Whether you are negotiating salary or getting your kids to clean their rooms, whatever negotiation you are engaged in, I’m almost sure you know what you want–what you really, really, REALLY want.
But wait. What does the other side want?
Knowing what the other side wants is often the key to unlock a deal. Get unlocking.
Someone says: “I want to be a billionaire!” Another says: “I want to start a company!”
Question: Are these two statements one and the same? You want to start a company presumably to be successful, rich, or a billionaire. Right?
Continue reading “An Idea vs. a Tool/Vehicle; a Ship vs. a Destination”
I was frustrated. Frustrated by the situation that I found myself in. I had a plume of smoke above my head. But then, I took a moment, and thought I should probably keep an open mind. Then I thought: Everyone would agree that an open mind is almost always, and for sure, better than a closed mind. Ain’t that right? So I took another look. To my utter surprise, my mind was only half open; I had assumed an image of a very open-minded self that was becoming untrue. While I was busy with my frustration, I have tuned the conversation out, and was closing my mind as the frustration built. So I pried my mind open. I pried. And I pried. And then, wow. A door revealed itself, unexpectedly. And the door opened.
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Professor Massimo Pigliucci of CUNY-City College hosts a podcast called Stoic Meditations. The episodes are really short. I tend to hit play; and it would end in a blink of an eye. A bit of a criticism for the professor: The audio quality or perhaps the way it is delivered results in a slightly muffled audio that is sometimes difficult to follow and goes by very quickly. It is, after-all, only 2-minute long.
That said, the latest episode caught my attention and had me replaying the episode ten million times. It is about Epictetus’s discourses, Book 3, Chapter XXIV.
Continue reading “Experience Every Moment in Life Fully, Here and Now”
We do not have the luxury to tackle one crisis at a time; I wish we did. Intentional, strong, urgent responses are required–today.
And no, there is no time to point fingers. Put your fingers down. Let’s hold hands and make peace. Let’s work together. Working together is how we can tackle big problems.
Continue reading “Choose Your Response”