Your Personal Prime Directives

I recently finished the book What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz, which is about business culture. It has interesting ideas that we can apply to the personal side as well. The main idea behind the book is that actions and behaviors define culture more than values or ideals do. People absorb…

How to Relate to People With Low Truth Alignment

The first chapter of my book Personal Development for Smart People is called “Truth” because truth alignment is one of the fundamental principles of personal growth. In order to grow intelligently, we must face and accept reality in as many areas of life as we can. This often involves confronting and dealing with unpleasant truths…

Why It’s Unwise to Be a Minimalist

When I first heard about the concept of minimalism many years ago, I was intrigued but also a bit hesitant. As I looked into it, I found that my hesitation towards it was well-founded, and I don’t consider it a particularly intelligent strategy for life or business. “Less is more” can be an interesting heuristic…

My Intentions for CGC Year 6

Yesterday was the last day of our 5th year in Conscious Growth Club. Today we’re beginning our 6th year together. You still have about 2.5 more days if you want to join us since the deadline for opting in is May 3rd. I thought I’d take a moment to share some thoughts and intentions for…

Join Conscious Growth Club by May 3rd

Conscious Growth Club is now open for you to join, from now through May 3, 2022. First started in 2017, this is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group. We’re about to start our 6th year together, and you’re invited to join this week. This is the only window during which you can…

Aligned Solutions

Aligning your life can be very challenging. By alignment I’m referring to harmonious interactions among your: thoughts feelings frames / perspectives lifestyle living situation relationships values desires goals intentions work finances health body family friendships social life personality We all have misalignments to deal with in one of more areas of life. Are you actively…

Alignment and Diversity

For the annual launch of Conscious Growth Club last month, I mentioned before that I focused on alignment instead of growth. I deliberately avoided investing in obvious pathways to growth that might attract members who wouldn’t be so well aligned with CGC’s values and culture. Interestingly, CGC grew in size by about 20%, and CGC’s…

My Intentions for CGC Year 5

This is the one week during each year during which Conscious Growth Club opens for new members to join. We are open through May 1st. It’s an exciting time inside the group as current members who’ve been in the group for 1-4 years are actively welcoming new members who are just now beginning their CGC…

Join Conscious Growth Club by May 1st

Conscious Growth Club is now open for you to join, from now through May 1, 2021. First started in 2017, this is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group. We’re about to start our 5th year together, and you’re invited to join this week. This is the only week you can join CGC…

Amplify Inspiration

On a group call for the Amplify course last week, we did a two-part co-creative exercise. The first part involved connecting with our sorrow, and the second part was to see the invitation in that sorrow to discover a new place of joy. Then members co-created intentions for the world with the purpose of sharing…