‘Other people’s perception of you, is none of your business’ Keep Shining, don’t you dare dim your light says Lisa Nicholas, world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author. Too often we are blinded by what other people tell us, about who we are or who we are not. What we can do or what we can’t do. The judgments and prejudices and their inability to see, blinds us to our path, to the journey awaiting us, to the million possibilities we can become. We are afraid to love, to laugh and live
If you do nothing else today watch this video of Adam Roa reciting his poem 'You are who you've been looking for'. It's a powerful message about how we convince ourselves we are not enough, and that we will be better and happier if we have the right car, or the right make up on. We are constantly looking for external validation to feel good about ourselves. We are already good enough. You have to treat yourself like someone you love. Be your own love today. With love and blessings Mihirini
In more and more companies today, leaders manage their communication efforts in a way that calls to mind ordinary, person-to-person conversation. Where this kind of organizational conversation has taken hold, leaders build engagement and drive strategic alignment by enabling ideas and information to move efficiently across their company.
I was deeply touched by Frank Warren’s TED Talk, on Half a Million Secrets, delivered last March (2012). Frank Warren invited people to anonymously send him their secrets in 2004. Now, eight years later, he is the “owner” of over half a million secrets. People from all over the world, shared their ‘shocking, silly and soulful’ secrets. He created Post Secret, “an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.” What are the secrets we are keeping and why are we keeping them? And,
I couldn't sleep and I am up at 4:30 am on a Sunday morning listening to Nigel Marsh : How to make work-life balance work on TED talk. Ironic. He is brutally honest and insightful and does this with such compelling humour,that it is difficult to ignore the reality of what he says. The way we have defined this 'balance' as a goal it self is quite interesting. Work Life Balance. Almost as if work isn't life. It implies that working in someway takes away your life. I like to be more
Barry Schwartz talks about how we are constantly torn between doing what we think is right vs. doing what is expected of us. If people are not doing the right thing, we implement rules and incentives - like what we did with the financial industry. But we know through experience that people will find ways to circumvent rules. If we give incentives to do something right, we hen focus on the reward and stop caring about doing the right thing. But what we need to is virtue, good character, people who
"All gardening is personal. Don’t try gardening the whole organization. Tend to people and situations one at a time and spend time meeting them where they are. They are part of the ecosystem you need to understand." "Gardening should feel like flow. If it feels like you’re pushing a boulder in a swamp, then you’re trying to do Nature’s role. If it feels like work – stop, breathe out, give up on the result and go back to Sensing. It takes a lot of trust to give up, but your role
Brene Brown is a "researcher storylteller" who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She says the the wholehearted have courage, compassion and connection.