- 20/01/2017This fits right in with the Miracle Morning! Great read!Ask These 3 Questions Daily To Be More Productive and Do Work That Matterswww.lifehack.org Want to be more productive, while feeling fulfilled and doing work that matters? Ask yourself these 3 questions...
- 16/01/2017Jared 🐝 Wiese on Twittertwitter.com “"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" #MLK Are you in charge of your mornings?...
- Producer11/01/2017The "White space" that so infrequently gets used...Whitespace seems to be one of those terms that is blessed with a wide array of definitions* - Who knew? White space is the empty space in a design. White space is used to separate disparate design elements and group similar ones. White space is the...
Comments12/01/2017 #22 Graham🐝 Edwards#12 Thanks for the comment and the compliment @Sara Jacobovici... I for one like to think in the car when I'm driving alone; I also love thinking with a "white board"... no pun intended : ) The question regarding boundaries is a great one... I think boundaries can be a great contradiction and many we create (both literally and figuratively) so that we can function and co-exist in groups greater than ten; the rub is we need to tear down or disregard boundaries to grow and become better. I haven't done justice to this so I am hoping people jump into this conversation as it speaks to how we co-exist, work together, stretch to be better and organize ourselves so we don't fall into anarchy.12/01/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciAs always @Graham🐝 Edwards, you produced a very thought provoking piece. You've left me with much "to think about". Three things that stand out for me right now is, 1. "where" we choose to think is crucial. You offer an option. An important one. Your readers touched upon other "places" to think. So not only do we want to make time to think, we need to prepare that "space"within which we can think. And 2. (sorry, I am paradox obsessed) the idea of white as an "empty" space when one of its definitions is, "White is produced when all colors of the visible spectrum are combined." Finally 3., "White space is a process management concept described by Geary A. Rummler and Alan P. Brache in 1991 as the area between the boxes in an organizational chart; where, very often, no one is in charge." This leads to questions like; where do the boundaries come from, how were they defined and marked, what does take place when "no one is in charge"? This takes me in so many directions....have to find the place and time to think this through! Thanks Graham.12/01/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhether it is the white space as design element or white space as for thinking, appreciation is central and over time it works on us, and even better when we are not trying to change but actually learning to appreciate (both in value and values meaning of the word - appreciation).
I will certainly vouch for this. The ages between 17 and 37 and 37 and next year when I reach 57 are vastly different 20 year development periods (night and day in difference). The earlier involved absolutely not an iota of reading and daydreaming rather than thinking and ultimately time passing rather than appreciation.
I would not be doing this today, if I did not see the difference it has made in my life - and continues to make as time flows forward.11/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima#1 .... and visualizing a white wall is harder than one would think.
Great post, Graham, besides the interesting content I enjoyed your presentation. Poignant and well structured and written.
Here is a track, free for bees - everyone else has to "pay" with their email addresses or buy my mindfulness product (;
Thanks for bringing this article to my attention, Renée!11/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 WieseI loved "White space for thinking time" and "if you think something is important enough, you will find the time." Spot on.
Thank you for the reminder!
I heard Juliet Funt give a speach on your latter definition. It was a conference full of Business Analysts usually consumed with their Busy-ness.
It was a standing ovation. Please "think" about checking it out: http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/
Reminds me of how M. Scott Peck described how we can learn anything if we give it enough attention. He described how he helped a lady get her car out of emergency parking, despite his lack of mechanical skill.
"You can learn more in an hour of silence than you can in a year from books." -Matthew Kelly
Data to back it up? I bet in Edison failing 10,000 times on the lightbulb, that a - ahem - lightbulb or two of thought must have happened ;)
Ok, here's one I just had to part with: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/02/want-to-be-more-successful-try-thinking-about-death---study/11/01/2017 #4 Phil FriedmanGraham, I've been told that the "space" between my ears is a brilliant blue-white — and substantially unbroken by anything worthwhile. Of course, I don't put much stock in that because I've also been told to perform some physical exercises that are clearly anatomically impossible. Good post here. Pinpoints something we all should be taking seriously. Cheers!
