I use a tool called a “mastermind group” which helps me keep my resolution and also provides support for my alternative or unconventional visions, even when my closest friends and relatives do not. Finding a supportive group can be a big challenge for social entrepreneurs, people who try to live according to their environmental values, activists or anyone on an unconventional path. This post is about to how to set up a mastermind group of your own (or how to join one of my paid groups if you prefer).
How To Be Alive
In response to the questions of whether we can trust Trump or could have trusted Hilary, we might instead say “The real question is, Can we trust ourselves?” Can we trust ourselves to give our attention to creating a world that is fair and just and that is good for all of us to live in. Here are five thoughts on what we can do.
The story of a wise man, faced with a conundrum that could result in the death of a bird, and how taking care of our own spiritual fitness matters when it comes to helping those around us and the world.
When I was younger, I obsessed with what I would think of my life on my deathbed. I’ve come to think there is no real way to define the path. But the story of the mystic Rabbi Zusya and what he said on his death bed at least offers a kind of compass to follow.
A simple stack of handwritten “vision cards” that I look at and work with every day has helped me more than any other personal management tool to achieve goals in every area of my life from being a successful author to helping others to live according to their values to building an income that sustains me to living environmentally to being an effective climate change and social change activist to being a good dad. This post is about how to create and use your own set of vision cards. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
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When Freud, Jung, Rogers, Perls and others developed analysis and therapy in the last century, so many of them–and their patients–lived in stable, safe, happy worlds. If they were personally unhappy, there was something wrong with them and they needed to change themselves. But what if our unhappiness comes not from something we need to fix in ourselves but from something that needs to be changed in the world? Here are some hints.
We contribute more to our individual and world happiness when we are interconnected with and contribute to larger groups of people. Here are concrete directions for building or strengthening a really cool, individualized version of your own personal community. This is Part II of a two-part post.