Resisting change cuts us off from the world. Instead Observe, Reorient, Decide & Act appropriately to the unfolding moment. Read More
What to do with passion?
Perhaps you’ve found your passion in life or even found a few. Now what do you do? Where passion is a choice born out of our unconscious, the life we create is born out of the decisions we make and actions we take. It is up to us to face the future and imagine the… Read More
Why shouldn’t we grow continuously?
We are a set of interacting elements forming an integrated whole with relationships within ourselves and to other systems beyond ourselves. There is a structure and interconnectivity within our mental models that connect with our environment. The behavior we exhibit is unique to our personal system. We are open systems exchanging matter and energy with… Read More
Living through Exchanging Energy
From the most basic of life processes within our cells to the largest animals on the planet, without movement there is no life. This relates to the idea discussed above of the open system. Living systems are open systems that continually exchange matter and energy with their environment. To iterate the idea from Dr. Kravitz,… Read More
Our Butts have Power
My goal is to publish my manuscript. This blog’s intent is to present the ideas of A Valued Life, Managing the Business of You. However, I want bring the ideas to life on this blog by interspersing excerpts from the manuscript with daily experiences and reflections. In doing so, perhaps readers can relate to the… Read More
Find the Fun
There is a perception of fun, joy and contentment within the moment. Do you know it? It is where we create our vision is out of our decisions and actions. It is a state of mind where the challenge of a given situation is in line with our skill level, without anxiety, worry, apathy or… Read More
Our Business is Growth
I went to lunch with a couple of colleagues that I consider people who exemplify the principles of this blog. They manage their business. They not only have an idea of what they want out of life but they follow their own purpose. Their actions serve both the greater good of the systems they integrate… Read More
Daddy, Live with Life!
A couple of years ago, I was discussing with my 4-year-old daughter the importance of just letting things be the way they are and that frustration or crying would not do her any good. She looked at me with those innocent eyes in all seriousness and summarized in her own words, “We just have to… Read More
Embracing Our Wiggle Worm
Watching my four and eight year old attend a martial arts class, I remembered what I’ve seen at work from technicians to executive management. There are times we all lack focus and become less effective. We get distracted by personal things. We get lost in our vision to the point of forgetting to interact with our… Read More
Kids are Awesome
Dropping my daughter off at martial arts after dark, my 4-year-old son said from the back seat, “All the lights have lines.” It took me a good 5 minutes before I realized what he was saying. He was squinting his eyes to diffract the lights in the night through his eye lashes. I was such… Read More