- Producer06/01/2017Consciously Practicing Gratitude Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.ResearchDr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based research, humor, and...
Comments07/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt"Align with Patience" and "Apply with Positivity" and even gratitude will work
If you really wish to practice gratitude then
Anger and Fear are emotions with a purpose, gratitude must also extend to them.
Personal opinion,, measuring emotions on a scale is a freaky idea. Just feel , don't measure happiness setpoints etc,,
It is quite possible that people are grateful to submissive slave mentality of others and their happiness set points depend on submission.
I always think that self help methods must always be preceded by specific symptoms and not generalised examples.
For example....If this is what you feel and this is what you have experienced....Then this might work for you because it has worked for so many people including me.
These are possibilities and suggestions, I hope you don't take them otherwise.i say this , just to be precautious.07/01/2017 #10 Harvey LloydIn order to have gratitude we must recognize that others exist within the same environment we do. The word recognize implies that your existence is just as important as mine. Somewhere along the way we have decided that if our opinions don't line up then our existence doesn't. Gratitude within myself certainly is the first step, but we also need to realize that our gratitude of others and voicing it affirms us as a species. I can disagree with any opinion, but can share the thoughts and existence of anyone.
Another great concept here @Jared 🐝 Wiese.06/01/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 CormierThanks for this, Jared. I have been making a concerted effort to not think or do anything that does not add value to my life. Part of this means focusing on things that are going well, not dwelling on unpleasant things and not just expressing gratitude, but actually reaching inside to feel it. Your emotions are very powerful drivers. Taking the time to focus on feeling love, joy, gratitude and inner peace throughout the day, will bring more of it into your life. What you think about grows. I know you already know these things. :)06/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander VenGreat Words. This reminds me of a song I love to listen called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I loved this song, yet the lyrics had always given me a mysterious. The question I had was, “How can I not worry, and just be happy.” Years later, I realized that the message was really, “Don’t Worry, and Give Thanks.” This might be hard for some people because we live in a world of Dictators. Some people had cruel political dictators, yet most have ones that have harder rule on our lives that some people don’t even realize. These dictators are called circumstances.
We allow these circumstances to control our lives and thus fear and anger comes into our heart. Examples of these circumstances may be finances, relationships, illness, politics, parenting, personal health, fashion, church, conflict, travel, or retirement. Think of something that might make you feel powerless.
When we have gratitude, it's helps create faith.
At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
- Producer06/01/2017The Power of Threes for ResultsWhy do we think, write and act in threes? PowerThere is an interesting power about threes. Some even say a Rule. Per Wikipedia, "The rule of three or power of three is a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are funnier,...
Comments12/01/2017 #31 Jared 🐝 Wiese#29 Thanks for the feedback, @Henri Galvão. I have been at least listing my top 3 tasks daily for months now, per Meier. It really does help.
I've heard the hope thing, but found this interesting:
"3 SECONDS without hope
Most individuals freeze in an emergency. In the immediate confusion and chaos, the human brain tries to draw upon some familiar experience for a plan of action. Finding none, we become immobile. You have three seconds to decide that you have hope and move forward. Statistics show that in a plane crash, you have 90 seconds to exit the wreckage. Three seconds without hope can make the difference between whether or not you have time to clear the area.
Survival depends upon your ability to shake yourself out of the stupor of disbelief and hopelessness.
Walter B. Cannon studied the case histories of sudden, unexplained deaths from around the world. In 1942, he published his theory that the brain unleashes stress hormones that can cause fatal heart arrhythmias in individuals that have given up all hope of escape -- they are literally scared to death. Use fear to spur yourself towards life-saving action. Determine to grasp onto hope and make a plan to live."06/01/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 CormierGreat way to get things accomplished. I always make task lists for myself to stay focused, but what you and the author of the book say are true. There are many things we can do in threes that could make a big difference in our day. Thank 3 people, be grateful for 3 things, reach out to 3 new business prospects, give three hugs, kiss three people, go out of your way to help 3 people, read and comment on three blogs... the list is endless!
- Producer02/01/2017My Miracle Morning Accountability LogAs buzzes can get lost here and I want more accountability (visibility), I am trying something new. I am adding an update to the same Post. Each time there is some action, it should pop back up on the radar in this hive.1/1/17: Did my newly started...
Comments02/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 WieseOK, enough with the negative talk! I got from my Living the 7 Habits app the source for a post today: https://www.bebee.com/content/1100691/1017693 View moreOK, enough with the negative talk! I got from my Living the 7 Habits app the source for a post today: https://www.bebee.com/content/1100691/1017693
"What barriers do you feel are preventing you from working on the mental dimension of your nature? How can you overcome those barriers?
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw"
I'd say limiting beliefs and negative self talk...
So, no more like comment #5! Close
- Producer01/01/2017New Year's Resolutions? Not Me!Why wouldn't someone who is goal oriented, driven, and wants to help people not have resolutions for the new year? Because I make quantifiable resolutions all year long! Maybe it's just me, but it drives me crazy how people will wait for a new...
Comments03/01/2017 #23 Preston Vander VenGreat Read. I also agree with what you wrote. I feel that having New Year Resolutions give people a greater excuse to quit before they even start.
I recently read on another post that over 80% of everyone with these goals we quit before these next three week are up. On the same article in was a comic. The man was talking to another and it was January 2. He said, "Well, I least I tried. I guess I'll try again next year."
The comic show the mindset of the majority of people and their goals. The already believe they are going to failure, so they quit the moment it gets hard. Instead of getting back up, they put it off til the next year. It becomes a never ending cycle.02/01/2017 #20 Sarah ElkinsNice job, Robin, and thanks to @Alan Culler for tagging me! I completely agree that New Year resolutions are silly. It's like waiting for Valentine's Day to show someone you care. Don't wait. Take the next step as soon as you can. Congratulations on pushing that button!02/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani"I told myself, stop assuming, get going and do it".
I am glad you did @Robin Barton/ Reading your first buzz here on beBee shows you quality as an outstanding writer. Thanks to @Alan Culler for tagging me to read your buzz and welcome you here as a distinguished writer.02/01/2017 #7 Alan CullerExcellent first post, Robin
I'm sure @Sarah Elkins and Ali Anani will love this
I first started posting on LinkedIn when a client, colleague, friend, passed away unexpectedly. I haven't looked back.
As you so admirably describe: goals are goals; actions on goals lead you there and so many other places as well.
I'm pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to so many more opportunities to share thoughts.
- 19/12/2016GET 2 FREE CHAPTERS, a link to videos and an audio speech intro to the MIRACLE MORNING. Just go to MiracleMorning.com...
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Comments02/01/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#4 Thanks so so much @Jared 🐝 Wiese for all the info!! Love the idea of living "Level 10".
I'll read the first 2 chapters and we'll keep in touch. This morning I've practice my personal version of S.A.V.E.R.S. (and it feels so good) but I'll try to keep the method to join the collective consciousness of the MM community.
All my love!! 💞 ✨02/01/2017 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese#3 Exactly! Get the first two chapters for free. Read and apply them. And you are off! The book is one that is packed with so much info that you are always marking it up. I got it from the library, read it with separate notes, then bought the Kindle version to I would always have it available on my phone.
There's an idea/chapter in the book about most of us (95%) settling for mediocrity. We are not living "Level 10" in any/many areas of our lives.
#1 Get up early.
#2 Spend that time doing anything for YOU. Hopefully getting into the MM to learn 6 ways that combines research of the greats (S.A.V.E.R.S.)
#3 Commit to at least 1 minute on each daily, and you can do it in 6 minutes! Hal has starter affirmations, smoothies, videos, audio, and the 2 free chapters.
- Producer12/12/2016The Art and Reason for Being LovingI am one of those few North Americans who can easily express feelings of love. Being openly affectionate is more fashionable now than it was when I was growing up, but I think there are still plenty of people who are uncomfortable with physical...
Comments13/12/2016 #14 David B. GrinbergI love this post, Renee! You offer sage advice which would make the world a better place if universally adopted. I don't recall the song or singer but there's a lyric that came to mind while reading this, "Love is the drug I'm thinking of..."
