like I’m getting nowhere or going backward

posted by Joshua on January 30, 2013 in Blog, Leadership, Tips

[This post is part of a series on internal objections and blocks and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Objection I don’t think you can significantly change your life, at[…] Keep reading →

Monkey Mind

posted by Joshua on January 25, 2013 in Awareness, Blog, Freedom, Tips

Illustrative labels can help, as opposed to evaluative, judgmental ones like yesterday’s post. I love the term “Monkey Mind.” I heard it from a friend who teaches yoga. Without hearing any explanation I immediately understood its meaning and saw how the term helped understand a concept. When you increase your self-awareness you start to notice[…] Keep reading →