We've been thinking about, planning and talking about this for a long time and we finally just decided to do it!
My good friend Peter Nakamura (or "PNak" to his friends) and I took some time to record a conversation about Millennials in a series we're calling the "Millennial Edge." Basically we just videotaped one of the conversations we're regularly having in hopes that someone might find value in the topics, ideas and resources/tools that we're sharing.
Keep in mind it's a pilot and we're still working out some of the smaller details (like how you can't actually see Pete in the video...).
We'd love to hear your comments. What do you think? Is this something that would provide value to people?
If you want to learn more about Peter, check out his website http://peternakamura.com/ where he writes about productivity, mindfulness, and Millennial engagement.
Leadership, Millennials, Personal Development and How to Thrive
I had the opportunity and privilege this week to sit down (or stand) with Natalie Currie and talk about leadership, personal development, Millennial engagement and how we thrive in our work and in our lives.
All the things we both really love,
Natalie has been a mentor, friend and coach of mine for a few years now, and I'm always so grateful for any opportunity I get to have conversation with her. She brings a massive amount of knowledge, humility and energy to the conversation and she's the kind of person who really makes you feel a lot smarter than you think you actually are. She's engaging.
Here's the link to the 45 minutes conversation we had about how to thrive in the workplace. We talked about the importance of regular reflection, prioritizing priorities, what's going on with Millennials and why is this such a big deal, and what are the kinds of habits and practices we can start to implement to live a fuller, more integrated life.
Check out Natalie and the Great work she does by going to www.nataliegcurrie.com
"A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough." - Bruce Lee
I've been thinking a lot about knots and the significance they play in my life these days. My neck has been hurting a bit lately. I've got a knot. People will me it's probably stress (the past six months have been a bit stressful) but I think there's more here than just that.
So as I sat down the other night to meditate (I use an app called Buddhify which I recommend), I went to reach for my earbuds. Probably like a lot of people, I throw my buds into my pocket or into my bag and they get all tangled up. Really, who's got the time to wrap them neatly or place them in a container?
As life does, it presented me with a pretty good analogy. My first reaction was to just start fumbling around, tugging at the bundle until it came free. The more I fumbled and tugged, the more frustrated I got. The more frustrated I got, the harder it got to undo the knots. In fact, it seemed like the knots got tighter and more challenging to undo.
Kind of like life.
But when I stopped, took a few deep breaths, and followed the cord to each individual knot and focused on that, it began to unravel. When I moved slowly and with intention, it seemed to help me untangle the knots.
Kind of like life.
When I think about it, this analogy speaks to a lot of different aspects of our lives: Big overwhelming challenges that we can't seem to overcome because we haven't decided where to start, difficult relationships and parenting to name a few (though I'm sure you'll be able to find your own).
Matt Tod is an international speaker, leadership facilitator, writer and lover of all things Zombie-related.