Please have a blessed holiday season and keep buzzing!12/12/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 WieseFor anyone struggling with the term "vibrational energy", perhaps think of it as that tingly feeling you get when someone YOU love does or says something loving for you - and you FEEL it. It is unconditional. You know they mean it. You know they'd protect you and defend you and always be your friend. THAT's vibrational!
"The very instant you wake up in the morning", of course, makes me think of the Miracle Morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning).
"With love, the more you give, the more you have to give. It is like a vessel that replenishes itself ten-fold whenever you draw from it." BRILLIANT and brightly true!
"Love yourself unconditionally. We humans spend our lives accumulating baggage and condemning ourselves for making mistakes. Stop doing that. Consider that we are all on a journey."
WHOA. I had to sit down for that one! ;)
DEFINITELY gave me a loving day, Renee!
Thanks so much for the tag!
CC: @Melissa Hughes: what happens inside a LOVING brain ?!
I believe expressing gratitude and love has been proven to make YOU feel better too.
- Producer12/12/2016Knowledge is WorthlessWhen the actions created by your passions are greater than the obstacles created by your fears, then and only then will you succeed!I was up and out of bed at 6:30 in the morning with the intent to study and start to write my blog article. As I sat...
Comments12/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander VenGreat Article, I feel that your #3 on that list is the most important for me. After I found the right mentor, or accountability partner, everything began to fall into place. He was the one who kept me accountable to me daily reading, which I did not want to do at first. I was a person who wanted to blame my life on circumstances. They became a dictator over choices. After a lot of reading, and changing of my mindset, I naturally began to realize I was in control a put the rest of your list in my life.12/12/2016 #2 Renée 🐝 CormierThanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards View moreThanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards. We encourage each other and are accountability partners for each other. Having that kind of rapport and support is invaluable. Close
- 09/12/2016Are you incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Great article on the importance of meditation.The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happywww.yesmagazine.org Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of...
- Producer08/12/2016Try Asking Some Different QuestionsNot getting the results you want? We all get stuck from time to time as we struggle to achieve our desired goals. This happens to all of us and there are many sources for this problem that need to be analyzed if we are going to come up with an...
Comments09/12/2016 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier#5 Thanks, @Jared 🐝 Wiese. I recycled this post from a blog I wrote several years ago. I remember your post about the questions. It was very good. I like the concept of asking empowering questions versus dis-empowering questions. When your head is in a funk, you will tend to ask yourself dis-empowering questions. Re-framing the way to ask questions will help you change your thinking about a lot of things. I appreciate your sharing and commenting. Thanks again.09/12/2016 #5 Jared 🐝 WieseWow, Renee, have you sparked something in me today. THANK YOU! What a great, motivating article!!
Right away, on the questions topic, a thought popped into my head: "Quality questions create a quality life."
As I was reading it, I kept thinking more - MAN! I need to write about this! Then I remembered I had!...
"Tony Robbins also said:
Quality questions create a quality life. They direct our mental focus and therefore determine how we think and feel.
The difference in the quality of people’s lives often comes down to the difference in the questions they consistently ask themselves. If you ask a disempowering question (i.e. “Why does this always happen to me?”), your mental computer will look for an answer, even if it has to make something up! It might come up with “Because you’re stupid” or “Because you don’t deserve to do well anyway.”
On the flip side, if you ask an empowering question, such as “How can I take this experience and use it to contribute to others?” your brain will look for answers to this question and often come up with an answer that not only makes you feel better, but that can help others as well.
The key is to develop a pattern of questions that empower you."
"Whatever it Takes"
Sharing in The Miracle Morning and Tony Robbins hives...08/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander VenGreat Article. One of my mentors had me read that same book a decade ago. Very powerful. Something I realized way back thing is I was asking these same questions but in a different order. I would ask “Who can help me?” before I asked “What am I going to do today to bring me closer to my goal?”. I didn't realize I wasn't even taking action yet. It is one of the three books I suggest everyone reads.
