How a Week of STILLNESS and REFLECTION Can Prepare You For A Successful Year

We all talk about the importance of reflection and planning ahead. To slow down, to gain perspective, to make sure the ship is on route. But do we actually take time to do it? What happens when we take a step back and look at the whole picture? THE MISSION:Get some real quality time withContinue reading “How a Week of STILLNESS and REFLECTION Can Prepare You For A Successful Year”

Experiment: A Week of Reflection, Stillness And Planning.

One thing that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time is to take a week each year where I focus solely on reflection and planning.——Ideally, this would be a week where I locked myself in a cabin, alone, with a few note pads, a pen, and some carefully chosen reading material. Isolated andContinue reading “Experiment: A Week of Reflection, Stillness And Planning.”

Challenge: Public Speaking – Getting over the aversion of speaking in front of a crowd.

“All great speakers where bad speakers at first.” – Emerson. —————– Fear of public in front of a crowd is not a problem if you don’t plan to share anything. But a lot of us can clearly see the value of transmitting our knowledge verbally but struggle with stage anxiety or inability to communicate efficiently.Continue reading “Challenge: Public Speaking – Getting over the aversion of speaking in front of a crowd.”

Experiment: Trying Hunting

I have had my hunting license since 2000; I never used it! I have made two video games about hunting; I’ve never been out hunting! —— When my father-in-law who is a dedicated hunter realized I had a license lying around then things got real. He became very excited about this and wanted to showContinue reading “Experiment: Trying Hunting”

Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow

There were two chance events that stood out to me that night I waled out of the murky cellar bar in central Stockholm where I had discussed this book with four other non-fiction junkies. —— The 1st coincidence was that during the cause of reading the book, one of the group members had unknowingly endedContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow”

Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Let’s face it, successful people and unsuccessful people have the same goals. It’s the systems and strategies you put in pace that makes the difference between the two. —— “You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems.” —- James Clears book is the ultimate guide toContinue reading “Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear”

Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

The book has two parts; the 1st part is a sociological investigation where Orwell lives a ‘fly on the wall’-existence among the miners of an industrial town in northern England. He wants to experience life of the real working-class life first hand. A class whom he and his fellow half-bourgeois socialists claim to fight andContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell”

Thoughts on: Never Spilt the Difference by Chris Voss

Except for a few naturals, most of us hates negotiation at first. We get nervous, our hands sweat and our thinking breaks down.——-But it’s not really the person across the table that scares us; it’s conflict itself.Humans are made for living in tribes and getting along with the group is a natural priority for mostContinue reading “Thoughts on: Never Spilt the Difference by Chris Voss”

Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist

I tried to explain this book to a colleague before christmas break; how it utterly fashinated me, even though I feel I only understood it partly, and how it had provided me with a new lens with which to see the world. — It must have caught his interest, cuz when I got back toContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist”