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How to Position Yourself to be Everything You Want to Be
There was a moment three years ago when everything changed. I suddenly grasped a new understanding of how my mind works.
The most immediately noticeable change was inside. There was less noise.
The most noticeable outward change was in my writing and work. I soon began writing more often and more creatively — and with deeper meaning. So much so that people who knew me asked what was going on?
The pivotal moment that caused the change was set in motion while watching the TedX talk, Why Aren’t We Awesomer by Michael Neil. Something clicked. It led me to seek everything I could find to learn more about how my mind works.
I read at least ten books and interviewed seven people who were experts in an understanding of how the mind works based on the Three Principles. One of those experts was Sandra Krot, Human Dimension Consultant, and co-author of Invisible Power.
What stood out for me in my conversation with Sandra was that she seemed to have an understanding of how our mind works that was a little different from what I learned from others.
It was this whole idea we are living under a false paradigm that something other than thought can bring us an experience or a feeling.
So I asked Sandra about this difference I was sensing. What she told me was that she used to talk about states of mind, which always led people to conclude that there are good and bad states of consciousness.
It was then that she realized that she wasn’t trying to prescribe a behavior or state of being, but rather how the mind works!
When I saw the principles as a paradigm, that the mind works only one way and can’t work any other way, it took so many of the discriminators or conditions that I had innocently and inadvertently put on connecting to our deeper intelligence. That’s the piece I wanted to hone in on responding to your questions.
The power of this paradigm can’t be overstated. It enables people to see for themselves in the moment, “Wow, I’ve just gone outside here!”
I’m saying this to myself frequently throughout the day. It reminds me of how things work. “When we come back to how things really work, we get the benefit of the built-in design of the human mind to help us and to show us the way,” says Sandra.
I agree, and that has been my experience.
Here are a few of my favorite takeaways from the interview:
- What we experience and feel doesn’t come from anywhere but thought in the moment.
- Awakening to how the mind works is a game changer for business when you don’t feel victimized by your circumstances.
- With a new understanding of how the mind works, you become a better listener, which enables you to get more and better information.
- We don’t ask enough questions and make many assumptions when we forget that we live in a thought-created reality.
- Management lives in their own reality and often forgets to get their information from the people who know.
There’s a lot more in the full interview, so I hope you will pick up a copy of The Future of the Workplace and discover how the mind really works with Sandra Krot!
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FORWARD21: top articles that got my attention
How to Unleash Your Human Operating System⎜Mara Gleason and Bill Fox
What Does Wisdom Move Me to Do Right Now? ⎜Ken Manning and Bill Fox
Being obsessed with being productive … is unproductive ⎜Steven Johnson in The Washington Post
Why Sunday Evenings Feel So Terrible⎜Joe Pinkser in The Atlantic
Invisible Power⎜Charbit, Krot, and Manning
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