- 08/12/2016It’s Time to Take Back Your Powercorygalbraith.com It struck me as odd. I knew a married couple for years when one day, the man left his wife. The woman said to me, “My life is ruined now.” She had given him the power to make or break...
Comments08/12/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 WieseCory, love your post!
"There are countless examples in history of where people ignored the advice of others and chose instead to place the power within themselves."
To me, it's like Hal Elrod says, be grateful for the good AND the bad... Take responsibility for everything and every circumstance in your life. Then, like Stephen Covey wrote, we become proactive and can focus on our Circle of Influence - which includes us!
CC: @Harvey Lloyd08/12/2016 #1 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝Thank you for sharing this inspiring and empowering message. We often allow ourselves to forget that the source of our power comes from how we handle ourselves, esp. our reactions, in adverse circumstances. Of course we can always gain some power by exercising control over others but this is as transient as the contentment that stems from savoring good weather.
- 08/12/2016Jim Rohn - 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday (Jim Rohn Motivation) Jim Rohn - 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday (Jim Rohn Motivation) Learn more detail - Please Click Here to Get Your Free Book:...
- Producer30/11/2016Morning Routines for EntrepreneursAs Entrepreneurs, our days are always long, there’s never enough time to get what we need to get done and sleep is one of those things we never think we’re getting enough of. Which is most likely why I used to (and by used to, I mean 2 weeks...
Comments19/12/2016 #6 Emily🐝 BeeAmazing, awesome, kick butt! I was looking for information online about the MM, and all I had to do was come to beBee. This is super informative because I'm considering doing it. My only issue is my husband who is a light sleeper. He stays up way too late at night, every night, and therefore is super grump if he's awoken. Any suggestions? He'll think I am bat crazy to get up at 6am, let alone 5am!30/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 WieseHal Elrod's book is a MUST READ!! I agree, the night-before prep is key and you CAN wake without an alarm if you are mentally set for it!
Shared in The Miracle Morning (TMM) hive.
I have listened to as many podcasts or videos as I can on TMM. In the book (Chapter 7) and in these videos, he found that you can do the 6 SAVERS in 6 minutes for those days when you are really busy - and still get close to 75% of the value! I came up with a process to incorporate TMM with the Five Minute Journal. I call it Six Minute Scribing:
You can search twitter for #SixMinuteScribing.
I am shooting for the books, "15 minutes at a time” habit too.
Have you heard about the Facebook community?
- Producer24/11/2016Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...
Comments24/11/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter#11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.
Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.24/11/2016 #10 Emily🐝 Bee#4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)24/11/2016 #6 Emily🐝 Bee#2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)24/11/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. CarterI use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.
Say "I let got of everything"
Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.
"I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."
This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
- 22/11/2016Animated Book Review of
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The Miracle Morning, written by Hal Elrod is a great book to teach you how to create the most successful morning routines and habits you can possibly cultivate. Using the steps and life SAVERS that Hal implements in his mornings can help you wake up refreshed and happy to start your day. Try to avoid the rearview mirror syndrome (RMS) and isolating incidents. A previous experience in life preventing us from making new ones is what RMS is all about. Someone who can’t commit to a new relationship because a previous one went awry. By isolating an event of today, you’re affecting who you are as a person in a whole. For example, you may think you can skip that workout today, but in reality, if you do it everyday, then you would be someone who doesn’t workout at all. So as a review, try to start your morning with some meditation, affirmations and visualizations, some exercise, a bit of reading and finish it with some writing and eventually you’ll develop miracle mornings which will transform your whole day and essentially your entire life. These 6 simple morning habits can and will transform your whole mind and will start the momentum of a super successful lifestyle.
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Comments22/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 WieseMy take on this Miracle Morning book, combined with the Five Minute Journal. I call it Six Minute Scribing!
- Producer14/10/2016The Majority In The 85% Bracket Won't Even Bother To Read This!I'm sorry to tell you this but the law of percentages aren't in your favor. There's a reason for this and #thedailychalkboard gives you purpose to question yourself as to why this is so. You can find this post in an easy to read text version along...
