Monthly Archives: May 2013

A model that makes changing beliefs easier

on May 31, 2013 in Exercises, Freedom, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] As you read posts in this series you may have read beliefs you liked and wanted to adopt but thought “I can’t believe that. It clashes[…] Keep reading →

A model to tolerate when people pre-judge me

on May 30, 2013 in Awareness, Exercises, Nonjudgment, Perception

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] Doesn’t it bother you when someone treats you like a preconceived notion instead of the person you are? Doesn’t it feel dehumanizing? Today’s belief came from[…] Keep reading →

A model to help live and let live

on May 29, 2013 in Exercises, Freedom, Models, Nonjudgment, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] One of the things I love most about where I live, the West Village, is its diversity. And not just in the things people most talk[…] Keep reading →

A model to identify the parts of your life most ripe for improvement

on May 28, 2013 in Awareness, Education, Exercises, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] Today’s model has special meaning to me because realizing it set me to learning about anxiety, the first emotion I started to learn analyzing to understanding[…] Keep reading →

A model and strategy to lead people so they appreciate and thank you for being led

on May 27, 2013 in Blog, Leadership, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] Want to know a great way to lead people so they appreciate that you led them? Today’s model and strategy show how. Often they’ll thank you[…] Keep reading →

A model of emotional intelligence and self-awareness

on May 26, 2013 in Awareness, Exercises, Models, Visualization

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] What is self-awareness? What is emotional intelligence? Everybody I know agrees that improving them improves your life and ability to lead yourself and others. “Know thyself,”[…] Keep reading →

A model to cover life’s basics

on May 25, 2013 in Awareness, Exercises, Fitness, Models, Nature, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” 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.] Do you ever feel overwhelmed with obligations? So much that you find yourself losing sense of your priorities? Today’s simple model reminds me of my basics.[…] Keep reading →