Monthly Archives: August 2014

An exercise to help you understand your world and become more aware of yourself

on August 30, 2014 in Awareness, Exercises, Nonjudgment, Tips

Today’s exercise builds on the one in my post, “An exercise in knowing your beliefs; so you can change them,” so please do that one first. It’s easier for most people, more general, and develops skills that you can use for this post’s exercise. Still, you can do this on its own if you want. It also looks similar to, but is subtly different from, yesterday’s exercise, “An exercise to[…] Keep reading →

See Joshua Spodek at Cole Haan, Flavorpill, and General Assembly’s Inspiration Workshop, September 6

on August 29, 2014 in Art, Awareness, Creativity, Education, Events, Exercises, Leadership

Post-event update: see a write-up and video of the event here — http://flavorwire.com/477424/history-begins-here-starting-a-legacy-in-nyc. Everybody who attended it seemed to love it. My event had a packed room with enthusiastic participants. I made several great connections at my event and the others I attended. I hope to see you next time. See me next weekend The event is free and there’s lots more than just me presenting on leadership. My part[…] Keep reading →

An exercise to help you understand others, reduce arguments, and become more aware of yourself

on August 28, 2014 in Awareness, Exercises, Nonjudgment, Tips

Today’s exercise builds on the one in my post, “An exercise in knowing your beliefs; so you can change them,” so please do that one first. It’s easier for most people, more general, and develops skills that you can use for this post’s exercise. Still, you can do this on its own if you want. It’s similar: It only takes a few minutes a day It costs nothing You don’t[…] Keep reading →

Myers-Briggs doesn’t help you, it helps your manager, if anyone

on August 26, 2014 in Leadership, Nonjudgment

I don’t like Myers-Briggs tests. People make them look scientific and use scientific wording but they aren’t based in science. They don’t promote self-reflection any more than a horoscope. Most of all, they imply that you don’t change much, a belief that discourages personal growth and exploring and using different skills for different situations. People who believe in Myers-Briggs tests say things like, “I’m an ESTJ [or whatever], so I[…] Keep reading →

Want to change something big and complex? Start simple and long term.

on August 25, 2014 in Fitness, Habits, Tips

All my habit and SIDCHA talk leads to talking to a lot of people about starting and keeping habits. I’ve seen that nearly everyone who keeps a solo habit long-term started the habit with something simple that they can keep going without trying too hard. People who bike to work keep up their biking habit longer than people who bike separately because they have to go to work anyway. People[…] Keep reading →