- 29/10/2016Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:
Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about. The nature of their energy is positive, enlarging and magnifying, causing their Circle of Influence to increase.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Comments05/12/2016 #19 Jared 🐝 WieseShared from the Living the 7 Habits app:
With the abundance mentality, we realize that giving a positive reflection to others in no way diminishes us. It increases us because it increases the opportunities for effective interaction with other proactive people.
Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw14/11/2016 #18 Harvey Lloyd#17 Would you not say that 13 embodies the other 12? Also would you not declare that Covey expanded on the same Franklin 13?
In my mind this is the reasons for our social ills of today. We have the 12 B. Franklin list and have dropped 13. Not a thumper but sense we are looking to foulable man for guidance.
When Covey is lined up with Ben Franklin's number 13 then it comes alive in a whole new way.14/11/2016 #17 Jared 🐝 WieseHere's another take on end game meets proactivity: Benjamin Franklin having 13 virtues he'd mark as deficient for each daily offense.
http://lifehacker.com/benjamin-franklins-best-productivity-tricks-63703356314/11/2016 #16 Jared 🐝 Wiese@Harvey Lloyd, check out https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life for 3 daily end game questions.14/11/2016 #15 Jared 🐝 Wiese#12 Yep, that's it. Outcome (end game), Purpose (why), Action (massive!).
For the vacation, drinks, etc... I think we're back to Covey. Habit 7 ;)
Or maybe better, Tolle's Now :) But he'd probably say don't worry about the past (goals made) or future (end games planned).
And Robbins was never good at taking breaks or the REAL end game called fulfillment... Until more recently, I'd say.
If you get a chance, watch "l am not your guru" documentary about Robbins' "end game" work.
Brilliant discussion. Thanks, Harvey!14/11/2016 #13 Harvey Lloyd#11 Follow up. I don't see that Covey's work had a shortcoming, but rather it is difficult to discuss the design of effective folks without some structure. The structure is a compromise as different personalities will see strengths in different aspects of the work.
Covey implied that Begin with the End in Mind is a key to the whole of the Habits. If you are trying to get somewhere. If you like where you are and have no need to grow or move forward the habits are pretty useless. But them the second law of thermodynamics kicks in. Everything is in a state of decay.
But here again it is left to the reader/listener to wholly understand the symbiotic relationship with all habits. You can't separate them. It would be like saying one gear in a watch is more important than the other when the goal is to tell accurate time.14/11/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd#11 Had to look up OPA, not a Robbins fan.
But yes Outcome, End Game, goal, purpose. If its worth your energy its worth having these in place and declared.
Just to be clear though. Not everything has an end game. Vacation, drinks at the local bar, and other non directional activities are where i enjoy no end game. Those who wish to talk end game need to run away from me. I have none and don't want to talk about it either.14/11/2016 #10 Harvey Lloyd#9 I believe we are saying the same thing here. I guess i have seen folks who were totally over run with very proactive efforts that went nowhere. Great people great things they did, but served no one.
An assumption in this discussion is that all habits are important and require a deep understanding. Specifically the ones you discussed surrounding dependance.
Given this i have alway thought, beginning with the end in mind is the center piece.
If we are to pour our energy into something, what would success look like?
I find many folks who work hard but are disappointed in the outcome. I ask what they expected and the answer is typically, not this.
The whole dependant/independence/interdependence discussion is one that i sense colleges should pick up on and deliver. All the great skills and life lessons will fail if we can't grasp this concept.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts i find the human dynamic and its ability/inability to function fascinating.14/11/2016 #9 Jared 🐝 Wiese#8 Covey's order was extremely important, purposeful and explicit. In short, you can't be interdependent and reach the end game that I think you are talking about (or even win-win) without the 1st three habits of independence... which all starts with proactivity.
Proactivity is not towards the end game, it is the game, now. We can do something in every moment instead of being a victim or thinking we cannot get to an "end game". But if we still have that view or paradigm, we will never get to any end game. Without proactivity, all other habits stop.
Habit 1's energy comes from saying "No" to Circle of Concern areas. To focus in the moment, now, on your Circle of Influence so that we can, as you say, place our proactivity sparingly. I agree, we have only so much to give. We would do well to give well (Influence) than poorly to many (Concern).
