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5 08, 2012

Watch out for the “I’m right; you’re wrong” conversation

Sun, Aug 5, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Watch out for the “I’m right; you’re wrong” conversation

From Gretchen Rubin: A person with “oppositional conversational style” is a person who, in conversation, disagrees with and corrects whatever you say. Maybe in a friendly way, maybe in a belligerent way, but their remarks are framed in opposition to whatever you say. · Go to Watch out for the “I’m right; you’re wrong” conversation →

24 03, 2012

Tripping into Terra Incognita: How mistakes take us to new places

Sat, Mar 24, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Tripping into Terra Incognita: How mistakes take us to new places

From John Caddell at 99%: Companies and individuals go to great lengths to avoid mistakes. Motorola's Six Sigma management strategy has spread beyond its roots in industrial process control to give managers the illusion that they can "mistake-proof" sales processes, marketing activities and creative work. When we inevitably do make a mistake, we act like someone tripping on a crack in a sidewalk – we move on as fast as we can and hope no one notices.

But if we think about where mistakes can take us, it's to the margins, to the unknown, the unexplored – the area beyond Sigmas. And what can we learn there? We can see that some of our cherished assumptions are invalid, and that there are opportunities we never imagined. · Go to Tripping into Terra Incognita: How mistakes take us to new places →

19 12, 2011

Stefon Harris: There are no mistakes on the bandstand

Mon, Dec 19, 2011|Filed in: Videos|Topics: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stefon Harris: There are no mistakes on the bandstand

From TED: What is a mistake? By talking through examples with his improvisational Jazz quartet, Stefon Harris walks us to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

25 07, 2011

How to do everything wrong

Mon, Jul 25, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |Comments Off on How to do everything wrong

From Steve Pavlina: While I normally write for people who are interested in improving their lives, I’m aware that many are committed to the opposite path. These people deliberately decline steps that would lead to measurable improvements. They prefer that everything goes wrong — for as long as possible. · Go to How to do everything wrong →

21 06, 2011

Oprah’s lesson 5: The root of our pain is all the same — unworthiness

Tue, Jun 21, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , , |Comments Off on Oprah’s lesson 5: The root of our pain is all the same — unworthiness

You're worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough. Paul's response: Shifts of paradigms.

10 06, 2011

Mastery over paradigms

Fri, Jun 10, 2011|Filed in: Quotes|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Mastery over paradigms

It is in the space of mastery over paradigms that people throw off addictions, live in constant joy, bring down empires, get locked up or burned at the stake or crucified or shot, and have impacts that last for millennia.

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