Every Business is an Experience Business

Existence is experience. If we don’t experience, we don’t exist. Many philosophical traditions operate from this point, and it’s impossible to refute. If there is no one to experience the universe, in what sense does it exist? Bringing this down to the human level, everything we do, we do in pursuit of positive experiences and to […]

The Venn Diagrams of Life

I love Venn Diagrams, as a way to show where we are not in alignment, and how that causes our frustrations and failures. It becomes obvious when you see that you are only overlapping ever so slightly and when you are near total alignment. The first Venn Diagram I’d like to consider is the one […]

Who are you, really?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a dog? Obviously, you wouldn’t be thinking in English. You would probably have a different experience of smell, time, direction. You would view humans in a way that I would assume is fundamentally different from how we view one another. But there would still be an […]

Fear, decisions, and the truth about our experience

There was an article I read the other day, about feelings. This article told the story of a man who had a type of brain injury that resulted in his being disconnected from emotion. He was like a Vulcan, totally reasonable and objective. The trouble was, he couldn’t make any decisions. Not even what to […]

The Risks of Making Assumptions

In working with my coaching clients, one of the biggest areas of opportunity is that around assumptions. Most of us operate in our businesses and daily lives as though many assumptions were true, when in fact they are not, or are at least unproven. We can’t be constantly questioning our reality, but there are often […]