They focus on themselves, interrupt others, turn conversations back to themselves, and are blinded to the needs of others.
“Mudita?” is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others.
It has changed parts of me. I see the pandemic as a moment to reconnect with what is essential in my life.
Generous listening is the ability to truly understand another person by listening with your mind and body.
Being an entrepreneur takes time. Quitting won’t speed it up.
Never admitting mistakes, criticizing others and being vague about your feelings.
No need to understand what perfection looks like, focus on what better looks like.
“Uitwaaien” means to go out into nature as a way of clearing your mind.
We can dislike aspects of someone, yet still love the whole person and focus on their positive qualities.
Winning is not the only thing that matters — what you learn about yourself and life during the process, is far more important.
The art of questioning your own biases, beliefs and experiences.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be better than before.
Being humble is not being afraid to be naive. Allow the other person to teach you something new.
You have to do both. Otherwise, your goals will not have any value.
MLK explained it best: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The people I admire most are kind and generous and do what they can to make others feel truly seen.
Show up for yourself first, and then you will be in a strong position to show up for others.
Be sure to vent about your joys and not only your problems.
It is the constant fear of being perceived as “unsuccessful” by society in terms of material wealth.
Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
Silent acknowledgment works better when people are venting.
The generosity of spirit is far more important than giving money.
Somebody who finds fault in everything, complains regularly and does not provide a solution
Criticism gives rise to uncomfortable emotions. Seeing these emotions as data and not as judgements helps us to be more open to criticism.
Nunchi is the art of picking up on the mood of any person or environment very quickly.
Living an authentic life where you are genuinely true to yourself every single day will impress others.
What you drive and where you live has absolutely nothing to do with your wealth.
Specificity is the ability to be specific about what you want, what you say and what you do. This forces clarity.
Acknowledge what you did wrong, express remorse, explain what you will do differently in the future.
Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all
What matters is not how many things you know, but rather how well you know the things that matter.
Start the day by being true to yourself and trust your gut.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
DAD: Never. Worrying doesn’t change outcomes. Worrying ruins your day. Worrying distracts you from the work at hand.
Quiet leaders don’t raise their voices. They listen more than they speak.
Silence helps us to eliminate distractions from our daily life.
Prayer is recognition that we can’t figure out this thing called life, on our own.