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Sep 14

September 14, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Your Yoda

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.” –Buddhist Proverb

The quintessential mentor of all time might have been Yoda, the slight, dyslexic-speaking, unpretentious yet undeniably powerful guru from Star Wars.

Luke Skywalker and others never felt “wrong” around him…but his manner and simple words allowed them to perceive themselves and situations differently.

To enable our growth, we need supportive environments around career and life. It’s important to have, within those environments, those who, on the one hand, don’t buy into our stories about ourselves while, on the other hand, give us a graspable vision for ourselves beyond what we see.

Tough love methods are wonderful — and necessary at times — but graceful, quiet, yet pointed support can help the medicine go down even sweeter.

The problem is that, once we’ve been at our career, our business, our life for so long, we don’t think to reach out for help on that which is beyond us because “we should know by now” or some other fear of not looking good.

Yet, if we take on that we have not yet done what we came here to do in life, there is always the next level to get to.

Got your Yoda?

“There is no lack of knowledge out there…just a shortage of asking for help.” –Mark Carter

Sep 07

September 7, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Stabilizers & FREE EBOOK

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

“The world is beautiful outside when there is stability inside.” –Anonymous

We often want things to move fast. The business we’re building, the reach we’re extending, the relationship we’re developing, the role we’re growing into: it’s exciting when things “take off.”

Yet, airplanes have elevators and rudders and rockets have fins to ensure that the speed is contained and focused.

Having our own stabilizers in place and functioning decreases the potential for going off course and ensures that the speed is most capitalized upon.

Regular walks in nature, a fitness regime, dedicated hobby time, regular check-ins with committed listeners can all serve as stabilizers…and yet many get dropped when things get busy.

When asked how much he meditated each day, Gandhi answered two hours. When then asked how much he meditated when things were going crazy around him, he answered four hours.

If things are going astral, what fin can you put in to balance the atmospheric pressure…even if you think there’s no time?

If things aren’t going astral, how can you design fins now for when they do?

Got stabilizers?

“A stable mind is like the hub of a wheel. The world may spin around you, but the mind is steady.” –B.K.S. Iyengar