Monkey Mind Symptom # 10, 11 & 12

Excuses:  We make excuses when we haven’t done something we said we would do. Usually anything following “because” is an excuse: I didn’t take the trash out because I overslept.   Rationalization: A rationalization is an excuse with Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #9

Either/Or Thinking: Monkey really gets creative with this one. “Either I can save money OR I can pay off my debt. I can’t possibly do both!” “Either I can get a good night’s sleep OR I can exercise in the morning.” Sound familiar? This symptom limits Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #8

Being victim or martyr: When we’re in the victim and/or martyr energy, we believe that life is happening TO us, rather than BY us, or THROUGH us. We’re looking for someone to blame, rather than taking responsibility for our decisions and actions. Continue Reading

and then what happens?

Seth Godin posed a powerful question in his blog, "and then what happens?" Why is this question powerful? It's a great example of David Grove's "clean question" methodology. A clean question is one that has no underlying intention and allows the Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #7

7. Resignation: “Never mind, it doesn’t matter... it’s really not important. This is much harder than I thought it would be, and it won’t make a difference anyway.” Oh, monkey, how you mess with us on this one! How often do we surrender to the Continue Reading