I disagree on Stimulus/response being about Habit 5: Seek first to understand. Better communications (inTERdependence) and Synergy (Habit 6) can only come after we have matured/reached/achieved INdependence through the first 3 habits, building on each.
I agree on Habit 2, it can be efficient to review only the why enough to understand the next steps, else it could quickly get to analysis paralysis.
Both of your questions for employees and managers has built on proactivity and now into Habit 2.
In dealing with others, inTERdependence, I agree the most important habit is #5. But again, in terms of goals you needed to first ask others questions that focused on habit #1, #2 ... up to #5.
There's a great picture in Covey's Daily Reflections book that shows the Seven Habits Maturity Continuum - how they all build and relate.14/11/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd#6 Covey offered an order to things that i think is important. Some order is in the manner he gave the habits some implied.
Proactivity is towards the end game. Stimulus response theory as presented by Covey asks us to Seek first to understand. Implying better communications towards the end game.
Being proactive for me is seeing things as they are and working through them. I need not understand the "why" as much as "how" to get past. I will review the why enough to understand the next steps only.
One of my crazy questions for employees and managers is, where are going with this? Clearly they are being pasionately proactive about something, i want to know where you are going.
They usually hate this as they know me now. My follow up question is always, how does this help/impact/or change our end game?
I place my proactivity sparingly. I have but so much to give. I would rather give well than poorly to many.
Covey's habits require energy, they are somewhat unnatural and require us to use our brain. We have but so much energy that we can give in the course of our existence. Choose wisely.
The most important habit? Seek First to understand and then to be understood. From this we can find an end game, be proactive with in it and share the journey with others.14/11/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 #5
I guess I am still trying to understand your point,
"The whole of the habits focus us on the end game that you seek. Proactive is to the "end" you have determined.
We can be proactive in areas that have no bearing on the end game."
As this seems to contradict, "Being proactive in change because you are against something is not an end game."
Could the end game simply be I want to be a more principled person... to do the right thing in the hard moments?
"But do be careful with this concept, you will become the accidental leader."
Please explain!14/11/2016 #6 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 (reply 3)
Most Important Habit?
"...Habit 1: Be Proactive provides the foundation for all the other habits. Habit 1 is, undoubtedly, the foundation for leadership at home or at work because it begins with the mindset “I am responsible for me, and I can choose.”All the other habits are dependent upon being proactive and choosing to master and practicing principle-centered living.
The key to being proactive is remembering that between stimulus and response there is a space. That space represents our choice— how we will choose to respond to any given situation, person, thought or event. Imagine a pause button between stimulus and response—a button you can engage to pause and think about what is the principle-based response to your given situation. Listen to what your conscience tells you. Listen for what is wise and the principle-based thing to do, and then act.
IOW, my paradigm is that it is about the right, principled thing to do - in the moment - not necessarily based on some goal. Closing the gap, practively, on stimulus and response.
The stimulus/response thing comes from Viktor Frankl. Covey came across the idea in 1969 - long before writing the 7 Habits, but never wrote down the author. It was the impetus for writing the 7 Habits!
@Harvey Lloyd, you got me thinking and digging ;) This site seems to put it all in good context:
Let me know your thoughts!14/11/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd#4 I agree. We all come from some pedigree, regardless of which side of the tracks you hail.
Our brains and circumstances can only handle but so much in this fast paced world. The brain will parse information for you when you overload it, or you can be proactive and tell your brain this is the end game i wish to accomplish.
Being proactive within an overloaded brain of circumstances is pretty much the same thing as being reactive.
But do be careful with this concept, you will become the accidental leader.14/11/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 (reply 2)
More, on the same site...
"Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.
Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas--Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.
Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work. Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern--things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive."
To your point, what guides us in our proactivity? I think Covey would say principles or values, not just predetermined14/11/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 Wow, Harvey! Of course. I always respect your insightful views.
I had never looked at it that way. And I can see what you mean. As Covey would say, your Circle of Influence just worked ;)
Take a look at https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits-habit1.php View more#2 Wow, Harvey! Of course. I always respect your insightful views.
