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

Monkey Mind Symptom #6

Comparison: The most obvious example of the problem with comparison lies in the observation that when we’re comparing, it’s our insides to someone else’s outsides. Social media is one of the biggest culprits/sources of this type of comparison. Our Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #5

5. Taking things personally: I’m going to reference the master on this one. According to Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, “Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. When you Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #4

4. Defensive: “Whaddya mean by that?” One definition of defensive is to protect someone or something from attack. Another explains that someone on the defensive is concerned with justifying their actions or words. If you know that to defend is to Continue Reading