041: The Independence Continuum

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 - 9:34am

I recorded this MINDSET ZONE episode, on the Fourth of July, Independence Day, in the US.

We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. This was when the American colonies declared themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, no longer part of the British Empire.

Independence can be seen as self-government, self-determination, self-sufficiency, autonomy, and freedom.

These are certainly inspiring values to live for.

For my father, who passed away 6 years ago, independence was one of his core values. He raised me and always reminded me about the value of being independent.

I’m grateful for this. Without doubt, being independent has been one guidepost I hold dear.

Yet, I have to admit that when I hold this value above everything else, I limit my possibilities.

Why?

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008: React or Create – Your Choice

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Nov 14, 2014 - 12:26am

Think about a time when you lost your car keys, and you are already running late.

You know that they have to be somewhere in your house, and you almost sure that you left them in the kitchen, but you can’t see them anywhere.

You feel the stress build and know that doesn’t help, but it’s seems impossible to stop all your negative thoughts and emotions.

Negative emotions are very strong and our body is wired for a quick response to negativity. (more…)