I had never looked at it that way. And I can see what you mean. As Covey would say, your Circle of Influence just worked ;)
Take a look at https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits-habit1.php.
The first paragraph would seem to make your point. Specifically, the "it is carefully designed by you" part and context:
"Your life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results."
(reply 1) Close14/11/2016 #2 Harvey LloydIf you would allow me to add to the "proactive" approach definition @Jared 🐝 Wiese...
The whole of the habits focus us on the end game that you seek. Proactive is to the "end" you have determined.
Given this broader definition "Effective People" retain focus on the end game by setting forth proactive goals, synergies and reinforcements. While discouraging reactiveness.
We can be proactive in areas that have no bearing on the end game.. Being proactive in change because you are against something is not an end game.
Thanks for the reminder that proactivity needs direction and the fine line between reactive.14/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese-Living the 7 Habits:
As you increase your body’s ability to do more demanding things, you’ll find your normal activities much more comfortable and pleasant. You’ll have more afternoon energy, and the fatigue you’ve felt that’s made you “too tired” to exercise in the past will be replaced by an energy that will invigorate everything you do.
Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
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Comments10/11/2016 #6 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#4 @David B. Grinberg Thank you for the help, you always considering some matters that I believe to be pertinent, could talk about technology, but so many speak, I prefer to talk about personal growth for life, not only professional but also personal, after all, we are the same person,10/11/2016 #5 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#3 Makes total sense, when we wake up earlier we get the most dispert body, in a highly competitive world, it makes a huge difference, my alarm clock is a very stubborn cat who thinks I live to feed him, lol after lunch is great , I'm very anxious so it's complicated for me to sleep this time, thanks for the comment, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich09/11/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichMy dogs have been my alarm clock for years and getting out early for a walk is peaceful and awakening at the same time. I personally find that I feel like I am pampering myself to dive back under the covers when we come back inside and do a little meditation. I also find that the times when I can take a nap provide a burst of energy in the afternoon for focusing.
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Comments28/11/2016 #24 Anonymous#23 Jared, there are many research studies to support the impact gratitude has on physical and emotional well-being. I'd start with Robert Emmons ( http://emmons.faculty.ucdavis.edu ) and Martin Seligman ( https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/who-is-martin-seligman/ ).01/11/2016 #20 Jared 🐝 WieseWOW, Dr. Hughes! What an amazing, science-based, insightful article. It has so much great information in it that I will need to refer to it often!
Some of my favorite takeaways:
"Dopamine is the reward chemical, but... is also what sends your brain into what neuroscientists call the virtuous cycle."
"your brain also produces oxytocin when you experience gratitude... the key: the body's natural baseline for oxytocin is almost zero. We don't automatically produce it; we need a stimulus."
"A genuine expression of gratitude to someone else gives your brain a bigger reward than the person you thank!"
"The outlook you choose determines whether you’ll get stuck in the virtuous cycle or the vicious cycle. The only way to get out of the vicious cycle is to intentionally point your brain in the other direction." Indeed the "confirmation bias" is a self-fulfilling prophecy!
I saw a reference to the study by Robert Emmons, but you summed it up so much better! I am, indeeed, doing a like, comment and share.
Further, you suggested we ' take a moment - every single day - to look for reasons to say "thank you." '. I came up with a way to do just that.
I would be delighted if you would take a look:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life27/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI am grateful for this buzz, @Melissa Hughes. Man, oh, man - am I grateful. I am certain we can spread a little WNMS - Why Not Me Syndrome. It seems to be a trending phrase and it makes sense. Stuff happens. We really are just as likely to experience good stuff, most especially if that is where our minsdspace is trending.27/10/2016 #6 Richard BuseThanks for sharing this @Melissa Hughes. I list three things to be grateful for every morning. For me, the long-term impact I see every day is observing my Dad, who's approaching his 90th birthday. He's faced far more hardship than I ever have, but he's always found ways to be grateful and generous. I cannot help but wonder how much his outlook has to do with his longevity and relative good health.