Emotional Balance for Leaders

Everyone has felt the turbulence of strong emotional feelings.

It’s clear that for many we still have to master our own feelings. This is particularly important for those of us in a leadership position. We need to stop berating ourselves in an unbelievable array of ingenuity when it comes to putting ourselves down or others (…)

Problems of the head? Solutions of the heart!

The purpose of this post is to give you a short synopsis of the journey from continually reacting to the challenges of life. And to switch to a liberated mind, that has learned to listen to arising emotions and accurately assess what the real issues are that I’m currently facing.

Having spent the first forty years of my life in a constant state of always reacting to situations and people, I’m permitting myself to pass on what I learned (…)

Stop your Hamster Wheel: Disruptive Dilemmas And Mindfulness

There are many disruptive situations in the daily life of running a business; a familiar cry might be “not enough business, the pipeline is drying up!”

This thought pattern is a widespread mindset that many entrepreneurs experience in their quest to be successful. What might be useful is to look at the pathology of mind and the apparent influence that has on the body in particular to feelings. Feelings of insecurity do not happen in isolation. They occur because of our interpretation of external events (…)

Are you searching for Lasting Happiness? Great News: the search can be over!

Are you associating ‘happiness’ with an experience that is sustainable?

Therefor it’s worth searching for?
If so, how far have you come?
How satisfied are you with your findings?
What makes you search for it?

Is it the belief you have not found it yet?
Or you found it, but it went away, did not last?
Therefore it must be still out there?
For how many years are you repeating that cycle already? For how many years more do you want to carry on? (…)

Executive Stress – Heartfelt Leadership

Here at the School of Mastery for Mindfulness, our experience has shown us that stress at a crucial juncture can lead to Heartfelt Leadership. For the untrained mind, stress is a tyrant; nobody escapes these extremes of emotional turmoil.

However, they offer extremely valuable insights to those prepared to make a serious inquiry into the nature of stress and how these potent emotional impulses can lead to the most comprehensive form of leadership (…)

Rabbit Hole nr 1: “The Power of Now!”

My research of different worldviews let me down some interesting rabbit holes, to use the Matrix (or Alice in Wonderland) metaphor.

I looked at Eckart Tolle who dropped out of conventional life, with depression, ended up as a homeless person sitting on a bench and having the most blissful experience of his life. Creating a bestseller that resonates with millions around the world. “The power of now!” Looking back the breakdown became his breakthrough. (…)

Emotional Intelligence Model re-written, on a Micro-Level: Your Solid Foundation.

This morning, sitting quietly and to see what bubbles up to my mind, it was this.
Rewrite the Life-positions model: Have a look on a micro-level. It dawned on me, the model should be re-written, relating it to thoughts, emotions, body sensations as ‘object referral’ or ‘others’. Then it becomes an exciting twist, that gives you a solid foundation in Life that never leaves you, out of which the traditional model then develops. So I started to write. (…)